Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2014

Want to know where to eat out in Dubai? We can tell you.

Every year Time Out’s team of reviewers dine out anonymously at hundreds of eateries – from five-star restaurants to neighbourhood cafés – to create the most comprehensive set of eating out reviews the emirate has ever seen.

And every 12 months, after dining at more restaurants than ever before, our panel of expert judges sit down and argue the best from the rest, celebrating the greatest dining in the city at our annual Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards.

Ahead of the ninth annual event, to be hosted at the Conrad Dubai on March 26, we are now proud to reveal the venues that made the cut and earned a place on our 2014 shortlist. A true snapshot capturing the diversity of the emirate’s dining scene, the shortlist spreads across a total of 20 categories recognising all the major strands and genres of cuisine represented in the city, as well as paying attention to restaurants that go the extra mile for less, and celebrating Dubai’s specialities such as brunch and afternoon tea.

We don’t bandy these titles around freely. In a city known for superlatives, this is one time of the year a restaurant can earn the legitimate Time Out stamp of being the best in the business. Without further ado – drum roll, please! – here is the shortlist...

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer


Best Afternoon Tea
Al Bayt, The Palace Downtown Dubai
Al Fayrooz Lounge, Al Qasr
Armani/Lounge, Armani Hotel Dubai
At.mosphere Lounge, Burj Khalifa
La Farine Café and Bakery, JW Marriott Marquis
Lobby Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton JBR
Mashrabiya Lounge, Fairmont The Palm
Rhodes in Residence, Grosvenor House Dubai
Sahn Eddar, Burj Al Arab
Samovar Lounge, One&Only Royal Mirage

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer


Best Bar Food
Aprés, Mall of the Emirates
Belgian Beer Cafe, Madinat Jumeirah
Buddha Bar, Grosvenor House Dubai
Cabana, Address Dubai Mall
Calabar, Address Downtown Dubai
Caramel, DIFC
Embassy, Grosvenor House Dubai
Left Bank, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Loca, Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa
The Terrace, Park Hyatt

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Brunch
Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
BiCE, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort
Bubbalicious, The Westin Mina Seyahi
Gaucho, DIFC
Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
Nobu, Atlantis The Palm
Saffron, Atlantis The Palm
Spectrum on One, Fairmont Dubai
Toro Toro, Grosvenor House Dubai
Traiteur, Park Hyatt Dubai
Zuma, DIFC

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Budget
Aryaas, Bur Dubai
Betawi Café, Karama
Bu Qtair, Umm Suqeim
Calicut Paragon, Karama
Hanoi, JLT
Klayya Bakery and Sweets, Barsha Mall
Ravi Restaurant, Satwa
Sim Sim, JBR
Taqado Mexican Kitchen, DIFC
Zaroob, Sheikh Zayed Road

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Business Lunch
At.mosphere Grill, Burj Khalifa
Caramel, DIFC
Gaucho, DIFC
Hakkasan, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Indego by Vineet, Grosvenor House Dubai
Okku, The H Hotel
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Address Dubai Marina
The Ivy, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
The Observatory, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
Zuma, DIFC

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Café
Baker & Spice, Souk Al Bahar
Crumbs Élysée, Sheikh Zayed Road
Jones the grocer, Sheikh Zayed Road
Klayya Bakery and Sweets, Barsha Mall
Make Business Hub, Al Fattan Towers
More Café, Dubai Mall
The Archive, Safa Park
The Farm, Al Barari
The Lime Tree Café, Jumeirah Beach Road
Urban Bistro, Dubai Media City

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Family
Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
BookMunch, Al Wasl Square
Café Ceramique, Town Centre, Jumeirah
Crumbs Élysée, Sheikh Zayed Road
Jamie’s Italian, Festival City
Jones the grocer, Sheikh Zayed Road
More Café, Gold & Diamond Park
Paul, Mercato Mall
Shakespeare and Co, Dubai Marina Mall
The Lime Tree Café, Jumeirah Beach Road

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Romantic
101 Dining Lounge and Bar, One&Only The Palm
Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab
Bateaux Dubai
Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar
Pai Thai, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
Pierchic, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, JW Marriott Marquis
Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire, InterContinental Dubai Festival City
STAY by Yannick Alléno, One&Only The Palm
Thiptara, The Palace Downtown Dubai

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Seafood
Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab
Aprons & Hammers, Dubai Marina
Bu Qtair, Umm Suqeim
Flooka, Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa
M's Seafood Bistro, Le Méridien Dubai
Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm
Peppercrab, Grand Hyatt Dubai
Pierchic, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
Salmontini, Mall of the Emirates
Seafood Market, Le Méridien Dubai

