Dusty's Dubai

An ordinary looking bar with an anything but ordinary bar menu
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Time Out Says

Remember when bar food meant a choice between a packet of crinkle-cut crisps or a bag of honey-roasted peanuts? Possibly a four-day-old “meat” pie, too, if you were in the fancier, but more expensive, local? We do, but Dusty’s certainly never received the memo. This DIFC spot is turning bar food on its head by waving goodbye to haunting menus of old in favour of some simply delicious, gourmet grub.

There are not many pubs in Dubai, nay the world, where you can pull up a stool at the bar, order a cold one alongside a plate of miso black cod. And, that’s not the only premium ingredient elevating the menu – there are lobster tacos, sliced summer truffle pizza, wagyu beef burgers, short rib sliders and some homemade boule de chocolat. The food is so out of the ordinary you may need to remind yourself you’re actually in a perfectly normal bar. Every dish we’ve tried is spot on and that black cod, while not reaching the heights of the masters at the city's top Japanese restaurants, is a pretty good effort.

It’s not just savoury plates that shine here, though, as the pastry section in the kitchen are punching above their weight with a top apple pie-crumble mix, homemade baked chocolate mousse and fig and pecan tart. While breakfasts include shakshoukha, coconut chia pots and homemade granola.
A surprisingly good bar food menu, that's worth a try.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 14 Aug 2019

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Thursday: 7:30 AM to 2:00 AMFriday: 1:00 PM to 2:00 AMSaturday: 9:00 PM to 2:00 AMSunday: 7:30 PM to 11:59 PMMonday: 7:30 PM to 11:59 PMTuesday: 7:30 PM to 11:59 PMWednesday: 7:30 PM to 11:59 PM
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