3 fresh restaurants to check out in Dubai this weekend
A Greek restaurant opens on The Palm, a seaside seafood spot launches a new menu, and there’s a new Dubai Fountain view restaurant you need to know about…
We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to dining out in Dubai – from celebrity chef-led restaurants to indie gems, there are new openings every week. So, if you’re looking for somewhere fresh to book a table this weekend, these are our top picks.
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The brand new: Ena
Yet another new Greek restaurant in Dubai has arrived, this time at new Palm Jumeirah destination, The Pointe. The restaurant, lounge and sprawling al fresco terrace enjoy expansive views over the Arabian Gulf , while on the menu guests can expect a playful menu reminiscent of traditional Greek cooking. Menu highlights include the creamy tarama, almond crusted feta cheese, and lamb chops from the Josper grill.
Ena, The Pointe, 3pm to 1am Sun to Weds, 3pm to 2am Thurs, 1pm to 2am Fri and Sat. Tel: (04) 243 6668. enarestaurant.com
The new menu: Rockfish
Rockfish, the Mediterranean seafood restaurant in Jumeirah Al Naseem has revealed an entire new menu created by the hotel’s new executive chef, chef Marco Garfagnini. Inspired by traditional Italian comfort food, diners can now enjoy roasted langoustine with lentil puree or a tuna tartare with crispy saffron rice to start, followed by a 36-hour slow cooked goat or a line-caught seabass with artichoke and lemon emulsion.
Rockfish, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah, daily 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 432 3232. jumeirah.com
The second serving: Walnut Grove
Walnut Grove now has a second branch at The Dubai Mall which comes complete with prime Dubai Fountain views. The South African concept first landed in Dubai in 2016 with a City Walk location, and serves a menu of cosy cafe favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be sure to grab a table on the expansive terrace – it’s one of the best for those brilliant Downtown views.
Walnut Grove, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, now open. Tel: (04) 344 4441. walnutgrove.ae