in a nutshell
Ruya is a modern Anatolian restaurant that recently opened in the Grosvenor House. It's the brainchild of the group behind Coya, Zuma and Nus-ret. One thing to note is that Ruya is a homegrown concept and both the food and decor are absolutely great!
Small tip: book in advance and ask to sit outside.
Mediterranean style inside-outside terrace overlooking the Dubai Marina. It's the kind of place you go to when you want to impress someone.
So many things to order! Make sure you stick to the turkish inclined dishes (instead of the more modern ones like the sashimi). Here are the musts:
Muhammara - roasted red pepper, tomato walnut dip
Karpuz Peynir - burnt watermelon, sheep cheese & tomato
Borek filo - wrapped feta cheese with carrots, zucchini and walnuts
Lahmacun - with spicy lamb, vegetables & herbs
Two Cheese Pide - with slow cooked egg
Icli Köfte - fried bulgar stuffed with roasted duck & barberries
Rangers Valley Day Grain Fed Beef 300g with asparagus & Antep pistachio butter
Adana Kebap - spicy minced lamb, grilled tomato
And for dessert:
Fırın Sütlaç - traditional Anatolian rice pudding, raspberries, rose ice cream & lokum
Çikolata Ve Türk Kahvesi - dark chocolate kibbeh, Turkish coffee cream, liquorice nibs, salted caramel
Rose Lokum ice cream
Sesame Helva ice cream
AED 250 per person (without alcohol)