The new restaurant is the latest project from Tashas Group.
A new Mediterranean restaurant has taken up residence on Pearl Jumeira, courtesy of Tashas Group. Bungalo34 has taken over the space where Caribbean eatery Key West once stood at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, paying homage to the culinary traditions of European coastal regions.
Designed and curated by restaurateur Natasha Sideris and culinary director Jill Okkers, the menu brings a touch of Greece, France and Italy onto each plate while honouring the custom of enjoying leisurely meals with friends and family. Guests can select from an array of nostalgic options such as the Strapatsada, a Greek favourite of scrambled eggs, roasted peppers, feta and crushed tomatoes. Other classics include a decadent Lobster Benedict, the Three Cheese Souffle Omelette, and a housemade Glyko Koutaliou of sweet pumpkin served on vanilla Greek yoghurt.
Presenting a beautifully plated range of dishes, the à la carte menu also consists of appetisers such as a handmade Treccia Cheese and the Bungalo Seafood Porridge – a favourite of Sideris. Refreshing salads and delicious pastas, like the Genovese that is cooked for four hours and tossed with parmesan and calamarata pasta, is sure to be a hit. The chic terrace also features wood-fired pizzettes, baked on the spot, topped with truffle, artichokes or stracciatella. Made with only the best ingredients, the menu at this beachside concept offers an uncomplicated quality that brings modern expressions of classic Mediterranean cuisine to Dubai.
The seafood display, prepared to guests’ liking – grilled on charcoal, baked in the oven, or raw with assorted vinaigrettes – extends the menu with bespoke dishes such as Grilled Calamari, Lobster Thermidor, and Mussels and Clams, each complemented with homemade sauces. Elsewhere, the dining venues at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai include Soul Lounge for tunes and cocktails), and Café Nikki, an all-day bistro.
DSCVR: Bungalo34, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Pearl Jumeira, Dubai (04 238 1780). @bungalo34