We’re always on the hunt for the next best place to grab some lunch and it’s easy to do when you’re in the know. It’s good to have friends like us because we’ve got our finger on the pulse when it comes to hot spots around the city.
If you want somewhere to snap and post on Insta, or a relaxed atmosphere to spend time with friends, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to find out where to go –
Estimated Savings: AED70
Location: Al Wasl Road
Our Opinion: Vibe is a one-stop-shop to health and good vibes only. Indulge in nutritious dishes such as fresh salads, sandwiches, juices and smoothies. Its quirky and colourful atmosphere, pun-tastic menu items and vegan-friendly options set it apart in the cafe category that’s perfect for quick bites and longer catch-ups with friends. They even have gluten-free options. It’s a winner for everyone!
Top Tip: You’re definitely going to want to take photos. It’s such a vibrant atmosphere, so go armed with your camera.
Culinary Boutique Cafe: Main Course or 25% Off Total Bill
Estimated Savings: AED85
Location: Jumeirah Beach Road
Our Opinion: We love Culinary Boutique. It has an open, bustling kitchen vibe but there are some quiet little spots in there to sit and take a breather. If you aren’t in the mood to partake in one of their cooking classes you can pull up a chair and order of the amazing menu for a nice spot of lunch.
Top Tip: Try a cooking class. Informative, fun and you definitely won’t leave hungry.
Estimated Savings: AED40
Location: Bluewaters Island
Our Opinion: This place is just a tick list of cool and funky things that everyone needs for their afternoon meal. Delicious bao buns, Instagram worthy presentation and the restaurant periodically selects global emerging artists, charged with creating unique masterworks for in-store installations and food packaging that would not look out of place under the hammer at Sotheby’s.
Top Tip: It’s located right next to the wheel at Bluewaters, so take friends who you want to impress!
Estimated Savings: AED120
Location: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR
Our Opinion: Look no further than BiCE for fine Italian fare in the heart of Dubai. It’s been a long-standing, award-winning restaurant in Dubai for years. It’s stood the test of time and endured the rise of JBR and it’s still top of our list to visit when we need a hearty bowl of pasta, served with love.
Top Tip: They often have special menus depending on the season/occasion. So keep an eye out because they even have a truffle menu that is not to be missed.
Estimated Savings: AED47
Location: Dubai Health Care City
Our Opinion: Eating healthy, keeping count of calories and tracking macros can be such a drain on the joyous occasion of eating. No one really wants to do it when all they want to do is grab some lunch and KCAL know this, so they have done the hard part for you. You can now go out, eat what you like and know exactly what you’re eating to keep your diet on track and your stomach happy.
Top Tip: Order anything you like and don’t feel guilty. This is the beauty of KCAL.
Bakemart Gourmet: Main Course
Estimated Savings: AED50
Location: Umm Suqeim
Our Opinion: The menu is bursting with flavour and choices at Bakemart. it’s especially popular with business lunch-goers who need a quick bite on the go without compromising on the quality. Plus, the cakes and bread here are literally mouth-watering. Who could resist?!
Top Tip: We’re particularly fond of their newly launched gourmet pizza. It’s all made inhouse, even the pizza dough!