Double Decker For a traditional English ploughman’s lunch, stop by Double Decker. Their take on this classic includes crusty bread, chicken, roasted tomato, gherkins, pickled onions, and English cheddar cheese. Tel. (04 321 1111). Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road. Dhs 80.
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The D Bar and Grill The D Bar and Grill is a spinoff of local favorite McGettigan’s, and is located one floor above McGettigan’s in the Dubai World Trade Center. The cuisine is Irish inspired fine dining, and achieves this goal fairly successfully. The selection of Irish cheeses in a stone cabinet straight from a […]
Picante Picante is a new Portugese restaurant located in Bur Dubai. Both the atmosphere and the food is authentically Portugese. Start off with the sauteed clams and sauteed shrimp for an excellent beginning to your meal, and save room for the egg custard tarts for dessert. Tel. (04 397 7444). Open daily, noon — 3 […]
Hugo Cafe Hugo cafe is a new literature themed cafe inspired by novelist Victor Hugo. The decor is Parisian, and there is a lovely outdoor seating area. The menu offers both French and Vietnamese dishes. Tel. (04 386 3100). Open daily, 8 am — 11 pm. Travel: Jumeirah Beach Road. Dhs 350 – 500.
Caffe Via This new cafe boasts an Italian theme and sells delicious pizza by the slice. It’s open 24 hours, so it’s a great spot to stop for a late night snack. Tel. (04 814 5599). Travel: Ocean View Hotel, JBR.
Book Munch Book Munch is a lovely new cafe and bookstore located in Al Wasl Square. The menu offers gourmet salads, breakfast parfaits, and homemade granola bars to go. The bookstore has a great variety of children’s books in English and Arabic. It’s the perfect spot for a family lunch. Tel. (04 388 4006). Travel: […]
Potato Hut Discover a quick, yet healthy alternative to typical fast food with Potato Hut. Sit indoors or out, or take your food to go. The potatoes can be topped with veggies, stuffed with salads, or layered with steak. Tel. (800 768 286). Open daily, 11 am – 2 am. Travel: Marina Mansions Tower. Dhs […]
Black Iris Cafe This crisp, modern cafe offers a nice selection of soups, sandwiches, and pastas. The variety of local drinks, like karak chai, are a pleasant addition to the menu. Enjoying a bowl of soup while sitting outside on the terrace makes for a perfect lunch. Tel. (04 255 9749). Open daily, 7 am […]
25 Degrees North For a romantic, candlelight Valentine’s dinner that won’t break the bank, check out 25 Degrees North. The meal is four courses, and you can choose from vegetarian or meat options. Tel. (04 452 7779). Thursday, 7 pm – 11:30 pm. Travel: Damac Executive Heights Tower. Dhs 249 per couple. Credit cards accepted.
Caffe Vergnano This lovely Italian cafe offers both a huge variety of hot and cold coffee drinks and a selection of Italian dinner staples like bruschetta and pastas. It’s the perfect stop for a warm, hearty meal. Tel. (04 388 2088). Open Sunday – Wednesday, 8:30 am – 11 pm, Thursday – Saturday 8:30 am […]