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The Best Restaurants in Dubai | Handpicked Collection

Looking for an unforgettable and tasty experience in Dubai, in some of the world’s greatest restaurants? Look no further, for the best of the best can be found down below.

Fountain restaurant

Basic information

Fountain restaurant, which currently has the highest ranking on TripAdvisor, is the place to visit if you would like a chance to taste a mix of the best European, Arabian and Asian meals. Rather than just pick one cuisine, you can taste the best of multiple cultures.

The atmosphere in the restaurant is amazing and well-lit by the natural daylight which comes through the atrium. You must check out the restaurants sea food, for it is highly praised in Dubai. You can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day of the week here. The estimated price for a meal (2 people) in this restaurant is circa AED 350.

What makes it special?

The restaurant has a night dedicated purely to Italian food (The Italian Job – held on Tuesday), a night dedicated to simple and exotic street food (Wednesday), a grill night (Thursday) and a special brunch with live entertainment and kids activities (The Art of Brunch – Friday from 12:00 AM until 4:00 PM).

The restaurant has free Wi-Fi access, offers a special healthy (‘Go Healthy’) menu and an a la carte menu.

Location and contact information

The restaurant is located in Bur Dubai, the 19th Street.

Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Lunch is served from 12:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Dinner is served from 7:00 PM until 10:30.

You can contact the restaurant via phone +971 4 336 6000, email Hotel.burdubai.restaurants@moevenpick.com.

West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge

Basic information

The West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge is the perfect retreat for casual relaxation. The venue, which is very highly regarded for its comfortable ambiance, great service and safety, is one of the most popular sport bars in Dubai. If you wish to do something other than watch sports, you can always play a game on the pool table with your friends.

You can eat various types of sea food here, along with some bistro style food and tasty deserts. Check out the menu for more information. If you get thirsty, you will have a chance to taste various types of vines, cocktails, shots and beers. Find out more here.

What makes it special?

The venue has large interactive screens which display the current sport events, which makes it the perfect environment to stay in track with the newest sports news. The place also offers the best deals when during happy hour, in the area. Special entertainment events are also held here so keep an eye for something interesting on the venue in the future.

Location and contact information

The venue is located at Dubai Jumeriah Beach. The Bistro & Sports lounge works every day from 12 AM until 3 AM.

The contact number is + 971 4 449 8888. You can also get in touch via email wbb.jumeirahbeach@moevenpick.com .

Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge

Basic information

The Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge is an ideal place to escape the city and relax in the comfort of the lounge. The place has a spectacular view of the Arabian Desert, especially during sunset. An interesting thing is that you do not need to make a reservation.

What makes it special?

The lounge, which has been designed in an Arabian style, decorated by using only soft earth colors and lit by dim lanterns, provides the perfect conditions for an unforgettable night. Shisha can also be ordered in the lounge. You can watch and enjoy the live entertainment from 7:30 until 10:30.

You can order specialized platters (i.e. Asian Delights for AED 165, Seafood Platter for AED 325, Meat Lovers for AED 225…) or order individual meals (i.e. pizzas, fries, desserts…).

Location and contact information

The Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge is located in the Al Rigga Street, Deira, near Taj Palace Hotel. The lounge opens at 6 PM and works until 1 AM.

The lounge can be contacted via phone on the following number: +971 4 809 6194.

Mistral

Basic information

Mistral, a restaurant themed after a busy market place, features live cooking stations where you can see first-hand how your food is prepared. The restaurant served breakfast (AED 120), lunch (AED 159) and dinner (AED 199). Lunch is rich with Arabian, North African and Lebanese cuisine, while dinner mostly consists of fresh seafood meals. The venue, which is well renowned for great service, also gives you a chance to try cold and hot Arabic mezzeh.

What makes it special?

The restaurant offers a special healthy menu. Mistral restaurant has an interesting brunch, Surf & Turf Bruch, which is actually held every Thursday night. The brunch experience is enriched by live music played by a band. You can choose between the basic, soft drinks package which costs AED 199 per person and the package with special house beverages, which costs AED 299.

Location and contact information

The restaurant is located at the Dubai Ibn Battuta Gate.

Breakfast is served from 6.00 am to 10.30 am.

Lunch is served from 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm.

Dinner is served 6.30 pm to 11.00 pm.

Mistral can be contacted via phone +971 4 444 0000 or via email hotel.dubai.ibnbattuta@movenpick.com.

Chutneys restaurant

Basic information

Chutneys restaurant, which is well renowned for its tasty, award-winning curry, is an Indian themed restaurant in which you can find authentic meals from the North Indian cuisine. You will also have a chance to enjoy the relaxing music played by the Ghazal Trio.

The food menu of the restaurant is divided into a vegetarian package. You will have a chance to taste meals like the Tawa Murgh or the Dal Tadka, and sweeten everything with Gulab Jamun with ice cream. You can also take a look at the offered drinks here.

There are various meal packages, mainly differed in the type of drinks served. The basic package costs AED 120 per person.

What makes it special?

The supreme quality of food is due to legendary Qureshi chefs, who have been nourishing their recipes and traditional Dum Puhkt cooking style for generations. You can also have a Thali tasting experience here.

