Located south of Downtown Dubai, lies one of the most recognizable neighborhoods in Dubai, Business Bay. True to its name, the area is home to several corporate houses. Straddling Dubai Creek and set amidst the gleaming waters of the Dubai Canal, Business Bay is much like Manhattan in NYC, providing an array of top-notch amenities and a fast-paced lifestyle. It is known to be a mixed-use neighborhood with residential and commercial areas replete with stylish apartment buildings, and swanky restaurants. With so much going on, it's no surprise that this place is known for its unparalleled dining scene. So without further ado, here some of the finest restaurants in Business Bay, Dubai that should be on every true blue gourmand's bucket list.
Located in the luxurious Taj Dubai, The Eloquent Elephant offers a palatable variety of British and various other international classic delicacies. The place is beautifully accented with unique design elements like mason jar lamps and vintage-style decorations. The sophisticated drinks menu offers a wide variety of refreshing concoctions. Also, there's even a separate diet section on the menu loaded with healthy yet super delicious options for health nuts.
Must-haves: Grilled Chicken Tacos, Wasabi Prawns, Organic quinoa Salad, and Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Cost for two: AED 360
This popular Indian restaurant is situated on the fourth floor of Taj, one of the most prominent Indian hotels in Dubai offering a stunning view of Burj Khalifa. The traditional yet modern-looking artwork on the wall and a spacious colorful setup make it a great place to dine with friends and family. Interestingly, the menu speaks two different languages to explain every dish. They have a variety of beverages to choose from, and the staff is nice enough to customize it as per your preference
Must-haves: Basil Tikka, Malai Broccoli, Saag Meat. Butter Chicken, Lasooni Palak Paneer, and Matka Phirni.
Cost for two: AED 500
Often referred to as the best vegetarian restaurant in the UAE, Kamat takes great pride in serving patrons a miscellany of mouthwatering delicacies from all corners of the Indian subcontinent, along with an array of delicious Chinese delights to tickle your taste buds. With over 360 culinary masterpieces on the menu, you are bound to find what you are looking for to satiate your appetite.
Must-haves: Seekh Kabab, Paneer Tikka, Bhel Puri, Paneer Chilly, Club Sandwich, Mysore Masala Dosa, Stuffed Mushrooms, Pav Bhaji, and Spring Roll, Triple Schezwan Fried Rice, and Falooda.
Cost for two: AED 95
Per Te or ‘for you‘ in Italian, is evidently one of the best restaurants and a favorite place of many for Italian food in Dubai. With talented Chef Glady at the helm, this Italian restaurant with a modern twist takes pride in offering versatile flavors that are sure to take your taste buds on a delightful gastronomic journey.
Must-haves: Burrata Con Pomodorini, Sautéed Spinach With Pine Nuts, Tortellini Di Pesce Con Pomodori E Spinaci Pasta, and Pannacotta.
Cost for two: AED 260
'Gazebo' is one of the best Indian restaurants in Dubai acclaimed for its delightful spread of Indian and Mughlai delicacies. Their all-encompassing menu features everything right from soups and starters to main course dishes and even desserts at reasonable prices. You can select from an endless variety of authentic dishes creatively prepared by professional chefs.
Must-haves: Murgh Hyderabadi Biryani, Mutton Kebabs, Kadai Paneer, Dal-e-Khaas, and Angoori Rabdi.
Cost for two: AED 135
Bayside Restaurant and Terrace is an elegant and vibrant buffet restaurant that offers a contemporary reflection of global cuisine serving ‘à la minute’, including an eclectic variety of European, Asian, and Arabic preparations cooked live using the freshest and healthiest of ingredients. Seafood lovers would not like to miss the ice bar with fresh fish and lots of beautiful Sushi. Not only the non-vegetarian Sushi won our hearts, but surprisingly the vegetarian ones were delectable. One might want to attend the Live Pasta Counter to relish the handcrafted authentic Italian Pasta.
Must-haves: Lamb Kebab, Chicken Shawarma, Hot Mezzeh, Cold Mezze, and Margherita pizza,
Cost for two: AED 300
Nine7One is an eclectic restaurant with an extensive menu serving a multitude of Arabic, Indian, and Western culinary options that are sure to satisfy diverse and discerning palates. The restaurant with an abundance of natural light overlooks the courtyard with outdoor seating, a large water feature home to Frangipani blooms. Nine7One is an ideal venue for a sophisticated yet casual dining experience at any time during the day or night.
Must-haves: Kebab Platter, Chicken Biryani, Rogan Josh, Pesto Sauce, Pan Seared Seabass In Tomato Basil Sauce, And Egyptian Chicken
Cost for two: AED 300
This is one of the few places in Dubai that hosts a Thursday evening brunch! This place has a lively atmosphere, friendly and accommodating staff here and of course the food will never let you down. The service is very attentive, fast, and efficient. Their Americana, Salami, chicken, are as tasty as possible. Indeed a must-visit place for all pizza lovers.
Must-haves: Garlic Bread with Mozzarella, Pollo Forza Pizza, Diavolo, Pollo ad Astra Pizza, Penne Pollo Piccante Pasta, Spaghetti Bolognese, and Lasagna Classica.
Cost for two: AED 250
Taste and health are both taken care of at Café Delices. Located in Gulf Court Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai, the café offers all-day dining and has a beautiful indoor as well as outdoor seating arrangement. The food and beverages menus are nutritious yet healthy.
Must-haves: Pain Au Chocolat, Zaatar Croissants, Assorted Danish, Bombay Masala Sandwich, Blackened Prawn Salad, Chicken Caesar Roll, Pesto Caprese Hoagie, and Blueberry Mojito.
Cost for two: AED 100
A casual dining eatery located in Business Bay, Dubai. Craft Cafe place has high glass walls, artificial birdcages hanging from the ceiling, and distressed wooden furniture which gives a pleasant vibe to this place.
Must-haves: Asian Chicken, Salmon Coconut Curry, Jerk Chicken, Avocado Toast, Grilled Prawn Poke Bowl, Penne with Prawns, Chicken Sliders, Baked Mac & Cheese, and Hot Apple Crumble.
Cost for two: AED 100
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.
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