When it came to top searches for Dubai restaurants these nine distinct restaurants of various cuisines made it to our shortlist where DIFC is one place to watch out for a variety of menus.
Bagatelle Dubai is counted among the top restaurants in the city, and welcomes visitors from all over the world to experience the ultimate joie de vivre lifestyle. Just as its sister restaurants across the globe, Bagatelle Dubai is designed to reflect classic Parisian elements highlighted by bold artwork and pulsating music, keeping guests entertained and mesmerized every night. The restaurant is regularly nominated and crowned Best French Restaurant in Dubai, accumulating accolades locally and internationally. It is also Vegetarian friendly.
Cost: AED 50 - 575
Location: Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road - Dubai
Operating Hours: Monday–Sunday l 8:00pm to11:00pm (Closed for Ramadan).
2. Bombay Brasserie
Taj Dubai’s signature restaurant, Bombay Brasserie is a tryst between classic and contemporary. A dining experience here, promises drama, authenticity & innovation with a live open kitchen, vibrant oversized art and a botanical bar concept. The vibrant interiors and low-level lighting set a sophisticated and relaxed dining experience for fashionable diners. Indian cuisine is served here.
Cost: AED 500 for two (average price)
Location: Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay, PO Box 8489,Dubai, UAE
Operating Hours: 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (Sun-Sat) l Iftar is From Sunset- 9:00 PM, 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Set in the heart of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Cipriani Dubai features an elegant blue and white nautical aesthetic, high gloss wood interior with polished steel finishes, signature brown leather chairs. On two levels and with an enclosed terrace and intimate bar, it can accommodate up to 300 people and offers classic dishes from Harry's Bar and a variety of specialties in a warm and fun atmosphere. Italian cuisine with Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan and Gluten Free Options available.
Cost: AED 280 per person (Iftar)
Location: Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Gate village number 10, Dubai UAE
Operating Hours: Everyday 12:00pm to 2:00am, Open for Ramadan from 12.00pm to 11.45pm (Sun-Sat)
World-renowned, award-winning lifestyle brand, bringing a trace of the Incan heritage to the Middle East. COYA creates a multi-dimensional culinary experience with sensational contemporary Peruvian cuisine through an exquisite dining affair, epic events, and an innovative Pisco Bar & Lounge. Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan, Halal and Gluten Free Options available.
Cost: AED 40-980 (Drinks cost in separate menu)
Location: Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Road | Jumeirah 2, Dubai 71384, United Arab Emirates
Lunch: Monday to Sunday: 12:30pm to 4:00pm l Dinner: Saturday to Tuesday: 7:00pm to 12:00pm l Wednesday – Friday: 7:00pm – 12:30am
Pisco Bar & Lounge: Saturday to Tuesday: 12:30 pm to 1:00am l Wednesday to Friday: 12:30pm to 2:00am
Members’ Club: Saturday to Tuesday: 12:30pm to 1:00am l Wednesday to Friday: 12:30pm to 2:00am
5. LPM - Le Petite Maison
La Petite Maison Dubai offers the tradition of celebrating the simplicity of light French Mediterranean and Niçoise cuisine featuring exceptional pasta, seafood, and meat dishes prepared with fresh Mediterranean produce such as artichokes, courgettes, olives, and lemons.The restaurant features a gorgeous, understatedly dining room reminiscent of the Cote d’Azur, framed in a light colour palette with accents of fine linens and marble, and featuring eclectic art and "Belle Epoque" accessories.
Cost: AED 25 - 1200
Location: Gate Village 08 DIFC P.O. Box 506711 Dubai
Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday 12pm to 3:30pm l 7pm to 11:30pm
Nusr-Et Steakhouse opened its doors in 2010. The restaurant quickly became the sector’s leader with its top quality steaks, unprecedented service quality, boutique concept and still remains as number 1. By offering many unique options to meatlovers, Nusr-Et quickly brought extra flair to the steakhouse culture and still serves as an indispensable location for its guests. The restaurant became the one and only address for meatlovers since its opening and continues to be different and special with its rich food offerings, warm atmosphere and top notch service.
Cost: AED 900 for two (average)
Location: Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Dubai, Dubai Po Box 73024
Operating Hours: 12 noon to 12 midnight
Qbara Dubai is the brainchild of JAS Hospitality. ‘Qbara’ can mean ‘large & generous’ but spelt backwards could almost sound like ‘Arabic’. It is a contemporary lifestyle restaurant, lounge & bar that embrace Middle Eastern cuisines and culture with a ground-breaking modern twist.
Qbara’s spectacular interiors have been conceived by award winning Tokyo based interior design Studio Glitt – Noriyoshi Muramatsu – who skilfully created a magical vernacular of traditional Middle Eastern cultural elements set in juxtaposition with an ultra-contemporary design philosophy.
Cost: AED 500 per person
Location: WAFI City, Dubai UAE
Operating Hours: 7 Days a Week l Dinner: 6:00pm to 1:00am l Bar & Lounge: 6:00pm to 3:00am
Roberto’s is the passion project of Mustafa Turgul, Executive Chef Andrea Mugavero, and Skelmore Hospitality who sought to feed Dubai’s discerning gourmets’ desire for an authentic, thoughtful and contemporary Italian fine dining experience. Their world-class team blends an admirable devotion to food with great hospitality. Roberto’s is a culinary affair that marries signature Italian authenticity with Dubai’s renowned gastronomic scene.
Cost: AED 250 - 2900
Location: Gate Village Building No. 1, DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday - 12:00 PM to 02:00AM l Friday & Saturday - 07:00PM to 02:00AM
Zuma Dubai is located in the international financial centre, at the heart of the city. Enjoy contemporary Japanese cuisine in the vicinity of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The menu is comprehensive and alluring. Dishes are authentic but not traditional with bold, intense flavours and an emphasis on simple presentation acquired through quality ingredients. There is no set protocol on ordering from the menu; izakaya style means that dishes are designed to be shared at the table
Cost: AED 137 per person for lunch
Location: Gate Village 06, DIFC, P.O. Box 506620, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Operating Hours: Lunch Sun-Thur 12 to 3:30pm, Sat 12:30 to 4pm l Brunch Fri 12:30 to 4pm l Dinner Sat-Wed 7pm to 12am, Thur-Fri 7pm to1am l Bar & Lounge Sat-Wed 12pm to 1am, Thur-Fri 12pm to 2am
(Picture Credits:Bagatelle, Bombay Brassiere, Cipriani, Coya, Le Petite Maison, Nurs-et, Qbara, Robertos and Zuma)