21 Grams

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Simplicity is not a word one often associates with Dubai’s dining scene, yet it’s the guiding light at this casual bistro located a stone’s throw from Umm Suqeim Park and beach. 21 grams is supposedly the weight of the human soul – at least according to a single experiment conducted in 1907 that admittedly had more of a romantic bent than a scientific one – and the number is also the latitude of the Balkan Peninsula. Both of these happy coincidences hint at the flavours you can expect from the all-Balkan kitchen team. Join Dubai’s arty twenty-and-thirty-somethings for brunch or a casual lunch of signature phyllo spinach pie, wagyu beef kebabs with piquant pickles and kajmak, a savoury clotted cream to be spread thickly on homemade somun bread. Despite the hype surrounding it and its recent expansion, 21 Grams remains a casual place to celebrate the good things in life: simple food cooked with passion, strong coffee and the company of good friends.

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Meyan Mall, Floor 2, Al Thanya St , Umm Suqeim 2, Dubai,