Delectable Delicacies at DownTown Café

DownTown Café recently opened a new branch on Sheikh Zayed road, a stone’s throw from Financial Centre metro station, in the Abu Dhabi direction. The other branch in Karama has been functioning successfully for quite some time. This new outlet has pretty indoor and outdoor areas. The indoor area maybe a little small compared to the Karama branch but the two huge outdoor areas makeup … Continue reading Delectable Delicacies at DownTown Café

A Vegetarian Gastronomic Delight at Rajdhani Street

Rajdhani is a popular vegetarian restaurant chain in India well-known for their thali. They recently opened a branch in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), named Rajdhani Street, where they serve not only the thali, which they are famous for, but also vegetarian food from the streets of Mumbai. Do not undermine this place just because it’s vegetarian and they serve street food. You’ll be amazed at … Continue reading A Vegetarian Gastronomic Delight at Rajdhani Street

Teşekkür Ederim Pide Keyfi (Thank You Pide Keyfi)

Pide Keyfi is a casual dining Turkish restaurant located in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC). They serve typical Turkish food and all their staff are originally from Turkey. They are very friendly and helpful too. The restaurant has both outdoor and indoor seating areas. My visit to this outlet resulted in ordering a variety of scrumptious meaty dishes and we weren’t disappointed. The dish that truly … Continue reading Teşekkür Ederim Pide Keyfi (Thank You Pide Keyfi)

A Walk Through the Italian Countryside at La Vigna

La Vigna, the only Italian restaurant at Century Village, takes you to a different place and time altogether. Without getting onto a plane, you’re transported to the Italian countryside with rustic brick walls, wooden windows and red and white table tops. The fiery built-in pizza oven adds to the ambience too. The restaurant is two-floored, in-addition to a huge outdoor area, a bar and shisha. … Continue reading A Walk Through the Italian Countryside at La Vigna

Succumb to Gluttony at Grand Barbecue Restaurant

Grand Barbecue Restaurant serves Indian and Pan Asian cuisine in an unlimited buffet for lunch and dinner with a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Recently, they introduced a live grill concept which happens right on your table and is part of their buffet. The buffet is priced at AED 55/-, weekday and weekend rates differ. The restaurant is humongous, with neatly done interiors … Continue reading Succumb to Gluttony at Grand Barbecue Restaurant

Up Your Fishing Game at As You Fish

As I walked into this white-coloured two-floored building in Jumeirah with glass doors, there in front of me were many live seafood. As I headed upstairs to the main seating area, I was greeted by a beautiful blue and white painting that is characteristic of Santorini, a popular island in Greece that is known for its beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery and amazing restaurants. This seating … Continue reading Up Your Fishing Game at As You Fish

Mezze Time at Baydar

Baydar is a Lebanese restaurant in Al Barsha Mall that serves homemade fare inspired by time-honoured recipes. It shares its dining area with Sandella’s Flatbread Café, an outlet that serves pizzas, wraps and quesadillas on their trademark flatbreads. Read my review on Sandella’s Flatbread Café here. The indoor dining area is pretty with huge floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Al Barsha Pond Park and … Continue reading Mezze Time at Baydar

Tuck into South Asian Cuisine at Barbecue Delights

Barbecue Delights is renowned for serving scrumptious dishes from the southern part of Asia mainly northern India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. They have around 7 outlets here in the U.A.E. and have some prestigious awards previously such the What’s On Award and the BBC Good Food Awards ME. I visited their branch located in Ibn Battuta Mall. They have a vast seating area and a beautifully … Continue reading Tuck into South Asian Cuisine at Barbecue Delights