Time Out Dubai is the definitive voice on Dubai's best restaurants. So for the whole family, this is your guide to the best family restaurants in Dubai.
We all know kids can be fussy eaters, but adults can be too. That’s exactly why a good family restaurant needs to be well-rounded with stuff to keep little ones busy and offer a friendly service. Time Out has visited each and every restaurant on this list, putting them through their paces and assess factors including quality of food, ambience and service. Popular or relatively unknown, we’ve gone undercover to find out what you’re getting for your money at each venue.
One of the more pocket-friendly afternoon teas in Dubai at Dhs89 for two. One three-tiered tray is served, offering a selection of mini sandwiches and cakes. The tea, which the staff assure you is served in a huge teapot to match the Mad Hatter theme, is quite nice and limitless servings are offered.
The list of those who have tried and failed to launch 'œa classic British experience' on these shores and many others is long and storied. Reform Social & Grill is not on that list. A Marylebone gastro pub planted in The Lakes, it has pretty much everything you're after from a British pub, from the spot-on decor to the laidback vibe, to the occasional themed night. The food, meanwhile, is pub-grub plus VAT, starters like the lobster cocktail (executed in proper 1970s style, just like mum made it) leading in to excellent burgers and fish and chips. A terrifically welcoming place that's equally good for a lunch with the kids or as a pub to while away an afternoon with your mates, Reform is a destination with no pretence and much to recommend it.
Despite the huge size of this steakhouse located within The Avenues at Atlantis The Palm, it still feels welcoming thanks to the warm and friendly staff, who thankfully greet you at the entrance to lead you through the array of tables. The standard of service remains high throughout, with the staff adept at explaining the different cuts of meat, including Atlantis' special breed of cow. You'll also find US Black Angus and wagyu on the menu, and the quality is undoubtedly high.