Attention! ASIA ASIA is officially open in Business Bay. The multi award-winning Asian Restaurant & Lounge is truly one of Dubai’s unmissable dining destinations, and their stunning new location is no exception.
You can expect the same opulent surroundings inside the new venue, as the iconic candlelit Oriental statues frame the tunnel entrance, and the aromatic smells create an authentic Far East feel. The décor feels rich but sophisticated, with that iconic Asia Asia ambience, i.e low lighting, opulent Asian features and a whole lot of gold! The terrace also deserves a mention, perfect for a candlelight dinner, with incredible views across the glittering water. Back inside the Asian restaurant you’ll find a beautiful cocktail bar, life sized blossom trees and an open sushi bar – a real insta-worthy photo op.
Cuisine from the Far East to the Middle East..
The menu includes all the favourites we know and love, from the Truffle Beef Gyozas to the Miso Black Cod. With Sushi being a key feature on the menu, it was only right to ‘push the boat out’ and enjoy our very own Sushi platter, displayed beautifully on a wooden ship. Yes, you have to see it to believe it. Head to Asia Asia Business Bay and get a feel (and taste) for the place, with their exclusive offering, ‘A Taste of Asia’. For just AED 250 from 6pm daily, you can enjoy 4 courses from a curated set menu of the Chef’s favourite dishes. Don’t walk, RUN!
A beautiful Mediterranean inspired breakfast spot. Start your weekend beachside with Ulas bottomless brunch (A brunch that serves breakfast!) On Saturdays & Sundays from 10am – 12pm you can enjoy unlimited Prosecco, Bellinis or Mimosas alongside one dish from the menu. With an array of Mediterranean delights such as, Greek yoghurt, grilled halloumi, pitta with tzatziki, shakshuka & smoked salmon you’ll be spoilt for choice.
We loved this brunch experience, with the golden shores of the Palm Jumeirah as your backdrop you really couldn’t get a better holiday vibe location. With the brunch finishing at 12pm it gives you all afternoon to spend soaking up the Arabian sun down on Ulas beautiful beach.
If you have ever been on Pinterest, Grotta Palazzese cave restaurant Italy is a restaurant you have likely seen! This beautiful restaurant is famous not just in Italy, but worldwide. In fact, it is often referred to as the most romantic restaurant in the world! A magical and enchanted place, a restaurant with a terrace created inside a natural cave.
Grotta Palazzese is located in a cave set on a cliff in Puglia, Italy’s Polignano A Mare, in Hotel Grotta Palazzese. It overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is said to be one of the best Italian restaurants in Italy. It is an exclusive and atmospheric place, used for parties and banquets since 1700. The blue of the sea and the sky contrasts with the mysterious atmospheres of the natural cavities.
The Grotta Palazzese Restaurant is not only known for the beauty and the uniqueness of the rock in which it is set. In fact, the kitchen is perfect for all those who are looking for exclusivity and refinement. The cuisine is Italian, largely focused on foods belonging to the Apulian (Puglia, the region it is located in) culinary tradition with addition of aromas, spices and fragrances for a greater refinement of the dishes.
The newest hotspot to join the world of Nammos is located at the luxurious Park Lane Resort & Spa in the vibrant city of Limassol, Cyprus. The original Nammos in Mykonos, is a huge favourite among celebrities from all over the world, with an enriching portfolio in renowned destinations from the French Riviera to Dubai this is setting tremendous expectations in Cyprus.
NAMMOS Limassol meets the elegance and the refined simplicity of NAMMOS World, in a chic-minimal space with natural touches and earthy colours, that are offset by the tantalising views of Limassol Bay. Luxurious beds are located a few steps from the sea, ideal choice for those who seek moments of relaxation, with a view of the endless blue. If you’re visiting for the lively atmosphere make sure to get a table in the restaurant, close to all of the action! Enjoy the DJ and get ready to pick up your napkin and dance the day away. Nammos is the perfect day-to-night venue!
A Taste of the Mediterranean..
