Best Restaurants in Downtown Dubai

Dubai offers innumerable restaurants in and around the city for its residents and tourists. Check out some of the best restaurants in downtown Dubai.

Chloe Hoffmann
July 14, 2021 5:57 PM

Dubai offers innumerable restaurants in and around the city for its residents and tourists. Check out the best restaurant in downtown Dubai.

Tulum Restaurant

Your desire for having the best traditional Mexican cuisine is fulfilled at the Tulum Restaurant, which is situated in the Dubai Mall in Downtown, Dubai. You can meet up with your colleagues after work or with family for a get-together. The interiors display the stunning artwork and architecture of the Mexican Mixteca civilization in the 14th and 15th centuries. The food served is rich with fresh ingredients and Mexican flavours that you can feel the warmth and uniqueness of Mexican customs. The venue is known for exciting events such as the Shoppers Lunch, International Women’s Day, and National Mother’s Day. 

Find out more about Tulum Restaurant here. 

Ce la vi

What can make you very delighted other than a sky-high dining experience in the iconic rooftop restaurant? Ce la vie is ideally located on the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands offering the spectacular views of the Dubai skyline. The venue is famous for contemporary Asian cuisines offered by the famous chef Howard Ko. Of the several menus offered, you can try Ce la vi X nikka, a la carte, brunch, after hours, and so on.

You can start with seaweed parker rolls, crispy potato hash Okonomiyaki style, or grilled asparagus and classic osetra caviar, or Australian black truffle to roasted Chilean seabass, and squid ink spaghetti.

Find out more about CÉ LA VI here. 

Miss Tess

Located in the Business Bay, Miss Tess offers a warm atmosphere with its eclectic lanterns, window shades, wall paintings and cushioned chairs and tables. The look of a street-style restaurant owing to the colourful tones of chandeliers takes you to a market street in a fairy tale. You can enjoy having a range of Korean and Asian food with starters like prawn tempura, fish bites and fried tofu and move on to Kalbi beef ribs and crispy Korean chicken and a choice of mixed platters.

Find out more about Miss Tess here. 

La Serre

If you are looking for a casual eatery at the Boulangerie or a sophisticated dining at Bistro, you can be at La Serra in Dubai. Inviting the Downtown community for an ultimate hangout, La Serra Boulangerie offers everything from breakfast and lunch to dinner from 7 am to 12 am. On the upstairs, La Serra Bistro offers unrivalled French authentic dishes that enable you to experience the French culture and traditions. Look for the 5-course degustation menu, including premium French wines, or Dejeuner s’il vous plait – business lunch for 2-course or 3-course set menu for AED 110 or 130

Find out more about La Serre here. 

Armani Amal

Armani Amal inspires you with authentic Indian cuisines and premium beverages. Ideally set on the third floor of the Armani Hotel Dubai in the iconic Burj Khalifa, the venue offers a unique rooftop dining experience, with scintillating views of the Dubai Fountain. You can go on a culinary journey across India tasting a variety of your favourite dishes.

Find out more about Armani Amal here.  

GAL Dubai

GAL, formerly known as The Galliard, brings contemporary Turkish-Mediterranean cuisine to the fore, cooked in front of diners in a bustling open kitchen. Located in the Dubai Address Downtown Hotel, it offers an extensive range of dishes to tempt your palate. Some must-try flavours are baked beef marrow, truffle mushroom pirouhi, tantuni, Bolognese burger and Sosyete kebab. You can be there for a Latin brunch on Fridays 

Find out more about GAL Dubai here. 

The Maine Land Brasserie

The Maine is known for its Land Brasserie, Oyster Bar & Grill, Street Eatery and World Famous Tacos located at various places in Dubai. The man behind this is the founder Joey Ghazal, who has developed a concept of an eatery with elaborate details to attract visitors, and encourage them to explore. You cannot miss the hot grilled meat at the brunch on Fridays and Saturdays at JBR, the big roast menu, baked wild seabass, or golden Canadian milk-fed veal with parmesan coating.

Find out more about The Maine here. 


Located in DIFC, this restaurant definitely deserves to be mentioned in this article. Designed by culinary experts Chef Izu Ani and Chef Orestis, the menu is fueled by flavour and memories. Combining traditional flavours, fresh ingredients, and the simplicity of home cooking. Indulge in the quintessence of Greek-Mediterranean cuisine with a modern palate and captivating charm.

Find out more about GAIA here. 

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