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Steakhouse
At.mosphere Grill, Burj Khalifa
Fire and Ice, Raffles Dubai
Hunters Room and Grill, The Westin Mina Seyahi
JW’s Steakhouse, JW Marriott Dubai
Legends, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
MJ’s Steakhouse, Madinat Jumeirah
Prime 68, JW Marriott Marquis
Rhodes Twenty10, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Address Dubai Marina
The Exchange Grill, The Fairmont Dubai
The Rib Room, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
West 14th, Oceana Beach Club

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Chinese
China Sea, Deira
Hakkasan, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Lan Kwai Fong, Garhoud
New Times, Deira
Royal China, DIFC
Shang Palace, Shangri-La Dubai
The China Club, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
The Peacock, Sheraton JBR
Xiao Wei Yang, Bur Dubai
Zheng He’s, Mina A’Salam

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best European
101 Dining Lounge and Bar, One&Only The Palm
Al Hambra, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
Alfie's, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Elia, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai
Kitchen 45 at Embassy, Grosvenor House Dubai
Picante, Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai
Rivington Grill, Madinat Jumeirah
Seville’s, Wafi
Table 9 by Darren Velvick [formerly Table 9 by Nick & Scott], Hilton Dubai Creek
The Ivy, Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best French
La Petite Maison, DIFC
Le Classique, Emirates Golf Club
Nineteen, The Address  Montgomerie Dubai
Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire, InterContinental Dubai Festival City
STAY by Yannick Alléno, One&Only The Palm
St. Tropez, Century Village
Traiteur, Park Hyatt Dubai

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Indian
Asha’s, Wafi
Armani/Amal, Armani Hotel Dubai
Aryaas, Bur Dubai
Handi, Taj Palace Hotel
Indego by Vineet, Grosvenor House Dubai
Mahec, Le Méridien Dubai
Manvaar, Karama
Nina, One&Only Royal Mirage
Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, JW Marriott Marquis
Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor, Melia Hotel Dubai

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Italian
Armani/Ristorante, Armani Hotel Dubai
BiCE, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort
Bussola, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
Casa Mia, Le Méridien Dubai
Cavalli Club Restaurant and Lounge, Fairmont Dubai
Medzo, Wafi
Roberto’s, DIFC
Ronda Locatelli, Atlantis The Palm
Segreto, Madinat Jumeirah
Splendido, The Ritz-Carlton, JBR

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Japanese
Armani/Hashi, Armani Hotel Dubai
Café Sushi, Fairmont Dubai
Hanabi, Asiana Hotel
Kiku, Le Méridien Dubai
Kisaku, Al Khaleej Palace Hotel
Nobu, Atlantis The Palm
Okku, The H Hotel
Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
TOMO, Raffles Dubai
Zuma, DIFC

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Latin American
Asado, The Palace Downtown Dubai
Café Habana, Souk Al Bahar
Gaucho, DIFC
Frevo, Fairmont the Palm
La Parilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Loca, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Lounge, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Pachanga, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort
Taqado Mexican Kitchen, DIFC
Toro Toro, Grosvenor House Dubai

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best MENA
Al Nafoorah, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Almaz by Momo, Mall of the Emirates
Hadoota Masreya, Sheikh
Khan Murjan, Wafi
Leila, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Levantine, Atlantis The Palm
Ottomans, Grosvenor House Dubai
Sim Sim, JBR
Tagine, One&Only Royal Mirage
Zahr El Laymoun, Souk al Bahar

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best South East Asian
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best South East Asian
Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Hanoi, JLT
Hoi An, Shangri-La Dubai
Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar
Junsui, Burj Al Arab
Noodle House, Madinat Jumeirah
Toshi, Grand Millennium TECOM
Voi, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Wox, Grand Hyatt
White Orchid, JA Palm Tree Court

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best Thai
Best Newcomer

Best Thai
Lemongrass, Oud Metha
Mango Tree, Souk Al Bahar
Pai Thai, Madinat Jumeirah
Shang Thai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Smiling BKK, Al Wasl Plaza
Sukhothai, Le Méridien Dubai
Thai Kitchen, Park Hyatt Dubai
Thai Bistro, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
Thiptara, The Palace Downtown Dubai
Tong Thai, JW Marriott Marquis

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Newcomer

Best Newcomer
Alta Badia, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
BĀ Restaurant & Lounge, Fairmont The Palm
El Sur, Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Izel, Conrad Dubai
Mayrig, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Qbara, Wafi
Sake no Hana, Souk Al Bahar
TOKO, Vida Downtown Hotel
Tom & Serg, Al Quoz
Yuan, Atlantis The Palm

Best Afternoon Tea

Best Bar Food
Best Brunch
Best Budget
Best Business Lunch
Best Café
Best Family
Best Romantic
Best Seafood
Best Steakhouse
Best Chinese
Best European
Best French
Best Indian
Best Italian
Best Japanese
Best Latin American
Best MENA
Best South East Asian
Best Thai

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