Three brand-new spots for lunch in Dubai

If you’re bored of eating al desko, head to one of these new openings instead

jones the grocer
The brand-new jones the grocer opened earlier this week (Sunday November 5) and serves up a full menu all day.

The new venue stands in the space previously occupied by Spike Bar on the ground floor of the clubhouse. It also boasts indoor and outside dining, a lounge seating area and a kids’ play area.

The eatery serves up a range of classic cheese and charcuterie boards, plus sandwiches and soups for lunches and light bites. Main dishes for lunch or dinner include the delicious-sounding pan roasted barramundi with olive oil mash; Jones wagyu burger, mac and four cheeses with lobster tail and rib-eye steak with thick cut chips.

As well as the eat-in restaurant, there will be a “grab-and-go” counter to pick up a range of snacks, sandwiches and coffees.
Open daily 6am-10pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living, (04 417 9999).

This “cosy artisan café” is in Cluster V in JLT, and serves up a range of coffees, salads, sandwiches and pastries.

There’s also a good selection of cakes, or smoothies if you’re on a health kick.

Inspired by the Australian coffee shop culture, Sunnyville boasts a “lively ambience, healthy and tasty treats,” says the team behind it.
Open Sat-Thu 7am-7pm. Cluster V, JLT (800 78669).

Via Vita

If it’s pizza and pasta you’re after, don’t miss Via Vita. Also open now in JLT’s Cluster V, this Italian eatery offers up all your fave Mediterranean dishes.

Inspired by the streets of Southern Italy, “Via Vita brings Nonnas traditional cooking and authenticity straight to your table by presenting great Italian food made with love,” say the team behind it.

There’s an extensive menu packed full of treats, from salads to pasta (think veggie lasagne, risotto with mushrooms, Sorrentina-style gnocci et al) and a selection of tomato and white pizzas.

Dishes range from Dhs39-Dhs85, with all pizzas coming in at under Dhs50, making it perfect for a quick dinner or lunchtime break.
Open daily 11am-11pm. Cluster V, JLT (800 842 8482).

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