1. The Act
A unique concept combining theatre, nightlife and dining, The Act offers a sophisticated all-round entertainment experience and is one of the few restaurants in Dubai serving Peruvian food.
2. Breakslow, Fairmont The Palm
Breakslow is a breakfast/brunch experience that lasts for four and a half hours. The venue has picnic-style seating outdoors and dishes on the menu include steak and quail's egg hash and the breakfast shawarma.
3. Café Belge, Ritz Carlton DIFC
One of Dubai's newest openings, Café Belge is a Belgian grand café with its design and food taking inspiration from the golden era of 1920s Brussels. The food is classically Belgian, and the chips and mayonnaise have already been declared the city's best!
4. The China Club
The China Club is serves a blend of traditional and contemporary dishes with a variety of rice dishes and an endless array of Chinese specialties.
Due to open in the second quarter of 2014 at the Radisson Blu, Deira Creek, Asselah is its first Emirati restaurant, boasting authentic local cuisine and sparkling with ancient charm and nods to the UAE's heritage.
6. Burj al Hammam
This Lebanese chain has been going strong since the 50s and is renowned for its home-style cooking and fresh seafood.
7. Jenpengo Club
Jenpengo Club is a lounge for cigar and shisha lovers in an upscale environment, offering an international selection of cuisines with mostly oriental influences.
8. Café Habana
This New York City import focuses on robust Cuban and Mexican flavours with a menu featuring dishes such as grilled corn and various twists on staples like rice, beans and steak.
9. La Porte Des Indes
Recently opened in The Address Dubai Mall, La Porte Des Indes showcases the diversity of Indian cuisine with the addition of French, Creole and Tamil flair.
10. St. Tropez Bistro
Providing a welcome break from the craziness of Mall of the Emirates, this airy and bright bistro serves French classics such as bouillabaisse and foie gras as well as a list of daily specials paired with grape.
11. Pure Sky Lounge
The modern lounge, bar and restaurant is located on the 35th floor of Hilton Dubai Jumeriah Residence, so the views of the Palm and Arabian gulf are pretty spectacular, as are the meatballs.
12. Royal Orchard
This casual restaurant serves the two most popular Far Eastern cuisines: Thai and Chinese, cooked by master chefs from the respective countries.
Featuring an extensive selection of regional grills, seafood and delicious hot, and cold mezze, Ewaan provides signature Arabian hospitality in abundance.