I’m back people! Apologies for the hiatus from here but I’ve had my hands a bit full with our new little lady and have just been soaking up and enjoying every moment of motherhood. After two months off however I’m ready to get back into blogging and am looking forward to writing up some of the last reviews I did before Sienna came along as well as some of the new venues I’ve visited since.
First up…. The fabulous Lowe…
Located just next to the gorgeous Oasis of Al Barari is Dubai’s latest homegrown concept restaurant LOWE. It’s based in the new community of KOA Canvas which is a bit of a drive and still a work in progress but so worth travelling to for this little gem.
Heading up the kitchen are Jesse Blake and Kate Christou with a keen focus on simple, fuss free food. At the heart of the kitchen is a huge charcoal grill, rotisserie and wood fired oven so expect lots of delicious cooked meats and smoky flavours. The decor is modern, with lots of concrete, wood and greenery. It sounds like it should feel cold but somehow manages a welcoming, cosy vibe.
Whilst perusing the menu we decided to start with a couple of drinks. The venue doesn’t have an alcohol license sadly (not that it bothered me at nearly 9 months pregnant although I think the husband would have appreciated a beer) but they do know how to whip-up a mean mocktail. They also have home brewed kombucha if you’re a fan. We couldn’t resist a few nibbles to accompany our drinks and ordered the green olives (which were beautiful) and the wood fired bread which came with an utterly divine tarama dip. Honestly, it was so good we had to ask for more. DO NOT MISS IT!
The biggest surprise for us was the Endive Salad which came with sunflower seed cream, miso and burnt honey vinaigrette. I was expecting this to be more of a side dish but it genuinely was one of our favourites and I’d happily order it again on its own.
The husband’s top dish was the aged rib eye, with broccoli béarnaise and wasabi. The meat was clearly very high quality and cooked to absolute perfection. I wasn’t totally sold on the broccoli béarnaise but the wasabi did add an interesting flavour. For me I adored the market fish which on the day was charcoal roasted seabass with carrot escabeche and coconut aioli. The fish was super fresh and beautifully presented. On the side we ordered the coal fired baby cap mushrooms with aged beef fat and garlic emulsion and O.M.G they were soooooo good!!! Somehow the side dishes here really do shine all on their own.
We finished with the chocolate, sunchoke, coffee grind caramel and honeycomb upon our wonderful server, Proscovia’s, recommendation which was a divine bowl of messy goodness perfect for all the chocoholics out there. Just grab your spoon, mash it up and tuck in!
We loved our trip to Lowe and couldn’t fault any of the dishes. The menu is kept light but with some really creative dishes and unique pairings. The staff were all friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and it was great to be able to see what was going on in the open plan kitchen. I’ve heard their breakfast is fab and so I’m dying to go back. Yes it might be a little way out and the surrounding area is still a bit of a building site (as much of Dubai is!) but it’s well worth the drive.
For more information please visit: https://lowe-dubai.com/about-us or call +971 4 320 1890