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  • BEBEMOS REVIEW - DXB FOOD DIARIES

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    Distinctive brick archways and interiors, characteristic tiled tables and floors, murals inspired by Gaudí and Joan Miró, lively music, and the chatter of people swilling sangria and Estrella. A few too many Riojas and you might think you're in the backstreets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.

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  • RHODES W1 REVIEW - DXB FOOD DIARIES

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    Gary Rhodes is an icon – a down-to-earth British chef who’s been cooking for over four decades and has countless awards, cookbooks and TV appearances under his belt.

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  • AZURE POOL BAR & RESTAURANT REVIEW - SABINEONTHEGO

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    Decided to spend a weekday at the pool and headed out to Azure Pool Bar & Restaurant at Sheraton Jumeirah Beach resort.

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  • KITCHEN 6 REVIEW - WHAT NOSSY ATE

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    It had been sometime since I visited a buffet style restaurant. After being shown to our table, I immediately set off in search of some food. I approach one island and grab a plate only to notice that there were desserts. So I walk around the other side of the same island, only to find even more desserts.

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  • MAYA MEXICAN KITCHEN REVIEW - WHAT NOSSY ATE

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    Maya is 1 out of a whopping 11 F&B outlets located outside of the Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa in Dubai Marina.

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  • LONG YIN REVIEW - WHAT NOSSY ATE

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    Long Yin is ancient when it comes to Dubai years. It first opened its doors in 1989 with just 40 covers. Fast forward to 2019, 30 years later (props for it still being opened) it’s actually increased in size and now has an outdoor terrace with the total covers now sitting at 120.

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  • OAK ROOM REVIEW - DXB FOOD DIARIES

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    There’s a special place in my heart for Tom Aikens, who’s the first celebrity chef I met in my early food blogging days. He’s widely celebrated as the youngest British chef to gain two Michelin stars and has even met my mum!

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  • TORNO SUBITO REVIEW - DXB FOOD DIARIES

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    I’d heard mixed reviews about Torno Subito before my visit but was shocked to see its rating of 2.4 on Zomato.

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  • LIBRARY BAR REVIEW - SABINEONTHEGO

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    Sitting in a library? On a Friday night? Well that might sound weird and boring, right? But not at the recently opened Library Bar in The Abu Dhabi EDITION luxury hotel

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  • IZAKAYA REVIEW - WHAT NOSSY ATE

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    Izakaya is a Japanese bar and restaurant located on the 5th floor of the iconic twin towers inside JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay and is just one of the 11 restaurants inside the hotel.

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  • FISH BEACH TAVERNA REVIEW - WHAT NOSSY ATE

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    If you want to feel like you are on vacation without even stepping foot on a plane then book yourself a table at Fish Beach Taverna. Located literally on the beach at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi this open-air casual dining restaurant features a Turkish menu with a laid back Mediterranean look and vibe.

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  • OENO WINE BAR REVIEW - SABINEONTHEGO

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    Who wouldn’t like to unwind with a good glass of wine after a long day at work? Well my colleagues and I found out that Oeno wine bar has daily happy hour from 5pm until 8pm, so we decided to check it out on a Sunday after work.

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  • PALM GRILL REVIEW - NEENU FOOD KISSED

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    If I had any sense in me, I would not be bundling the kids with me to restaurants. I would be quitting all vain attempts to make scary faces at them as they thump on the table and scatter the cutlery.

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  • CHIVAL REVIEW - NEENU FOOD KISSED

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    “Here’s my advice: Have a little faith, and if that doesn’t work, have a lot of Mimosas.”, said the Chival menu on their website. There was a promise of a global social ambience somewhere, but thanks to the quote, I had already received all the pep I needed to get out of my PJs.

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  • LUCHADOR REVIEW - WHAT NOSSY ATE

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    It was my first-time visiting Luchador, a rooftop restaurant at the 4 star Aloft hotel on the Palm Jumeirah. Situated on the east crescent, between Anantara and the Rixos hotel, this is one of four edgy but budget friendly hotels under the Marriott brand.

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  • ASIA DE CUBA REVIEW - WHAT NOSSY ATE

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    Asia De Cuba is the latest addition to the Westin Mina Seyahi and replaces the old China Grill. It originated in New York with branches also in London and Abu Dhabi. As the name suggests it is a fusion restaurant serving up a mix of Cuban food with an Asian twist.

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  • POPPY REVIEW - SABINEONTHEGO

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    Along with Bleu Blanc and BASTA!, Poppy is the third venue by celebrity chef David Myers that recently opened at Renaissance Downtown Hotel.

