What’s On has a bitesize Tresind Dubai review including what to order, menu, contact details and ways to book this fine dining Indian restaurant in Dubai.

Here’s our BITESIZE review. The full review can be read in the November 25 issue of What’s On.

– Best restaurants in Dubai
– Best new restaurants
Best Indian restaurants
Best dishes, part one
Best dishes, part two

Contact details:Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 3080440. Metro: World Trade Centre.

Tresind is decked out in lots of neutral creams, with expensive-looking stone walls and an impressively stocked cocktail lounge.

As the only guests in the restaurant (we had a sneak preview ahead of the official launch), it was difficult to judge the vibe. But we suspect Tresind will attract a clientele that is sleek and sophisticated, a bit like the décor.

Not only will the assorted flavours and textures of the mixed chaat (savoury snacks) create a party in your mouth, it’s a visual treat too, as it’s prepared fresh at your table by the chef. Liquid nitrogen is poured over dhokla (a batter of chickpeas and rice), which is then crumbled over shards of spinach and tempura batter, with colour and moisture provided by swirls of chutney and a scattering of pomegranate seeds.

The wild mushroom “chai”. The soup is poured from a teapot into miniature cups, with dehydrated Kochi mushrooms instead of tealeaves, and truffle powder in place of powdered milk. A cute concept and delicious too.

Spice lovers looking to branch out beyond the familiar. You won’t find chicken tikka masala on the menu here.

The restaurant is all about modern Indian cuisine, but look out for nods to the Middle East on the menu. We loved the za’atar bread with spiced hummus, and its twist on a classic Old Fashioned, which was made with date syrup.

When it comes to Indian cuisine, we’re simple folk. A spicy chicken biriyani and some naan bread is our idea of a cracking meal. But Tresind has convinced us it’s time to step out of our comfort zone, tasty though it may be.