Few restaurants master modern Indian cuisine quite like Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra (+971 4 414 3000), which occupies a vibrant space in JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. An export from India where it has an army of fans, it serves dishes derived from both ancient and modern recipes and from every region of India. To get a real taste of it, we heartily recommend you indulge in the sublime 12-cousre tasting menu – every bite is a delight.
If there’s a sure thing in the restaurant industry it’s that an Indian restaurant operated by Taj Hotels is going to be good, if not very good. Falling very much into the latter category, Bombay Brasserie (+971 4 438 3100) sees chef de cuisine Ajay Negi conjure up flavours as vibrant as the restaurant’s interiors. Bag the right table and you’ll also take in the sight of The Dubai Fountain.
It has hosted A-listers including Sir Paul McCartney at its flagship Mumbai venue. Now, gastronauts can embark on a spice-laden journey through northern India at Khyber at DUKES Dubai (+971 4 455 1111). Snag a table on the terrace for great views of Dubai Marina.
In a wonderful, colonial style setting, Little Miss India at Fairmont The Palm (+971 4 457 3457) in housemade spice mixtures and marinades – used to brilliant effect in both the food and inspired cocktails, which put an Indian spin on classic recipes.