In order to resolve the never-ending “where should we eat?” debate, Savoir Flair has rounded up a few ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Dubai, from casual breakfast spots to upscale eateries.
Read on to discover a variety of delicious options in our city.
The Surf House Café
This recently-opened gem on Jumeirah Beach Road is filled with a fit, post-workout crowd seeking a healthy breakfast. The space retains the just-rolled-off-the-beach ambiance (it is connected to The Surf House Dubai, after all). Enjoy fresh juices, gluten-free pancakes with mixed berries and organic maple syrup, and poached eggs on avocado.
Jumeirah Beach Road
Tel: (+971) 4 346 6292
Frioul, a French bistro in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah, offers a spectacular view and excellent breakfast dishes. Light, fluffy French toast is a guest favorite, but if you’re in the mood for something healthy and energizing, try one of their fresh-squeezed organic juices instead.
Tel: (+971) 4 366 8888
Bertin Bistro & Restaurant
Begin your day at Bertin Bistro, which serves up freshly baked goods and fresh fruit daily. Not only does Bertin serve delicious breakfast food starting at 8 a.m., but it also has an Andalusian lounge upstairs that serves Spanish tapas, which is an ideal spot to unwind when you get peckish later in the day.
Tel: (+971) 4 453 5446
If you’re watching your figure, head to Cycle Bistro located in Motor City where you can stock up on yummy paleo pancakes, sweet potato wraps, and even paleo chocolate cake. There is no end to satisfying, healthy meals at Cycle Bistro, but get there early because this place tends to fill up fast.
Dubai Motor City Autodome
Tel: (+971) 4 425 6555
Next to Dubai’s gleaming skyscrapers lies beautiful old Dubai, which is filled with authentic souks and historic architecture. Creekside Dubai preserves the beauty of old Dubai, while reveling in the artistic side of life. Located on the harbor, Creekside Dubai offers a small but perfect menu that visitors can enjoy in a relaxing environment while overlooking the passing abras.
Tel: (+971) 4 3599220
The second you walk into Café Belge inside the Ritz Carlton in DIFC, you’ll fall in love with its elegant atmosphere and Old World charm. Dine on a menu of classic Belgian food in casual comfort, and choose from an array of menu experiences from pre-determined business lunches to a fresh seafood raw bar.
Tel: (+971) 4 372 2222
London-based celebrity chef Silvena Rowe, of Quince fame, is known worldwide for her knowledge of Middle Eastern cuisine. Rowe makes her mark on Dubai with her new concept restaurant Omnia Gourmet, with a menu of vibrant organic dishes that will delight all your senses. Guests swear by the paleo, sugar-free desserts, which are both guilt-free and outrageously decadent.
Dubai Fishing Harbor
Tel: (+971) 4 343 7181
Arabian Tea House Café
No foodie scene is complete without a taste of the traditional, and no lunch spot serves up better native food and drinks than the Arabian Tea House Café. This cozy courtyard café is located in the Meena Bazaar and serves up authentic Arabian food like falafel and shawarma alongside an amazing selection of Arabian teas.
Tel: (+971) 4 353 5071
“Mediterranean cuisine” is a term liberally applied by many restaurants, but Boca knows best when it comes to preparing food from this region. Boca’s chefs prepare amazing dishes from the Mediterranean coastal regions of France, Italy, and Spain, and serve up authentic Mediterranean dishes of seafood, pasta, and fresh produce.
Tel: (+971) 4 323 1833
Bistro Des Arts
This traditional French bistro in the heart of Dubai Marina waterfront offers guests a charming terrace and unbeatable hand-cut steak tartar. Other specialties of the house include their tagliatelle with foie gras and pain perdu.
Dubai Marina Waterfront
Tel: (+971) 4 55 11 576
You don’t have to be a die-hard foodie to appreciate the amazing contemporary Spanish menu at El Sur. The chic interior of the restaurant allows guests to relax in an intimate setting, while enjoying classic Spanish cuisine, innovative fusion dishes, and more. Of course, when the restaurant’s chef hails from a background at El Bulli (considered to be the world’s best restaurant), you’re all but guaranteed to have one of the best meals of your life.
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Tel: (+971) 4 5117391
Seafood lovers flock to Catch Restaurant and Lounge, where the freshest catch of the day from local waters can be enjoyed, along with a comprehensive menu of other amazing seafood choices. The industrialized interior mimics the look of Catch’s original location in New York City, and an open kitchen allows guests to interact with chefs as they prepare amazing plates of fresh sushi and other savory seafood delights.
Tel: (+971) 4 3571755