Would you have bubbles with breakfast? Is 10am too early for a glass of prosecco? We drove to the Palm on a Saturday morning, just husband and I – to review Ula’s ‘Bottomless Breakfast’ offer. A quick breakfast date close to home 🙂 Here’s what to expect.
Boy was I glad to find out that Mondoux had reopened a sister branch in our neighbourhood – here in The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence. I had always wanted to check out the Creek Harbour branch but never got the chance to head up that way. We drove over to the new branch here in […]
Last weekend, we jumped onto our bicycles and made our way across the bridge towards Grosvenor House – a beloved hotel that we have been numerous times over the years. In fact we met our first friends right here in Embassy, 10 years ago – but that’s another story to share. Rhodes w1 had recently […]
A friend had suggested ‘this new place in Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse’ for breakfast. I remember seeing Isola on socials, and it had always been on the to-go-list. Good time, seeing that the weather is still *thankfully* quite cool, or actually very cold and windy these daysearly Feb 2022. Off I went on a school day […]
Last weekend, we drove up to Jumeirah to review the newly opened Turkish restaurant – Huqqabaz. The name is quite familiar by now, isn’t it? With the first branch in Dubai Mall, and the other in MOE which we have just recently visited. How is Huqqabaz like? How does it differ from its other branches?
I had seen snippets of the Huqqabaz Garden on social media and was quite surprised to know that there was an outdoor cafe with a garden in Mall of the Emirates. You didn’t know that as well, did you? Did you know they also have displays of fine art within the venue?
A friend sent me a message this morning asking if I knew of outdoor breakfast spots in Dubai, where she could “sit in front of the sea”. You will be surprised to know that most beach-side restaurants down our end of the town only open from lunch onwards on weekdays, and only for breakfast on […]
2022 Update : The Pangolin is now called The Green Room. To the few who guessed the restaurant was ‘The Elephant’, ‘The Meerkat’ or ‘The Hippo’…. you were either taking the mickey (very funny indeed), or you honestly thought there was an actual restaurant called The Meerkat in Dubai. Imagine if there was! Wouldn’t that […]
We have kids at that age where they typically eat free in hotel all-day dinings. That magic number is 5. My eldest will be 5 for the next few years. Until maybe she becomes a teenager.. So, by popular request, here are a few of the hotel restaurants – where the little ones under a […]
Buffet breakfast and toddlers don’t really go well together. What more when you have more than one child. But we do do it, every now and then. Cause kids love having the choice of one donut, maybe one waffle, maybe 3 babycinos and 5 watermelons. And ala carte can end up costing a fortune when […]
2022 Update : The review below was written in May 2021 when I went to Phileas for the very first time. We have been back there numerous times since and absolutely love the place. Highly recommend breakfast at Phileas. Original Review : May 2021 I was this close on leaving, standing in the heat, trying […]
If you’re getting bored of the usual English Breakfast dishes, how about give Mexican a try? Look I am no expert and will not start pretending to be one. Sadly, I have never been to Mexico so I’ll leave the ‘Was it authentic?’ review to those who know better. This, is a brief review of […]
About time they joined the breakfast club, don’t you think? Say hello to Koko Bay, which really doesn’t need an introduction. Yes, it’s that famous bali-inspired restaurant in Palm West Beach with amazing views of the marina, that hammock, that swing. I can imagine their start-up committee sitting around a table going – how do […]
We have always wanted to bring the little ones to the Burj. Having always done Atmosphere Lounge over sunset when we had family and guests over, we had the impression that kids were not allowed up to Level 123 of the Burj Khalifa. I checked, and realised hey – you could bring under 6 year […]
The menu at The Farm has evolved quite a lot since it first opened its doors. My visit back in 2015 wasn’t exactly the best, and I’ve only been back twice since. Okay, I admit – the fact that Al Barari is a road-trip away from the Marina didn’t exactly help, plus it’s one of […]
Here’s one for those who have Wednesday’s off, and would like to spend a day at a really chic beach club. Drift Beach it is – located right at the edge of One and Only Royal Mirage, by the Palm Monorail. I had seen lots of photos of the place before but never really looked […]
I wrote this article back in 2016, and it really irritates me that up till now, year 2021 – we still have venues that cannot get the basics of online information correct. Let’s keep this short and sweet so it’s serves its two purpose – 1. Guests who are planning breakfast at Palm Bay know […]
I can imagine how “happy” every Marina Mum was when Pots and Pans and that beautiful lawn at the edge of The Beach was ‘closed for construction’. What are they doing to build here? Months passed and Bla Bla Beach Club opened – an adults-only venue with over 20 bars, right next to the much-loved […]
Didn’t expect to return so soon to Bluewaters. It was one of those weekends where plans didn’t quite work out and we ended up back in our neighbourhood for breakfast. This time is was Leen’s, one of the three branches in Dubai – situated again by the Bluewaters Wharf which I’m starting to get quite […]
I’ve always wanted to return to Bluewaters for breakfast. When you try and google ‘Breakfast at Bluewaters’, not a lot comes up. C’mon big guys – What’s on, Time Out – do your thing. So on a totally unplanned morning when I was suppose to take the 2 year old for a coffee date, off […]