Okku, Dubai

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word: Luxe
Food:  Amazing, one of my favourite fine-dining experiences
Service:  Serious, yet welcoming, friendly and fun
Presentation:   Faultless
Ambience:  Dark, almost mysterious, definitely cool
Location:  Number 1 Sheikh Zayed Road, Okku has THE address!
Value for money:  This is oriental fine dining at it’s best, so take a wallet full of cash, or better still, someone else’s!
Worth a visit?:  A must do in Dubai. Go on a Sunday night, be prepared to eat incredible food, spend a small fortune on booze and pull a sickie on Monday, as Sunday night is hedonistic!

Okku has a reputation in the UAE as one of the best places to eat whether you’re specifically after Japanese, or a fine dinning experience with ridiculously good food and mighty fine ‘O’ style cocktails to match.  The name Okku is synonymous with fine dining in Dubai and the Sunday night parties have a hedonistic reputation.

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Baker & Spice’s World Environment Day Harvest party, Souk al Bahar, Dubai

You won’t know this, as I’ve never published a review, but Baker & Spice is my favourite place to eat.  The Dubai Marina branch is a regular haunt of mine, I love their ethos, ethics, food and pretty much everything they do.  I was therefore delighted to receive an invite from Baker & Spice lovely PR lady, Angela, to the World Environment Day party hosted at their Souk al Bahar branch.

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Wheeler’s of St.James’s by Marco Pierre White, DIFC, Dubai

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word: Wheely, wheely good!…Ok, not strictly one word and it came from my husband, I just couldn’t resist!
Food: Fresh, tasty and uncomplicated
Service:  Passionate and knowledgable
Presentation:  Simple and classy
Ambience:  Elegant yet relaxed
Location:  Perfect for catching the working crowd and just off SZR for the rest of us with free parking
Value for money: Yes, generous portions of top quality sea-fare
Worth a visit?: Yep, I’m definitely going back, if only to finish off one of their Chocolate Fondants that defeated me! Brunch anyone?

I was very kindly invited to dine at Marco Pierre White’s lastest Dubai offering by Sept PR to review the predominantly seafood-fare restaurants in DIFC, Wheeler’s of St.James’s.

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