The menu is very impressive full of local produce with succulent seafood flavours and premium quality meats. An extravagant wine and cocktail list completes the culinary journey of the Mediterranean way of life (the Hugo spritz are a MUST!) These are just a few of the reasons that Nammos is ranked among the finest restaurants in the world.
Dubai hosts some of the best restaurants in the world. For nightlife that thrills, take a look at some of the most fabulous hot spots in town, where sequined entertainers welcome you to come and join the party. These fully immersive experiences set them apart from the rest. Make a date in your diary and prepare to be amazed!
This trendy Japanese inspired restaurant hidden in the heart of Dubai Marina has everybody talking. Brining unique and vibrant energy from an evening spent partying in Tokyo here to Dubai, this is the ultimate ‘dinner and a show’ experience. Atmospheric and dramatic, with it’s sprawling Japanese murals and beautiful shades of red cherry blossoms hanging from the ceiling. KOYO is a communal dining concept, offering guests the opportunity to try various incredible Japanese dishes, from Maki and sushi to sea bass and tenderloin steak.
WOW the performers do not disappoint, synchronized dances, acrobatics and incredible vocals throughout this multi-sensory experience is what makes KOYO stand out from the rest. The choreography is next level, all of the costumes are exquisite. Each performance is a unique feast for the eyes, keeping you on your toes!
With it’s chic interior and cool New York edge, STK JBR is a high-energy dining and drinks venue and the ultimate blend of food-meets-party, truly a ‘cut’ above the rest. The mouthwatering menu features classic steakhouse options with a modern twist, with the various cuts of tender, juicy beef of course.
Far from your standard steakhouse, STK’s ambiance is unlike any other, with a resident DJ on the decks each night, meaning there is no shortage of dancing after, or over dinner! Expect dynamic shows throughout with amazing choreography. If you are in need of a girls night out, STK is a must for a Tuesday night to catch the male dancers put on quite a show!
DREAM, a venue elevating the dining experience at Address Beach Resort with an eclectic mix of singing, dancing, acrobatics and everything in between. The venue and its vibrant terrace Garden of Dreams brings jaw dropping performances filled with charismatic imagery, life-like 3D mapping, magical displays & captivating music in a fully immersive experience orchestrated by award-winning Arab choreographer Pierre Khadra.
The performance is complemented by a Mediterranean-inspired menu and signature DREAM dishes include Pan seared scallops paired with caviar, roasted chicken breast presented with a homemade truffle sauce and a succulent Angus tenderloin, with pan seared foie gras and asparagus.. YUM!
An immersive visual spectacle of world-class entertainment providing unparalleled experiences through a lineup of dynamic shows to intrigue your imagination and leave you in total awe. The performances get more lively as the night progresses, with a lead singer belting out tunes from artists such as Calvin Harris and Bruno Mars.
The incredible show will be accompanied by an ultra-luxe dining menu. To start Beluga and Oscietra caviar alongside warm bites, followed by mains such as wagyu tomahawk with shaved truffle & lobster linguini. You really are in for quite the treat!
The award-winning PLAY Restaurant & Lounge brings to Dubai a truly unique and carefully cultivated culinary concept that transports guests on a gastronomic journey. You can expect elaborate décor and a warm and inviting ambiance. Spoiled with a concoction of exquisite flavours that fuse East and West, guests are introduced to Mediterrian Cuisine which stems from the best European cooking techniques infused with the finest Asian ingredients. PLAY proves that it really has the right mix of everything.
We spent the afternoon at this stunning London hotspot, it really is the chicest restaurant in Selfridges. The venue dazzles diners with Art Deco interiors, an eclectic menu and a giant statue by Damien Hirst.
Selfridges’ Brasserie of Light opened in late 2018 and wow-d shoppers with its ’contemporary, elegant and artistic’ style. The venue continues to be a firm favourite amongst the London crowd, known for it’s extravagant interior and top tier service. If you take the entrance from Duke Street, you can understand why it’s considered an extravagant affair, with the resident doorman in a top hat and coat tails ready to welcome you inside. Follow the mirror covered walls through the entrance, and into the restaurant, an impressive space with serious Art Deco styling, from the high ceilings and mirrored everything, to the mustard yellow banquettes and bar stools. The star of the show though, is Damien Hirst’s largest London artwork, the 24ft crystal encrusted Pegasus set above the gleaming tables below.
