If you’re after Arabic sweets and pastries this is a top spot to visit. However it’s not all about the desserts, this spot does a range of excellent mezze, plus specials that change daily. The breakfasts are top, too.
Second Floor, near The Waterfall (04 330 8828).
Din Tai Fung
Founded in Taiwan in 1972, this restaurant chain (which was awarded a Michelin star in Hong Kong) specialises in xiaolongbao and Huaiyang cuisine. It has an extensive menu of dim sum, and diners here in Dubai can’t get enough.
Lower Ground Floor, Waterfront Promenade (04 362 7500).
Born in Turin in 2007, the idea behind Eataly is simple: to gather high-quality, sustainable, artisan Italian foods under one roof. A marketplace as well as an eatery, this is the place to go to not only eat but to shop for and be educated about Italian food.
Opposite Waitrose, Lower Ground Floor (04 330 8899).
An Australian family-style steakhouse with South African and Portuguese influences, Hurricane’s is loved for juicy steaks and tasty ribs in their famous basting, plus a wide variety of fresh seafood, succulent lamb, chicken and vegetarian dishes and a tasty kids menu.
Fashion Avenue, Lower Ground Floor (04 283 1339).
This cool home-grown eatery has a menu full of comfort food classics. Whether you’re after massive desserts, juicy burgers, piles of nachos, pasta or more, there’s loads to try at Parker’s.
Second Floor (04 330 83901).