Avli by tashas

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

How do you create the kind of understated sophistication that is de rigueur in Athens’ best restaurants, yet seems so hard to find in Dubai? The answer in this case seems to be natural materials, a soothing oatmeal colour palette and simple, nourishing food from restaurateur Natasha Sideris, who draws on her childhood memories of hot summers spent on the Greek coast. Avli – meaning ‘courtyard’ – is one of the leaders of a new wave of cool Greek eateries that has swept through Dubai in recent years and it remains one of the best. Dining with friends? Go for the mezze menu which has hot, cold and raw options. With a date? Try one of their mains to share. Celebrating in a group of 10? Their set menu is decent value and contains most of the signature dishes, including the aubergine mille-feuille, an elegant take on a classic moussaka.

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Unit C-01, Ground Floor, Gate Village Building 9, Dubai,