Jumeirah Lakes Towers is quietly becoming a go-to for Greek cuisine, and Labbys is one place to settle your souvlaki hankerings. Modelled on traditional Greek restaurants, the small venue has a rustic, beachy feel and the kind of relaxed atmosphere that’s ripe for a lazy lunch, though it’s in the evenings that you’ll find the city’s homesick expats turning out in droves. Service is hit and miss – sometimes orders and instructions can get lost in the melee, so it’s worth double-checking before turning your attention back to your fellow diners. In the tradition of all the best cuisines, food arrives less in courses than as a steady flow of dishes. Order well and ready your appetite for waves of sweet, grilled peppers, creamy tzatziki, fresh, generous salads and fist-sized souvlaki wraps. From the mains, the moussaka arrives as a hearty slab of aubergine, mince, potato and thick, rich béchamel sauce, destined to leave you happy.
Labbys The Hellenic House