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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Huevos Rancheros


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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Karisik Pide

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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Roast Beef at St Tropez Bistro

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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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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Calamari and King Prawn Platter

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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The Ultimate Tacos

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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Tavola Mall of the Emirates

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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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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Full English Breakfast

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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