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PLAY Restaurant’s perfectly playful and delicious menu just got even better

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Keeping the signature favourites firmly in place, PLAY’s new menu, which launched last month welcomes new dishes including Wagyu Truffle Carbonara Barrel, Butter Chicken Gyoza and Blue Fin Tuna Tartar to join best sellers such as the Crispy Duck salad, Mushroom Risotto Barrel and all-time favourite the Pita Surprise. Other newbies include the Popcorn Chicken, an array of classic and custom Nigiri as well as Tiger Prawns in an aromatic Green Curry.



New sweet offerings like the beautiful white chocolate ‘Mango Coconut’ cake and decadent 64% Manjari ‘Chocolate Bar’ dessert take pride of place next to the irresistible original masterpiece: the ‘Sneaker Bar’ which is still stunningly accompanied by deliciously crunchy caramelised pistachios and soft flavour-filled pistachio ice cream.

Our visit
Blogliterati.com stopped by at this gorgeous resto lounge at H Hotel and the team enjoyed every bit of the time spent there. Service was impeccable and every single dish served that night had a Wow!…

Tantalizing food worth craving for at Crave Shack

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Blogliterati.com team visited Crave Shack recently during a visit to Spring Souk Mall.
The place looked very relaxing with interesting props, relaxed seating, creative lighting and slick décor.


We started off withCrabstick salad with wasabi mayo. It was loaded with Avacado and tasted garden fresh. The Crabstick salad was a great way to start the crave-worthy meal at Crave Shack.
In the starters we went for Dynamite shrimps. Crispy panko coated shrimp tossed in dynamite sauce tantalized the tastebuds and made us crave for the main dish.


For the mains we ordered Crave shack canton noodle and SeaFood Paella. The Seafood paellaour signature paella was delicious and rich with fresh seafood and vegetables cooked in spanish authentic bomba rice with seafood stock.  This place is highly recommended for Seafood Paella. It is one of the best I’ve tasted.  


Crave shack canton noodles came with mixed bell peppers, carrots baby corn and snow peas. It was delicious and filling. 


We finally finished off…

Al Mandaloun - Review

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Visited this fabulous #Lebanese restaurant called @mandaloundifc with my foodie friend @surenrajamohan.

Situated in the gate village with a seating capacity of over 400 pax, Mandaloun is the first ever lebanese restaurant in Gate village and most popular one.



We started with all the usual in Middle Eastern mezze including hommous, tabbouleh, chicken liver and needles to say, a basket of hot homemade bread.

The mezze were reasonably good. Personal fave for both of us was the hot mezze - the liver.



In the mains we ordered a mixed seafood platter and shared. The platter came with salmon, seabass, prawns and saffron rice along with grilled carrot and broccoli.

The cost was AED 269 for the platter. The quality was good, quantity was just OK for two people to share.



We finished it off with desserts. In desserts we had Ghazal Beirut - a dessert of ice cream wrapped around with candy floss and Ice cream Kunafa.

Both the desserts are a creative idea but execution could be better. The ice cream in the…

Zefki Has Arrived: A New Levantine F&B Experience Now In Dubai!

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Bringing together traditional dishes with a twist, Zefki, an authentic Levantine affair, has officially opened in popular landmark, Number One Tower Suites, Sheikh Zayed Road.
Blogliterati.com attend a review night and tried some of their dishes. We decided to rate it with a full 5 on zomato because the place really deserves it, hands down!
The food we tried


We started off with some peppy juices. In starters we were served Hummus Zefki, Moutabbal Zefki, Tabboule, Pacanga Borge, Zefki Felafel. The cold mezze - Hummus and moutabbal were remarkable and distinct not only in taste but also in looks. It were multi-coloured, flavoursome and fresh.
We also enjoyed the sujouk (oriental style spicy lamb sausage) and shish barak cooked in yoghurt and topped with sauteed nuts. Both tasted amazing .


In the main course we had mixed grill which was sufficient for two of us. We ended with some tantalizing desserts - rice pudding and Oumali. Both very good.
Originating from the Turkish word ‘zevk…

Guilt free dining at Tribeca

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Tribeca is an urban New York-themed restaurant, bar, and social hub in JBR. Located at the JA Ocean View Hotel, it’s known for its culturally diverse organic food and drinks, served with a side of addictive beats and local art. Featuring spacious indoor and outdoor seating and a weekly social calendar packed with cool concepts, Tribeca is the ideal destination for Dubai’s party animals.
Last Thursday I had an opportunity to visit Tribeca for a review and me and my dining companion had a wonderful time there.


