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.
Lower Ground Floor, Waterfront Promenade (04 434 1320).
Whether you’re after super-tasty meat patties, or deliciously gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, there are loads of fast food options at this US chain. But the special thing about The Dubai Mall branch? It also boasts views of The Dubai Fountain, for a side of dancing jets with your deep-fried stack.
Lower Ground Floor, Waterfront Promenade (04 380 4117).
If you have visitors in town, and want them to try some modern Emirati cuisine, Logma needs to be on your to-do list. Especially this branch, as the views from the third floor are particularly wow-worthy.
Third Floor, Fashion Avenue (04 241 5557).
What’s better than digging into fresh seafood with water views? This might not be the seaside, but the view from Red Lobster’s dining area of The Dubai Fountain is just as delightful.
Lower Ground Floor, Waterfront Promenade (04 325 3131).
This fancy new spot in The Dubai Mall has heaps of cakes, superb breakfasts, and best of all, excellent views of the Burj Khalifa. It never gets old.
Ground Floor, near The Waterfall (04 362 7500).
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