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 five 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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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 maha

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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Blazing Shrimp

Pei Wei by PF Changs

Pei Wei by PF Changs Today on a pre-Christmas visit to Waitrose we unexpectedly found ourselves parked outside of Pei Wei. What to do?  I have heard mixed reviews about Pei Wei and as I am not a huge fan of PF Changs I was a bit sceptical but it was handy, we were hungry …

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Merry Christmas

The Blue Cat would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Eat drink and be merry, remember loved ones and treasure every moment of the festive season. 

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Per Te

A little bit of Italy in the heart of Jumeirah …. You will be forgiven for thinking you have arrived at a restaurant that has closed down when you pull up outside of Per Te in Jumeirah 1.  The outside needs some tender loving care and a dash of paint.  The inside doesn’t fair much …

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The Cellar

It’s that time of year …. We all enjoy a little road trip every now and then, especially when it involves a trip to the shop that sells the sparkly stuff. For many years we have made the pilgrimage over a few borders to discover the delights of Barracuda. However for the past few years we …

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Taste Kitchen

Homegrown here in the UAE … When two dynamic chef’s who have a history of working with Gordon Ramsey at Claridge’s in London teamed up together in 2011 and launched Table 9 there was a big buzz surrounding them.  Two years later they decided it was time to take on a new challenge, they have combined …

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