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Cafés, Dubai Media City

A very ‘media-looking’ new café offers great food, but ordinary service

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CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Steakhouses, Downtown Dubai

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s steakhouse hits all the high notes, but sadly so do the prices

Tolosa Bodega
French, Downtown Dubai

French grape bar with a lively Gallic spirit to it

Omnia Gourmet
Cafés, Jumeirah

Celebrity chef Silvena Rowe introduces raw and vegan recipes at this deli, and it’s quite a winner

Turkish, Umm Suqeim

Food at this fine-looking Turkish spot doesn’t convince

Contemporary European, Dubai Marina

Gastro pub meets American smokehouse, where the food makes up for the no-frills service

The Media Lounge
Arabic, Dubai Media City

The name of this Dubai Media City café offers all the clues you need

Charm Restaurant
Seafood, Jumeirah

An accessible Thai pleasure in this ambient new Jumeirah dining district

The Academy Café

Dubai Creek Golf Club cafe offers an ‘on par’ experience for golfers

Burger 360
International, Dubai Marina

Inside out patties win us over on the Dubai Promenade

Eat Greek
Greek, Dubai Marina

Beachside Greek dining strengthens the scene in Dubai

Vegetarian, Downtown Dubai

Dubai’s first all-vegan, all-raw concept is all-flavour

Cafés, Dubai Marina

Montreal-born restaurant brings Dubai an eggy, early morning concept

Merlions King
Singaporean, Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Singaporean spot hashumble setting and the food has warming soul

American, The Gardens

Load up on soul food served in wholly comforting Southern Californian style in Ibn Battuta Mall

Turkish, Jumeirah

Turkish spot in Al Wasl scores well for flavour and value

Leopold’s of London
Cafés, Dubai Marina

New sea-facing café at The Beach in JBR wins style points – oh and the food happens to be rather great

Casa de Tapas
Spanish, Deira

The latest edition to the Spanish options in Dubai isn’t faultless but still worth a go for its creative take on tapas

Burger Joint NY
Burgers, Jumeirah

New York burger concept has the US backstreet bar aesthetic down – the same can’t be said of the food

Sass Café
International, DIFC

A slice of Monaco lands in DIFC and while the surroundings may not wow, the food strikes the right tone

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