After opening at the start of the year, the Ritz-Carlton DIFC’s steakhouse is building a reputation as a high-end venue that prides itself on attention to detail. From the wooden-backed menus to the bovine line drawings on the walls, it seems as though every little detail has been carefully considered. First impressions are great: staff are friendly, courteous and knowledgeable, happy to make small talk with guests, and the menu is small but perfectly formed, boasting Aussie Black Angus and US cuts, alongside lamb, veal, chicken and seafood.

If you’re having trouble choosing a cut, the staff will wheel out the restaurant’s meat trolley, showcasing each variety of raw steak, before explaining each in depth. The food itself is carefully prepared, with a nice selection of sauces and sides. Yet while the steaks are well cooked, they’re not as flavoursome as some we’ve tried (which, given the high prices, is disappointing). The sleek surroundings and top-notch staff make this a great dining experience – if the chef could nail those steaks, Center Cut could challenge for Dubai’s steakhouse crown.