Dubai is a haven for food lovers and the good news is that the weather is still fantastic!!! So, let’s make the best of it while enjoying great food. Here’s a selection of five newly-opened, eclectic restaurants with great al fresco dining views and stunning ambiance-
The Walnut Grove
Location- Dubai Mall
Views- The eatery offers amazing views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains from its huge outdoor terrace
A chic venue that offers the option of al fresco dining and boutique dining experience. Amidst grey comfy sofas and a subtle blingy background, Walnut Grove is the perfect go-to neighbourhood spot that amazes with its vivid and inventive cuisine. A tantalizing array of international food like pasta, pizza, burgers is bound to leave you spellbound not only with great taste but superb presentation, too. An open bakery and barista are available with a wide selection of delicious cakes, cupcakes and a variety of coffee. It provides the ultimate spot for visitors to snap that perfect Burj Khalifa selfie, while avoiding the crowd and sipping on artisan coffee.
Specialty- Pistachio Falafel
Black Vanilla Charcoal Shake
Crispy Neapolitan Pizza
Cuisine – Italian
Location- Hotel Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills.
Views- The restaurant gazes over the lush green terrains of a golf course
Elegance, style and sophistication are the hallmarks of this restaurant inspired by the exotic seaside countries of the Mediterranean. Filled with natural sunlight, the venue offers sharing platters with strong wholesome flavours, colours and fresh garden picked ingredients. Italian influences such as the use of white table cloths and simple table setting serving authentic taste of Italy is the hallmark of Nineteen. Relaxed ambience is its highlight coupled with mellowed music that lends a romantic touch.
Specialty– Tagliatelle Ai Funghi is a homemade pasta made of creamy sauce and mushrooms.
Tiramisu with added macaroons
Ravioli with spinach and ricotta
360 Café & Bistro
Location- Century village, Garhoud
Views- Cool recesses of Century Village
A cute, casual, home-style restaurant that serves international food amidst chic European ambience.360 Café is the place to be during warm afternoons and cheery wintery evenings. This café is open throughout the day and serves from midday to midnight. With its globally inspired menu, 360 Cafe & Bistro offers a 360-degree tour of the world with a dash of great hospitality. It specializes in wallet-friendly lunch deals in a flash and early dinners for sunset seekers. Dining al fresco on its deck, the music and festive lighting adds a special touch to the evening of eating out.
Specialty- Italian Bruschetta
Roast Mushroom Risotto
Location- Number One Tower Suites, Sheikh Zayed Road
Homegrown and traditional, Zefki offers Middle- Eastern cuisine in Middle Eastern themed settings and tableware. Traditional food with a modern flair is the mainstay of Zefki’s menu with kabsa, Turkish pides and even a 1-meter kebab on the menu. The 60-seater venue plays host to a menu adorned by classic, homely and beloved favourites hailing from countries including Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and the UAE, in addition to housing Eastern Mediterranean inspired décor and tableware, harmoniously intertwined with a relaxed and charming ambiance. Zefki also serves a memorable visual and palette experience with Turkish coffee made on sand and a vast array of Turkish sweets. It brings to the city a flavourful profile that is refreshed to wow modern palettes but still stays true to its original roots.
Specialty- One- meter kebab
Cuisine- Thai Fusion
Décor- Authentic Thai Village
Location – Hotel Roda al Bustan, Garhoud
Views- The restaurant is a colourful hideaway where tables are set among lush greenery & blooms and perched between Thai huts, waterfalls and streams
Bambooda serves authentic and flavourful Thai food by combining a unique blend of classical Thai cuisine using the most traditional ingredients and innovative cooking techniques and presentation. It offers a perfect combination of traditional Thai flavours in eclectic surroundings.