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Food & Drink

New Dubai restaurants to try in 2022

Wed, April 20, 2022

From fine dining to creative culinary gems, check out some of the newest tasty spots in town.

From fine dining to creative culinary gems, check out some of the newest tasty spots in town.

Pavilion at The Beach


With a prime spot at one of Dubai's top lifestyle destinations, Pavilion at The Beach promises 365 days of dining with extraordinary views. Step into the temperature-controlled 'glasshouse' complete with a retractable roof, ensuring a pleasant experience no matter what time of the day you visit. There are six delicious eateries here, including homegrown favourites like Akiba Dori and Claw BBQ.

Ristorante L’ Olivo at Al Mahara

lolivo al mahara
Chef Andrea Migliaccio helms the only two Michelin-starred restaurant on the chic island of Capri and now he's bringing his famed Ristorante L'Olivo to Burj Al Arab's spectacular Al Mahara restaurant. It feels like a real sense of occasion as you take your table among the coral-filled aquariums and sample seafood-centred plates refined in the kitchens of the Capri Palace Jumeirah.

L’Amo Bistro del Mare

lamo bistro del mare appetizers

Perched by the waterfront of Dubai Harbour Yacht club, this sleek eatery offers a taste of fresh Italian seafood in a chic setting. Dive into a sea of flavours with dishes like spaghetti with sea urchin and saffron-flavoured lobster risotto. With its upscale ambience, panoramic vistas of the skyline and authentic Italian fare, L'Amo Bistro del Mare is a great choice for a romantic dinner or an all-out celebratory feast.


Nonya Taj JLT
Sky-high views from the 44th floor of Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers set the scene for this Pan Asian eatery. Nonya's menu spans the breadth of the Far East, and puts the spotlight on the melting-pot nature of the region's cuisines. The restaurant manages to effortlessly mix a modern aesthetic with exotic touches, with an outdoor terrace and private dining rooms adding to the allure.

Demon Duck by Alvin Leung

demon duck hot sour chicken

Demon Duck at Caesars Palace on Bluewaters Islands takes diners on a journey through the Far East, with fresh takes on Cantonese, Malaysian and Korean classics by the masterful celebrity chef. Try the slow-roasted Peking duck served with citrus calamansi baos, duck lettuce wraps and signature soup. Theatrical tableside presentation adds flair to the proceedings. 


Avatara vegetarian dish
A curated, vegetarian degustation experience, AVATARA is defined as the reincarnation of soulful Indian food. Chef Rahul Rana has reinvented the dishes of his childhood to create a 10-course menu rich in nostalgia, and each plate arrives with an explanation of its ingredients and origin. The restaurant presents an intimate experience for just 24 diners a night, so it's worth booking ahead.
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  • voco Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

Canary Club

A bright, breezy restaurant in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), Canary Club is all set to become a community favourite when it opens later this month. The laidback West Coast concept comes from Joey Ghazal – the man behind behind the popular Maine restaurants in Dubai and London – and presents a delicious take on trendy Californian bites. As the only rooftop dining spot in the JLT neighbourhood, Canary Club presents a whole new level of dining surprises.

Clay Dubai

Seafood dish at Clay Dubai
Bringing fresh servings of Nikkei cuisine to our shores, Clay at Bluewaters Island presents enviable views and signature dishes that reflect culinary creativity from Japan and Peru. Make your selections across tempura, ceviche, salads, grills, sushi and more, or opt for the omakase experience where the chef selects eight to 12 signature courses for you. Everything is designed to be admired with exceptional presentation details and a medley of flavours and textures in every bite.


Opening soon, Belcanto promises to entice with a prime location at Dubai Opera and an experiential dining concept that’s designed to impress. The menu features artfully-plated Italian dishes – think classic recipes refreshed with a contemporary twist. The elevated food matches the vibrant setting that draws on European influences and refined flair. After dinner, take a stroll along the picturesque Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.

Café Beirut

Appetisers at Cafe Beirut
Take a seat by the garden and savour a casual dining experience at Café Beirut. Located in Al Murooj Complex Downtown, this is a bright and breezy spot. Ask for a table in the outdoor garden to admire Burj Khalifa views or take a seat inside where an olive tree, vintage portraits and a domed skylight steals the show. With extensive dining options – including a menu just for little ones – it’s a great choice for families.



One of the most talked about contemporary Latin American restaurants in the world, SUCRE has now made itself at home at Dubai International Financial Centre. The acclaimed restaurant by chef Fernando Trocca features carefully-sourced ingredients in unexpected preparations that draw on Italian, Spanish and Latin American influences. The menu is ever evolving with current standouts including the salteña beef and chilli empanada, king crab tostada, and skirt steak with avocado, horseradish and labneh.

The Farm House

The Farm House by Hattem Mattar

One of the tastiest new additions to Souk Madinat Jumeirah, The Farm House by pitmaster Hattem Mattar brings live fire cuisine to life. With a focus on farm-to-table ingredients, the rooftop spot delights with live DJ beats, laidback vibes and views of serene waterways as well as Glenda – a loving nickname for the huge smoker that’s front and centre. Try the brisket platter to share, cast iron scallops, oak-smoked wings, veggie skewers and fall-of-the-bone lamb mandi. It’s all oh so delicious.


Beefbar at DIFC

A relaunch that we can’t be more excited about, Beefbar now has a new home at Jumeirah Al Naseem. The upscale steakhouse has plenty of surprises, with street food favourites to share and vegetarian treats alongside prime cuts that are prepared to perfection. The emphasis is on fired-up flavours and there’s something for all tastes, including delectable desserts such as the dulce de leche fondant. Take a seat outside by the hotel’s popular turtle lagoon – this is one meal you won’t want to rush.


Tamoka Dubai at Ritz-Carlton Dubai

A beachside dining destination that radiates warmth, Tamoka at Ritz-Carlton Dubai presents enviable views, vibrant fare and laidback island-style vibes inspired by the coasts of Latin America and the Caribbean. The menu sings with highlights such as the sticky tamarind beef ribs, shredded chicken buns, zesty salmon ceviche, baked eggplant and more. The al fresco setting is a definite highlight, complemented by outdoor fire pits and sunken lounges.


Papillon Dubai

Making every meal an electric experience, Papillon at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina presents dinner with a show like no other. A passion project by Dubai musician Layla Kardan, the nightlife venue brings together a talented ensemble of dancers. Accompanying the avant-garde show is an equally daring menu of fine French creations – think foie gras terrine with pickled strawberries, indulgent truffle pasta and pear tarte tatin with caramel sauce.

11 Woodfire

World Cut Steakhouse Dubai
Located along Jumeirah Beach Road, the restaurant is chic but casual, centred around the concept of gathering around a warming fire. The culinary force behind 11 Woodfire is chef and restauranteur Akmal Anuar who showcases a menu filled with simple, natural flavours. Dishes are prepared using specialist grill techniques and different wood types. Try the wagyu kebab, seabass with hay-salted crust and tamarind, and Australian T-bone steak.

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