Viva la Villamoré: Dubai's Mediterranean Hideaway

Viva la Villamoré: Dubai's Mediterranean Hideaway

Villamoré, Dubai’s latest Mediterranean hotspot, is a zillion miles away from the opulence you witness when you enter the Emerald Palace Kempinski which is a swirl of glitz, glamour, and gold. This is Dubai’s best-kept secret with killer views and an entire Antipasti Room that you shouldn’t miss out on.

Trèsind: The Rebirth of Indian Cuisine

Trèsind: The Rebirth of Indian Cuisine

Trèsind Dubai is in a relatively unassuming yet non-offensive hotel. But keep an open mind because you will be delighted with the modernist Indian cuisine. This isn’t just about an Indian restaurant, though - it’s about unravelling a story and experience and revealing the heartbeat within the brand.

HIDE...From Your Amex

HIDE...From Your Amex

Three-storey Hide had been mentioned by our buddies in the UK who had been to both Ground (more casual a la carte) and Above (tasting menu only) at the much-talked about Mayfair restaurant. An indoor car lift, a gigantic spiral staircase…The only thing to do was experience Hide for ourselves.

Classic Dining at Amuse-Bouche in Johannesburg

Classic Dining at Amuse-Bouche in Johannesburg

Who knew such an elegant fine dining restaurant was sitting tucked away inside a boutique hotel in Johannesburg? I certainly wasn't expecting it! But one evening, I found myself perched atop a plush high back chair within a glass-encased dining room at a table dressed with thick luxurious linens. 

Mythos Kouzina & Grill: Authentically Greek in Dubai

Mythos Kouzina & Grill: Authentically Greek in Dubai

When I was getting ready to head to Mythos for dinner, I have to admit that I was a bit sceptical about its location. I know JLT, or Jumeirah Lake Towers, for its offices and, despite the rave reviews, could not picture a really cosy Greek restaurant in this part of Dubai.

Galvin Dubai’s ‘Flavours Of The Sun’

Galvin Dubai’s ‘Flavours Of The Sun’

Although Galvin Dubai (from Michelin-starred chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin) retains the brand’s signature French-English touch, they’ve also catered to their new audience by adding a Mediterranean basin flair. That means homages to Italian, Southern French, and North African cuisine in what they call “flavours of the sun”.