Lifestyle — 28.06.24

We are delighted to share Z7’s Ultimate Guide to the Most Beautiful Restaurants in Dubai.

Discover an array of exquisite dining destinations for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, each offering a unique and unforgettable culinary experience to delight every palate.

Babylon’s aesthetic takes inspiration from the decadence of the famous ancient city, with the interior landscape having been created by world renowned interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán. Drawing on his signature use of structure, shape, and an acute sense of space, Lázaro Rosa-Violán created an immersive chiaroscuro atmosphere at Babylon, with beautiful ornaments, unique patterns, and luxurious materials. The bespoke interior design incorporates a rich color palette with a burgundy hue and bold floral patterns. Striking fabrics, eye-catching textures, rich foliage, and the tasteful incorporation of marble and intricate lighting create a setting that is eccentric, sultry yet inviting.

For bookings and inquiries, please call 04 352 7750 or email reservations@babylondifc.com.
For more information and the latest updates, please visit www.babylondifc.com and follow @babylondifc on socials.


Brasserie Du Park at Park Hyatt Dubai

 This modern eatery, Brasserie du Park, showcases a variety of brasserie-style dishes ideal for sharing over casual conversations within a lively ambiance. Enjoy al fresco seating on the terrace or dine in the elegant white and blue interiors of the restaurant. Offering panoramic views of the marina, Brasserie du Park presents social dining within a creekfront setting.

At Brasserie du Park, the impressive interiors with high ceilings and ample natural light flooding in make it the place to be with navy, neutral, and gold accents adding pops of color to this bright and inviting space.

For more information and reservations, call 04 602 1814 or visit https://dubaicreekresort.com/la-petite-brasserie/
Follow Brasserie Du Park on social media for more information and the latest updates: @brasseriedupark @parkhyattdubai


OKKU Dubai

Award-winning Japanese restaurant, OKKU, chic space provides an atmosphere for a great dining experience. The interior is an ode to Japanese design and culture. The traditional Yakisugi decorative wooden panels, as well as the signature stone walls, have been carefully crafted to capture the essence of Japanese design. To further enhance the atmosphere, the ArtBeat Gallery has created several bespoke Japanese-inspired artworks.  

Together, these elements create an immersive experience that brings the best of traditional Japanese design to life. The venue has 8 stunning 3D printed Samurai soldiers, manufactured in Dubai, standing at 2.20 meters, and are a spectacular imposing sight. Within the iconic venue, lies an intimate private dining room that is the ideal setting for an exclusive dining experience. With its stunning interior, privacy, elegance, and personalized service, this chic space promises to elevate any occasion for those seeking something extra special. 

For more information, please visit www.okku.com, contact +971 4 666 1566 or email reservations@okkudxb.com  
Follow:  @okkudxb  


Jara by Martín Berasategui at The Lana

Located on the 18th floor of The Lana, Dorchester Collection, Dubai Jara by Martín Berasategui is a multi-sensory dining experience that brings a new meaning to ‘cooking with love.’ Developed by one of the world’s most highly decorated chefs, Martín Berasategui, who boasts 12 Michelin stars, Jara will serve as Dubai’s birthplace of masterfully curated Basque cuisine, brought to life by the hands of a master craftsman who relishes in serving up his passion. Named after Berasategui’s granddaughter, Jara, the elevated restaurant is not only a completely unseen concept in Dubai but also his first venture in the Middle East.   

For more information or to make a booking, please visit https://www.dorchestercollection.com/dubai/the-lana/dining/jara-by-martin-berasategui
Follow: @jarabymartinberasategui 


Riviera by Jean Imbert at The Lana

Riviera, a modern venue inspired by Chef Jean Imbert’s heritage and travels from around the breathtaking Mediterranean coastline captures the dynamic spirit of the vibrant South of France, with a breezy freshness and boundless sunshine. Located on the 4th floor of The Lana, Jean Imbert is entering Dubai’s glowing food scene with an indescribable energy and the same creativity that has made him a culinary sensation worldwide.  

A transportation to the waterside towns of France, main dishes such as the Ratatouille tart with parmesan sable, Chef Jean seabass in crust & Choron sauce, carabineros spaghetti, mild chili, each dish curated by chef Jean seeps with a story and personal memories; each bite carrying an explosion of flavour that is a staple in every one of his unique creations.   

For more information or to make a booking, please visit https://www.dorchestercollection.com/dubai/the-lana/dining/riviera-by-jean-imbert
Follow: @rivierabyjeanimbert 


Billionaire Dubai

An extravagant nocturnal adventure, Billionaire Dubai boasts opulent interiors that seamlessly blend modern luxury with elegance. The rich, red velvet curtain-lined corridor, gleaming chandeliers, and lush gold accents create an atmosphere of pure indulgence. 

