FIRST LOOK: Brand-new restaurant Beefbar opens in Dubai

Time Out Dubai gets a sneak peek at Flavio Briatore’s new DIFC meat restaurant


Meat lovers, listen up. There’s a brand-new restaurant in town, and judging by its name – Beefbar Dubai – carnivores are going to be thrilled.

The new restaurant in DIFC opens today (Monday February 5) – and Time Out Dubai had a sneak peek behind the scenes.

The Monte Carlo-born restaurant – from former F1 supremo Flavio Briatore – works on “contrasts, of stated quality but unpretentiousness”, so says the team behind it.

The restaurant is housed in the space that formerly held Greg Malouf’s Cle in Al Fattan Currency House in DIFC. It promises “fresh and delicious cuts of meat” in a “fashionable, sophisticated venue”.

Dishes on the Monaco menu focus, as expected, on meat, namely beef. There’s a raw bar with beef tartare and Black Angus carpaccio, Kobe burgers, Argentinian steaks and Dutch veal, so we’re expecting great things from this brand-new UAE outpost.

The team says the Dubai menu, which is built on simplicity and quality ingredients, is divisible into three sections, including street food to share, cuts of steak and accompaniments.

It’s the sixth outlet for the chain, which also has homes as far flung as Hong Kong, Mexico and Monaco, where it all started out. Beefbar was set up by Riccardo Giraudi, thanks to, unsurprisingly, his love of meat. It’s billed as “unpretentious food” for “discerning carnivores”.

The venue itself is divided into a lounge area, terrace and indoor dining room. The latter is all mood lighting and leather furnishings. There’s even The Beefbar Butcher Shop, should you wish to buy some top cuts of meat to cook at home.

Briatore, who already has Billionaire Mansion at Taj Dubai, is excited for the launch of the Beefbar Dubai.

“I am delighted to open one of the most sought-after restaurants in one of the most incredible cities in the world. Dubai is bursting with great restaurants and Beefbar will be a great addition to the region,” he says.

Briatore is also opening a second restaurant in Al Fattan Currency House – Crazy Fish, a Mediterranean seafood eatery, which is set to be super-cool, boasting a fresh, bright look and a seafood counter to pick your catch. Watch this space for more…
Open Sun-Wed 6pm-1am; Thu-Fri 6pm-2am. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 35 22 223).

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