The Dubai Diaries: P. F. Chang’s

Located at: Dubai Festival City Mall / Mirdif City Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 25th and 31st March, 2022 This is a combined review of P. F. Chang’s at Dubai Festival City and Mirdif City Center – two of many of the chain’s locations across the Middle East. There were a couple of dishes…

The Dubai Diaries: Mosaic Lebanese Restaurant

Located at: Vision Towers, Al-Najda Street, Al-Najda, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 30th March, 2022 This restaurant isn’t located in Dubai itself, but in neighbouring Abu Dhabi. But I’ve put it under ‘The Dubai Diaries’ anyway since they’re both within the United Arab Emirates. And what a great find it turned out to be!…

The Dubai Diaries: Gazebo

Located at: Deira City Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 29th March, 2022 Gazebo’s a spot that we sometimes visited or ordered from for a bit of North Indian cuisine during our Dubai days. On this particular visit, we started off with some Subzi Samosa (AED 17.50) – i.e., their vegetable samosa. The appetiser arrived…

The Dubai Diaries: Bloomsbury’s

Located at: Al Ghurair Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 26th March, 2022 We made a breakfast stop at Bloomsbury’s one morning – a spot that was not present atAl Ghurair Centre during our pre-Covid visit two years ago. They had a comprehensive breakfast menu that offered everything from sandwiches to pancakes, shakshouka, wraps and…

Robata Grill @ Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Located at: 24, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka Visited on: 17 March, 2022 Robata Grill at Mövenpick Colombo serves up an array of Asian flavours that cover Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and other Far Eastern cuisines. We started off with some Tom Yum Talay (LKR 790). It was quite spicy, but good to get our…

The Viewing Gallery @ Jetwing Lake Dambulla

Located at: Wijaya Kumaratunga Mawatha, Yapagama, Dambulla, Sri Lanka Visited on: 11 March, 2022 Jetwing Lake Dambulla was an unplanned but welcome stop on a rather hot day in this part of the island. The hotel, as a whole, provided a serene environment to recharge ourselves, and The Viewing Gallery restaurant offered a breezy and scenic…

Kuuraku

Located at: 48B Park Street Mews, Park Street, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka Visited on: 23 February, 2022 We started the night off with some Miso Soup (LKR 260). It didn’t have much seaweed or tofu, but did have a well-rounded umami flavour to it that made it very enjoyable. Kuuraku offers a few different preparations of…

Emperor’s Wok

Located at: Hilton Colombo, 2 Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka Visited on: 16 February, 2022 Emperor’s Wok has been one of the city’s favourite Chinese restaurants for a long time with its tastefully done contemporary interior, and friendly and attentive staff. We headed there for lunch on this particular day, and started…

Special Edition: Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Colombo

Price                   : LKR 2,800 nett (per person) Availability      : 15:00 – 17:00 daily, until 14th February 2022 Shangri-La Colombo has got their Valentine’s Day celebrations on with a specially curated Afternoon Tea, served at Sapphyr Lounge. The platter serves one, is priced at LKR 2,800, and is a riot of pink! Sapphyr Lounge’s chefs have rather…