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Verre is Dubai’s best restaurant: official

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, March 30 - 2006 @ 16:37

A further 19 restaurants from Dubai’s highly competitive and dynamic hospitality sector were awarded at the glittering gala dinner held at the Grosvenor House Hotel and attended by some 250 of the city’s leading restaurateurs and hoteliers.

“The Time Out Restaurant Awards are a good boost to our industry, as they recognise the best of the best and reward those restaurants that strive to give you a memorable dining experience by focusing on areas such as decor, ambience, cuisine and the perfect service delivery,” added host Pam Wilby, General Manager of the Grosvenor House Hotel.

The Time Out Awards included awards to outstanding restaurants in the following categories:

-Best New Restaurant – Mezzanine, Grosvenor House Dubai

Best Lebanese Restaurant – Al Nofoorah, Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Best Iranian Restaurant – Shabestan, InterContinental Hotel

Best North African Restaurant – Marrakesh – Shangri-La Hotel

Best Indian Restaurant – Handi, Taj Palace Hotel

Best Chinese Restaurant – Zheng He’s, Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah

Best South – East Restaurant – Sukhothai, Le Meridien Dubai

Best Japanese Restaurant – Kiku, Le Meridien Dubai

Best Latin American Restaurant – Latino House, Al Murooj Rotana Hotel

Best Italian Restaurant – Medzo, Wafi Pyramids

Best International Restaurant – Spectrum on One, The Fairmont Dubai

As well as the following special categories:

-Best Business Lunch – Vu’s, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
-Best Café – Lime Tree Café, Jumeirah Beach Road
-Best Family Restaurant – Café Ceramique, Town Center Jumeirah
-Best Friday Brunch – Mina Terrace Brunch, Mina A Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
-Best Romantic Restaurant – Eau Zone, The One & Only Royal Mirage
-Best Seafood Restaurant – Pisces, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
-Best Steakhouse – Manhattan Grill, Grand Hyatt Dubai
-Best Wine Bar – Vintage, Wafi Pyramids

The Time Out Restaurant Awards is the first of its kind in Dubai. Organised and based on the unparallel experience of Time Out’s editorial team, all restaurants were critically reviewed and evaluated not only on outstanding cuisine, but also, on quality service, ambience, and overall dining experience. “The Time Out Restaurant Awards have long been established as a key honour in London’s hospitality industry and we are proud to have been able to bring the Time Out standard of independent, impartial evaluation to Dubai and to these awards,” said Justin Etheridge, publisher of the Time Out Group.

All proceeds from the evening went to the Dubai Centre for Special Needs.

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