About

Geordie Armani …

 

Geordie Armani is the food-loving alter ego of myself, a long time Dubai resident. I am the mother of a twelve year old daughter, wife to a Scot, and a slave to four daft cats. A few years ago I started a food blog and this has snowballed into something bigger than I ever expected, but I am extremely happy about this. I usually write about affordable restaurants and cafes, not the fancy high end places that are out of many people’s budgets, so the blog resonates with the majority of Dubai residents. I love to explore new openings and areas that are up and coming in terms of dining. I am a keen cook, but not a food professional, my reviews are down to earth and honest. I hope you enjoy reading my reviews, don’t forget you can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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Fancy lunch during the Holy Month of Ramadan 2017?

There are plenty of places open for lunch and breakfast too … As we head towards the Holy Month of Ramadan in the UAE, Foodiva and I have put our heads together and yet again bring to you a list of independent eateries that we know are open during the day. This list has been …

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Doner Deli

Doner Deli, do they serve a good German Doner Kebab? I was recently invited to the opening of new Doner Deli store, but I rarely attend press events these days.  You don’t get a real feel for the place and the food is always good. However the invitation did remind me about their branch in …

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Mama Fu’s Asian House

Move over PF Changs, there’s a new kid on the block …. Its Saturday morning, the sun is shining and people are talking about John Lewis opening in Dubai Festival City.  Dubai Festival City is the opposite side of town for us but in less than half an hour we found ourselves in the new …

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Famous Dave’s BBQ

Famous Dave’s opens in Dubai  A few years ago I was listening to the radio, I had tuned in half way through a show and picked up the tail end of an interview about Famous Dave’s coming the UAE.  Dave was obviously very famous in America for his smoked BBQ restaurants and I was desperate …

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Healthy food is too expensive

How many times have you heard that comment? For many years now I have watched every program on the TV that is about healthy eating, lifestyle and dieting.  Nine times out of ten the biggest complaint is that people can’t afford to buy healthy food.  I am not going to say that all health foods …

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24 Karat

24 Karat opens at the JW Marriott in Jadaf As I sit down to write this restaurant review, I never in my life time thought that I would say the following words … Jadaf has a hidden gem.  Yes you heard right, the industrial area of Jadaf has got itself an absolute gem of a …

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All aboard the Costa NeoRiviera

All aboard the Costa NeoRiviera Last year for the first time in my life I very anxiously boarded a cruise ship.  It was a strange feeling as I actually love all those little boat trips that are available to us here in Dubai. This was a whole different ball game, this was huge and it …

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Supermarket Wars

Are we starting to experience supermarket wars here in the UAE? Do you remember a time when you headed down to the High Street to do your weekly shop? When you popped into the individually owned fruit n veg shop, the local butcher, the friendly baker?  I do, clearly though I am guessing many of …

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Miele Dubai Restaurant Week

Ten days, fifteen restaurants, Miele Dubai Restaurant Week   The Dubai Food Festival is taking place this February, with various food related events taking place from the 23rd of February until the 11th of March. This annual event culminates with Taste of Dubai which is taking place on the 10th and 11th of March at …

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Want to save some money in 2017?

How to save money in 2017, buy the Entertainer Apps at a discounted rate! We all want to save money and we all enjoy getting a bargain, who doesn’t?  This year I am again working with the team from the Entertainer.  I wrote about the benefits of the Entertainer a few years ago when they …

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The Coffee Club

Another Australian coffee shop concept – The Coffee Club … I think its fair to say we aren’t short of the odd coffee shop or two from the land down under. I honestly can’t remember when I heard about The Coffee Club, probably on the radio or via a social media channel.  My thoughts were, …

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all …. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds; While visions of …

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Quattro

Vegetarian Mexican and Italian restaurant under one roof?  When I heard about this new opening in Dubai it certainly caught my attention, not only are there two cuisines under one roof, the franchise has wound its way from Mumbai, India. That can’t work surely? Further investigation revealed that Quattro does in fact have an excellent …

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Don Corleone

Don Corleone re-opens its doors at the new Metropolitan Hotel The original Metropolitan Hotel opened in 1979, I didn’t live here at the time but I do know a few people who did and it was a grand momentous affair by all accounts.  The hotel had a special place in my heart as it was …

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