Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in the Middle East
A quality food experience is among the most important factors in the satisfaction of both leisure and business travellers.
Based on reviews from the world-recognised Trip Advisor, here is a compilation of 10 of the best fine dining restaurants the region has to offer the travelling executive.
10 – Bushido Restaurant, Bahrain
Located in Manama, this Japanese restaurant offers service throughout the day and night, serving food until 2am. Its relaxed atmosphere is perfect for busy people on their travels looking for some downtime with great food, wine and music.
9 – Zuma, UAE
Another Japanese-style offering, this time in Dubai. Marked highly for group outings and entertaining clients, this restaurant is also among the more reasonably priced with dishes ranging from £61 down to £15.
8 - Market by Jean-Georges, Qatar
Moving into the Mediterranean, this restaurant in Doha has received excellent reviews for its fish and seafood offerings. The special three-course business lunch is a particular hit, as is the brunch option.
7 – Pierchic, UAE
Located in Dubai, Pierchic is a French-inspired seafood restaurant with uninterrupted views of the ocean, the majestic Burj Al Arab, and a panorama of the beautiful Madinat Jumeirah resort. Sitting outside in front of the sea with excellent wine draws many in.
6 - Reflets by Pierre Gagnaire, UAE
Scoring almost perfect marks from hundreds of reviews on Trip Advisor, this Dubai restaurant is always evolving its menu to suit the seasons. Inspired by the legendary French chef Pierre Gagnaire, presentation of food is as impressive as its taste.
5 - Indego by Vineet, UAE
Moving into Indian cuisine, Dubai once more impresses with Indego. Boasting a beautiful atmosphere with candlelight, interesting sculptures and wall hangings, and lots of fresh flowers, the tasting menu with wine pairings is highly recommended.
4 - Rhodes Twenty 10, UAE
Dubai ventures into Europe this time. This culinary steakhouse is headed up by highly acclaimed Michelin-starred celebrity Chef Gary Rhodes, and sets a glamorous and intimate scene with its opulent chandeliers, black chic and just a hint of lilac.
3 – Hakkasan, UAE
Breaking away from Dubai and into Abu Dhabi, Hakkasan is one of the finest Chinese restaurants in the region. Signature Hakkasan dishes like Peking Duck with Caviar and Grilled Wagyu Beef with King Soy Sauce are served alongside a set of new dishes created especially for an Emirate clientele.
2 - Armani/Amal, UAE
Set in the Armani Hotel in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, this restaurant offers innovative regional Indian cuisine along with an exciting beverage list and selected teas. Exotic curries and other specialities are prepared tableside, showcasing time honoured traditional cooking methods and ingredients.
1 – Uri Buri, Israel
Set in the stunning surrounds of Acre, Uri Buri has received rave reviews for its fish and seafood dishes. Having opened in 1989 the restaurant moved location from the coast of Nahariyah in 1997 to re-open in the lighthouse square in the old city. It is now one of the most sought after reservations in the whole of Israel.