The healthy new restaurant is now in soft opening…

Chef Izu Ani’s restaurants are some of our favourites in Dubai. Whether it’s breakfast at Carine, a date night in DIFC at Gaia or tucking into delicious dishes at The Lighthouse, it’s no surprise he earned the accolade for Chef of the Year at the 2018 What’s On Awards.

So we can’t wait to check out his latest opening, a brand new restaurant at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Called FIKA, the new restaurant is now in soft opening, and serves up an array of healthy dishes that focus on fresh, seasonal and responsibly sourced ingredients, while still being flavoursome. Described as a menu of “clean indulgence” guests can feast on dishes that will ‘nourish the body, mind and soul’.

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The ethos behind the brand is inspired by the philosophy of taking time out of your day to enjoy food, drink and good company, with a strong focus on wellness.

“FIKA is a sanctuary where time stands refreshingly still, be it for a quick smoothie, a light snack or a leisurely meal savoured with friends. When passions are shared, experiences are magnified, and we’re incredibly excited to share this beautiful idea with everyone,” explains chef Izu of his latest project.

The calming, clean inspiration will also be mirrored by the decor in FIKA, with the restaurant flooding with natural light thanks to floor to ceiling windows, and a simple colour scheme of herb green, woods and neutral tones throughout.

The highlight is set to become the alfresco terrace; a wooden decked outdoor area complete with leafy botanicals and beautiful Burj Al Arab views.

FIKA, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, opening October 2019. Tel: (04) 406 8700. @fikadxb

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