It’s nearly the end of August which means it’s time to start planning next month’s foodie calendar! With so many new Dubai restaurants constantly popping up, it’s hard to keep up. To make things that bit easier for you, we’ve put together a list of 5 trendy restaurants that everyone is raving about.
1. For breakfast: Walnut Grove
Via Facebook | @walnutgrovedubai
Calling all breakfast and dessert lovers: Walnut Grove is another one of City Walk’s best-kept secrets. From Burrata Omelettes and Hummus Breakfast Bruschetta to Nutella French Toast and Arabic Baked Eggs, this restaurant’s breakfast menu is definitely worth waking up for. Originally from South Africa, enjoy an authentic boutique dining experience complete with hand-roasted coffee, gourmet dishes and heavenly baked goods.
Price: Breakfast dishes range from around AED 55 to AED 98
Location: City Walk Dubai
insydo tip: Got a sweet tooth? Be sure to check out the desserts – think Nutella Doughnuts, Fried Oreo Sundae, Nutella and Strawberry Burger, and more.
2. For seafood: 3 Fils
Via Facebook | @3fils
A family-friendly restaurant in the heart of Jumeirah, 3 Fils is innovative in all the right ways. Casual dining with a seafood twist, expect to find creative dishes including Fremantle Octopus, Crispy Eel, Duck and Corn Waffles, and so much more. Even the drinks on the menu speak for themselves, with names like Pink Panther, Forbidden Fruits and Yellow Bird.
Price: Around AED 82 for Black Cod and AED 45 for Spicy Tuna Sushi
Location: Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, Jumeirah 2
insydo tip: The restaurant is pretty small, with only around 25 seats inside and only a couple of tables outside.
3. For international food: Switch Dubai
Via Facebook | @SwitchDubai
A unique dining experience that’s conveniently located in Dubai Mall, Switch Dubai boasts a tasty menu packed with unique creations. We’re talking everything from Camel Bolognese and Pink Pasta to Date Pudding and Kinder Melt. If that’s not enough, Switch also offers a number of Nutella desserts, one of which is a fusion of Nutella and melted Lotus. *droooooooool*
Price: Around AED 110 for Crusted Salmon and AED 59 for Camel Sliders
Location: Ground floor, The Dubai Mall
insydo tip: Check out the restaurant’s ‘Canvas‘ concept which produces gelato from scratch using local ingredients.
4. For Pan Asian food: Namu
Via Instagram | @namu.dxb
Mixing up 2 cuisines – Japanese and Korean – Namu Restaurant & Lounge offers awesome views of the Dubai Water Canal in a chilled-out, social environment. Taking you on a culinary journey through Korea and Japan, expect to find 4 live cooking stations whipping up funky dishes. White kimchi, soy marinated eggplant, Japanese wagyu rib-eye and grilled octopus skewer are just some of the things to expect.
Price: Around AED 145 for Tiger King Prawns and AED 150 for Seared Duck Breast
Location: W Dubai, Al Habtoor City
insydo tip: Head down for Maki Mondays (7pm to 11pm) and enjoy unlimited maki and sushi for AED 245.
5. For dessert: Unicorn Vibes
Via Facebook | @unicorn.vibes.sweets
Need some unicorn vibes in your life? Don’t we all! The newly-opened Unicorn Vibes offers whimsical sweet treats in a magical setting. From Unicorn Tears drinks to Unicorn Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, this sweet shop is literally a dessert lover’s paradise. Funky colours, unicorns galore and Insta-worthy ice cream cones that look too good to eat, this place needs to be added to your foodie bucket list.
Price: Around AED 35 for a Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
Location: Business Bay
insydo tip: It’s worth noting that this place has very limited seating; it’s more of a grab-and-go kinda joint.
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