Three new restaurants to try in Dubai today: 23/1

Pasta dishes at La Cucina, Club Vista Mare

La Cucina

Get a taste of true Italia at Club Vista Mare’s newest restaurant. La Cucina serves up authentic Italian cuisine in a scenic location, perfect for a relaxing meal with friends. The kitchen, helmed by Italian Chef Marco, focuses on hearty fare including traditional stone-baked pizzas, unique pasta dishes and fresh seafood dishes. With rustic décor and sparkling sea views, this warm Italian diner is the perfect spot to welcome in the weekend.12pm – 12am, +971 4 568 2104

Lamb shank tagine at The Locale, Andaz The Palm

The Locale

A homegrown concept, new ‘neighbourhood eatery’ The Locale offers a unique menu and feel at Andaz, The Palm. Inspired by the multicultural community of Dubai, there’s an eclectic mix of Arabian and Asian flavours weaved throughout the dishes. We rate the succulent meat dishes including lamb shank (pictured) and the creative dumpling selection. The restaurant has a casual feel and pretty outdoor area perfect for enjoying the cool winter evenings. Open until 11pm, +971 4 581 1234

Olival Eatery and Bar, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Olival Eatery and Bar

Tucked away amid the Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection's lush gardens is new quaint eatery Olival. Named after the large olive tree growing in the middle of the restaurant, the rustic menu offers flavours from the across the Mediterranean, including fresh crudo, traditional Greek salads, mixed seafood platters and baked herb ricotta cheese. The real highlight, however, is the fresh oyster bar – a live kitchen concept that invites you to see the catch of the day being cooked to your liking before being served direct to your table. +971 4 408 4257

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