Spanish tapas brunch at El Sur

Dear Diary, When you feel like grazing on unlimited tapas accompanied by bottomless sangria, El Sur’s got you covered every Friday and Saturday brunchtime. There are no unsightly chafing dishes here. Whether you’re into paella, gazpacho, gambas, tortilla, patatas bravas,… Continue Reading

Healthy breakfasts at Bounty Beets

Dear Diary, The latest hip and healthy spot in town has taken the place of Gourmet by KCal at the Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, and the curious name and Instagrammable interiors are already far more appealing to think about than… Continue Reading

Rue Royale at The Pointe

Dear Diary,  There’s a new French restaurant in Dubai that’s definitely worthy of your time – if you can forego that bottle of wine. It’s called Rue Royale and it’s the first Middle East venture of Mathieu Viannay, the Parisian… Continue Reading

Chef’s Table at Trèsind Studio

Dear Diary, Trèsind always tops my list when anyone asks for recommendations. In fact, the last time I recommended it was today! In August 2018, the lauded fine dining Indian restaurant, Trèsind, relaunched with a sophisticated new look, updating its… Continue Reading

Breakfast at Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria, JLT

Dear Diary, It’s not everyday that you have breakfast at a pizzeria. So I was fully expecting flatbreads topped with pizza sauce and oozy eggs galore. But alas, it’s a fairly typical breakfast menu, except for the shakshouka. More on… Continue Reading

Backyard Brunch at FireLake Grill House, Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront, Business Bay

Dear Diary, The Backyard Brunch at the FireLake Grill House has got to be one of the best brunches of the season. This is a brunch that’s literally for everyone. While it’s super family friendly, couples and groups of single… Continue Reading

Breakfast in bed at the Cereal Killer Cafe, The Dubai Mall

Dear Diary, There are cereal bars and there are cereal bars. And then there’s the Cereal Killer Cafe, conceived by identical twins from Belfast to serve pricey bowls of sugary cereal to East London hipsters. The first Cereal Killer Cafe… Continue Reading