Billionaire Dubai also offers the city a unique dinner and show experience, where guests are treated to a gourmet dining menu that pays homage to Northern Italian cuisine, flawlessly complimented by small elements of new Asian cuisine as they enjoy world-class performances that include a mix of acrobatics, dancing, and live music, ensuring an unforgettable evening that tantalizes all the senses.

Timings: Tuesday-Sunday, from 9 pm till late
Location: Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street, Dubai
To Book: please call +971 (0) 4 510 3100 or WhatsApp: +971 (0) 56 678 3357.

Follow Billionaire on Instagram: @billionairedubaiofficial  


Unveiling the New Carna, A Culinary Icon Reimagined

Perched on the 74th floor of SLS Dubai and nestled within the cosmopolitan’s vibrant skyline, Carna underwent a transformation like no other, now boasting an ambiance that seamlessly fuses contemporary elegance, sophistication, and timeless charm. 

Setting the stage for an unforgettable dining experience, Carna welcomes guests with visually captivating interiors, combining refined Art Deco finishings reminiscent of Gilded Age glamour with plush crimson-red seating and rich wood accent panels. Contemporary designs are realised with beautiful mirrors adorning the halls and the grand ceiling, drawing guests in, enhancing the overall ambiance, and creating an atmosphere that is both sophisticated and inviting. Adding allure to the new Carna is the intimate private dining room, exclusively tucked away behind glamorous curtains, ready to be drawn at any time for guests to see and be seen.

Open daily from 6:30 pm until 1:00 am
For reservations, please call Phone +971 4 607 0737 or email slsdining.dubai@slshotels.com
Follow: instagram.com/carnadubai


Award-Winning Dining Destination, Tong Thai

Step into the luxurious  Tong Thai, where the atmosphere is as exquisite as the cuisine. Nestled on the 4th floor of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Tong Thai offers a chic, moody interior with low lighting and sleek black décor. The intimate setting is illuminated by low-hanging red lanterns, enhancing the vibrant presentation of traditional Thai dishes. 

For reservations, please email jwmmrr@marriott.com or call 04 414 3000.
Visit the website https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/dxbjw-jw-marriott-marquis-hotel-dubai/dining/explore-culinary-delights/
Follow: @JWMarriottMarquisDubai 


The Guild Act II: The Rockpool and The Salon

At the helm of this epicurean adventure stands Melbourne-born trailblazer and EatX founder, Tom Arnel. The venture unfolds under the design of London-based architect David Archer, celebrated for iconic creations such as the celebrity haunt Chiltern Firehouse and The Standard Hotel. 

 A space overlooked by live king crab and Western Australian crayfish, The Rockpool features a 12-meter raw bar with an oyster shucking station and a curated fresh catch display on ice. The space is centered around the live sustainably-sourced seafood rockpool homing North Atlantic lobsters, brown crabs, and oysters. 

For more information, please visit Instagram at @theguilddubai
Website: https://www.theguilddubai.com, or to make a reservation
Email: hello@theguilddubai.com



Jun’s is Dubai’s multi-award-winning restaurant located on the Downtown Boulevard. The renowned restaurant, recognised for its inventive, third-culture cooking styles, serves guests an immersive journey through Cheung’s cultural heritage.

The Michelin Guide-awarded restaurant continues to innovate its menu as Cheung’s creativity and flair in the kitchen drive his passion to concoct never-before-seen concepts. A culinary gem that caters to a wide-range audience, Jun’s never fails to impress with astonishing, yet relatable combinations that spark memories and provide a nostalgic journey for its guests. 

Home to an array of awards and accolades such as inclusions in Dubai’s Michelin Guide, Gault & Millau UAE’s Best Restaurants, and MENA’s 50 Best, the progressive restaurant is setting the benchmark for innovative, yet friendly dining. Carefully curated with the finest ingredients, each dish at Jun’s offers a harmonious blend of flavours, paying homage to Cheung’s exciting travels around the world.

For more information or to make a booking, please visit https://www.junsdubai.com/ 


Asia Asia Pier 7, Dubai Marina

Stepping into its new persona, the brand’s update is one of sophisticated maturity, embracing its Geisha-inspired character of seductive mystery and elegance. With unparalleled attention to detail, the interiors of the updated Pier 7 location have been intrinsically designed around feeling and connection. Enhancing the tradition with today, the journey through culinary and trade history is continued in the brand story, complemented by purposefully selected, newly-sourced artifacts, art, and furniture from Southern Thailand and Asia. Incorporating vibrant pops of colour, like fuschia, and touches of gold amidst the textures of deep timber and plush velvets, the elevated ambiance of soft lighting and deep house music is further brought to life with live cooking stations, an open kitchen, and engaging bar areas, promising intrigue, and interest at every corner. 

Restaurant reservations: www.asia-asia.com