Your ultimate guide to eating and drinking in C2, City Walk
11 new restaurants, 1 incredible dining destination…
Whether it’s rocking out at the iconic Coca-Cola Arena, having a wild encounter at the Green Planet, or catching up over lunch at one of the many eateries, City Walk has long been a destination for all things food and culture.
Now, with the addition of the newly opened licensed dining destination, C2, and with more new restaurants popping up soon, it’s the ideal spot for dining, drinks, and weekend relaxation.
From beloved homegrown eateries to world-famous restaurants, here’s where to eat and drink in C2:
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Round up the group… After four successful years at Bluewaters, Brass Monkey has officially opened its second Dubai venue at C2. The two-storey adult-only playground features bowling, arcade games, pool tables, two outdoor terraces, and more.
Brass Monkey, C2, City Walk, Dubai. Tel:(0)4 582 2244. @brassmonkeysocial
Baku Cafe is a contemporary Azerbaijani restaurant. The interiors combine the national style with elements of ancient culture and modern trends. Sit out on the terrace and choose from hot and cold appetisers, salads, soups, tandoor, and delicious desserts.
Baku Café, City Walk, Dubai. Daily 12pm to 1am. Tel:(0).4 299 9081. @bakucafe.ae
JLT-import Mythos is already well-known for some of the most authentic food in Dubai. The award-winning restaurant has taken its deep roots of Greek cuisine to the new licensed neighbourhood in City Walk, with its much-loved dishes. This new, larger space comes complete with an Aegean-inspired courtyard, a stunning minimalistic design aesthetic, and a menu of Herculean form and finesse.
Mythos Urban Greek Eatery, The Square, City Walk. Sun to Thu, 12.30pm to 12am. Fri and Sat, 12.30pm to 1am. Tel:(0)4 225 3313. mythosdubai.com
L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele
If it’s good enough for Julia Roberts… L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele landed in Dubai all the way from Napoli, made famous by the movie Eat Pray Love. From the basics to the specials and more, it serves up authentic pizzas across three locations in Dubai – JBR, Dubai Hills Mall, and recently relocated its City Walk branch to C2, to upgrade its offering with a license to serve alcoholic beverages. Sample a classic margherita or go all out with the tartufo – black truffle goodness.
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, C2, City Walk, Dubai. Daily 12pm to 12am. @pizzeria_da_michele_dubai
Part of the new C2 collection of restaurants staged around the gorgeous La Ville Hotel & Suites – Nola (aka Nola Bijou Bistro and Bar) is a JLT import that celebrates the jazzy bon vivant era of New Orleans. Beyond that, you’ll find the brand’s popular sharing format small plate spreads and a raucous little raw bar.
Nola, C2, City Walk, Sun to Thu midday to 1am, Fri and Sat midday to 2pm. @noladubai
Primi Cucina Italiana
For traditional Italian comfort food, look no further than Primi Cucina Italiana. The Italian restaurant has landed in Dubai for the first time at the cool new dining destination, C2. Whether you’re sat inside the stunning restaurant or out on the airy terrace, enjoy freshly made pastas, pizza, seafood, and more.
Primi Cucina Italiana, C2, City Walk, Dubai. Daily 9am to 11pm. Tel:(0)569 924 326. @primi_ae
From February 29, the City Walk restaurant hub is getting a cool new steakhouse that will have meat lovers reaching for their sharpest steak knives. Somewhere between an elegant art deco brasserie plucked from Paris and a buzzy New York bar, Rare is the new creation from the team behind CMP Bar & Grill, which closed last year at The Pointe. In Rare, the team is set to create a friendly and welcoming steakhouse, that’s personality-packed in both style and service.
Rare, C2, City Walk, opening February 2024. @theraredxb
Foodie favourite Daikan Ramen sadly closed its doors in DIFC’s Gate Avenue last year and is (finally) set to reopen a Daikan Izakaya just over the road at City Walk’s C2. This will be the brand’s first licensed restaurant in Dubai, after opening an izakaya in the capital last year. Aspiring to bring you delicious, yet simple Japanese cuisine, they offer a variety of broth bases from soy to miso, spicy and veggie. Pick from a number of delicious toppings that are available to add in. There are many bites to go along with your meal such as kimchi or gyozas.
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La Serre’s story began in Dubai, with the French restaurant serving as a top choice for Downtown dining for a decade. While that La Serre is no longer, the beloved French restaurant is set to open at C2 in the coming months bringing back its Parisian-style flair, hearty dishes, and organic ingredients to Dubai foodies.
Nox is set to bring its inventive dining concept, delectable dishes, and cocktails to the city, debuting in City Walk’s C2 soon.
Here, guests will get to choose from a diverse international menu and selection of drinks. We don’t know much more than that about Myata just yet, stay tuned…