We started off with some beers to set the tone for the weekend and we sided that with finger licking good Tribeca Nachos. The home-made nachos good enough for two had corn tortilla chips, loaded with luscious angus Bolognese, red & white cheddar, jalapeños, black olives, sour cream & organic guacamole. It kicked off an eating frenzy from the time it hit the table.


In the mains I ordered Organic salmon Steak while my dining partner went for Organic tenderloin steak. The …

Mitts & Trays - A culinary extravaganza of sorts

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Tasting the delicious food at Mitts & Trays one would think founder Patron Chef Amna always had a passion and desire for the culinary arts. But Amna didn’t discover the joy for baking the usual way one would expect- in her childhood family kitchen. In fact, it was her deep desire for exploring new creative ways to express herself that found her taking on this new challenge.
Deeply driven by her constant search for new avenues and adventures to release her creative talents, Amna found that baking provided her with a never before felt joy of creating and sharing amazing creations with loved ones. What followed next was a natural step for the creative entrepreneur. If she was going to share this passion with the world, it had to be done right.



Armed with a professional diploma from the International Centre for Culinary Arts, where she learned not just about baking, but creative cooking, she began developing her passion into a vision. A vision for natural, beautiful baking and fresh, …

Dubai's favourite Emirati restaurant now in a new venue

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UAE’s favourite Emirati restaurant in Dubai mall – Milas Restaurant has relaunched and will soon be carrying a new name and identity and a refreshed menu that is sure to make Emirati cuisine appealing to all palettes.
The cuisine has undergone a very contemporary twist and treatment and the new venue, within the same mall looks premium, spacious and also has a gorgeous terrace overlooking the Burj Khalifa and dancing fountains.
The culinary and service teams are the same however the food is different. I started off with a glass of iced peach tea and their signature bread basket. The hot breads were sided with Floral Tabouleh and Shiwa graze.


In my last review, I had pin pointed that the Tabbouleh at Milas is slightly sourer than ones elsewhere. This time around, I found the Tabbouleh less sour, and carrying a hint of sweetness, thanks to the pomegranate seeds. It is hands down the best Tabbouleh I’ve tried. Shiwa grace was a tantalizing appetizer with a crunchy disposition.


I then went…

Enjoy Magnificent views at Walnut Grove's second venue in Dubai Mall

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WalnutGrove is a concept that was grown in the heart of South Africa, and opened its first UAE location in 2016 at City Walk, Dubai. The venue offers a rustic yet authentic boutique dining experience, with warm and friendly staff and has something for everyone on the menu.
Due to the success of the first location, WalnutGrove has now expanded and opened a second venue in The Dubai Mall, on the first floor. The eatery offers amazing views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains from the huge outdoor terrace; the ultimate spot to take visitors to for that ‘perfect’ Burj Khalifa selfie, while avoiding the crowds and sipping on artisan coffee. 
Blogliterati.com was invited to try out the new menu recently and we enjoyed a great afternoon enjoying some lip-smacking food with magnificent and unmatched views of the iconic Burj Khalifa.
We ordered Parmesan Almond Chicken Strips and Parmesan Almond Chicken Salad in appetizers, Pappadew Avo Salmon and Signature Burger in mains and Hazelnut Cappuc…

New York Concept Linner comes to Dubai at Cucina, Courtyard By Marriot

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Linner, a concept born in New York as a cross between lunch and dinner has come to Dubai and offers the best of both worlds for Friday sociable dining. Friday’s answer to a late lunch or early dinner, Linner is all about enjoying the finest things in life – friends, family, food and flowing conversations. Enjoy Linner at a little piece of Italy in Cucina – a charming and casual lakeside venue in the heart of Green Community. Mums and Dads can bring the little ones along and keep them entertained at the play area where aspiring young Chefs can create their own pizzas for themselves and their family!
Begin with a mouth-watering selection of appetizers including Bruschetta prepared freshly tableside. Next up are the pasta dishes followed by hearty Italian main courses. All dishes are prepared with a pinch of love and passion by Chef Artyom and Executive Chef Rosalind, using the best of fresh seasonal produce wherever possible. You can order all dishes, or your favourites only and re-ord…