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X | Eats: 9 Restaurants in Dubai You Should Try Now



The gastronomic excellence in Dubai is unrivalled, and you can find food from around the world here, renowned for its elegance and sophistication. Our guide to the 9 must-try restaurants in Dubai takes you on a culinary tour of the Emirates’ melting pot of culture, from award-winning chefs to state-of-the-art culinary presentations.


1. BEBEMOS



Steering clear from Spanish clichés of bullfighting, flamenco and castanets, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre is bringing Spain's most famous culinary tradition of Tapas to Dubai with Bebemos. 


Taking references from Spain's culinary vibrancy and relaxed way of life, Bebemos marries robust flavours of the region with its extraordinary artistic heritage. The dining philosophy is a nod to the Barcelonian way of life and will stay true to the las Tapas culture of socializing, sharing food amid friendly banter and sangrias.


2. BERKAN



The first home grown Emirati Steakhouse for all steak lovers to experience extraordinary taste and feel the flames of authentic steak. Located in City Walk 2, Berkan serves its own signature steaks which are already a success along with internationally inspired steaks, burgers, signature salads and kids meals. 


3. BFF



BFF is Dubai’s newest, fun neighbourhood local where tempting craft brews and gastronomical delights await. BFF has recently opened its doors at the Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, Dubai and offers an upbeat and casual space to relax, kick back and enjoy a game of pool or watch your favourite sporting events on one of the large TV screens out on the expansive terrace. Offering fun for the whole family, BFF aims to keep the little ones thoroughly entertained with an enclosed play area filled with toys, PlayStations and games galore. A truly mouth-watering menu awaits filled with home-style comfort food at its best that suits all tastes. Offering everything from friendly sharing platters of cured meats, fish and cheese, to wholesome starters of Roasted Bone Marrow, grilled Halloumi and Crispy Calamari.


4. DOORS FREESTYLE GRILL



offers food in an entire fine dining experience: a beautiful atmosphere, attentive service, and much more. The crew pays close attention to detail, giving all guests an unforgettable experience including live cooking demo at a private area.  The menu items are a combination of creative, innovative and familiar flavors. Don’t forget to order the Rack of Lamb and Lobster Freestyle!


5. HAKKASAN AT ATLANTIS



Hakkasan draws a style-savvy crowd to its sleek restaurant and bar, where carved wooden screens, rich jewel tones and flickering candles evoke the glamour of the London flagship restaurant.


Modern flavour is at the core of Hakkasan's Michelin-starred menu, as traditional Cantonese recipes meet contemporary techniques to deliver innovative dishes and award-winning cocktails.


6. HOTEL CARTAGENA



Grab your most dazzling headdresses and outlandish accessories and get ready to get your Samba on as Hotel Cartagena takes you to the ultimate tour of Carnival culture. There’s no need to grab your passport to transport yourself to South America, with Hotel Cartagena providing a sensory overload of the sounds, smells and tastes of Latin culture in the heart of Dubai.


7. MALECON



Popular Latin American hotspot, Malecon brings an energetic atmosphere, with a rollout of Latin-themed nights that will have everyone around town going loco.


With a new menu, up-beat entertainment and the best drinks in town - it’s the ultimate destination for both residents and visitors to the city. Patrons can experience an authentic Latin American experience at Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa with incredible ladies night, a happy hour and Sunday nights longest happy hour in Dubai - just to name a few. If you like to have fun and appreciate authentic food and drinks, Malecon is the only place to be!


8. SEAFIRE STEAKHOUSE



Seafire Steakhouse & Bar is a modern steakhouse famed for using the finest cuts of exclusive all-natural grain fed “Atlantis” beef from Rangers Valley in Australia. Priding itself on serving the best steak in Dubai, premium cuts also include the Black Onyx Angus from one of Australia’s most esteemed beef breeders and producers. Helmed by Executive Chef Raymond Wong, the innovative menu, prepared in the open theatrical kitchen, features exquisite and unique dishes including the Short Rib Donuts, a 76oz Titans Tomahawk Steak and the signature Seafire Freak Shake. The restaurant’s walk-in wine cellar offers diners a vast selection of grape from around the world with over 4000 bottles to choose from. Accompanying the menu are live music nights on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. In 2016 Seafire Steakhouse & Bar achieved the award of excellence in the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards for its superior offerings.


9. BEACH BREEZE GRILL



Boasting a floating pool overlooking The Palm, Beach Breeze Grill in Club Vista Mare offers fresh seafood and grills with a Carribean twist. Enjoy casual brunches or dinners listening to live music with unparalleled views of the Palm. Don’t forget to ask for the Catch of the Day!


For sundowners, enjoy Beach Breeze Grill’s signature cocktails 50-metres offshore in the city’s first floating pool. Now you know the perfect go-to spot in Jumeirah.



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