We all know there’s no shortage of choice if you’re after Lebanese fare in Dubai, but with a reputation for tasty, home-style food in its native Lebanon, we’re happy that BouBouffe has opened up here in this city.
The Lebanese brasserie, which began in Beirut in 1976, has a casual vibe and is very bright inside. Very bright.
The menu has a decent, but not overwhelming, selection of hot and cold mezze including all the big hitters you’d expect to find. There’s an extensive shawarma and grills menu, too, as well as specials, which feature an array of traditional Lebanese dishes.
The menu is fairly meat-heavy, but there’s enough choice for vegetarians to leave satisfied. We recommend the cheese rolls, which we choose to have baked rather than fried and, as a result, are as light as you can possibly get a dish that is essentially pastry stuffed with melted cheese.
The fattoush’s sharp, tangy lemon dressing is a hit, and the thick hummus topped with an abundance of chickpeas goes down a treat. We’re disappointed that the bread isn’t made in-house, and while that’s not uncommon, BouBouffe’s reputation would suggest more.
But with decent prices, it’s worth a visit if you’re in the area.
The Bottom Line Authentic food in a relaxed setting.
BouBouffe Lebanese Restaurant