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The Best Eco-Friendly Restaurants in Dubai
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by Sarah Haddad 3-minute read December 21, 2023

Where delicious meets eco-friendly, these restaurants are a feast for your taste buds and a win for the planet!

Exploring Dubai's culinary scene is no longer just about flavors; it's a conscious step toward sustainability. As the city evolves, our dining expectations follow suit. Discover with us the restaurants that not only satisfy the taste buds but also champion eco-conscious dining. 

Below, Savoir Flair has carefully selected the best eco-friendly and sustainable restaurants in Dubai, where each bite aligns with a greener tomorrow. These establishments prioritize local ingredient sourcing and pioneer zero-waste initiatives. Perfect for both long-time sustainability enthusiasts and those new to the concept, this guide introduces you to the heart of Dubai's green dining revolution.

Editor's Note: Be sure to check back as we regularly update this list.

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Boca

BOCA, a homegrown concept in Dubai, celebrates the UAE's abundance through sustainable practices. Rooted in local sourcing, the restaurant embraces diverse ecosystems, supporting farmers and fishermen. With a dedicated Waste Officer, BOCA actively reduces waste, refuses single-use plastic, and operates on demand-driven inventory. It is also powered by 100 percent renewable energy and recently published its inaugural carbon emissions report. Moreover, its leadership team is all female and led by Executive Chef Patricia Roig.

BOCA's accolades include Gault & Millau's 2022 "Sustainable Kitchen of the Year," the Gulf Sustainability Award for "Sustainable Business Model Gold in 2021," and the coveted Michelin Green Star

DIFC
+971 4 323 1833
BOCA

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Lowe

At the forefront of Dubai's sustainable dining scene, LOWE invites patrons with a homegrown ideology, where the name itself, meaning 'a warm light produced by fire,' encapsulates the essence of the experience. This contemporary and experimental venue crafts a culinary narrative that revolves around seasonal produce, all masterfully prepared using natural fire. The heart of LOWE lies in its open kitchen, featuring a charcoal grill, a rotisserie, and a wood-fired oven — a trio dedicated to celebrating the rustic and approachable. The menu, a fusion of traditional techniques and unique flavors, becomes a sensory journey infused with humor and a touch of nostalgia. 

Recognized as No. 15 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants MENA 2023 and honored with the prestigious MICHELIN Green Star for Sustainability, LOWE invites guests to indulge in its culinary prowess every Wednesday to Sunday, promising an experience that transcends the ordinary.

Al Safa 3
+971 4 320 1890
Lowe

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Origins

Origins, located in Vida Hotel Emirates Hills, invites everyone to savor better, cleaner, and more wholesome food. This all-day, every-day eatery takes pride in its commitment to local sourcing and transparency, emphasizing fresh, farm-to-table treats. In a space where authenticity shines through, Origins celebrates the mantra that quality triumphs over quantity.

Emirates Hills
+971 4 872 8888
Origins

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SEVA Table

Established in 2014, SEVA Table pioneers as the Middle East's first 100 percent plant-based, gluten-free, cane sugar-free, and GMO-free cafe. As part of the SEVA Experience, it goes beyond culinary excellence to embody a holistic lifestyle. SEVA Table offers a unique dining experience, complemented by SEVA Experience Wellness — a sanctuary for conscious living with a Yoga & Meditation studio, and SEVA Stories — an ethical concept store promoting harmony with Mother Earth. 

Rooted in the Sanskrit concept of selfless service, SEVA strives to redefine "healing" as a journey rather than a destination. Led by owners Shadi Enbashi and Eda Güngör, SEVA Experience stands at the forefront of conscious living in Dubai, celebrated with awards such as TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice in 2022 and 2023.

Jumeirah 1
+971 (56) 534 2899
SEVA Table

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Shvili

Shvili brings the warmth of Georgian cuisine and hospitality to Dubai's culinary landscape. Offering a cozy haven adorned with live plants, the interior is reminiscent of a traditional Georgian home. Head Chef Lea Mardaleishvili curates a menu showcasing family recipes, including the star of the show, the Mama Khinkali, which is a theatrical twist on Georgian dumplings. Beyond culinary delights, Shvili caters to families with a dedicated kids' playroom featuring eco-friendly materials and daily activities. Notably, Tigrus Holding, the visionary behind Shvili, pioneers sustainability with a zero-waste menu initiative, making them the first to fully compensate their carbon footprint and support wildlife conservation in the UAE since 2018.

Dubai Hills Mall | Nakheel Mall
+971 (52) 929 2088
Shvili

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Teible

Tucked away on the ground floor of the Jameel Arts Centre in Jaddaf Waterfront, Teible emerges as a peaceful oasis, blending minimalist design and timeless interiors to create a serene dining enclave. With a menu rooted in the Nordic kitchen approach, Teible prioritizes locally sourced ingredients, challenging the norm. The acclaimed degustation experience showcases the UAE's best through carefully curated menus, sourced from small-scale farms and regional suppliers. Beyond the plate, Teible tackles food waste with sustainable practices like fermenting and pickling. Its commitment to eco-friendly initiatives earned it the Michelin Green Star. Teible's philosophy revolves around sustainability, seasonality, simplicity, and locality, creating a unique dining experience that harmonizes innovation and environmental respect. 

Jaddaf Waterfont
+971 4 243 6683
Teible

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