Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2016 crowned COYA Restaurant Of The Year. Plus all the winners in the most respected celebration of Dubai restaurants
Time Out Dubai staff
COYA was crowned Dubai's best restaurant at the 11th annual Time Out Restaurant Awards, the first time they have won - and indeed been eligible for - the most coveted gong in the industry.
The Peruvian venue at Four Seasons Resort Dubai has been open a little over a year, but scooped the top gong on a night of that once again cemented Time Out as the definitive voice on the emirate's best dining.
A captive audience of more than 600 packed into the JW Marriott Marquis to witness the presentation of 72 awards in 24 categories, ranging from Best Brunch to Best Budget, and every cuisine in-between.
Other big winners on the night included Zuma, a veteran of the awards. DIFC's iconic Japanese spot scooped three awards - Best Business Lunch, Best Japanese and Best Brunch - while Burj Khalifa's Atmosphere, the world's highest restaurant, walked away with Best Romantic and Best Afternoon Tea.
Hailing from London originally, COYA (winners also of Best Americas) is described as 'a cool, modern venue with a great, welcoming vibe, despite its fine-dining status. It's busy, buzzing and downright brilliant'.