Places to eat in Dubai

Dubai has recently become a really popular celeb hangout because of its great bars, beach clubs and restaurants. Here’s where I ate when I visited Dubai with my best friend back in March…

Tong Thai

Tong Thai Dubai
Tong Thai Dubai
Tong Thai Dubai
We visited Tong Thai at the Marriott on our first night out in Dubai for Monday evening brunch. Monday evening brunch is an all you can eat affair (YAY!) and you can choose from an alcohol or a soft drinks package. Prices start at 205 AED. We were greeted with coconut water with vodka, although the waitress did think Emma and I were underage – woop! To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of coconut water, so I quickly pushed this aside for their cocktails which were the usual mojitos and margaritas but infused with Thai flavours like lemongrass – they were delicious and totally moreish, we must have had a couple more than a couple each. There are several food stations to visit where food is cooked and served fresh and you can choose exactly what is included. There were also loads of little Thai salads in little pots which you could just pick up. Highlights for me included the nibbles and the tom yum soup which was spicy and packed full of king prawns. They also had a huge table packed full of desserts – most of them miniature! My faves were the macarons which were available in pretty much every flavour.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Oh my goodness. This is basically a self-serve place for frozen yogurt – you fill up your cup with different flavours and toppings and then they weigh it and charge you based on how much you have. I chose Nutella, cake mix and strawberry plus lots of nuts, strawberries and blueberries. The cake mix flavour was a particular favourite. And it’s SO MUCH healthier than ice cream!

French Bakery

French Bakery
We ate lunch here on a particularly lovely day. I indulged in a smoked salmon bagel with a little side salad and chips. We also had fruity mocktails which were super refreshing.

Social House, Dubai Mall

Social House
We had lunch here on the day that we went up the Burj Khalifa. Social House is on the outside of the Dubai Mall, near to the fountains and it has a killer view of the Burj, the fountains and the zip line so you can watch people flying over the fountains as you eat. We shared a sushi and sashimi platter, it was yummy and really filling.

Fume, Pier 7

Pier 7 is a building situated at the Dubai marina with seven restaurants – one for each of its seven floors. While dining you can watch the yachts. It’s really reasonably priced and I had a pulled beef brisket bun with vinegar slaw. It was really tasted – I love pulled meat so much! – and I was so hungry, I didn’t even take any pics, oops!

Special thank you goes out to Emma’s dad Malcolm and his wife Jane for putting up with us for the entire week and inviting us into their lovely home.

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