Indego by Vineet, Grosvenor House Dubai
Highly Commended for Best Indian
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Consultant chef Vineet Bhatia has dreamt up an intriguing menu at this eatery, which promises much. Bhatia is the first Indian chef to gain a Michelin star; ponder this point and we challenge you not to have high expectations. The menu is a smattering of traditional classics, mixed up with more inventive and sometimes bizarre-sounding, dishes. For a starter, try the seafood platter, which boasts many standout ingredients. The highlight is the salmon, which is beautifully cooked and comes with a horseradish puree – a winning addition. Notable among the mains is the lamb shank dopiaza; the slow-cooking effect pays off diligently here, leaving the meat perfectly tender in rich gravy. Chocolate samosas may sound like a strange combination, but these crunchy treats are incredibly moreish. On top of all this, you’ll find attentive service that isn’t overbearing in a convivial setting that doesn’t fall into the trap of being too stiff and formal.
Open daily noon.3.30pm; 7pm-midnight. Grosvenor House hotel, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 8888).

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