Caterer Middle East Awards: Garden on 8 is the Bar Team of the Year

The Media One hotel concept won the prize
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Garden on 8, the informal bar at Media One Hotel in Dubai, picked up this year’s Caterer Middle East Bar Team of the Year award.

It was a new winner for this category after Lock, Stock & Barrel claimed it for the past two years in a row.


Having doubled its capacity in the past two years, the Garden on 8 team has had to expand while retaining the same level of customer service –something it has achieved with aplomb.

A garden oasis in the heart of Media City, the venue has made itself a mainstay of the local F&B scene.

From the Feastival Fridays Brunch to the many sporting events shown on its 15 TVs, Garden on 8 has continued to thrive. Indeed, it has produced a more than 25% revenue increase from its original budget over the past year and continues to exceed expectations in 2019.

The team have also shown their greenfingers with the introduction of various vegetable and herb gardens throughout the venue – tomatoes, eggplants, chilies, and peppers are among the fresh produce successfully grown, truly making it a Garden on 8.

It’s team were on hand at the JW Marriott Marquis on June 18 for the glittering awards dinner which saw them presented the prize by Laura Hobus, MMI key account manager.

Gorjan Kandic, GM of Garden on 8, said: “I think this award gives us a big push to what’s going on at Garden on 8. I think customers are going to appreciate it in terms of what they have contributed towards the hotel. It’s an award for the team at the end of the day. It’s their work that is being appreciated and the results that they have contributed to make Garden on 8 what it is today.

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