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Omnia Gourmet
Nominated for Best Newcomer
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Amid the new complex of restaurants opened up by Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, the signature venue is arguably this gourmet café deli concept from notable Dubai-based chef Silvena Rowe. Inside an ambient Arabic-style souk, this café looks like a rather splendid vision of Ottoman luxury for such a small space. As for the menu, which boasts the words ‘farm to table’, the concept is very much focused on healthy and local eating, with plenty of ingredients apparently sourced from within the UAE, and/or organically. Dishes are laid out at the deli counter, and encompass Middle Eastern flavours with plenty of Mediterranean influences too. For food, setting, service and also price, Omnia Gourmet is an excellent new addition to the café scene.
Open daily 9am-11pm. Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, Jumeirah 1, (04 343 7181).

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