Café Bateel-Dubai Mall

I am obsessed with this restaurant (I don’t think it is technically a cafe) which I discovered at Dubai Mall. As my friend and I kept getting lost, we needed nothing short of exquisite food to cure our frustration and accept defeat of our apparent lack of direction. Cafe Bateel not only offers scrumptious food but it is healthy and made with fresh ingredients. Our satisfaction was unfettered as there was no guilt for over-indulging. We smothered our faces with the yummiest low calorie food….apart from the Hazelnut Rocher desert which was so worth it!  Continue Reading →

Asha’s – Contemporary Indian Cuisine

Asha’s is a bar and restaurant specialising in Indian cuisine. It is located on Newhall Street, Birmingham but they also have a branch in Manchester and the Middle East. This is again a hot spot for white collar workers in the Birmingham business district. Crisp white shirts, suits and ties regularly make their appearance. The restaurant has earned its reputation and won a number of awards including a mention in the Michelin Guide from 2009-2015.

Asha’s is the perfect spot for a lunch time meet up on weekdays. They have a lunch time menu where you can either have an ‘Executive Lunch’ for £16.95 or the aptly named ‘Curry in a Hurry’ for about £10. They try to serve the curry in 10 minutes which is perfect for those who like me, are restrained to an hour lunch break. Continue Reading →