Elia

Greek in Bur Dubai

Elia's chef is from Crete, and it certainly shows in the heartwarming dishes, which are a combination of homey traditional, like moussaka, with contemporary takes on the classics, such as chestnut and mushroom stifado (beef stew). Consider forfeiting a main for a couple of starters including the outstanding haroupopita dumpling stuffed with feta.

The dimly lit decor is pure romance, overlooking a wall of gently swaying trees with an aqua-cum-white colour scheme. Maintain the mood with a cocktail next door on the terrace at the Sundowners cocktail bar.