The best eating out advice you’ll ever get is to try to eat a balanced diet. And we just gave it to you. You’re welcome. This week, we’ve taken this advice literally (if not quite correctly) and sought out a food-filled week that takes in high-end, healthy, Saudi and speedy, with quite a lot of sweet and savoury naughtiness in between.
First up, we’re getting our luxury kicks at brand-new restaurant and bar, Entourage Oyster and bubbly lounge. Located in Souk Al Bahar, amid all that bubbly, Entourage promises a healthy, modern European menu featuring a raw bar and light salads. For a more power-packed health kick featuring Brazilian superfood the açaí berry, we bring you news of brand-new opening The Açaí Spot. Located next to Deira City Centre, this health food café’s USP is a menu that almost exclusively features recipes containing açaí berries. The list includes smoothies, frappés, juices and granola bowls.
Now you’ve got your fill of vitamins and amino acids, it’s time to balance things out with some pizza… made in just five minutes. That’s the seriously speedy claim made by new (very) fast food joint Paavo’s Pizza. The brand recently opened six new takeaway outlets in ENOC petrol stations across Dubai, including in TECOM and on Al Warqaa Road.
Meanwhile, quirky slider joint Burger Rebel has just opened its second restaurant at Souk Al Bahar. You’ll still find its signatures of camel meat, foie gras, and beef tongue sliders on the menu, with graffiti on the walls and an outdoor terrace and bar area.
Another eatery new to Dubai is The Saudi Kitchen. With Emirati dining growing in the emirate, we’re fascinated to see how this new movement begins to inch out across the Gulf, to include the cooking of neighbouring countries. Those eager to try the cuisine of the Kingdom should head over to Jumeirah Beach Road where the restaurant is now open.
Back to our own home-grown strengths, and Dubai-born Al Wasl Square eatery Pantry Café has recently opened its second outlet in the emirate in Bay Square, Business Bay. It’s a vast 5,500 sq ft space housing an open kitchen, on-site bakery and delicatessen.
Finally, we bring you dessert. Molten Me was opened a year ago in Abu Dhabi by two Emirati women. Now, its molten cakes in jars are available to consume in Dubai, since the pair have opened their first outlet at Wasl Vita on Al Wasl Road. This venue offers a seating area, unlike the original Abu Dhabi shop, and the ladies at Molten Me also have plans for expansion to Bahrain and Kuwait up their sleeves.