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  • TORO TORO REVIEW - DXB FOOD DIARIES

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    Toro Toro is one of those restaurant stalwarts that’s been delighting diners in Dubai Marina for nearly a decade – a dependable place with Richard Sandoval’s name behind it where you know you’ll get consistently good food, drinks and music.

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  • INDYA BY VINEET REVIEW - DXB FOOD DIARIES

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    One step inside Indya by Vineet and you're in awe of the pops of colour that perfectly reflect the vibrancy of India. The interiors are a contemporary blend of old meets new with British colonial wicker chairs alongside whimsical Indian pop art, blue peacock chairs, bright tiles, and a street-art-style Ganesh.

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  • BLEU BLANC REVIEW - DXB FOOD DIARIES

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    The first thing you notice when approaching Bleu Blanc isn’t the wooden whitewashed bench with its blue and white grain sack cushions, nor the strategically placed bicycle with its basket filled to the brim with wheat sheaves and dried flowers.

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  • GEALES REVIEW - NEENU FOOD KISSED

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    Did you think Dubai maxed out on ideas to pamper its brunchers? Say hello to set-menu brunches – something to make the already extravagant affair of “brunching”, a little bit more luxurious. Personally, I prefer the set-menu concept for couple of other reasons.

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  • AKIRA BACK REVIEW - DXB FOOD DIARIES

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    One of the hottest new restaurant openings this year is the eponymous Akira Back at W Dubai on The Palm – not least because you enter the restaurant through a glowing blue vortex like you’re infiltrating some kind of futuristic food fantasyland.

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  • HIKINA REVIEW - NEENU FOOD KISSED

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    I come from a land where “Hot Pot” is a concept unheard of. It was an adventure Mr. FoodKissed and myself embarked on in Singapore for the first time. Hai Di Lao showed us how the game was played. Once back in Dubai, we explored our options and thankfully, the game only continued to get exhilarating. Our visit to Hikina, at Lapita Hotel Dubai, was one such exploration that proved the addictive nature of the Hot Pot concept, in the company of some very authentic Pan-Asian dishes.

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  • COUNTER CULTURE REVIEW - WHAT NOSSY ATE

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    Counter Culture Café is a super chilled, casual dining café located on the Ground Floor of the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites located in Dubai Marina.

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  • BESH REVIEW - NEENU FOOD KISSED

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    My first encounter with Turkish cuisine was right in the streets of Istanbul, after we landed for vacation. Iskender kebab was a revelation, Testi kebab was a discovery and Kunafe was an addiction waiting to happen. I came back from that trip with Turkish spices in my bag, culinary experiences in my heart and 3 additional kilos in my belly and thighs. The perfect kind of vacation.

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  • BASTA REVIEW - WHAT NOSSY ATE

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    Basta! is a casual dining Italian restaurant which opened its doors a year ago in the gorgeous Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai situated in Business Bay. It is owned by world-renowned chef David Myers AKA the gypsy chef who also owns Bleu Blanc and Poppy in the same hotel. The former, a French restaurant and the latter, a hip speakeasy bar.

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  • PRIME68 REVIEW - DXB FOOD DIARIES

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    The Prime68 experience begins the moment you step into the lift that whisks you to the 68th floor of Tower A at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai. As your ears pop, the excitement builds as you ascend to one of the highest eating establishments in Dubai, gazing out towards the Arabian Gulf.

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  • LE CIRQUE REVIEW - DXB FOOD DIARIES

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    Le Cirque is the stuff of legends, with a pedigree that few restaurants in the world can compete with. The original Le Cirque in New York City was founded in 1974 by Italian immigrant, Sirio Maccioni, and has wooed an enviable list of celebrities over its illustrious 44 years, including the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. It’s also kick-started the careers of countless chefs, such as Daniel Boulud, David Bouley, Rick Moonen and Terrance Brennan.

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  • BUDDHA BAR REVIEW - DXB FOOD DIARIES

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    You feel a certain sense of satisfaction once you’ve made your way past the bouncer at the door of the Buddha Bar, as if you’ve just been granted entry to an exclusive club that mere commoners are not privy to. Elegant hostesses welcome you discreetly and usher you past cozy alcoves and private dining areas, whisking you into the main dining area – a dramatic, crimson-hued room that makes your jaw drop to the floor.

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  • SAVOR OYSTERS IN THE DESERT

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    Marriott International Luxury Brand portfolio is committed to bringing authentic epicurean experiences to create memorable culinary indulgences for its guests. A first in the series, is a pop-up experience in partnership with Dibba Bay, the Middle East’s first shellfish farm. The pop up which came to life from 25th to 27th October, 2018, at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, is a culinary delight in all its glory, showcasing the freshest home-grown oysters from Fujairah. The pop-up will travel to different properties within the Marriott International Luxury Brand portfolio within the United Arab Emirates.

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