Are you a passionate foodie living in Arabian Ranches but don’t know the exact location of the top restaurants in the neighbourhood? Well, you are in luck — get ready to find out about best-eateries in this premium Dubai villa community!
With weekdays filled with back-to-back meetings and assignments, it’s natural to look forward to weekends so you can unwind with friends and family. But when you live in a vibrant city like Dubai, particularly in the community of Arabian Ranches, choosing one particular restaurant to bring in the weekend can be tricky.
So without further ado, here is a list of restaurants in Arabian Ranches you can visit to satisfy those taste buds and have a filling meal.
Do your little ones love their pizzas? Or are you feeling in the mood for some saucy pasta. If so, head on over to Carluccio’s in the Ranches Souk. One of many popular restaurants in Arabian Ranches, this popular Italian chain was founded by Antonio Carluccio and offers everything from pizzas to risotto, salads, pasta as well as seafood dishes. The place also has a nice variety of pizzas starting from the simple Margherita to more exotic selections like the Ortalana which has toppings like grilled eggplant, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, butternut and others. To ensure that their pasta dishes retain taste, the café also orders the finest dried pasta from family-run producers in Italy.
Location: The Village Community, Near Carrefour, Arabian Ranches
Timings: 08:00 am-11:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
Price for two: AED 285 onwards
2. Paul Bakery and Restaurant
If you are looking for a place that specialises in both sweet and savory items, visit Paul Bakery and Restaurant. Also in the Ranches Souk, this eatery is especially a great option if there are picky eaters in your group. In addition to traditional baked sweets like a range of croissants, bread, and cakes, this bakery has an impressive breakfast menu with items ranging from a plain omelet to decadent scrambled eggs Vol-Au-Vent — a baked puff pastry filled with scrambled parmesan eggs.
Other savory items worth trying are in their main courses with items like Tenderloin Truffle Steak and Chicken Escalope and Vegetarian Quinoa Pasta. Tuck into a piping hot bowl of their famous French Onion Soup and you will see why it’s considered one of the best restaurants in Arabian Ranches.
Location: Shop 9, Ground Floor, The Ranches Souk, Arabian Ranches
Timings: 08:00 am – 11:30 pm
Price for two: AED 210 onwards
3. The Hamptons Café
“You eat with your eyes first” is a well-known adage among chefs. If you like your food to look as great as it tastes, The Hamptons Café should be on your wishlist. Inspired by the heritage and lifestyle of the Hamptons of New York, this café is renowned for its picturesque breakfast spreads, contemporary dishes and reinvented classics. The cafe has an impressive menu which includes all-day breakfast, the main course of reinterpreted classic dishes and scrumptious desserts besides their traditional selection of macarons and truffles.
Location: Community Centre, Behind Golf Club, Emirates Road, Arabian Ranches
Timings: 08:00 am – 11:00 pm (Saturday to Wednesday) | 08:00 am – 01:00 pm (Thursday to Friday)
Price for two: AED 240 onwards
4. Café Bateel
From breakfast to an afternoon tea and dinner menu, Café Bateel is a favourite dining spot for many tenants of villas in Arabian Ranches. Known for quality food, Bateel always has a seasonal menu option along with their regulars, so you can try something new every season. Going for the first time? Ask the waiters for recommendations. They are well trained and will certainly offer you options which are perfect for your taste. A popular recommendation is to pair one of their most top selling dishes, Chicken Fusilli with Caesar Salad.
Location: Shop 10, Ground Floor, The Ranches Souq, Arabian Ranches
Timings: 07:30 pm – 12:00 am
Price for two: AED 300 onwards
5. Shakespeare and Co
The décor is what hits you when you enter this café. The unique handmade furniture and ambiance exude early Victorian vibes. With an outdoor terrace and two levels of open-air seating, Shakespeare and Co in Arabian Ranches is a favourite with couples and families too. Of course, it’s the food that deserves more credit. The cafe won the Goodfoods award in 2018. And it’s easy to see why. The menu is a fusion of English and Arabic cuisine that offers everything from hummus platters to a traditional English breakfast.
