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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Local Water

Should it be local water all the way? We can’t live without water, fact.  Where there is water there is life, without water the world wouldn’t exist. From Antartica to Asia water brings life to every community in the entire world.  Our body composition contains 65% of water, without water we simply wouldn’t exist. Over …

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Joey’s Mediterranean and Seafood

When was the last time you went to Century Village? Earlier this week I received an invitation to attend a forthcoming event at Joey’s Mediterranean and Seafood.  Something rang a bell about this place and I knew that it was part of Chi Hospitality (Soho Grill and St Tropez).  I took a quick look at …

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La Taqueria

Is La Taqueria Dubai’s first family run restaurant? Five years ago, one day after Taqado opened its first outlet in Mall of the Emirates I found myself smiling into the big gentle brown eyes of a man who would pop into our lives on a regular basis.  My child, believe it or not, has a …

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My Favourite Addiction

Are you addicted to kitchenware? I have a confession to make, I am addicted to kitchenware.  My favourite day out is one that involves visiting every single shop in Mall of the Emirates that sells anything that is related to the kitchen. I was absolutely elated when my slow cooker died last week as I …

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Spice & Ice

Spice & Ice Jumeirah Lakes Towers A few months ago I was invited to a press lunch at Spice & Ice, a newly opened Indian Restaurant in Jumeirah Lake Towers. Whilst you get a good taste of what a restaurant has to offer at such events, the only way to really find out how good …

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Amal Villa Restaurant

Dining in Bentota

Dining in Bentota We recently visited the amazing Vivanta by Taj Bentota hotel in Sri Lanka, an absolutely beautiful hotel which offered five different dining options and of course the 24 hour room service.  We dined mainly in The Palms the all day dining option available at the hotel, food was excellent as was the …

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Vivanta by Taj Bentota Sri Lanka

Vivanta by Taj Bentota For many years I have wanted to visit this particular hotel, sometimes you get something in your head and you just can’t get it out again.  Recent holidays have either been to the UK or the Maldives but this year I decided it was time I visited Sri Lanka, and at …

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Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort and Spa

Fancy a staycation at the Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort and Spa? Staycations in the UAE have become big business for local hotels in recent years.  The days of people hopping on a plane for an entire month to visit their home countries seems to be a thing of the past.  Instead these days are …

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Taste of the Sea platter - Alto Mar

Alto Mar

Alto Mar and my birthday It was my birthday earlier this week, and seeing as it was Ramadan we decided to celebrate the weekend before.  It was my turn to pick my favourite cuisine, seafood. Regular readers know how much I love my seafood.  I had also heard an interesting segment on Suzanne Radford’s Thursday …

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Smokin’9

Smokin’9 opens in Jumeirah Lake Towers There is nothing more refreshing than sitting down to a menu that only has 9 main course items.  Some would argue and say that they prefer more choice.  On this occasion I shall disagree and say that when an outlet only sells burgers and fries then 9 differently themed …

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Fancy lunch or breakfast during Ramadan?

Fancy lunch or breakfast during Ramadan 2016? For the fifth year running Foodiva and I have got together and compiled a list of independent (and a few others) outlets that are open and serving food during the month of Ramadan.  By law hotels in the UAE have to have at least one outlet open for …

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Brunswick

The Sheraton MOE welcomes Brunswick Sports Club The dynamic duo in the Dubai food world, known you and I as Tom & Serg opened the doors to the Brunswick at Sheraton MOE recently.  Brunswick is their fourth outlet to open, their first to hold an alcohol licence.  I say their first as I know there …

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Toshi Restaurant

Toshi

Toshi gets a new look … I am no stranger to the Grand Millenium Hotel in TECOM, we used to live in TECOM and were one of the first families to visit the hotel when it opened some 8 years ago.   I have hosted events at the hotel and my husband has held conferences …

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Palm Court

Palm Court Lobby Lounge I was recently given the challenge of organizing afternoon tea for a very special birthday that was taking place in my circle of friends. The guests attending this afternoon tea would span 5 decades, if that isn’t challenging enough I needed a venue that had easy access for people in wheelchairs. …

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