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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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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Senara

Senara Seafood hits the mark …. I have been wanting to try Senara Seafood on Palm Jumeirah for some time now. One of the main reasons I hadn’t been was that my midweek seafood lunch companion had been away since June.  She is back in town now and as a kind of little celebration, and …

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1762 STRIPPED

Not only has it stripped, it is now open in Jumeirah Lake Towers  I am pretty sure that most of you have heard about the opening of 1762 STRIPPED in Jumeirah Lake Towers. Its been a while in the making but the dynamic duo eventually got there, today is officially the first day of their …

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Jack’s Plaice

We popped into Jack’s Plaice for fish n chips ….. Before I start to tell you about Jack’s Plaice I need to let you all know that today’s visit was not my first visit.  I first visited this outlet about three weeks ago.  I can’t start to tell you how excited I was about the …

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Caffe di Artisan

I don’t drink coffee … Thirteen years ago, when I became pregnant with Miss Armani I stopped drinking coffee.  Having been a coffee drinker practically all my life I no longer craved my regular caffeine hit.  We know pregnancy can affect our bodies in different ways, another thing that hit I have never bothered with …

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Besh Turkish Kitchen

Besh Turkish Kitchen opens its doors at the Sheraton MOE I heard about Besh Turkish Kitchen a few weeks before it actually opened, it didn’t take me long to realize that Sanabel had closed its doors and Besh Turkish Kitchen was taking its place. A bold move on the behalf of Sheraton as Sanabel had …

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Friday Brunch at St Tropez Bistro

Friday Brunch at St Tropez Bistro, Mall of the Emirates, its perfect for families … Most regular readers will know that we are not huge fans of the Friday brunch. As parents we don’t drink alcohol during the day so the booze filled brunches are something we just don’t bother with.  Once the alcohol is …

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