Downtown Dubai restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Downtown Dubai

Zuma

Every dish speaks of refinement in this perennially popular bi-level restaurant that gives classic Japanese fare an up-to-the-minute workout. No matter if you go for the top-cut sushi morsels (the dynamite spider ro…
Top Choice International in Downtown Dubai

Baker & Spice

A pioneer of the local-organic-fresh maxim in Dubai, this London import offers a seasonal bounty of dishes, prepared in-house and served amid charming, country-style decor and on a Dubai Fountain–facing terrace. The…
Cafe in Downtown Dubai

Nightjar Coffee

New Zealander Leon Surynt works directly with cocoa bean farmers, ensuring sustainability and fairness. There is a similar vision behind the menu, with ingredients locally sourced as far as possible. Dishes are base…
Italian in Downtown Dubai

Eataly

Italy's popular shop-cum-cafe has landed in Dubai Mall, bringing artisanal morsels from around the Boot to discerning palates. Stock up on pesto from Liguria, balsamico from Modena, olive oil from Sicily, and mozzar…
Lebanese in Downtown Dubai

Zaroob

With its live cooking stations, open kitchens, fruit-filled baskets, colourful lanterns and graffiti-covered steel shutters, Zaroob radiates the urban integrity of a Beirut street-food alley. Feast on such delicious…
Indian in Downtown Dubai

Carnival by Tresind

Fun is firmly on the agenda at this wildly popular restaurant, which offers a playful take on Indian molecular gastronomy. Behind the smoke and mirrors, you’ll find some seriously scrumptious food, with many dishes …
International in Downtown Dubai

Tom & Serg

This always-bustling warehouse-style cafe with concrete floors, exposed pipes and an open kitchen would fit right into Madrid or Melbourne, which is exactly where its proprietors hail from. The menu teems with globa…
Cafe in Downtown Dubai

Morelli's Gelato

The family that introduced Italian ice cream to the UK in 1907 now also serves their wonderfully creamy flavours to gelato fans in Dubai. Order just a scoop to go or find a table in the cheerful purple-and-white caf…
Bistro in Downtown Dubai

The Daily

Warehouse-style decor, floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor terrace – overlooking Burj Khalifa, no less – make an instant impression at this casual all-day spot. Add in warm service and easy-going food (shakshuka…
Italian in Downtown Dubai

Basta!

The decor here hits the spot (along with the cuisine): warm parquet flooring, leather chairs, lofty ceilings and a huge mural of Italian actress Sophia Loren. The brainchild of celebrated Michelin chef David Myers, …