Zaroob, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

In a word:  Funky
Food:  Traditional wholesome Middle Eastern dishes served hot & fast!
Service:  Quick & knowledgable (helpful when you’re clueless!)
Presentation:  Quirky & fuss free
Ambience:  Chilled social hangout
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road just in front of the Ritz Carlton, perfect for the DIFC lunch time crowd when they’ve had enough of Zuma or Wheelers!
Value for money:  Mezze style dining means you can rack up a two person banquet for less than AED 100
Worth a visit?:  Definitely if you fancy a visual and gustatory feast for cheaps!

From the neon lights outside, the bucket sinks in the toilets, to the crazy colour scheme and almost kitsch décor throughout the interiors, Zaroob just screams fresh, funky and fun, something you don’t tend to find every day in Dubai.

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Bob’s Fish and Chips, Dubai Marina

In a nutshell: Good fish.
Food: Nothing fancy here, just good fish however you chose to have it.
Service: Hit and miss.
Attention to detail: It’s an authentic fish’n’chip shop experience!
Ambience: Lacking- it’s on the side of the road, not sure you can get a lot of ambience from there!
Location: Ideal location for those living in or around the Marina with too little time or inclination to cook.
Value for money: Price of a main is between AED 40 and AED 60 with a side.
Worth a visit?  Yes – if you can’t be bothered to cook and fancy something to remind you of grey days by the sea!

Ok, this isn’t quite my usual healthy haunt, but it was Thursday evening after what was a very long day at work.  Bob’s is your sea front fish & chip café …well almost!  The location leaves a lot to be desired but Bob’s does really good fish and chips, I’m talking crispy battered fish; crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside chips, and some rather delish healthier grilled fishy options.

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