Arrows & Sparrows best lunch in Dubai

The Ultimate List of Lunch Spots By Area

Finding the best lunch in Dubai is easy when you know where to look. For awesome restaurants in Dubai for lunch across all areas of the city, dining in Dubai just got a whole lot more simple to plan. Bon appétit!


1. Mythos

Mythos JLT best lunch in Dubai
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Mythos Kouzina & Grill is a true Greek treasure that’ll have you imagining yourself on the shores of Santorini. Tuck into the homemade Tzatziki sauce while savouring spinach cheese pies and suckling lamb – this quaint restaurant does Greek food with flair.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 100 per person

Location: JLT, Cluster P

insydo tip: Avoid heading down on weekends if you’re looking for a quiet meal as the venue fills up with big groups and families

2. Urth by Nabz & G

Urth by Nabz & G best lunch spot in Dubai
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A paradise for health-conscious eaters, Urth by Nabz & G is the brainchild of two foodies with a passion for healthy eats that have an artisanal touch. Perfect for vegetarians and vegans, it’s a delicious lunch concept without any of the guilt.

Price: Mains are around AED 45 while salads are around AED 30

Location: JLT, Cluster J

insydo tip: Opt for a healthy monthly meal plan if you’re looking for an easy (and delicious) way to watch your diet.


1. Ultra Brasserie

Ultra Brasserie best lunch in Dubai
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With its vintage, playful decor and focus on healthy bites, Ultra Brasserie is a favourite spot for lunchtime lovers. They’ve got an extensive list of salads, savoury dishes and guilt-free burger options – expect gourmet food with laid-back vibes.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 70

Location: Marina Plaza, Dubai Marina

insydo tip: They showcase some interesting spins on dessert including beetroot cheesecake – it’s a must-try.

2. Bistro Des Arts

Bistro Des Arts best lunch in Dubai
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Reminiscent of a Parisian café, Bistro Des Arts will transport you to the City of Lights, with its rustic interiors and terroir-inspired menu. Indulge in French classics while taking in the scenic sights – it’s an authentic escape in the heart of the Marina.

Price: Around AED 120 for a main course

Location: The Address Dubai Marina, Marina Promenade

insydo tip: Save cash on lunch by opting for the 3-course special that comes with a starter, main and dessert


1. Arrows & Sparrows

Arrows & Sparrows best lunch in Dubai
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The definition of casual dining with an ever-evolving menu to keep your interest, Arrows & Sparrows is an attractive cafe hotspot for sandwiches, salads and memorable coffee. From the same folks behind Friends’ Avenue Cafe, this joint was designed for long, carefree meals.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 45

Location: Emaar Business Park, Building 4, The Greens

insydo tip: Don’t leave without trying the OMG! Nutella Shake or the healthier Mango Kale Smoothie.


1. Breeze Beach Grill

Breeze Beach Grill family friendly restaurants in Dubai
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Experiencing holiday vibes is as as easy as a visit to Breeze Beach Grill where you’ll find incredible sea views from the terrace and a truly chill-out atmosphere. Big on grilled cuts of beef, seafood (and lobster tacos!), this beachside restaurant is a heavenly escape.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 120

Location: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah

insydo tip: Don’t forget to bring your sandals if you’re in the mood for a stroll along the sand.

2. Zaroob

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Fairy lights, graffiti and homemade furniture; Zaroob is a unique restaurant that captures the vibe of an upbeat city shack with Arabian heritage. With sharing-style dishes that feel edgy and alternative, this Lebanese restaurant might change the way you view Middle Eastern dining.

Price: Expect to spend around AED 30

Location: Golden Mile 3, Palm Jumeirah

insydo tip: Zaroob can feel a bit understaffed at times; be sure to give yourself time so you’re not rushing through your meal.


