The inaugural JLT Restaurant Awards are over and we would like to thank all our partners, sponsors, and participating restaurants for helping us to make this event phenomenally successful!
We created the JLT Restaurant Awards to showcase the variety and quality of the eateries in this Dubai neighbourhood – nowhere else can you find this many different restaurants in one area. We wanted to recognize the passion, sweat, and efforts put in by the many independent restaurants in JLT and let them get the recognition they deserve.
Of course, we were also curious to see which restaurants were most popular among JLTians – residents, office workers, and visitors in JLT, the DMCC regulated free zone in the heart of new Dubai.
2017 JLT Restaurant Awards facts:
|Best Overall||Best Newcomer||Most Unique Concept|
|Winner: Bait Maryam||Winner: Le Petit Belge||Winner: Bait Maryam|
|Runner-Up: Mythos||Runner-Up: Wolf & Friend Lounge||Runner-Up: Café Funkie Town|
|Best Brunch||Best Service||Best Bar|
|Winner: Little Lahore||Winner: La Cantina Cafe||Winner: McGettigan’s JLT|
|Runner-Up: McGettigan’s JLT||Runner-Up: Ayubowan||Runner-Up: Couqley French Bistro and Bar|
|Best Café||Best Chinese||Best European (Licensed)|
|Winner: Own Cafe||Winner: Blue Sapphire||Winner: Couqley French Bistro and Bar|
|Runner-Up: Public Cafe||Runner-Up: Wokyo||Runner-Up: Mythos|
|Best European (Unlicensed)||Best Healthy||Best Middle Eastern|
|Winner: Labbys The Hellenic House||Winner: Richy’s||Winner: Bait Maryam|
|Runner-Up: Pizzaro||Runner-Up: Mambo Gourmet Pizza||Runner-Up: Own Cafe|
|Best North Indian||Best American-style Pizza||Best Italian-style Pizza|
|Winner: Chawlas2||Winner: Pitfire Pizza Dubai||Winner: Mambo Gourmet Pizza|
|Runner-Up: 800Thali||Runner-Up: Wolf & Friends Lounge||Runner-Up: Pitfire Pizza Dubai|
|Best South East Asian||Best Street Food||Best Sweet Tooth||Best Other|
|Winner: Betawi Cafe||Winner: Ayubowan||Winner: The Cake Lab||Winner: Ayubowan|
|Runner-Up: Wokyo||Runner-Up: Wokyo||Runner-Up: Il Donaccino||Runner-Up: Wolf & Friends Lounge|