Dubai's SLAB Test Kitchen relocates to Mercato Mall

Restaurant from chef Omar Rodriguez opening soon at the Jumeirah mall

Dubai's SLAB Test Kitchen relocates to Mercato Mall

One of the best places to eat in Dubai’s La Mer has closed – but don’t worry, it’s only moving house.

SLAB Test Kitchen, by chef Omar Rodriguez, is set to reopen at its brand-new location in Mercato Mall this summer, bringing with it the eatery’s acclaimed seasonal menu, which serves up everything from zesty ceviches to creamy carbonaras, using fresh, in-season ingredients.

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If you never got the chance to check out the La Mer original, you’re in for a treat. But while you wait, it’s well worth paying a visit to SLAB’s sister restaurant BRD by SLAB, located in Dubai’s Dar Wasl Mall.

As hinted by the name, BRD’s menu has a big focus on fried chicken, which the casual restaurant opened with a mission to redefine. Don’t be fooled by short menu and at-the-counter ordering system – this is top quality cooking masquerading as an indie fast food shop.

Check out what we made of the place on our last visit by clicking here – and you know you can trust what we’ve got to say when our reviews are done like this. 

Stay tuned for all the latest on SLAB Test Kitchen’s return to the city.

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