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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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