Mahesh Lunch Home in Mumbai has had them queuing out the door since 1977, when it used to provide homely food for hungry workers (hence the name). Its new Dubai branch has already proved popular since opening its doors a few weeks ago. Close to BurJuman mall, the seafood specialist is bustling and comfortable. Don’t miss the butter pepper garlic prawns (Dhs48) or the butter chicken (Dhs35) – each is worth the trip alone!
INFO: Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street, Karama, Dubai, 04 396 8087, www.maheshlunchhome.ae