1. Certo

Certo Radisson Blu best lunch in Dubai
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Head over to Certo where fine-dining and casual vibes melt together like their classic risotto. This gourmet Italian restaurant has a fantastic selection of menu options that are ideal for businesses lunches – be sure to bring your appetite.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 60 for a set lunch menu

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City

insydo tip: Certo is great for a business lunch and less for a romantic rendezvous; ask for a table at the back if you want to hold a conversation

2. Circle Café

Circle Cafe best lunch in Dubai
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Famed for their New York bagels, Circle Cafe is a great spot for sampling unique sandwiches served on a bagel, wrap or sourdough. Also popular for “super bowl” salads, this haven for fresh food is easy to love.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 50

Location: Behind CNN building, Dubai Media City

insydo tip: Try the Sweet Potato Zaatar Fries for a unique Middle Eastern spin on classic fries


1. Tashas

Tasha's best healthy lunch spot in Dubai
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A cosmopolitan cafe that’s bright and inviting with beauitful interiors, Tashas is the perfect spot for a light lunch date. Boasting a huge menu packed with mouth-watering cakes, pastries and hearty dishes, it’s a trendy venue that’s also welcoming to families.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 70

Location: The Galleria Mall, Al Wasl

insydo tip: Parking can be tough at Tashas; there’s limited parking at the front of the mall and a small carpark underground.

2. Mitts & Trays

Mitts & Trays City Walk best lunch in Dubai
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With its communal tables and open kitchen layout, Mitts & Trays is a cosy restaurant that feels like home. Boasting a huge menu of light bites, mains and decadent desserts, this homegrown concept is run by a local chef who takes pride in big flavours.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 70

Location: City Walk, Al Wasl and Salfa road junction

insydo tip: Mitts & Trays also functions as a patisserie so don’t leave without trying sometime sweet.


1. Eat Greek Kouzina

Eat Greek Kouzina lunch spot in Dubai
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Whether you’re familiar with Greek cuisine or you’re a first-timer, Eat Greek Kouzina offers traditional dishes from Tzatziki and baked feta cheese to Mousakka and Greek-style bifteki. Dining with views of the beach also adds to the charm of this must-try space.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 100

Location: The Beach, JBR

insydo tip: Fancy a picnic? Pick up a picnic hamper which includes meat skewers, yoghurt with Pita bread, eggplant salad and pie.

2. Pots, Pans & Boards

Pots Pans & Boards best lunch spot in Dubai
Via Facebook | @potspansandboards

Pots, Pans & Boards offers a melting pot of British and European flavours, all served in a pot, pan or on a board. Brought to you by Michelin-starred chef, Tom Aikens, this restaurant has an eclectic sharing menu bursting with meaty mains and desserts.

Price: You’re looking at around AED 300 for two people

Location: The Beach, JBR

insydo tip: They offer a selection of burgers that come in gourmet options like lobster and lamb (instead of beef).


1. The Surf Cafe

The Surf Cafe lunch spot Dubai

Boasting a ‘squeeze your own juice station’ and seafood galore, The Surf Cafe features a tank where you pick your shellfish, or you can choose from a selection of fresh fish and oysters. Also great for all-day breakfast, this ultra laid-back spot is bursting with cool vibes.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 70

Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, near Umm Suqeim Park Emarat Petrol Station

insydo tip: Parking in the area may be difficult on weekends; be prepared to walk from further down the road

2. The Hutch

The Hutch lunch spot in Dubai

A restaurant where chicken dominates the pages of a French-infused menu, The Hutch masters the concept of stylish yet casual dining with a focus on countryside dishes. Enjoy views of Burj Al Arab in this family atmosphere – it’s a poultry paradise.

Price: Mains start at around AED 80

Location: The Mall, Umm Suqeim

insydo tip: Many items on the menu use high-value ingredients like lobster, foie gras and quail, so expect prices to reflect that.


1. Comptoir 102

Comptoir 102 best lunch spot in Dubai
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Located in a quaint villa that’s been converted into part gift store and part café, Comptoir 102 boasts a lovely garden that’s idyllic for atmospheric meals. It’s a beautiful place to grab a bite to eat, and shop… or a little bit of both.

Price: Set menus range from around AED 50

Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1

insydo tip: Comptoir 102 often host small fresh produce markets in the garden from 11am-1pm – great for picking up dinner ingredients.

