From Mykonos and Marbella to Bodrum and Capri, here’s where to find your favourite Dubai restaurants in Europe this summer…

Bodrum: Bagatelle

A lively party restaurant that’s as much about the fine French fare as it is the sparkler shows that keep the party going until the early hours, Bagatelle is now found all over the world. One of the newest additions to the Bagatelle family – which is found in London, Miami, St Tropez and Buenos Aires, as well as Dubai – is Bodrum. Having opened last year, it reopens this June for its second season on the sun-drenched shores of Yalikavak Marina, presenting upscale French Mediterranean dishes at a chic poolside location.


Capri: Zuma

Zuma has stood at the top of ‘Dubai’s best restaurants’ lists for more than a decade, but you can also find this London-born modern Japanese restaurant in cities around the world. During the summer, the brand also adds a number of seasonal pop-ups, so that you can enjoy Zuma’s beloved cuisine in your favourite sun-drenched holiday destinations including Mykonos, Ibiza and Porto Cervo. This year, the brand will for the first time head to the dreamy Italian coastline, with a pop-up in Capri at Jumeirah Capri Palace. Perched on the hotel’s rooftop featuring tranquil views of azure blue waters, Zuma Capri will welcome guests from June 23, 2023.


Ibiza: The Maine

From can-do-no-wrong gastropreneur Joey Ghazal comes Maine Ibiza, the second international opening of the Dubai-born success story. Opening for the first time this summer, Maine Ibiza has transformed an 18th Century finca a short drive from Ibiza Town into the perfect spot for sun-drenched lunches and late-night dinners. Maine Ibiza features space for 200 alfresco diners, split across two levels, and promises a locally inspired menu, magnificent mixology and a dazzling entertainment programme. While elements of design will give it a distinct feel of The Maine, much of the natural beauty remains, ensuring the restaurant feels welcoming, rustic and entirely suited to its surroundings.


Limassol: LPM Restaurant & Bar

For the second summer in a row, LPM Restaurant & Bar brings its signature French flair and fine Mediterranean cuisine to Limassol, Cyprus. Through a partnership with MHV and Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol, LPM Limassol adopts a beachfront location that features sophisticated, minimal interiors, a stunning outdoor setup reminiscent of the French Riviera, and striking art pieces that relive La belle epoque influence. Full of easy-going warmth and joie de vivre, it’s a stunning day-to-night venue for chic seaside dining.


Madrid: Amazónico

If you love the jaw-dropping, jungle-inspired interiors of Amazónico Dubai, prepare to be dazzled by the original in Madrid. It’s home to a duo of oh-so-pretty terraces, a vibrant bar where patrons at least three rows deep populate a bar adorned in rich foliage, and a restaurant dotted with comfy booths and intimate tables for two that are all surrounded by maximalist décor. The menu, much like the Dubai version, presents an opportunity to explore flavours from across Latin America. The Picanha Rodicio is a must-try.

Marbella: Azure Beach

From Dubai-born Sunset Hospitality comes the group’s second hotel, opening this summer on the hedonistic shores of Marbella. Following the opening of Mett Bodrum, Mett Marbella will debut in August 2023, bringing with it a trio of Dubai concepts. Alongside Greek restaurant, Ammos, and Italian eatery, Isola, we can’t wait to enjoy days of tan-topping at Marbella’s newest beach club, Azure Beach. Serving as the hub of the resort, this lively beach club will serve up an array of internationally-influenced dishes perfect for dining beachside.


Monte Carlo: Gaia

A top Dubai restaurant that’s gone international after reaching superstardom in the UAE is upscale Greek restaurant, Gaia. The brainchild of local celebrity chef Izu Ani, the second outpost of Gaia opened in Monte Carlo, Monaco, in the summer of 2019. Whimsical taverna-inspired interiors mirror those of the chic Dubai venue, with magenta bougainvillea shaping the terrace, a fresh fish counter spilling with local catches, and a chef’s table is available to book for intimate private dinners.


Mykonos: La Cantine

If the beautiful Grecian island of Mykonos is in your summer plans, you can dine and party at an array of your favourite Dubai venues: Zuma, Nammos and now La Cantine du Faubourg. Drop in to drink, dine or dance at this stunning new outdoor restaurant, which blends La Cantine’s signature Parisienne flair with a stylish Grecian ambience. Spread across multiple levels, the restaurant serves up a menu of delicacies from the land and sea. Diners familiar with La Cantine’s menu can look forward to signature dishes like honey short ribs with pomelo and yellowfin tuna ceviche with sesame, avocado and sweet onion vinaigrette, while also trying some Mykonos exclusives such as the whole king crab leg with spicy mayonnaise.


Porto Cervo: Billionaire

Costa Smeralda is where the Billionaire brand was born in 1998, and this summer Billionaire Porto Cervo will once again throw open its doors to dazzle guests. Perched on a cliff with sweeping views of the sea, the Mediterranean style villa transforms into a luxury dining experience through the summer. Tables surround the impressive stage on the open-air terrace under a canopy of stars where performers emerge during the night creating a dramatic evening of magic and wonder. As the night segues into the after-party, world-renown DJ’s and guest celebrities spin their tracks to the vibe of the audience, while guests and glitterati take to the center stage to dance and mingle until the wee hours of the morning.


Saint Tropez: Opa

Dubai-born Greek restaurant Opa packed its plate-smashing, zorba-dancing ways for the French Riviera in the summer of 2021, and it’s back for the 2022 summer season. Inside the restaurant, there’s seating for 100 guests, with the fit-out very similar to that of the original in Dubai, all whitewashed with blue accents to create a scene that could be picked straight from the sun-soaked Cyclades. The menu is also very similar to that of the Dubai venue, with grilled meats, fresh salads, local fish dishes and sweet pastries.