After seemingly falling from the giddy heights of excess to financial despair a few years ago, Dubai has picked itself up, dusted itself down and chosen a more sustainable, sensible path into the second decade of the 20th century. This sentiment is echoed in the dining scene, with restaurants focusing less on style (think exclusivity, guest lists and astronomical bills) and more on substance (what happens on the plate). And about time too. Here, we pick the 20 tastiest dishes we’ve been lucky enough to taste over the past year. Of course, Dubai has plenty of great restaurants, so our readers have added their penny’s worth, too. Without further ado, let’s get stuck in.