Brasserie of Light definetly pulls out all the stops to ensure even the most discerning of guests leave feeling they’ve had a special experience – and we’d say the owners know a thing or two about creating successful venues, given that the owners Richard Caring’s Caprice Holdings are responsible for The Ivy Collection and Sexy Fish. The buzzing atmosphere is charming, and even though it gets rather busy, still manages to feel like you have enough privacy at your table (unless your a table of two). Aside from the stunning dining area, the venue also boasts an impressive mirrored bar (perfect for an elegant cocktail or two), while the flamboyant character continues into the loos, with a bold combo of marble and yep, more mirroring. It’s black for the boys and dusty pink for the girls, serving as the perfect insta op.
An extensive all day menu..
It has to be said that our lunch at Brasserie of Light was no less impressive than the surroundings. The menu is a good mash up of British and International dishes, all of which have certainly been given a tweak or two to emulate the decadent experience. The extensive all day menu offers something to satisfy everyone, from the white onion soup (tried, tested and delicious), to the Milanese Chicken and Miso Black Cod. The deserts are a real spectacle, creatively ‘designed’ to ensure maximum content potential. Although a hard choice, we opted for the galactic themed ’Orbit’ desert, a planet shaped chocolate dome, encasing chocolate mousse and ice cream on a bed of milk foam. We can confirm it was as yummy as it was beautiful! From the extensive alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktail list to the brasserie style all day menu, this venue really does cater to everyone, and is surprisingly reasonably priced given its flamboyant vibe. A special dining experience that doesn’t break the bank!
It’s not hard to see why Asia Asia has become one of the city’s most sort after hot spots. The multi award-winning Restaurant & Lounge is truly one of Dubai’s unmissable dining destinations. The unbeatable views and incredible Pan – Asian cuisine makes this venue hard to top!
One For The Socials..
Candlelit Oriental statues frame the walls at the entrance, while water feature and wind chimes create an authentic Far East ambiance. The décor is sleek and sophisticated, complete with low lighting, dark interiors and chrome light fixings. The views are spectacular – as you walk through the bar and restaurant towards the Terrace you are totally blown away by a sweeping balcony overlooking the sparkling Dubai Marina with yachts docked below and glittering lights as far as the eye can see. Get the camera ready, this is one for the socials!
It’s not just the views that are wow-worthy, If you can steal yourself away from the sparkling marina lights, you’ll find Group Executive Chef Robert Rathbones’ menu equally alluring. The man behind the magic for all the incredible cuisines across all Solutions Leisure restaurants including hotspots such as KOYO, Ula and STK. Robert has been with the ever expanding company for the past 5 years, he prides himself on constantly creating new concepts and menus for the restaurants. Having taken a lot of his inspiration from traveling in various countries and working under some of the most recognised and respected chefs in the world, including at Michelin-starred London restaurants such as Sat Bains, Trinity and the Greenhouse. You are sure to be blown away by the diverse menu and flavors he brings to the table.
When sitting down with Robert he explained that he loves the challenge that comes with the diversity of Solutions Leisure, jumping from an Asian perspective one moment to planning the menu of an American steakhouse the next, never a boring day!
The Best Sushi In Town..
Sushi is one of the most popular dishes here in Dubai and boy do Asia Asia pull out all of the stops! We ordered the Asia Asia mixed platter which was presented on huge wooden iced dish decorated with beautiful bright flowers. As the impressive dish was placed onto the table the waitress poured water over dry ice which surrounded the dish, the whole table was covered with smoke, it really was quite the show! If you’re looking to WOW someone on date night this is the dish to order, plus It really did taste as good as it looked!!
The best seller is the Moromi Miso Black Cod, a huge crowd pleaser and defiantly one to try. Other popular options include: Crispy Aromatic Duck, Beef & Truffle Dim Sum, Duck & Dragon Maki and much more. Prices are really reasonable starting with the Sushi and Dim Sum from AED 45 +.
