This restaurant was an instant hit upon opening in 2015. We loved the food so much that it picked up the Best Newcomer – Fine Dining award at last year’s ceremony. Since then, it has continued to be a roaring success.
With a chef in Reif Othman, formerly of Zuma, who continues to push himself to new levels of excellence with interesting, creative food that is always on the money, and a buzzing atmosphere every night of the week, PLAY is one of those restaurants that you want to tell everyone about and go back to as soon as you’ve left.
Slick, stylish and lively, this is a restaurant where it feels like the chef is having as much fun – fusing and pairing incredible, often surprising flavours – as the swathes of diners lingering long into the night. Not only is this the city’s Restaurant of the Year, it’s also the most aptly named. Book a table. Now.
Open daily 6pm-3am. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 336 4444).