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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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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Centaurus Charter

An absolutely amazing boat trip …. I love anything to do with water.  If I feel sick, I head to the swimming pool. My daughter is exactly the same, I think we were both mermaids in a former life.  I just adore it in every form, I drink tons of it every day and I …

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Chicken with Cashew Nuts

Thai Wok

A bit of Thailand in the heart of Al Barsha When we moved to Al Barsha one of the first things I did was drive round the area checking out what was available locally in the food scene.  I found this tiny little outlet hidden on the road behind The Chelsea Ramada Hotel. The landscape …

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Part of our Haul

The Cellars

The Cellars, is it worth a road trip to Fujairah? Friday morning and we were up nice and early, with our bags all packed with our swim suits and heading across the Hajjar mountains to Fujairah.  Not only were we visiting the recently open The Cellars to stock up on sparkly stuff we were also …

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Flow Kitchen

Flow Kitchen at Fairmont the Palm Another week has flown by and yet again we found ourselves dining on Palm Island, this time we popped into Flow Kitchen at Fairmont the Palm.  Flow Kitchen is the hotel’s all day dining option, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with regular themed evenings too.   The restaurant is …

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Overnight cooked Brisket


Crescendo, all day dining concept at Anantara Resort and Spa It’s not every day of the week you take a trip onto Palm Island for lunch, today we just fancied a bit of a change of scenery so we headed over to Anantara Resort and Spa for a spot of lunch.  We stayed at Anantara …

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Jumeirah Restaurant Week

Jumeirah Restaurant Week returns for the fourth time There is a feeling of anticipation and excitement in the air in my little world, that is because we are approaching the start of the fourth annual Jumeirah Restaurant Week.  We have had various food themed events recently all of which have left me feeling a sense …

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Smallcakes Cupcakery

Smallcakes Cupcakery makes me smile Anyone who knows me well knows that I don’t have a sweet tooth.  I would choose a steak pie over a chocolate cake any day of the week.  I bake cakes all the time, its a stress reliever for me, but I rarely eat them.   Desserts are a continuous …

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The Big Bus Night Tour

The Big Bus Night Tour The advantage of living in a city that attracts millions of tourists each year is that you can be a tourist yourself whenever you fancy it.  We are huge fans of having staycations and experiencing the tourist attractions.   Last week little Armani and I decided we would give the …

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Milestone Cafe

Milestone Cafe at Jumeirah Triangle If you drive along the Al Khail Road heading up towards the Green Community you will have seen the big green Milestone sign. I thought it was a construction office, turns out it is a fancy little supermarket with a cafe situated on the Mezzanine level. I am guessing Milestone …

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