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 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 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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Smallcakes Cupcakery

Smallcakes Cupcakery makes me smile Anyone who knows me well knows that I don’t have a sweet tooth.  I would choose a steak pie over a chocolate cake any day of the week.  I bake cakes all the time, its a stress reliever for me, but I rarely eat them.   Desserts are a continuous …

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The Big Bus Night Tour

The Big Bus Night Tour The advantage of living in a city that attracts millions of tourists each year is that you can be a tourist yourself whenever you fancy it.  We are huge fans of having staycations and experiencing the tourist attractions.   Last week little Armani and I decided we would give the …

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Milestone Cafe

Milestone Cafe at Jumeirah Triangle If you drive along the Al Khail Road heading up towards the Green Community you will have seen the big green Milestone sign. I thought it was a construction office, turns out it is a fancy little supermarket with a cafe situated on the Mezzanine level. I am guessing Milestone …

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Bertin's Scottish Smoked Salmon Salad

Bertin Bistro

Bertin Bistro opens in Al Manara Yes you read it right, another eatery has opened its doors in Al Manara, its become quite the area for little Bistro’s popping up.  Bertin Bistro is the home to not just one cuisine, but three.   Downstairs is for the French, whilst upstairs hosts the Spanish and Moroccan …

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The Ivy

Wedding Anniversary lunch at The Ivy I honestly think we must be the only people who haven’t dined at The Ivy, that was until today.   We were celebrating 13 years of marriage and The Ivy was the restaurant of our choice.  If it’s good enough for the London celebrity scene it’s good enough for …

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The Auction House

I am sharing my secret passion, The Auction House Last summer I heard an advert on the radio for a newly opened auction house in Dubai, the same day I had found their Facebook page and their website and headed over to see what they had to offer.  What did I find? Two huge air-conditioned …

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Feast opens its doors at The Sheraton Grand Hotel The Sheraton Grand Hotel opened its doors at the end of 2014, taking up residence at no 3 Sheik Zayed Road, not quite as impressive at no 10 Downing Street but it made me smile.  As most of you know I like Chef’s, I like to …

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Sally Lunn

Paul Hollywood’s British Baking

Paul Hollywood’s British Baking reviewed … I have never written a book review before so this is a first for me.  However this is not the first Paul Hollywood book that I have in my collection of recipe books, the majority of which are all about baking as opposed to cooking.  I have the majority …

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Plaj @ Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Plaj @ Jumeirah Zabeel Saray As the sun prepared to go down we found ourselves heading over to Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, we had been invited to dine at their relaxed outdoor Italian restaurant Plaj.  First impressions were great, the decor of the outlet is natural wood with turquoise tones.  The outside terrace boasts a selection of …

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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 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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