2. The Hamptons Cafe

The Hamptons best lunch spot in Dubai
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Just a short walk from the sandy coastline, The Hamptons Cafe is a three-tiered boutique café exuding charm and a touch of casual refinement. A villa that’s been transformed into a cottage-style hideaway, you’ll find a menu that places emphasis on fresh produce, homemade dressings, locally sourced ingredients and gourmet goodies.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 75

Location: Opposite Mashreq Bank, Jumeirah Beach Road

insydo tip: There’s a little unofficial car park behind The Hamptons; you should be able to park there for free.


1. La Serre

La Serre best lunch spot in Dubai Downtown
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A chic French restaurant with the charm of a friendly neighbourhood diner, La Serre serves wholesome Mediterranean meals that are great for a bistro-style lunch. From Foie Gras to ratatouille, this spot is gourmet all the way.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 120

Location: Vida Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

insydo tip: La Serre doesn’t take reservations; be prepared to wait for a table when it gets busy.

2. Chez Charles Restaurant

Chez Charles Restaurant best lunch spot in Downtown Dubai
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Looking for a Parisian hideaway in the heart of one of Dubai’s trendiest districts? Chez Charles Restaurant is a French eatery that oozes authentic brasserie charm. Boasting a fantastic Prix Fixe Lunch and an à la carte menu with an array of delicacies, it’s guaranteed to impress your guests.

Price: A 3-course business lunch costs around AED 125

Location: Building 11, Dubai Design District

insydo tip: If you fancy drinks, head down to the lounge area where you’ll find high table seating, a smoking terrace, a DJ booth and zinc bar counter.


1. Khan Murjan

Khan Murjan lunch spot in Dubai

Step back in time to old-world Arabia by dining in the extravagant marble courtyard at Khan Murjan, where you’ll find a menu bursting with Arabic food and Middle Eastern specialties – from Lebanese and Egyptian to North African and Persian.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 70

Location: Wafi Mall

insydo tip: Absolutely do not leave without trying the Kunafa – it’s one of the best Arabic desserts in town.

2. Grub Shack

GrubShack top lunch spot in Dubai
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A Goan-shack style eatery that’s incredibly authentic and packed with Indian specialties, Grub Shack is a little slice of Goa right here in Dubai. From potato chops to firecracker shrimp, this karaoke joint packs with guests who come to enjoy the laid-back ambience.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 75

Location: Building No. 41, Healthcare City

insydo tip: Come down in the evenings for live music and drinks – the atmosphere is electric.


Arabian Ranches

1. Maison Mathis

Maison Mathis Arabian Ranches top lunch spots in Dubai
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If you’re looking to indulge in European cuisine in a rustic setting, Maison Mathis is the go-to restaurant. Elegantly designed with floor-to-ceiling French windows and solid marble tables, the menu’s packed with salads, wholesome quiches and fresh-out-the-oven breads.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 80

Location: Arabian Ranches Golf Course

insydo tip: If you’re having lunch, we’d recommend the M/M burger topped with veal bacon – it’s divine.


1. Boardwalk

Boardwalk top lunch spot in Dubai

Situated on the shores of the picturesque Dubai Creek, Boardwalk has become an iconic Dubai institution that’s loved by families and couples alike. Offering some of the best views in town of the city skyline, it has a kid’s corner with qualified child minders who look after your kids so that you can enjoy your meal in peace.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 75

Location: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira

insydo tip: If you decide to head down during the weekend be warned: Boardwalk neighbours some of the Creek Club’s busiest venues such as QD’s and Cielo.

2. Skye & Walker

Skye & Walker top lunch spot in Dubai
Via Facebook | @skyeaandwalker

An environmentally conscious space with a diet-friendly spirit, Skye & Walker will make you forget that everything on the menu is guilt-free. Serving all-day breakfast specialties alongside low-cal pizzas, pastas, salads and vegan dishes, they’re wizards at whipping up delicious bites.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 60

Location: Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek, Deira

insydo tip: You’re not going to find this healthy food café unless you’re looking for it; tucked away on a side street, you’ll want to plug the address into Google Maps.

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