Dubai imports celebrity chefs and MICHELIN-awarded concepts, but it also exports homegrown trademarks that have achieved global success. So, if you're planning a home visit in the summer, you can enjoy a bite of Dubai worldwide. Just remember: you saw it here first. Here are the best restaurants in Dubai that have gone global.
Il Borro Tuscan Bistro
Suppose you're looking for a great Italian cuisine restaurant with a luxurious atmosphere and an outdoor seating option. In that case, II Borro Tuscan Bistro will be your perfect choice. The restaurant offers an excellent experience for everyone. Whether going for dinner with close friends or celebrating a special occasion, sunken dining options will never disappoint you. The FACT award-winning Il Borro Tuscan Bistro can claim roots in Italy and Dubai. While the ingredients come directly from an organic Tuscan farm, the first restaurant was built in Dubai.
La Cantine du Faubourg
La Cantine du Faubourg is divided into two parts, an interior room that serves as a secondary dining room and a terrace with a view of Dubai's financial district. At La Cantine du Faubourg, you can dine and come just for a drink and enjoy the very festive atmosphere of the place on Thursday evenings. In addition, La Cantine's bar and lounge area are known for hosting brunches, events, art shows, and more. La Cantine du Faubourg has gone from Dubai to Mykonos.
Just days after opening in October 2018, the Crown Prince of Dubai, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the restaurant and has been a keen visitor ever since. This Mediterranean restaurant adds a unique flavor to authentic Greek cuisine with tremendous and delicious dishes like the kritharaki pasta with calamari and prawns and the grilled octopus with fava puree, a variety to choose from. GAIA will also be making its London debut very soon.
Located just five minutes from Safa Park, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki is a high-quality restaurant where you will find a unique atmosphere that meets the creativity of Japanese chefs. With its exceptional menu, Chef Reif Othman is ready to offer you a great taste and flavors of meat and chicken. In addition, the open kitchen allows diners to see Reif's creations in the making and involves them in a further exclusive experience. The restaurant is also opening in Cairo, Egypt.
The London Project
The London Project will definitely change your perception of English food and drink. The menu includes many European ideas, with a signature heirloom tomato burrata taking center stage as The London Project's proud signature dish. So whether you just want to have fun dinners with friends or prefer to dine solo, you'll surely be captivated by the lush, green interiors. It began life in Dubai's Bluewaters Island and then moved to its namesake.
Ruya Dubai is known for its panoramic views of the Dubai Marina. The chefs offer modern, delicious Turkish recipes. Its most popular dishes are lamb cutlets with smoked eggplant, marinated baby chicken with pastry-wrapped rice pilaf, and the two-cheese pide with slow-cooked egg and home-made pastirma or sujuk.
This fantastic restaurant is a favorite of seafood lovers. Maine has been placed in Business Bay, JBR, and Studio City and has now opened in Mayfair, London. The luxury new restaurant is spread across multiple areas: drink cocktails in the vaulted brick cellar, The Tavern; Listen to jazz in The Brasserie; And have dinner in the drawing room and balcony. The menu includes a selection of caviar, fresh oysters, raw dishes, and steak.
Roberto's has established itself as a multi-year award-winning Italian restaurant in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Center. Roberto's presents a unique experience through its fine Italian dining, which attracts visitors worldwide seeking to try their best dishes. Roberto's Mare has gone from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and then Montenegro.
Al Fanar Restaurant & Café
There aren't many Emirati restaurants outside of the UAE, but Al Fanar Restaurant & Café has helped put Dubai dining on the map. Al Fanar celebrates Dubai's culture and cuisine at Gloucester Road in London. The mission of Al Fanar restaurant is to showcase Emirati history through food and places. The restaurant's design is inspired by old-school mud homes, and there are black and white pictures of the UAE rulers on the wall. The menu includes shakshuka, BBQ dishes, curries, and machboos.
Those are Dubai restaurants you'll want to say yes to. Restaurants in Dubai invite guests to take their time over their meals and relax while soaking up the atmosphere. The restaurants will offer diners everything from early morning espresso to long lunches and late-night rendezvous. If you're paying a visit to the city, keep an eye out for the Driven Properties blog.