Gather your friends or family for the very best in group dining
Sharing a meal with the people you love is one of life’s great pleasures. No matter what the occasion or the guest list, we’ve rounded up some of the best restaurants in Dubai for dining with a group. Gather your friends, family members or a crew of your nearest and dearest from the office and make your reservation at any of these top picks this Dubai Restaurant Week (22 February – 3 March).
Best for a girls’ night out
THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY AT THIS CHIC HOTSPOT
Finding a venue that’s stylish, fun and that caters to a multitude of dietary requirements isn’t always easy. But Scape, located in Burj Al Arab hits all the marks with a casually chic and beachy vibe that takes its cues from the west coast of America. The menu is also California-inspired, spanning Mediterranean, Asian and Latin American fare, so all tastes are accommodated. Bookings are essential, and then all that’s left is to round up your girl gang and go.
Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Road
+971 4 301 7777
Best for family-friendly dining
THIS CROWD-PLEASER WILL SATISFY DINERS OF ALL AGES
It’s designed to replicate the best family-run trattorias in Italy, so it should come as no surprise that Simply Italian will please diners of all ages. Kids will get a kick out of the funky decor and the artwork that adorns the walls, not to mention the fairly extensive pizza menu. Foodies can’t get enough of the melt-in-the-mouth burrata and other ingredients that are imported direct from Italy. And most will agree that the beachfront views are among the best in the city – book a table on the terrace to enjoy them at their finest.
Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
+971 4 558 8354
Best for celebrating milestones
MAKE IT A DINING EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER
Anniversaries, graduations and other milestones deserve to be celebrated, and when you’re pulling out all the stops, you need to think big. Enter Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The Michelin-starred chef has been working his brand of culinary magic in Dubai since 2015, and his restaurant in the Four Seasons has played host to many a celebratory gathering. The ambience is luxurious, the service attentive and the food simply spectacular. This will be one celebration you won’t soon forget.
Jean-Georges Dubai, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road
+971 4 343 6118
Toro + Ko
Best for when you want to share
TRY MODERN SPANISH TAPAS
With so many choices, it can be quite a challenge to pick a meal that’s sure to satisfy your every craving. Alternatively, you could go somewhere that’s designed for sharing! After all, why order one dish when you can experience the best of many? As a Spanish-style tapas restaurant with outposts around the globe, Toro + Ko at City Walk is well-versed in the art of sharing, with hot and cold small plates, as well as seafood from the grill and numerous paella options. The only difficulty will be trying to get a consensus on what to order.
The Square, City Walk
+971 4 590 5433
folly by Nick & Scott
Best for an after-work hangout
THE INCREDIBLE VIEWS WILL HELP YOU UNWIND
Whether you’re celebrating a win in the office or just looking to unwind, the casual-meets-classy vibe at folly makes it ideal. Depending on the size of your team, you can either venture into the ‘secret garden’, aka the spacious Outdoor Terrace and Lounge that’s adjacent to the main dining room, or head up a level to The Rooftop. As you enjoy the combination of flavour-packed small plates and excellent views of the Burj Al Arab, the stress of the working day will melt away as if by magic.
The Square, City Walk
+971 4 590 5433