Location: Community Retail Centre – E311
Cuisine: Italian, Arabian, Middle Eastern
Timings: 07:00 am – 12:00 am
Price for two: AED 220 onwards
6. Maison Mathis
If you are looking for restaurants in Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Maison Mathis should be the first one on your list. Expect to experience something different every time you visit this European inspired eatery. From “Appertive” Mondays with a 2 for 1 deal on all bar snacks (from 5 pm to 11 pm) to a “Meat Me” Tuesday menu with premium Wagyu beef cuts and other meat dishes, this place has it all. Wednesdays are for the ladies where female patrons can enjoy complimentary drinks from 6 pm onwards. For patrons with specific dietary concerns, the menu features gluten-free and vegan options.
Location: Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Timings: 07:00 am – 02:00 am
Price for two: AED 205 onwards
7. Man’oushe Street
From nutritious salads and wraps to breakfast options and pizza, Man’oushe Street is a prime spot for residents of Arabian Ranches. Specialising in authentic Lebanese cuisine, this place is designed in the form of a quaint corner bakery with dishes ranging from traditional Lebanese favourites like Manakeesh and Kaak to a Good Old Knafeh in the desserts section. Operating as a street food vendor, this Arabic restaurant in Arabian Ranches also offers an all-day breakfast menu where you can find other traditional healthy options like Labneh plate and Eggs with Sujuk.
Location: Shop 5, Ground Floor, Community Centre, Arabian Ranches
Timings: 08:00 am-12:00 am
Price for two: AED 105 onwards
8. Tuk Tuk
“We had a dream…to bring you the best cuisine in Thailand.” This is Tuk Tuk’s motto and they live up to it. From traditional Tom Yum Soup and Thai Green Curry to their signature Pad-Thai, everything on the menu is made from ingredients flown in from Bangkok — a truly authentic Thai experience. The dessert menu is also purely Thai with famed items like Mango Sticky Rice and Dhok Jhok. Located just off the villas in Arabian Ranches in The Sustainable City community, this eatery features some irresistable flavours.
Location: Al Qudra Rd, Arabian Ranches
Timings: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm Friday to Thursday
Price for two: AED 130 onwards
9. Al Arrab
This is a go-to eatery for many residents in Arabian Ranches considering that it offers a number of scrumptious traditional dishes at pocket friendly rates. Items on offer here include local favorites like sizzling Shakshoukeh platters, hummus based items, Fatayer and more. There is also a breakfast menu. Dubbed the Al Arrab Frying Pan, breakfast items include an assortment of savory meat dishes with eggs, mushrooms as well as others.
Location: Shop 1A Ground Floor, Arabian Carrefour, Arabian Ranches
Cuisine: Arabian, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
Timings: 10:30 am to 12:00 am
Price for two: AED 205 onwards
10. Spill the Bean
If you are looking for a coffee place to kickstart your day, head to Spill the Bean. An independent specialty coffee shop, this place focuses on supreme quality coffee blends. This includes everything from a regular espresso to a Turkish blend. In addition to coffee and hot beverages, the cafe also features an impressive dessert menu with decadent offerings like cakes, an assortment of cookies, and even gluten-free items. And let’s not forget breakfast. With a variety of egg sandwiches, pancakes, bagels and even sugar-free items, this place offers a satisfying dining experience to every patron.
Homeowners of the villas in Arabian Ranches can easily access this restaurant located in the neighbouring Sustainable City area.
Location: Shop #7, Block, The Sustainable City
Timings: 07:30 am to 06:00 pm
Price for two: AED 160
That’s a wrap of the best Arabian Ranches restaurants. For other options near Arabian Ranches, check out our picks for the best restaurants on Dubai Marina Marina Walk or top City Walk restaurants in Dubai. For Insta-friendly food outlets near the beach, check out the best restaurants in La Mer. Or if you are on a fitness regime, check out healthy restaurants in Dubai.