World's 50 Best Restaurants 2023: Two Dubai restaurants make the cut

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023: Two Dubai restaurants make the cut

The world of gastronomy came together in Valencia, Spain, on Tuesday evening to celebrate the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023, with two Dubai venues making the list.

The awards ceremony, held at the city’s Les Arts Opera House, honours the pinnacle of gastronomic talent from 24 territories across five continents.

Dubai’s Tresind Studio (No 11) was named Best Restaurant in Middle East and Africa, ahead of Orfali Bros Bistro (No 46).

Lima’s Central won the award for World’s Best Restaurant as well as Best Restaurant in South America. Central was followed by Disfrutar in Barcelona and Diverxo in Madrid.


Dubai’s Orfali Bros Bistro tops Mena’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2023

Tresind Studio, which used to be tucked in the corner of the main Tresind restaurant at voco hotel, last year moved to Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah.

It serves a set tasting menu, which changes every four months: think wood apple pani puri, ghee roast crab with burnt cinnamon and curry leaf tempura, and morel pulao with Assam tea dashi.

Dubai’s Orfali Bros Bistro was a newcomer to the list this year, claiming the position of No 46 on the highly competitive list.

In January, the restaurant was named this year’s No 1 restaurant in the Mena region.

Orfali Bros Bistro is a modern, minimalist venue in Jumeirah.

Its menu is an exercise in boundary-pushing, experimenting with taste, textures and ingredients to create something unique, from red umami prawns to fluffy pides in various creative flavours.

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