About

Geordie Armani is the food-loving alter ego of myself, a long time Dubai resident. I am the mother of a nine year old daughter, wife to a Scot, and a slave to five daft cats. A few yeas ago I started a food blog and this has snowballed into something bigger than I ever expected, but am extremely happy about.  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 and Facebook.
I am currently no 1 Food Connoisseur on Zomato and a Dining Ambassador for Round Menu. I am also a Brand Ambassador for The Entertainer.
In February 2013 I re-launched The Desert Wives Club, where like minded women over 40 meet to socialise, with events being held around town.  There is more information about TDWC on the Facebook page.
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Jumeirah Restaurant Week

Now in its third year and again running globally …. I am a great believer in coincidence, this very morning I was telling my friend that I was looking forward to Jumeirah Restaurant Week.  Imagine my surprise when returning home to check my emails, there right at the top of all the mail was one …

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BiOrganic Cafe

New Organic supermarket and Cafe in TECOM I have seen the signs for months, I drive up and down the road outside of BiOrganics most days so when it eventually opened I called in to see what was on offer.  The supermarket is absolutely huge, with a great selection of everything from pasta to nuts, …

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Al Dawaar

Dining with a difference … The Hyatt Regency first opened its doors way back in 1980, not the first but one of the first 5 star hotels in Dubai.  I can remember visiting in the mid 80′s and admiring its beauty, we dined there once and I remember we had to wait a few days …

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NKD Pizza

Have gone clucking mad … Yes you read it right our much-loved pizza outlet has gone clucking mad, not only clucking mad they have gone healthy in other areas too.  Its been a while since I wrote about NKD and last night I decided to see what they had been clucking on about and ordered …

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the Entertainer

Let me Entertain you …. If you haven’t heard about the Entertainer you must be living on another planet. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t see it mentioned on Facebook, especially in the many Mum’s groups that are hosted there.  I have bought the Entertainer books in the past but always …

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The Royal Budha

The Holiday Inn Al Barsha is keeping something secret … Believe it or not it was some two years ago that I heard about The Royal Budha, it slipped my mind for some time. Today though we were celebrating 12 years of marriage and he graciously let me choose where to dine.  I found that …

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Kcal

Healthy Fast Food ….. We are all conscious of what we eat and with the fight against obesity in the UAE reaching an all time high Kcal launched their initiative at just the right time.  I am ashamed to say that it has taken me until now to actually get round to visiting one of …

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Sea More Cafe

Fabulous little cafe with stunning views, Sea More … I heard about this new fishing harbour not long after I had visited Seaview Restaurant in the newly built Umm Suqeim fishing harbour.  A couple of days ago a friend and I embarked on a mystery tour to find to the place and much to my …

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Arabian Ranches Golf Club

The girls checked out the Arabian Ranches Golf Club This morning out the blue I managed to arrange an informal lunch with three friends in the space of a few moments. A direct message on Facebook (it’s the main way I converse with Toffee Princess) and two phone calls later resulted in four ladies sitting …

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Zucca

Benvenuti Zucca! Not many people know about the new exclusive food Court at Wafi Mall. Cafe Court is a small and unassuming area and is home to just 5 outlets.  Today we visited Zucca, the last time we were there we tried the Noodle Factory, and I have visited Soho Grill now on a few …

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Ajman Saray

Something new from The Luxury Collection … I heard about Ajman Saray many months ago when it was still under construction and had been eagerly awaiting its opening.  Not only was I intrigued about the location I hadn’t visited Ajman in about 10 years. The Emirates Road opening put paid to any days out winding …

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Salero Tapas & Bodega

Ole Salero! It seems the UAE has gone a little bit Spanish recently with various new openings around town.  Today however I was invited to sample some of the delights that can be found at Salero Tapas & Bodega at the Kempinski Hotel in Mall of the Emirates.  I truly wasn’t prepared for what was …

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Ghaf Kitchen

Food served from a 1962 Vintage Citroen H van …. Yes you read it right, Dubai’s first food truck has arrived with a bang in Dubai.  I had heard about Ghaf Kitchen and their amazing restaurant on wheels a few weeks ago but didn’t actually see it until I attended the Dubai Food Carnival at …

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Noodle Factory

Cafe Court at Wafi Mall is noodling …. I am pretty sure not many of you are aware of Cafe Court at Wafi Mall.   The last time I visited Cafe Court it was to check out what Soho Grill had to offer its diners.  Today we found ourselves in the Noodle Factory.  It’s a …

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