Geordie Armani is the food-loving alter ego of myself, a long time Dubai resident. I am the mother of a nine 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. It would be greatly appreciated if you could vote for me in the forthcoming BBC Good Food Awards, just hit this link, thank you.
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Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi Maldives

Was it a slice of heaven on earth? For the first time in a very long time we all boarded a flight to Male to celebrate half-term.  We rarely holiday outside of the UAE, the main reason being the five cats and the difficulty in explaining all their whims to a pet minder.  We are …

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Pitfire Pizza

More pizza? Sandwiched between a chemist and a barbershop and very close to a supermarket, I would be forgiven for not having high hopes about a pizza joint that I have walked past on a weekly basis for months.  A friend in the industry however shared his thoughts on this little gem with me, and …

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Afternoon Tea at Meydan

Afternoon Tea at Meydan Whenever someone mentions the words afternoon tea, the recommendations come flooding in for all the hotels down on the sea front.   Not once have I received a recommendation to attend The Meydan Hotel for afternoon tea.   Today we headed over to The Medyan Hotel, which trust me is a …

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Margherita Pizza

Pulcinella Pizzeria

Pulcinella Pizzeria opens its doors in Al Barsha I love living in Al Barsha, there is always something new opening, this week Pulcinella Pizzeria came to my attention and it wasn’t long before I was heading round there to give it the once over.  I knew it was going to be a good experience when …

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Grocery shopping on a budget

How to make your Dirham go a bit further One of the most discussed topics in any women’s group in the UAE is how much do you spend on your grocery shopping.  This can of course vary dramatically on the size of your family, how many children you have and even how many pets there …

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Sizzling Wok

Introduces a new lunch concept …. I have a friend who I am rather fond of if I am totally honest, a friend who I don’t get to see much so when she invited me for lunch I jumped at the chance.  The date was written on the calendar and I eagerly counted down the …

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Trendy little cafe opening in JLT Yes you read it right another opening in Jumeirah Lake Towers.  I heard about G’s over the summer when it was brought to my attention that they were open during Ramadan and serving during the day, they were swiftly added to my list.  The summer flew over and at long last …

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Crumbs Elysee

A little bit of Paris in Dubai … Crumbs Elysee The Avenue des Champs-Elysee is famous in Paris for its night life, theatre life and cafe culture, hence the name Crumbs Elysee here in Dubai.   I have driven past it a million times and have always been curious as to what it had to …

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Doner & Gyros

Opens in Al Barsha Mall It’s not often you find an outlet in a food court that is worth putting  pen to paper over with the exception of Taqado at Mall of the Emirates and a little Thai place also in Mall of the Emirates that I am yet to write about, but today we …

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A modern seafood shack … Regular readers of this site will know that I absolutely adore seafood, months ago I heard about Slapfish and have been wanting to visit ever since. Problem?  the child doesn’t eat seafood.  Today however we managed to get round that little problem and I got my way and we all ended up …

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Our Main Course

Come Dine with Me

Just for fun … I adore programmes about food, I watch every series going on the television.   All the celebrity Chef series on how to cook better food, and then of course I watch Come Dine with Me Couples.  Come Dine with Me is a UK TV programme where three couples who have never …

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Eat Fresh, Eat Fuchsia The world has changed, a lot of that change has come from the birth of social media. People can be contacted in seconds and new relationships are formed all the time in cyberland.   I had a gentleman (term used loosely) who used to comment on every single post that I …

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Shaking all over? There is a new kid on the Al Barsha block, not brand new, its been around a few months now but not many people have heard about it.  I have visited the outlet three times in the last ten days and every time have come away wanting more. Shakeism Milk Shakes will …

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Rib Eye Steak

The Beach House

The best fish n chips so far …. We had a fabulous over night stay recently at Anantara The Palm, you can read all about that here. After a lot of  major discussion and reading of menus we decided to dine at Mediterranean themed restaurant The Beach House.  Situated right on the beach this delightful …

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