Obligatory stop of trendy Dubai, the Flamingo Room is the latest spot conceived by Natasha Sideris, also known as "Tasha", the South African gastronomy superstar. It is ideally situated in the garden of the five-star Al Naseem hotel, and run by the woman herself.
Made of a double indoor dining room and a dinner bar terrace perched on a small lagoon, the restaurant harks back to the 1950s with lacquered walls and ochre velvet armchairs, and offers high-end cuisine mixing South African and Eastern influences.
The establishment welcomes its clientele 24/7, as you will be able to enjoy exquisite truffle and parmesan scrambled eggs for breakfast, get tempted by a butternut carpaccio, some vol-au-vent shrimp and lobster, or the steak served with cauliflower and truffle mash later on during the day. As for dinner, you will have an abundance of choices among cheeseburgers, pasta dishes and seafood.
The drinks menu is just as spectacular: opt for the Zoolander, a rum, banana, vermouth, orange juice and lemon tribute to Ben Stiller's “ridiculously good-looking” movie character. Love at first taste guaranteed!
Flamingo Room by Tasha
Madinat Jumeirah Road, 75157
+971 (0)4 244 7278
Menu: from 254 AED