Category Archive: Gourmet

May 18

Fancy lunch during the Holy Month of Ramadan 2017?

There are plenty of places open for lunch and breakfast too … As we head towards the Holy Month of Ramadan in the UAE, Foodiva and I have put our heads together and yet again bring to you a list of independent eateries that we know are open during the day. This list has been …

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Apr 22

Doner Deli

Doner Deli, do they serve a good German Doner Kebab? I was recently invited to the opening of new Doner Deli store, but I rarely attend press events these days.  You don’t get a real feel for the place and the food is always good. However the invitation did remind me about their branch in …

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Apr 13

Mama Fu’s Asian House

Move over PF Changs, there’s a new kid on the block …. Its Saturday morning, the sun is shining and people are talking about John Lewis opening in Dubai Festival City.  Dubai Festival City is the opposite side of town for us but in less than half an hour we found ourselves in the new …

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Apr 09

Famous Dave’s BBQ

Famous Dave’s opens in Dubai  A few years ago I was listening to the radio, I had tuned in half way through a show and picked up the tail end of an interview about Famous Dave’s coming the UAE.  Dave was obviously very famous in America for his smoked BBQ restaurants and I was desperate …

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Mar 13

Healthy food is too expensive

How many times have you heard that comment? For many years now I have watched every program on the TV that is about healthy eating, lifestyle and dieting.  Nine times out of ten the biggest complaint is that people can’t afford to buy healthy food.  I am not going to say that all health foods …

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Feb 25

24 Karat

24 Karat opens at the JW Marriott in Jadaf As I sit down to write this restaurant review, I never in my life time thought that I would say the following words … Jadaf has a hidden gem.  Yes you heard right, the industrial area of Jadaf has got itself an absolute gem of a …

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Jan 29

Supermarket Wars

Are we starting to experience supermarket wars here in the UAE? Do you remember a time when you headed down to the High Street to do your weekly shop? When you popped into the individually owned fruit n veg shop, the local butcher, the friendly baker?  I do, clearly though I am guessing many of …

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Jan 19

Miele Dubai Restaurant Week

Ten days, fifteen restaurants, Miele Dubai Restaurant Week   The Dubai Food Festival is taking place this February, with various food related events taking place from the 23rd of February until the 11th of March. This annual event culminates with Taste of Dubai which is taking place on the 10th and 11th of March at …

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Jan 07

The Coffee Club

Another Australian coffee shop concept – The Coffee Club … I think its fair to say we aren’t short of the odd coffee shop or two from the land down under. I honestly can’t remember when I heard about The Coffee Club, probably on the radio or via a social media channel.  My thoughts were, …

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Dec 18

Quattro

Vegetarian Mexican and Italian restaurant under one roof?  When I heard about this new opening in Dubai it certainly caught my attention, not only are there two cuisines under one roof, the franchise has wound its way from Mumbai, India. That can’t work surely? Further investigation revealed that Quattro does in fact have an excellent …

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