What’s your top tip for visitors to Dubai? Leave your jeans at home!
What one thing would you like to do in Dubai that you haven’t done before? Wakeboarding.
What career journey did you take before joining your restaurant? After graduating, I trained to be an accountant for two years. Then, I travelled around Scotland and worked for numerous restaurants in Edinburgh and Glasgow before relocating to work in Shoreditch, London. Seven years later, I moved to Dubai.
Why should Time Out readers try your restaurant? Reform Social & Grill is family friendly venue. It’s a must visit for our outdoor cinema and sports in the Orchard.
On the other hand, The Black Lion is perfect for late night chilling with friends and enjoying great food and amazing cocktails. As it’s open until 3am, it’s ideal for the times when you want to stay out until late, but when a club is just too much for you.
What’s the best thing about dining at your restaurant in 2016? The ever-changing menu and fun, fresh culinary ideas that are true to their brand.
What’s your dish recommendation at your restaurant? I’d recommend our mixed roast at Reform Social and Grill on Saturdays and Sundays.
Aside from where you work, where else do you like to dine in Dubai and why? Spirito. It’s a new and fresh concept which just recently opened. In fact, a former chef of mine runs the kitchen and makes some interesting Brazilian-inspired dishes.
What is the best dish you’ve ever tasted in your life and who made it? A lasagna that was made for me by a manager about 15 years ago in a small country pub in Scotland called the Horseshoe Inn. Sadly, I can’t remember the name of the manager, but the lasagna was amazing!