If you want high-end restaurants you have come to the right city
Fine dining really is a refined art and Dubai has managed to achieve it. There are few cities in the world that can match the number and variety of top class, high-end restaurants that are on offer in this destination city.Dubai is famous for striving to be the superlative, the biggest, tallest, most impressive, but they also have the classiest restaurants around.
So, if you are looking for spectacular views, high-end restaurants, stunning architecture then here are our recommendations for the chicest places in town.
The Ivy (Closed)
The Ivy is located in the super high-end Boulevard at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower. You know you will be in for a good night when you walk past the luxurious high-end shops.
The vibe of the restaurant is elegant and classy, with subtle mood lighting and deep leather seating. The Ivy prides itself on the quality and freshness of its produce, with an eclectic menu with classics such as (my personal favourite) Shepherd’s Pie and Thai baked sea bream.
On a side note, I once attended an event at the Ivy for the Scottish Society where I had an unforgettable dish of haggis Scotch eggs, two years later I am still talking about them, seriously tasty!
With a simple design with quirky touches this restaurant screams class. With the talented head chef, trained at Le Cordon Bleu, Timothy Newton at the helm, Bagatelle is quite rightly considered one of the must try restaurants in Dubai.
Classic French cuisine is served with an elegant twist, with such interesting choices as Foie Gras sliders and Cuisses de Grenouilles (or crispy frogs legs).
This unique French restaurant can be found at the Fairmont Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road.
If you are a regular on the Dubai food scene then Zuma probably needs no introduction. Famed for its stunning architecture and delicious menu this is a staple for the food connoisseurs of the UAE.
Nestled in the trendy DIFC, when you book a table at Zuma you are guaranteed a good night out. Make sure to dress up and explore the menu. The décor is sultry and luxurious; the menu is chic Japanese and divine. Be sure to sample their sushi and sashimi dishes, definitely some of the best this city has to offer.
Nobu is a world-renowned Japanese restaurant created by the internationally acclaimed Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. With restaurants located around the world the Dubai location offers guests Japanese cuisine with an Arabian twist.
Situated in the Atlantis Hotel on the Palm, you can enjoy world-class sushi, expertly crafted and delicate Asian dishes ranging from Black Cod yuzu miso to perfect mouthfuls of Wagyu gyoza. A firm restaurant favourite and unforgettable dining experience.
Situated on the Dubai Creek Le Traiteur has one of the most spectacular views, sat under white umbrellas, sipping chilled white wine with views of the yachts you can be forgiven for thinking you are really in the South of France. Coupled with amazing food Le Traiteur is highly recommendable.
The brunch is lauded as one of the best in Dubai, offering whole lobster, chilled oysters and a hog roast. Even though the price is at the higher end it is worth every penny.
If you are looking for a romantic dinner, then head over for the sunset, nothing is better than sitting together with your partner watching the sun go down on the Dubai skyline over plates of Ahi tuna and fragrant Bouillabaisse.
La Petite Maison
For fine French dining La Petite Maison is the place to go. A rich and tantalizing menu will pique your senses. With classic options such as confit rabbit leg and canard a l’orange (duck glazed with orange).
This DIFC based restaurant won both best French restaurant and restaurant of the year in 2015, titles which are well deserved. Offering guests a fantastic array of Southern French cuisine in an understated yet elegant setting.
For a high-end taste of Japan look no further than Tomo at Raffles Hotel in Dubai. The view alone should be enough to sell this fabulous restaurant, with a balcony over looking the whole Dubai skyline; the Burj Khalifa perfectly perched in the centre. It is absolutely breathtaking.
However, the food is also truly spectacular. Authentic Japanese cuisine refined and crafted by the skilled chefs to perfection. With mouth watering delicacies, such as thinly sliced Wagyu beef with brown sauce and their fragrant Shimesaba Kikka Ae, cured mackerel with chrysanthemum flowers, this restaurant is really not to be missed.
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