Only dried pasta from family-run producers in Italy will do at this contemporary cafe-deli. Expect soups, antipasti, salads, risotto, pastas, handmade focaccia and a kids’ menu at this top family-friendly chain. Vegans are also catered for.
Lower Ground Floor, Waterfront Promenade (04 434 1320).
Boasting more than 250 menu items and 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts made from scratch daily, the menu also offers starters and entrees such as chicken, pasta and burgers.
Ground floor, in front of Dubai Aquarium (04 419 0223).
From boneless buffalo wings and spicy shrimp tacos to classic nachos, bacon burgers and molten chocolate cake, this Tex-Mex inspired American star ticks all the classic boxes.
First Floor, near Dubai Aquarium (04 705 9672).
Founded in Arizona in 1993, P.F. Chang’s serves a blend of American and Chinese cuisine. Think California rolls, dynamite shrimp, crab bites, dim sum and salt and pepper calamari. Make sure you leave room for dessert and sweet treats including banana spring rolls and New York cheesecake.
Lower Ground Floor, Waterfront Promenade (04 419 0210).
If you have a seafood-loving family then this international chain will be on your regular dining list. Serving up a whole load of fresh fish dishes – including a top-notch signature lobster roll.
Lower Ground Floor (04 325 3131).