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Food & Drink

Grab a bite at these beachside cafes

Mon, August 24, 2020

These dining spots present fresh flavours and picture-perfect settings.

These dining spots present fresh flavours and picture-perfect settings.

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Try the famous sliders at Salt

Burger fans have been lining up at this Kite Beach hotspot ever since it brought the food-truck concept to Dubai. Since then, it has evolved into a pop-up, air-conditioned terrace. The menu keeps it simple with classic Wagyu sliders and fries, fresh drinks including pink lemonade, and ice-cream. Our favourite is the creamy cookie-butter soft-serve. It's all very, very good.

2

Treat yourself at Breeze Beach Grill

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Plan a fun day out at the Breeze Beach Grill, a popular choice along the pristine strip of beach by Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah. Taste signature dining highlights such as fresh sushi, juicy lamb cutlets, buffalo chicken tenders and beef sliders, while enjoying good tunes, friendly service and a laidback vibe. Remember to head over early in order to grab one of the coveted tables on the sand.
3

Unlock quirky cuisine at Parker’s

Get inspired by the fun wanderlust theme, shaded terrace, all-day treats and sea-fresh decor at Parker's in La Mer. Whether you are looking for eggs sunny-side up, exotic acai bowls, or delicious sharing plates, you can find it all here. Don't miss out on local favourites such as spicy toffee shrimps and signature street fries, and save some space for quirkily-named desserts such as Pull Me and Lotus Drama.

4

Savour Emirati twists at SIKKA

Take a seat by the sea at La Mer and enjoy myriad flavours from Arabia, including Emirati food with Indian and Persian influences. Try the SIKKA chicken tikka manakish, topped with butter chicken sauce, chicken tikka and gooey cheese. If you are a vegetarian, go for the khameer bread sandwich, stuffed with fresh chickpea-based falafel, lemon, tomato and rocca leaves.

5

Delight over healthy meals at HOLA

Marvel over a fresh dining concept by Emirati brothers, Ali and Yousef Karmostaji, at this Latin American-inspired restaurant. Savour a healthy yet eclectic menu, offering crêpes with ice cream, fruit sushi, teppanyaki ice-cream rolls and Mexican fruit paletas (ice lollies). Eat to your heart's content with the highest quality products, making every meal here a refreshing treat.

6

Sample old-school classics at Al Ijaza

A short stroll away from Kite Beach is Al Ijaza, a decades-old cafeteria known to attract tourists and locals alike. It's the perfect place to grab a quick, affordable bite from the much-loved shawarmas and inventive sandwiches. Try the Hassan Mathar, a toasted cheese and garlic chicken wrap, while sipping on any of the amusingly-named juice combos: Dubai Metro, Computer or Abood.

7

Chill out at LEEN's Casual to Gourmet

Enter trendy vibes at LEEN's, next to the surfing haven Surf House Dubai. Cherish the hip setting, complete with a beachgoer clientele, and menus that feature all-day breakfast, seafood and fresh salads. Highlights include the miso black cod, chimichurri-spiced prawns, grilled seabass, and fresh sushi and sashimi. But you can also grab a bento box to-go and have a picnic on the sands at the nearby Jumeirah Beach.
8

Share a meal at Pots, Pans & Boards

Fancy a gourmet meal by the beach? Celebrity chef Tom Aiken's Pots, Pans & Boards at The Beach presents a relaxed ambience with wooden floors and a galaxy of hanging cooking utensils. The menu is ideal for sharing with generous portions of short ribs, oxtail burgers and even sticky toffee pudding with date-flavoured ice cream. There's a dedicated play area too, making it ideal for families and beachgoers.

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Dine on eggy delights at Eggspectation

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Start mornings right at Eggspectation at The Beach at JBR, with breakfast classics such as poached eggs, eggs Benedict and light omelettes. There's plenty of other all-day treats on the menu too, including juicy burgers, inventive pastas and tasty flatbreads. For those less peckish, sip on tropical fruit smoothies and healthy green juices, or try the Banana Java drink for a fruity espresso kick.

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