Taking pride of place at Millennium Airport Hotel, Loumi is a gateway to a whole world of flavours. We soon discover that this international all-day dining restaurant seems popular, with new arrivals coming thick and fast during our stay.
The décor of the amply-sized dining area is bright and inviting, but we join many in a dash to the sun-drenched outdoor terrace, thanks to the inviting aromas drifting over from the grill of the seafood cooking station.
It is the venue’s varied selection of live cooking stations that we like the best. There is something for all of the family here, even for the fussiest of eaters. Whether you want a topping-packed pizza straight from the oven or a taco prepared pronto, any early hunger pangs will soon be vanquished.
There is plenty for the kids, too. A full aisle of bite-sized treats such as chicken nuggets and sliders dedicated to younger diners proves a main attraction. After a couple of the mini morsels somehow manage to sneak onto our plates, we can safely report they are big on taste despite their diminutive size.
A colourful selection of sushi is nice enough, but for a little bit of extra kick, we recommend trying out the spicy kadai chicken.
Lovers of Lebanese food won’t be disappointed by the hummus, while the tender leg of lamb, which you can cut a generous slice off yourself, sparks warm memories of a traditional roast dinner. Smother it in rich gravy and pile some crispy potatoes onto your plate.
If you are one of those people who can always find a spare corner for dessert, you will be in luck. Popcorn (though not strictly a pudding in our opinion) and crêpes are joined by a sweet and creamy cheesecake that’s worth breaking the diet for.
Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Al Garhoud (04 702 8822).
The Bottom Line
Plenty of variety to satisfy any number of dining tastes.