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Frankie Dettori’s name hangs over the door and the restaurant was co-founded by Marco Pierre White, making this Italian restaurant a true celebrity affair. Dark woods, plush furnishings and thick carpets normally add a sombre edge to a restaurant, but pictures of Frankie and Marco with their famous friends serve to remind visitors that dining out should be fun. The food is imaginative and ambitious, with thick steaks (served with a porcini and truffle sauce), veal cheeks and rack of lamb being particular favourites. Starters are more hit-and-miss – the calamari are disappointingly dry, for instance – but the excellent dessert selection, (try the cherry tiramisu), is worth the trip alone. It might not win the race, but Frankie’s is certainly part of the chasing pack.
Open daily 12.30pm-4pm, 6pm-1.30am. Al Fattan Towers, The Walk, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 399 4311).
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