Dubai’s Indian Fine Dining at One & Only Nina’s

Dubai’s Indian Fine Dining at One & Only Nina’s

There’s high expectations of Indian cuisine in Dubai as it is usually rather authentic as many of the chefs are from India. Nina’s fine dining Indian completely exceeds expectations as this restaurant is rather extraordinary at the One & Only, Royal Mirage. They are pushing the boundaries with their take on Indian classics and have created some modern variations, that are rather unusual, but brilliant. The restaurant is so elegant and stylish.

img_2039The sharing experience menu is extensive, rich and over indulgent, and leaves you rather spoilt for choice. The perfect poppadum cones dipped in the delicious accompanying chutneys were nibble on as we awaited the selection of starters.

img_2045It’s rather unusual to have scallops in mustard sauce in a Indian restaurant but it worked rather well, especially served alongside our favourite crisp puffs of pani puri that explode in your mouth.

img_2049It’s evident the attention to detail in each course, with a hint of European influences sneaking through. The crispy pancakes were pleasantly sweet and vibrant.


The kebabs were quite classic, succulent and packed full of flavour, served with a cooling mint chutney.

img_2047The paneer served on a bed of salad was light, creamy and just divine.

img_2048The main course was an exquisite selection of tandoori chicken, lamb curry, dal makhni, butter chicken with rice and naan bread straight from the tandoor. The main course were surprisingly quite traditional compared to the starters. Each dish was perfectly seasoned and well balanced with spice.

img_2055Dessert was meticulously arranged and a rather generous portion. The saffron and fig kulfi on a pistachio base, was fragrant and the taste of the cardamom really shone through. Served with a gulab jaman in a sticky sweet syrup, it was a delicious end to a really wonderful meal.

img_2058Nina is a stunning restaurant serving up the finest Indian cuisine imaginable, that is great for any celebration. Service is really slick and the food is a real taste sensation. Nina is perfect for a romantic anniversary, and even a larger gathering on the long table that takes centre stage in the middle of the restaurant. We had the pleasure of visiting twice in one week, because it was just that amazing, and we really just can’t wait to go back.

Nina, One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

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