in Downtown Dubai

Decorated simply in muted earth colours with Torres wine barrels as a nod to Spanish vino, Boca has a menu that includes such chiringuito (beachside restaurant) favourites as gazpacho, grilled sardines and fried calamari with aioli. Churros (spiral shaped doughnuts) are on the dessert menu (but where's the chocolate for dunking?). The Friday brunch-cum–wine tasting is deservedly popular (Dhs385).

The central circular bar gets popular post-work time.