Location and contact information

The restaurant is located in Bur Dubai.

Lunch is served from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM.

Dinner is served from 7:00 PM until 11:45 PM.

The contact telephone is +971 4 336 6000 but you can also get in touch via email hotel.burdubai@moevenpick.com.

Armani/Amal

Basic information

Arman/Amal is a restaurant which serves meals from the Indian cuisine, but also exotic teas and drinks. The restaurant is said to be very romantic. It includes private dining areas and outdoor seating. Watch your meals be prepared at the table, examine the preparation process and the ingredients used to finally delight in your tasty meal, while soothing live music plays in the background. The estimated budget for two people to share this experience is AED 550.

What makes it special?

The restaurant has a spectacular view of the Downtown Dubai neighborhood, especially the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountains.

Location and contact information

Amal is a restaurant located within the Armani Hotel, near the Burj Khalifa.

Dinner is served from 7 pm until 11 pm.

Reservations can be made online.

Indego by Vineet

Basic information

Indego by Vineet is an Indian restaurant which offers a classy atmosphere. It has won the 2016 Time Out Dubai restaurant award in the Best Indian Category. The approximate budget you would need for two people to dine in this restaurant is AED 650.

What makes it special?

The restaurant features modern combinations of traditional ingredients and spices with the art of creating eye-appealing food. All of this work is led by the Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia.

Location and contact information

Indego by Vineet is located at Grosvenor House Dubai Al Sufouh road.

The restaurant works from 7 PM until 12 AM.

You can make a reservation by calling the phone +97143176000 or sending an email to resbook.grosvenorhouse@luxurycollection.com.

Shanghai Chic

Basic information

Shanghai Chic, a modern and elegant venue, is a great Asian food restaurant where you can taste a wide selection of tasty food, like Peking duck mixed with pancakes, cucumbers, onions and more. The restaurant consists of semi-private seating booths, which give you the perfect chance to enjoy with your dinner in privacy but also see what is going on around the restaurant. The restaurant only serves dinner which should costs circa AED 500 for two people.  

What makes it special?

There are two awesome events organized by the restaurant which make it special. Unlimited Tasting Night is one of them. You get a chance to taste as many different Chic plates as you wish. You can check out more about the offer here. The price without beverages is AED 199. The package with unlimited spirits and wines costs AED 299.

Chef’s table night, is another opportunity for you to taste various dishes of the Asian cuisine. The price with soft drinks costs AED 155, while the alcoholic package costs AED 255. Feel free to check out the menu for Chef’s table night.

Location and contact information

Shanghai Chic can be found in the close vicinity of the Dubai Ibn Battuta Gate.

Dinner is served from 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM.

The contact phone of the restaurant is: +971 4 444 0000. The contact email is: hotel.dubai.ibnbattuta@movenpick.com

Sloane’s

Basic information

Sloane’s, a restaurant decorated with a vibrant stylish setting, features an open-show kitchen, where you can observe how your food is being made. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is also important to mention that the seafood made in this restaurant is highly praised in Dubai. You can visit the restaurant at any time if you wish to have a quick, tasty snack. The approximate costs for 2 people to dine in Sloane’s is AED 400-450.

What makes it special?

Sloane’s hosts a seafood brunch, every Friday from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. The brunch consists of hot and cold seafood stations, grill stations and delicious deserts. The basic package with soft drinks costs AED 280 per person, in contrast to the alcoholic beverages package which costs AED 430. Children under 4 years old can dine for free while ones aged from 4 to 12 can enter for AED 140.

A special seafood night is also held, every Thursday. It consists of a cold section, where you can browse fresh seafood meals made from Alaskan king crab or even Shushi, the hot section, where you can find meals like the Canadian lobster, grilled fish or tasty pizzas.

Location and contact information

Sloane’s is resides at the Grosvenor House Dubai Al Sufouh road.

Breakfast is served from 6:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

Lunch is served from 12:30 AM until 3:30 PM.

Dinner is served from 7:00 PM until 11:30 PM.

You get reach the restaurant by calling +97143176000 or sending an email to resbook.grosvenorhouse@luxurycollection.com.

Zengo

Basic information

Zengo, a Pan Asian restaurant, gives you the perfect combination of traditional Asian food, mixed with international (especially Latin) ingredients. The result is a tremendously tasty meal which you will surely love. You can expect the total costs for two people to be approximately AED 500. The restaurant also offers outdoor seating and is great for birthday celebrations. Apart from offering a very unique menu, it also offers very interesting cocktails.

What makes it special?

The restaurant is so well renowned due to the fact that the food is made by celebrity chefs, Richard Sandoval & Akmal Anuar.

Location and contact information

The restaurant can be found in the Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa on the Al Sufouh Road.

Dinner is served from 7 PM until midnight. Feel free to visit the lounge and the bar, which are open from 7:00 PM until 1:00 AM (Sat- Wed) or until 2 AM (Thu & Fri).

You can reserve a table or organize a special event by calling +97143176000 or sending an email to Resbook.Leroyalmeridien@Lemeridien.Com.

There you have it, the best of the best. Make sure to check them out the first chance you get!