Best Places to Eat in Souk Madinat Jumeirah! | SmartCitti

Best Places to Eat in Souk Madinat Jumeirah!

So you’re at the Souk, brought some cute trinkets from the traditional shops selling souvenirs and had a tranquil ride on an abra, with beautiful views of the Burj al Arab. Now it’s time for a late lunch but, with so much choice, you’re stuck on where to go - that’s where we come in! Here’s a list of our top 12 eatery gems in the Souk, to help you hit the spot while providing stunning views of the “mini Venice” of Dubai.

Perry & Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse

Dubai’s first ever original smokehouse boasts a number of awards and titles for its wide variety of BBQ dishes and slow-cooked meaty brilliance. What’s more, the all-American bar and cheeky happy hour means it’s the ideal spot for a lowkey, fun evening with friends.

Segreto Restaurant and Bar

Enjoy panoramic views of the waterways and classic architecture of Madinat Jumeirah from the rooftop’s terrace as you indulge in fine Italian dining. The restaurant is a hidden gem in the Souk, even winning 3rd place in the Risotto World Contest! That’s definitely a reason to visit.

Khaymat Al Bahar

Found within the stunning ‘palace’ of Jumeirah Al Qasr, Khaymat Al Bahar offers an authentic Lebanese experience with breathtaking beachside views. Feast on Lebanese delights in a tranquil, enjoyable environment, accompanied by soothing Arabic tunes.

Trattoria Toscana

Located by the waterfront of the Souk, this Italian restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere is sure to pull you in. Dine alfresco style in the open air setting and enjoy a variety of pasta dishes, meat and seafood selection, while watching the abra’s float by.

The Meat Co.

Found in 5 different countries across the world, this steakhouse favourite boasts innovative design, striking decor and a procurement of the best steaks from across the globe. Enjoy a selection of speciality dishes from the restaurant’s South African heritage, alongside events and offers such as Friday Brunch and Ladies Night.

The Noodle House

Looking for fresh, Asian soul food? Well, look no further - The Noodle House includes a variety of Asian flavours and dishes, including Wasabi Prawns, Chicken Satay and singaporean-style roasted duck. It’s also on the cheaper side of many of the restaurants in the Souk - win win.

Belgian Beer Cafe

This place is, of course, great for… BEER! But not just that; Belgian Beer Cafe offers a selection of Belgian gourmet food, such as moules-frites and delicious belgian waffles. Experience an authentic vintage bistro experience for less with weekly promotions, such as evening brunch, Ladies Night, Meat Feast and Mussel Sunday.

Trader Vic’s

Head to Trader Vic’s for international specialities and world-famous tropical cocktails, alongside a Cuban band, Pacific décor and waterfront views on the terrace. This Polynesian-inspired restaurant and bar offers an escape from the city and is a relaxing place to unwind and enjoy an evening with friends.


Looking for something different? What about authentic Persian cuisine, with gorgeous outdoor seating and a rustic Iranian vibe? Anar is the perfect place to experience Persian cuisine at its finest. Enjoy tasty eggplant, succulent meaty kebabs and aromatic rice.

Folly by Nick & Scott

Welcome to one of the Madinat’s prettiest spots, with an alfresco terrace offering spectacular views of the vicinity. The interiors evoke a hip London eatery, while the menu offers a refreshing outlook to British flavours and modern flair. What’s more, owners Nick and Scott were trained by Gordan Ramsey, so you know you’re gonna have a superb meal.

Taverna Greek Kitchen

Enjoy a taste of Greece in this chic waterfront eatery, with spectacular views of the Burj al Arab and a vibrant Souk atmosphere. Modern Greek music, mouthwatering appetisers and delicious mains - it’s difficult to come up with reasons NOT to visit.

McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at this popular Irish pub, complete with indoor and outdoor terraces to make the most out of your visit to the Souk. With award-winning food, a super vibrant atmosphere and plenty of events and promotions going on throughout the week, this is the perfect spot to enjoy some quality time with friends, family and coworkers.

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