5 incredible restaurants in Dubai

September 7, 2015

Dubai is one of my favourite cities, and I find people are always surprised when I tell them how good the cuisine and food scene is there. I LOVE Dubai’s food scene, and some of the best restaurants I’ve ever been too have been in this glitzy city.

Here’s are a few of my top picks….

La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie

This local / sleek dining destination is the perfect mix of style and substance. Encased in a beautiful two-storey glass facade, La Serre consists of a traditional Parisian boulangerie on the ground floor (the smell of fresh baked bread… yum!) and a bistro on the first floor (great for the evening and dining out). It’s perfect for people who love the comfort of home cooking, but love the sophistication of city life. Combining the charm of a Parisian street café with the electricity of a Downtown Dubai hotspot, La Serre Boulangerie is a neighbourhood hub which is lively from lunchtime to evening. Follow them on Instagram for some drool worthy photos!

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The Hamptons Cafe 

Located along the prestigious Jumeirah Beach Road, designed over 3 levels of seating space, The Hamptons Café offers an informal, casual atmosphere with quaint and relaxed decor. The style is designed to emulate the upper state of NYC – and does so perfectly. There are lovely views from the roof terrace – so ask for a seat up top.

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At.mosphere at Burj Kalifa 

If you want lunch with a view – then this is where you need to book a table. The afternoon tea is now world famous (probably the highest afternoon in the world) and with gold-flecked apple juice on the menu – it’s all about quality too here. You’ll want to dress smart for this place!


Levantine at Atlantis 

If you want a taste of the Middle East, then this is a great restaurant to visit. The outdoor seating is the best, and you’ll even be treated to live belly dance performances as you eat. The food is a magical mix of middle eastern cuisine, such as hummus, kebabs, flat breads, etc. The restaurant is laid back, so no need to put on a suit.

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Indego by Vineet

Known as Dubai’s best Indian restaurant, and one of Trip Advisors top choices, this place is a favourite with both tourists and locals. Located in Grosvenor House Dubai and housing some beautiful views over the water, this is a wonderful place to spend an evening.

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  • Adventurous Appetite September 8, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Gimme gimme gimme! I am dying to go to Dubai. Next year. And I will eat all the food.

    • Elle-Rose Williams September 12, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      All the food! 😀

  • Kelly Knight September 9, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Ooohhh now this is a place that I want to visit! All this food looks delicious! I will have to definitely look into going here, it looks like a blast!

    • Elle-Rose Williams September 12, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Hey Kelly, you’ll love!

  • Mark R September 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    All I can say is wow. Dubai is beautiful.

    • Elle-Rose Williams September 12, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      It sure is! 🙂

  • Allie September 11, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    You weren’t kidding about droolworthy! I’ve only had a short stop in Dubai on my way to somewhere else. I never knew it was a foodie mecca. Good to know!

    • Elle-Rose Williams September 12, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Hopefully you’ll get to visit again soon 🙂

  • Mark Willis September 12, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Ultimate foodgasm! Everything looks so yum. I can gaze at these pics all day long but it gets a lot difficult after a few seconds as my tummy starts playing its own mean games. 🙁
    The good news is that I might be in Dubai some time next year and then I’m surely trying one of these restaurants you recommended. Maybe all, who knows.

  • Adventure Planet October 13, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Hi, I’m Michelle Dela Cerna currently based here in Dubai . I would like to say thank you for sharing your beautiful story and some thoughts of Dubai , very detailed and well written! I would like to commend the Author of this Blog for sharing us an interesting idea. Keep it up a good job!!
    Hope you will make more Blog.