Nominees for Time Out Dubai’s 2019 Restaurant Awards revealed

25 categories covering a wide variety of cuisines
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Our friends at sister title Time Out Dubai have been busy sampling restaurants throughout the city for their 14th annual Restaurant Awards.

With 25 categories covering just about every cuisine and theme you can imagine, the nominations alone are a great list to start working your way through if you are looking for good food in the city.

You can find the full list below and for any more information on the judging process and how they will choose the winners at the awards ceremony on February 20 at JW Marriot Marquis Dubai, you can visit www.timeoutdubai.com

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Nominees:


Regional


Asian

1. 3 Fils, Jumeirah Fishing Harbour
2. Asia Asia, Pier 7
3. Betawi Café, Karama
4. Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar
5. Mekong, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
6. Miss Wáng, Majestic City Retreat Hotel
7. Miss Tess, Taj Dubai
8. Vietnamese Foodies, JLT
9. Buddha-Bar, Grosvenor House Dubai
10. Wox, Grand Hyatt Dubai

Chinese

1. China Sea, Deira
2. Din Tai Fung, Mall of the Emirates
3. Hakkasan, Atlantis The Palm
4. Long Teng, Business Bay
5. New Shanghai, The Dubai Mall
6. Nine Squares Restaurant, International City
7. Royal China, DIFC
8. Shanghai Chic, Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel
9. Xiao Wei Yang International Restaurant, Dubai Marina
10. Zheng He’s, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

European

1. At.mosphere Restaurant & Lounge, Burj Khalifa
2. BB Social Dining, DIFC
3. BOCA, DIFC
4. Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis The Palm
5. carine, Emirates Golf Club
6. Flamingo Room by tashas, Jumeirah Al Naseem
7. folly by Nick & Scott, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
8. Marina Social, InterContinental Dubai
9. MINA Brasserie, Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre
10. Queens Grill, QE2


French


1. Bistrot Bagatelle, Fairmont Dubai
2. Bleu Blanc, Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai
3. BQ – French Kitchen, Habtoor Palace
4. Couqley, JLT
5. La Cantine du Faubourg, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
6. La Petite Maison, DIFC
7. Le Cirque, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC
8. La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie, Vida Downtown
9. Pierre’s Bistro & Bar, InterContinental Dubai Festival City
10. STAY by Yannick Alléno, One&Only The Palm Dubai

Indian

1. Armani/Amal, Armani Hotel Dubai
2. Ashiana, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
3. Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai
4. Carnival by Trèsind, DIFC
5. Calicut Paragon, Karama
6. Little Miss India, Fairmont The Palm
7. Mint Leaf of London, DIFC
8. Masti, La Mer
9. Rang Mahal, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
10. Trèsind, Nassima Royal Hotel

Italian

1. Armani/Ristorante, Armani Hotel Dubai
2. BASTA!, Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai
3. Bussola, The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
4. Cipriani, DIFC
5. Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, Jumeirah Al Naseem
6. Il Ristorante – Nikito Romano, Bvlgari Resort Dubai
7. MATTO, The Oberoi Dubai
8. Quattro Passi, FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
9. Roberto’s, DIFC
10. Scalini, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Japanese

1. Akiba Dori, d3
2. Armani/Hashi, Armani Hotel Dubai
3. Hōseki, Bvlgari Resort Dubai
4. Izakaya, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
5. Kiku, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
6. Miyako, Hyatt Regency Dubai
7. Morimoto, Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai
8. Nobu, Atlantis The Palm
9. TOMO, Raffles Dubai
10. Zuma, DIFC

Latin American

1. Ají, Club Vista Mare
2. COYA, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
3. Hotel Cartagena, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
4. La Carnita, InterContinental Dubai Marina
5. LIMA Dubai, City Walk
6. Loca, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
7. Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen, Le Royal Méridien Dubai Beach Resort & Spa
8. Muchachas, Holiday Inn Express Al Safa
9. Toro Toro, Grosvenor House Dubai
10. Waka, The Oberoi Dubai

Lebanese

1. Al Falamanki, Jumeirah
2. Al Nafoorah, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
3. Ayam Elezz, The Mall
4. Babel, La Mer
5. Em Sherif, Address Downtown
6. Enab Beirut, City Walk
7. Ibn AlBahr, Club Vista Mare
8. Makan, La Mer
9. Reem Al Bawadi, Sheikh Zayed Road
10. Zahr El-Laymoun, Souk Al Bahar

MENA

1. Aghatti, Jumeirah
2. Al Fanar, Dubai Festival City Mall
3. Eshak, City Walk
4. Günaydın, Souk Al Bahar
5. Kaftan, La Mer
6. Logma, The Dubai Mall
7. Zou Zou, La Mer
8. RÜYA, Grosvenor House Dubai
9. SIKKA Café, City Walk
10. Somewhere, The Dubai Mall

North American & Caribbean

1. BARBARY Deli + Cocktail Club, TRYP by Wyndham Dubai
2. Black Tap, Jumeirah Al Naseem
3. Burger & Lobster, DIFC
4. Key West, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
5. Miss Lily’s, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai
6. Ribs & Brews, Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City
7. Scape, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
8. Stars ’N’ Bars, La Mer
9. The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Jumeirah Beach
10. Ting Irie, Manzil Downtown

Thai

1. Benjarong, Dusit Thani Dubai
2. Café Isan, JLT
3. Pai Thai, Jumeirah Al Qasr
4. Spice Emporium, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
5. Sukothai, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
6. The Royal Budha, Holiday Inn Al Barsha
7. The Thai Kitchen, Park Hyatt Dubai
8. Thiptara, Palace Downtown
9. Tong Thai, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
10. Wise Kwai, DusitD2 Kenz

