When it comes to Jumeirah Islands, most of us know it as a splendid residential community comprising 46 islands with a collection of luxury waterfront villas, mansions, and townhouses. Besides all that, it’s also home to some of Dubai’s most happening restaurants. Lebanese, french, or meditation, whatever your taste buds prefer, here’s our pick of the top 5 restaurants in and around Jumeirah Islands:
1. The Hamptons Cafe – Jumeirah Island Pavilion
With over 1559 google reviews and a 4.5 rating, The Hamptons Cafe is a notable restaurant for those looking at dining options away from the city noise. Inspired by the original Hampton in New York, there are currently 3 branches in the UAE, with one just inside the grand Pavillion of Jumeirah Islands. Step indoors to find a boutique cafe with a distinctly unique style, charm, and elegance.
The menu offers palatial options of breakfast, mains, and our favourite, dessert! International authentic cuisine with a hint of Mediterranean mix, the occasional brunch, and high tea with the girls would be ideal here! And for the kids, their desserts are the optimum luxury, both inside and out. It’s a great place surrounded by splendid waterways and blustering waterfalls of the community.
2. Circle Cafe – Jumeirah Island Pavilion
Inspired by their love for all things bagel, Dubai moms Mira and Rama, created Circle Cafe in 2003 in hopes to bring the authentic taste of New York back to the UAE. You can find this cozy cafe inside the Jumeirah Islands Pavilion.
Besides their mouth-watering bagels, they’ve got salads, super blows, salmon, and some delicious cakes! Whether it’s their all-you-can-eat breakfast menu, Italian lunch delights, or afternoon tea with friends, Circle’s cafe ambiance makes you feel right at home.
3. Isola Ristorante – Jumeirah Island Clubhouse
The famous Jumeirah Island clubhouse recently just had a major revamp, and with that came a brand new Italian eatery, Isola Ristorante. Experience Capti, Sicily, and Sardinia all in one place, with their authentic breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu.
Grand windows, sunshine mixed with chic grey sofas, and boho plants make this place feel like a replica of the Italian coastline. Our favorite part about this place is perhaps the olive tree, brought here especially from Italy and placed at the very center of the restaurant. For those looking at relaxing, romantic, and vibrant options, this is the ideal place to be!
4. Loui Restaurant & Cafe – Jumeirah Park
In the mood for some Arabic cuisine? Loui Restaurant is the spot to be. Located just 10-minutes away in Jumeirah Park, the establishment offers a lively ambiance with live performances every weekend, a big screen TV to watch all your favourite games, and an all-you-can-eat buffet every Friday! They also have enchanting culinary Levant-inspired seafood options.
Loui is known around the neighbourhood for its food, customer service, and elegant decor, stepping in, you’ll feel welcomed from start to finish.
5. Nando’ – Jumeirah Island Pavilion
We know this isn’t on the high end of restaurants, but who doesn’t love a little bit of cheeky Nando’s.
Coming all the way from South Africa, Nando’s is at the forefront of spicing things up, literally. From sharing platters to mouth-watering grilled burgers, they’ve got something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. And if you’re a lover of all things spicy, why not try their world-famous ‘extra hot’ dishes and sauce. You can even find Nando’s on the Entertainer App and avail of their buy one get one free offer on any main course.
So these are a few of our chosen places to eat here in the Jumeirah Islands. If you’re looking for an area guide, visit our website for more info on the community. While you’re at it, why not check out our list of properties for sale here. If you like what you see, then hit us up! We’d love to help you.