Being a fan of Asia Asia in Dubai we couldn’t wait to check out the new restaurant in Abu Dhabi and boy did they pull out all the stops! Solutions Leisure (the brand behind many fantastic culinary hotspots across the UAE) never fail to open incredible venues in prime locations and this certainly didn’t disappoint. Past the twinkling palm trees stands the impressive multi-award-winning restaurant and lounge. Located on Yas Bay, a one-of-a-kind 12 billion aed waterfront destination nestled south of Yas Island, set to be the capital’s new hotspot.
Watch the sunset over Yas Bay..
With panoramic views of the bay Asia Asia can be found in a prime location on pier 71. You’re spoilt for choice as the venue is an impressive size with both restaurant and lounge seating inside and a terrace that wraps around the venue with incredible views of the bay. We were seated at sunset on the outside terrace, overlooking the glistening water as the sun came down, the perfect setting if you’re looking for a new date night spot.
From the Far East to the Middle East..
It’s extremely atmospheric and dramatic inside with breathtaking interiors transporting you to the Far East. If you’ve visited Asia Asia in Dubai at Pier 7 you’ll know what to expect. Dark wooden tables with red velvet chairs, a huge floral tree in the middle of the venue with mood changing lights and oriental statues placed throughout, providing a true authentic asian experience.
The Star of the show..
Prepare to embark on an exotic culinary journey, exploring Pan-Asian flavors from the Far East to the Middle East. We tried the set menu which was incredible, it’s the perfect choice if you’re coming down as a couple and want to try a wide range of their best Pan – Asian dishes! (500aed for two) The star of the show had to be the main courses, beautifully cooked steak and a steamed seabass with Bok choy, coconut, ginger, chili and garlic. There was so much delicious food included within the menu we had to take the rest away with us! Amazing value for your money.
The service was flawless. A special mention has to be given to John the manager who is not only an amazing host but also made us a flaming cocktail which was quite the show! They offer an extensive cocktail menu, full of exotic flavours and instagrammble presentation. However, If you’re not a big drinker the mocktails are incredible! The ‘Aurora’ made with rose water is a must try! It’s presented in a glass bowl resembling the world, get your phone at the ready it’s one for the socials!
If you’re staying in Abu Dhabi or you’re from Dubai and already an Asia Asia lover this restaurant is a must try! We’ve rounded up the nights to look out for if you’re looking for an amazing deal..
BUY A GLASS GET A BOTTLE
6.00pm – 8.00pm, Buy a glass of a selected wine and recieve the bottle for free!
ESSENCE OF ASIA
During Ramadan – 4 Courses, 3 Drinks for AED 300 per person.
GO GEISHA – LADIES NIGHT
Every Thursday between 6pm and 1am enjoy 3 free drinks alongside the 3 course set menu, accompanied by 3 beverages for AED 200 per person.
SPICE ROUTE – BRUNCH
Enjoy a 4 Course menu and unlimited drinks for AED 350 per person.
Indulge in unlimited rounds of chef’s selection of sushi and dim sum, accompanied by a bottle of grape for AED 330 per couple from 2pm to 8pm.
Breakfast, the most important meal of the day. We’ve selected the best spots in Dubai, from indulgent favourites to clean eating hotspots.
Brunch & Cake
For: An Honest Meal.
It’s all about simple ingredients made beautiful at Brunch & Cake. Using mostly organic, and 100% fresh ingredients, all bakery and pastry doughs are handmade, while an emphasis is placed on cutting back on the refined sugar, using healthy alternatives such as banana and dates to sweeten the sweet treats. You can expect to find every breakfast staple, from the Pulled Beef & Avocado Rose Benny (Eggs Benedict with avocado shaped like a rose) to Nutella French Toast. The interior of this hotspot is just as impressive as the menu, perfect for a bohemian style brunch, this is one for the gram!
This cute French bistro-style restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a slow breakfast with friends at the weekend. From ‘Le Continental’ to ’Le Frenchy’ you can expect all the french classics including cold meats, warm pastries and amazing coffee. The venue is every bit as french as the food, with classic pinstripe chairs and stone topped tables, Bistro des Arts brings a slice of Paris to Dubai. You’ll find this sweet little spot on the corner of Dubai Marina Mall, perfect for a pre-shopping bite.