Themed


Afternoon tea

1. Al Bayt, Palace Downtown
2. Al Fayrooz Lounge, Jumeirah Al Qasr
3. At.mosphere Restaurant & Lounge, Burj Khalifa
4. Choix Patisserie and Restaurant par Pierre Gagnaire, InterContinental Festival City
5. Pearl Lounge, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
6. Raffles Salon, Raffles Dubai
7. Sahn Eddar, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
8. Shai Salon, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
9. Sidra Lounge, Habtoor Palace
10. The Lounge, Address Downtown

Bar food

1. Bar Baar, Majestic City Retreat Hotel
2. BARBARY Deli + Cocktail Club, TRYP by Wyndham Dubai
3. Brunswick Eatery, Bar & Terrace, Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates
4. Dusty’s, DIFC
5. INDIE, DIFC
6. Loca, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
7. Lock, Stock & Barrel, Grand Millennium Dubai
8. QD’s, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
9. The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
10. Trader Vic’s, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah

Breakfast

1. Baker & Spice, Souk Al Bahar
2. eggspectation, The Beach
3. Fibber Magee’s, Sheikh Zayed Road
4. Friends’ Avenue Café, JLT
5. Gossip Café, BoxPark
6. Jones the Grocer, Emirates Golf Club
7. McGettigan’s JBR
8. Parker’s, La Mer
9. Pots, Pans & Boards, The Beach
10. The Surf Café, Umm Suqeim

Brunch

1. Brasserie 2.0
2. COYA
3. La Cantine du Faubourg
4. Masti
5. Morimoto
6. NOÉPE
7. RÜYA
8. STK JBR
9. Traiteur Brunch at The Promenade
10. Zuma

Budget

1. Ayubowan, JLT
2. Bait Maryam, JLT
3. Bu Qtair, Umm Suqeim
4. Calicut Paragon, Karama
5. Mama’esh, Business Bay
6. Manisha’s Kitchen, Karama
7. Raju Omlet, JLT
8. Ravi Restaurant, Satwa
9. Vietnamese Foodies, JLT
10. Xiao Wei Yang International Restaurant, Dubai Marina

Café

1. Amongst Few, Jumeirah Beach Road
2. Baker & Spice, Souk Al Bahar
3. Comptoir 102, Jumeirah
4. Culinary Boutique, Jumeirah
5. Friends’ Avenue Café, JLT
6. Gossip Café, BoxPark
7. Jolie Floral Boutique, City Walk
8. Maisan 15, Barsha South
9. Tania’s Teahouse, Jumeirah
10. Vibe, Jumeirah

Outdoor

1. Asado, Palace Downtown
2. Boardwalk, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
3. NOÉPE, Park Hyatt Dubai
4. folly by Nick & Scott, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
5. Bussola, The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
6. Ibn AlBahr, Club Vista Mare
7. Fish Beach Taverna, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
8. Pai Thai, Jumeirah Al Qasr
9. Key West, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
10. Sea Fu, Four Seasons Dubai Resort at Jumeirah Beach

Pub food

1. Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
2. Fibber Magee’s, Sheikh Zayed Road
3. JB’s Gastropub, Amwaj Rotana JBR
4. McGettigan’s JLT, JLT
5. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes
6. The Lion by Nick & Scott, The H Dubai
7. The Dubliner’s, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
8. The Eloquent Elephant, Taj Dubai
9. The Irish Village, Garhoud
10. The Ship’s Wheel, Jebel Ali Recreation Club

Romantic

1. At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa
2. carine, Emirates Golf Club
3. Fish Beach Taverna, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
& Marina
4. Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, Jumeirah Al Naseem
5. Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm
6. Pai Thai, Jumeirah Al Qasr
7. Pierchic, Jumeirah Al Qasr
8. RÜYA, Grosvenor House Dubai
9. Shimmers, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
10. Thiptara, Palace Downtown

Seafood

1. As You Fish, Jumeirah Beach Road
2. Babel, La Mer
3. Bu Qtair, Umm Suqeim
4. Fish Beach Taverna, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
& Marina
5. Ibn AlBahr, Club Vista Mare
6. Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
7. NOÉPE, Park Hyatt Dubai
8. Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm
9. Pierchic, Jumeirah Al Qasr
10. The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Jumeirah Beach

Steakhouse

1. Asado, Palace Downtown
2. Beefbar, DIFC
3. Bushman’s Australian Restaurant & Bar, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
4. Nusr-Et, Four Seasons Dubai Resort at Jumeirah Beach
5. Prime68, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
6. Rhodes Twenty10, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
7. Seafire Steakhouse & Bar, Atlantis The Palm
8. STK JBR, Rixos Premium Dubai
9. The Rib Room, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
10. World Cut Steakhouse, Habtoor Palace

Grand prix categories

Casual newcomer

1. Han Shi Fu, Aloft Deira City Centre
2. Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai Hills Golf Club
3. Ketch Up, Bluewaters Dubai
4. Kizmet, Dubai Opera
5. Mama Zonia, Pier 7
6. Mohalla, d3
7. Stoke House, Trump International Golf Club
8. Streetery Food Hall by Zen, JLT
9. Urth Caffé, City Walk
10. Villamoré, Emerald Palace Kempinski

Fine dining newcomer

1. all’onda, Emerald Palace Kempinski
2. GAIA, DIFC
3. Hell’s Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai
4. Matagi, Emerald Palace Kempinski
5. miX by Alain Ducasse, Emerald Palace Kempinski
6. OPA, Fairmont Dubai
7. The Galliard, Address Downtown
8. The London Project, Bluewaters Dubai
9. Zhen Wei Dim Sum, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai
10. Zeta, Address Downtown

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