Geordie Armani is the food-loving alter ego of myself, a long time Dubai resident. I am the mother of a ten year old daughter, wife to a Scot, and a slave to five 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 it.. 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.
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Pan Fried Chicken Noodles

Nom Nom Asia

Nom Nom Asia opens its doors in Al Barsha 1 Regular readers know I love a good new opening, especially when it is on my doorstep.  I received an invitation from the owner of Nom Nom Asia to join him for lunch next weekend but I couldn’t wait that long.  It was Friday, we had been to …

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Selection of Quiches

Deli 1762 Media City

Deli 1762 opens in Media City When you are told a little secret months and months ago about a new opening that you adore you literally want to tell everyone you meet.  I have been somewhat refrained in my excitement about Deli 1762 opening in Media City, however we were one of the first people …

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Absolute Barbecues

India’s favourite Absolute Barbecues hits Dubai I had been invited to visit Absolute Barbecues before Christmas but literally didn’t have the time to get round to popping in.  However, on New Years Eve at lunchtime we found ourselves sitting down to try our first Absolute Barbecues experience.  I knew it was going to be good, …

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al maha

Al Diwaan

We took a road trip to Al Diwaan at Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa …. With Christmas and the New Year out of the way we decided to end  the festive season in style and booked lunch at Al Diwaan situated at the stunning Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa.  I couldn’t think of …

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The Butcher Shop & Grill

The Butcher Shop and Grill at Mall of the Emirates Today my daughter and I decided we would do something special together.  After a lengthy conversation and much discussion we decided as a treat we would go for afternoon tea.  I thought this was a great idea and good to get out of the way …

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Blazing Shrimp

Pei Wei by PF Changs

Pei Wei by PF Changs Today on a pre-Christmas visit to Waitrose we unexpectedly found ourselves parked outside of Pei Wei. What to do?  I have heard mixed reviews about Pei Wei and as I am not a huge fan of PF Changs I was a bit sceptical but it was handy, we were hungry …

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Merry Christmas

The Blue Cat would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Eat drink and be merry, remember loved ones and treasure every moment of the festive season. 

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Per Te

A little bit of Italy in the heart of Jumeirah …. You will be forgiven for thinking you have arrived at a restaurant that has closed down when you pull up outside of Per Te in Jumeirah 1.  The outside needs some tender loving care and a dash of paint.  The inside doesn’t fair much …

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The Cellar

It’s that time of year …. We all enjoy a little road trip every now and then, especially when it involves a trip to the shop that sells the sparkly stuff. For many years we have made the pilgrimage over a few borders to discover the delights of Barracuda. However for the past few years we …

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Taste Kitchen

Homegrown here in the UAE … When two dynamic chef’s who have a history of working with Gordon Ramsey at Claridge’s in London teamed up together in 2011 and launched Table 9 there was a big buzz surrounding them.  Two years later they decided it was time to take on a new challenge, they have combined …

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Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi Maldives

Was it a slice of heaven on earth? For the first time in a very long time we all boarded a flight to Male to celebrate half-term.  We rarely holiday outside of the UAE, the main reason being the five cats and the difficulty in explaining all their whims to a pet minder.  We are …

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Pitfire Pizza

More pizza? Sandwiched between a chemist and a barbershop and very close to a supermarket, I would be forgiven for not having high hopes about a pizza joint that I have walked past on a weekly basis for months.  A friend in the industry however shared his thoughts on this little gem with me, and …

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Afternoon Tea at Meydan

Afternoon Tea at Meydan Whenever someone mentions the words afternoon tea, the recommendations come flooding in for all the hotels down on the sea front.   Not once have I received a recommendation to attend The Meydan Hotel for afternoon tea.   Today we headed over to The Medyan Hotel, which trust me is a …

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Margherita Pizza

Pulcinella Pizzeria

Pulcinella Pizzeria opens its doors in Al Barsha I love living in Al Barsha, there is always something new opening, this week Pulcinella Pizzeria came to my attention and it wasn’t long before I was heading round there to give it the once over.  I knew it was going to be a good experience when …

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