Best restaurants in Dubai: LIMA Dubai

5 Popular Restaurants You Have To Check Out This Weekend

When it comes to weekends in Dubai, you know there’s always food involved. Appetites at the ready, foodies; here’s a list of the best restaurants in Dubai to check out this weekend.

1. Couqley Dubai

Best restaurants in Dubai: Couqley Dubai
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An elegant Parisian bistro, Couqley is a French restaurant that’s a hit with Dubai’s foodie scene for its rustic interiors and simple, classical approach to cooking. Serving lunch and dinner alongside a trendy weekend brunch, it’s a great spot for a romantic date or casual catch-up.

Price: Around AED 97 for Steak Frites

Location: Mövenpick Hotel, Cluster A, JLT

insydo tip: Check out Couqley’s weekday lunch special that gets you a soup, salad and steak for under AED 100.

2. Black Tap

Best restaurants in Dubai: Black Tap
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Famed for its OTT freakshakes and jaw-dropping burgers, Black Tap has brought its trendy NYC vibes to the streets of Dubai. Probably the most Insta-worthy place in town, indulge in creatively-crafted burgers along with crazy shakes that’ll make anyone jealous.

Price: Around AED 65 for a shake

Location: Jumeirah Al Naseem, Al Sufouh

insydo tip: We’d recommend trying the Sweet N’ Salty peanut butter shake; it comes with peanut butter cups topped with a sugar daddy, pretzel rods and whipped cream.

3. Graze Gastro Grill

Best restaurants in Dubai: Graze Gastro Grill

A gastro grill serving up some of the tastiest prime cuts we’ve tasted, Graze is a sophisticated steakhouse that’s great for groups. Offering a sharing-style menu, take your pick from an array of meat and seafood choices, along with an extensive wine list, veggie options and must-try side dishes.

Price: Around AED 200 for a Filet Mignon 200g (grain-fed Black Angus)

Location: La Ville Hotel, City Walk Dubai

insydo tip: If you’re looking for ways to make the most of Dubai’s cooler weather, you’ll definitely want to dine outdoors on Graze’s grand terrace.

4. Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai

Best restaurants in Dubai: Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai
Via Instagram | @tuscanbistrodubai

Chic, elegant and oh-so trendy, Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai has brought authentic Tuscan traditions to the heart of Dubai. Boasting hand-picked Bio Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Tuscany and the freshest ingredients in all of its dishes, you won’t find a more traditional and homely restaurant.

Price: Pasta and risotto dishes range anywhere between AED 75 and AED 185

Location: Jumeirah Al Naseem, Al Sufouh

insydo tip: Planning a party? Check out their private dining room which can accommodate up to 20 guests (sit-down event) or 50 guests (stand-up event).

5. LIMA Dubai

Best restaurants in Dubai: LIMA Dubai
Via Facebook | @LimaDubai

An uber-trendy Peruvian restaurant, LIMA Dubai is as funky as it gets. Vibrant walls, creative cocktails and fantastic food, this City Walk hotspot offers contemporary cuisine with an urban twist. Unwind at the upstairs bar with a refreshing drink or enjoy a delicious meal downstairs in the restaurant.

Price: Around AED 150 for Tusan Duck and around AED 180 for the Black Cod

Location: City Walk Dubai

insydo tip: The lounge offers a daily happy hour (4pm to 8pm) with 50% off on selected drinks.

Let us know which one’s your favourite!