Feel the morning breeze and calming atmosphere at ULA, Palm Jumeriah’s latest beachside venue. The earthy tones and chic styling at this alfresco restaurant guarantee to set you up for the day, with a little help from the mouthwatering breakfast menu. Enjoy warm pastries, or indulge in something a little most substantial such as the Lobster Benedict. Either way, you can expect good vibes at this popular spot, perfect for a special morning with friends, or a pre-beach day breakfast for two.
Eggspectation’s all day menu certainly honours the breakfast category, with a mountain of fresh smoothies, omelettes and eggs benedict variations to choose from (not to mention the unreal pancakes). This no-fuss, all about the food ’cafe’, is the ultimate place to over indulge, with big portions and lots of naughty options for those hungover Sundays. If your not an egg person however, maybe avoid..
Boasting delicious organic, gluten-free and vegan options, Bounty Beets promotes well through healthy eating, going green, and inspiring a positive community overall. The menu is full of the trendiest dishes alongside signature favourites such as avocado on toast called ‘You’re all I Avo Wanted’, and an entire breakfast section titled ‘First Breakfast, then I’ll Change the World’. Opt for alfresco dining for a real nature infused treat.
Jones prides themselves in cooking and baking honest food, and serving the best fresh coffee..and their not wrong! From gourmet grocery, to popular all-day hotspot, this place does it all, from cafe dishes to evening dining. If your heading for a day of shopping at Dubai Mall, we definitely recommend stopping at Jones to set you up for the day. Their Full English breakfast is no joke with eggs on sourdough, beef sausages, beef bacon, sautéed mushrooms, baby spinach, vine tomatoes and home-made hash browns. If your looking for something lighter, no worries – Jones has everything from açai bowls to coconut pancakes.
We all love a roast, right? It’s the perfect Sunday afternoon ritual. London certainly isn’t short of pubs and restaurants offering Sunday lunch menus, so rather than being overwhelmed by choice, we’ve narrowed it down to three of the best.
Hawksmoor Seven Dials, Covent Garden
For: The Beef
Covent Gardens branch of the infamous Hawksmoor, Seven Dials, is one of the most popular spots in London on a Sunday – and there’s no guessing why. Their classic roast has everything you need to satisfy those Sunday cravings, known for their delicious British reared beef, paired with all the trimmings. For £25 you can expect beef dripping roast potatoes, yorkshire puddings, carrots, greens, roasted shallots and garlic, lashings of bone marrow and onion gravy. This warm, dimly lit basement provides the cosiest of settings for it’s guests, perfect for an afternoon of indulgence and over eating! If you still have any room left to fill, you might opt for the classic sticky toffee pudding, paired with clotted cream, to round up the ultimate British dining experience.
If looking for a traditional London pub, and a cosy corner to spend your Sunday afternoon, opt for Marksman. This Hackney favourite serves not only a banging roast, but all the best British pub ’feels’ with it’s polished oak bar and green leather upholstered benches. Its set menu offers everything your looking for, with bold, 0-fuss options from Hereford beef rump to a whole Roast Norfolk chicken for sharing, with all the classic mouthwatering sides. This award winning pub really is all about the grub! It’s on the spenny side, but well worth a visit. Who doesn’t love a pub that doesn’t skimp on gravy?
This smart gastropub can be found in the upmarket area of Pimlico, a branch of the Cubitt House, proudly advertised as supporters of British craft, sustainable and carbon free. Set over two floors, the stylish pub has a ’weathered’ but expensive feel, with muted tones, antique mirrors and grand mouldings. British ingredients have pride of place on the menu, with the roast options stealing the show – including rump beef, spatchcock chicken and lamb. All served, of course, with the important stuff; roasted beef fat potatoes, parsnips with honey mustard butter, winter greens, carrots, yorkshire puddings and gravy. You can expect to pay £25-£30 for your main, but we’d say this charming spot is well worth the price for a special occasion.