Rüya

Superb, modern Anatolian eats in one of Dubai’s finest restaurants
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Time Out Says

Winner of Time Out Dubai’s Best Fine Dining Newcomer award in 2017, the fact this superb Anatolian eatery claimed Best MENA in 2018 is testament to its consistency in all areas.

In cooler months the doors are flung open to make the terrace and main dining area one, but in summer the cosy vibe and warm décor make the inside dining room a treat to visit, too.

The atmosphere is relaxed, convivial and romantic. Service is slick, as are the innovative dishes fired out of chef Colin Clague’s kitchen, which take diners on a journey through Turkey, from northern Marmara to the Aegean coast.

Lamb cutlets with creamy, smoky aubergine, grilled octopus with black-eyed beans, meatballs with baby artichoke – each dish is beautifully presented, deeply fragrant and rich in classic regional flavours. The pide is stunning, too.

A touch of Turkish sage here, a sprinkling of zaatar there, sumac, saffron… This feels like a real, modern journey through the celebrated cuisine of an ancient nation.

And if you get lost on your travels, the staff are never far from hand to make recommendations. Trust them – they know what they’re talking about. And trust us when we tell you this is one of the best restaurants in town.

The bottom line

Inventive dishes in a slick setting.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 30 May 2018

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Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesTurkish
Dress CodeCasuals
6:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Saturday: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AMSunday: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AMMonday: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AMTuesday: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AMWednesday: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AMThursday: 6:00 PM to 2:00 AMFriday: 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Show number 04 399 9123
Dubai, Dubai Marina, Al Emreef St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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