Il Borro Tuscan Bistro is officially the best restaurant in Dubai

The romantic Italian spot was crowned Restaurant of the Year at last night's Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro is officially the best restaurant in Dubai
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Love Italian food? Well you’re in luck as the very best restaurant in the city has been named as Il Borro Tuscan Bistro.

The best restaurants in Dubai were revealed last night (Wednesday February 20) during the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2019, in association with Dubai Food Festival.

The awards recognised restaurants in 25 categories, from steakhouses to seafood, Thai to Indian and afternoon tea to bar food.

And it was a smashing night as OPA picked up Best Find Dining Newcomer at the awards, held at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. The Greek restaurant at Fairmont Dubai has impressed since opening, boasting authentic dishes and a fun, lively vibe.

Best Casual Newcomer went to jungle-themed restaurant Mama Zonia. Decked out with plenty of foliage and boasting a menu as vibrant as the décor, this fun spot has made an impact in Dubai Marina since launching in December.

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro was crowned Restaurant of the Year for the second year running, thanks to its consistently excellent service, food and charming setting. Located next to the Turtle Lagoon at Jumeirah Al Naseem, the restaurant is packed day in, day out. With produce grown on its own estate in Tuscany, the ingredients are super-fresh, too.

Meanwhile Zuma Dubai picked up the Outstanding Contribution award. The global chain celebrated a decade in Dubai last year and it’s a massively popular spot.


The venue is accessible – whether you’re looking for a romantic meal, business lunch or lively brunch – and the food is simply outstanding. The restaurant is always packed, the vibe is always buzzing and the service is always welcoming.

The founder, Rainer Becker, puts the brand, and the venue’s success, down to the fact that it’s never less than perfect. He told Time Out Dubai last year: “When you have a successful product you need to make sure it’s always consistent – that’s the key to longevity”.

All restaurants are reviewed anonymously by the Time Out Dubai team throughout the year. The awards are not affected by any external influences and entirely based on experiences. You can read more about the judging process and criteria here.

For a full list of winners and highly commended restaurants from the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2019, visit timeoutdubai.com/restaurantawards.

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