Geordie Armani …


Geordie Armani is the food-loving alter ego of myself, a long time Dubai resident. I am the mother of an eleven 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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Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil opens its first outlet in the Middle East Earlier this week I was invited to the opening of the new extension on level 2 at Mall of the Emirates.  Don’t get me wrong, I like shopping but it wasn’t the new shops that were opening that I was excited about, it was …

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Business Bay’s little secret … Zen Many months ago I received a beautiful message from the owner of Zen.  He told me all about his passion for Zen and the history behind  Zen which originally opened in 2005 on Sheik Zayed Road.  The building Zen called home was pulled down and Zen found a new …

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Kickin Shrimp

Tony Roma’s

Ribs, Seafood, Steaks We happened to find ourselves standing outside of Tony Roma’s Restaurant at IBN Battuta one day last week.  Not being a huge of fan of American franchises I wasn’t really that keen to eat but the menu looked good so we thought we would give it a try.  My expectations were not …

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Sun& opens on Palm Island A couple of weeks ago we paid a visit to Barrel 12, the staff were keen to tell us about their sister restaurant that had recently opened at Palm Views West.   A quick search on Facebook revealed an interesting menu, I couldn’t wait to get over there and try …

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Huevos Pericus

La Parrilla

La Parrilla launches its Latino Friday Brunch The award-winning Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s authentic American Latino steakhouse La Parrilla has launched a new look Friday brunch and luckily we were one of the first diners to experience this amazing gastronomic Latino journey.    Elegantly perched on the top floor of Jumeirah Beach Hotel with stunning views …

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Barrel 12

Barrel 12 Urban Sports Bistro opens on Palm Island A few weeks ago a friend told me about an amazing breakfast that she had whilst visiting Barrel 12 on Palm Island.  I was staying on Palm Island last weekend and that is where I spotted the green signage for Barrel 12, which is located at Palm …

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Sarnie Station

Sarnie Station hits the mark I have been wanting to try out the recently opened Sarnie Stations for months now, and today was the day.  My car is in the garage so we decided to stay home today, perfect day for ordering sarnies in for lunch.  It is said that back in the 1800’s the …

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Mr Crab

Mr Crab opens in Al Barsha 1 Did you know that there are 139 restaurants in the Al Barsha 1 area?  that is a serious amount of restaurants for quite a small area.  I found that useless but interesting bit of information out this morning when I was searching Zomato’s website for somewhere new to …

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Fairmont The Palm

Some Palm Island luxury ….. Fairmont The Palm One of the best things about the summer months in Dubai is that some great deals can be found at many of the 5 star resorts around town.  When I first came to Dubai none of these hotels existed, I have had the luxury of being able …

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Del Monte

The Del Monte Salad … Del Monte has got to be one of the best known brands on earth, I can remember as a child having their canned peaches with evaporated milk as a treat on Sundays.  For the last few months we have been regular visitors to the Del Monte salad bar in Carrefour …

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, a little staycation …. It isn’t the first time that we have decided to check into Jumeirah Beach Hotel for a little staycation, I have in fact lost count how many times we have stayed at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in the years that we have lived here.  We arrived before the hotel, …

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Freedom Pizza

NKD turns into Freedom Pizza Approximately three years ago I was standing outside of NKD Pizza in Al Barsha brandishing a huge pair of scissors and cutting a big red ribbon.  Yes it was me who officially opened the Al Barsha branch of NKD Pizza, its obvious I am going to keep a keen eye …

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Lunch options during Ramadan 2015

Lunch options during Ramadan 2015 For the third year running Foodiva and I have joint forces and tracked down all the independent eateries that are open and serving lunch during the Holy month of Ramadan in Dubai. By law all hotels have to have at least one outlet open to non-muslim guests during the month, so …

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Al Bustan Palace Hotel

Al Bustan Palace Hotel, a Ritz Carlton Hotel Thirty years ago the residents of a small village called Al Bustan in Oman were relocated and the foundations were laid for the Al Bustan Palace Hotel.   For those of you who haven’t heard of this hotel before, Al Bustan Palace is located just outside of …

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