Dubai’s best restaurants crowned by Time Out
Winners named at the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2020
The Time Out Dubai 2020 Restaurant Awards, in association with Dubai Food Festival, took place last night (Wednesday February 19) in a glittering ceremony at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.
Following an incredibly competitive period for new launches on the city’s restaurant scene, Dubai’s Best Newcomers 2020 were awarded in two categories. Reif Japanese Kushiyaki, from famed chef Reif Othman, picked up Best Casual Newcomer, while recently-opened DIFC haunt Indochine claimed the title in the Best Fine Dining Newcomer category.
In one of the biggest awards of the night, Zuma was once again crowned Time Out Dubai’s Restaurant of the Year in front of the industry’s finest.
The 2020 edition of the awards also paid tribute to legendary chef Gary Rhodes, whose son Sam was present to pick up the Outstanding Achievement Award on behalf of his father.
The awards recognised restaurants in 27 categories, from Asian to Steakhouse, Afternoon Tea to Budget, with venues commended for their food, service and setting. New for this year was a Greek category, while Best Brunch was split into separate shortlists for buffet and à la carte offerings.
All restaurants are reviewed anonymously by the Time Out Dubai team throughout the year, with a stringent process to ensure the very best in the city is recognised. The awards are not affected by any external influences and entirely based on visits carried out anonymously. You can read more about the judging process and criteria here
Here are all the winners:
folly by Nick & Scott
LPM Restaurant & Bar
Mythos Kouzina & Grill
Indya by Vineet
Il Borro Tuscan Bistro
BEST LATIN AMERICAN
BEST NORTH AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN
Bull & Bear
BEST AFTERNOON TEA
Al Fayrooz Lounge
BEST BAR FOOD
BEST BRUNCH – BUFFET
BEST BRUNCH – À LA CARTE
BEST PUB FOOD
Crown & Lion
GRAND PRIX AWARDS
Reif Japanese Kushiyaki
FINE DINING NEWCOMER
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
For a full list of winners and highly commended restaurants from the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2020 and all the images from the night, click here.