Winners: BBC Good Food Middle East Magazine Awards 2021

The BBC Good Food Middle East Magazine Awards celebrates the best in hospitality and dining across the region

BBC Good Food Awards 2021 Winners

The BBC Good Food Middle East Magazine Awards ceremony took place at The Ritz Carlton, Dubai on January 27, 2022, where chefs, restauranteurs and hoteliers gathered for an evening to remember.

The #BBCGFMEMAWARDS 2021 comprised 64 individual categories, where you, our readers voted for your favourite brands. Read on for a glimpse into the spectacular celebration and to find out the complete list of winners.



Afternoon Tea: Peacock Alley, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah


Americas & Caribbean Restaurant: COYA Dubai


Best Bakery & Café: Café Bateel


British Restaurant: Bread Street Kitchen & Bar


Casual Brunch: Soul Street, FIVE Jumeirah Village


Casual Dining Restaurant: Slaw


Fine Dining Brunch: Bull & Bear, Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre


Fine Dining Restaurant: The Theater Dubai


Indian Restaurant: Khyber, Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel


Italian Restaurant: Cinque, FIVE Palm Jumeirah


Japanese Restaurant: Taiko Dubai


Mediterranean Restaurant: Opso


Staycation Experience: Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai


New Restaurant: Carna by Dario Cecchini


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Abu Dhabi

Afternoon Tea: Forever Rose Café


Americas & Caribbean Restaurant: VaKaVa, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers


Bakery & Café: Le Café, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi – Mandarin Oriental


British Restaurant: Oak Room, The Abu Dhabi EDITION


Casual Brunch: Jazz@PizzaExpress


Casual Dining Restaurant: Nando’s


Fine Dining Brunch: Garage, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island


Fine Dining Restaurant: LPM Restaurant & Bar


Indian Restaurant: Punjab Grill Abu Dhabi


Italian Restaurant: Marco’s New York Italian, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi


Japanese Restaurant: 99 Sushi Bar Abu Dhabi


Mediterranean Restaurant: Alba Terrace, The Abu Dhabi EDITION


New Restaurant: Alkalime


Staycation Experience: Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort


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Northern Emirates

Brunch: Brasserie, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island


Casual Dining Restaurant: Basilico, The Cove Rotana Resort


Fine Dining Restaurant: Lexington Grill & Bar, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah


Staycation Experience: The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah




Beach Club: Azure Beach


Breakfast Spot: LDC Kitchen + Coffee


Food Blogger: @my.wildtribe


Diet-friendly Restaurant: Wild & The Moon


Family Brunch: Suq, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach


Food Delivery Aggregators: Deliveroo


French Restaurant: MINA Brasserie, Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre


Gastropub: Goose Island Tap House, FIVE Jumeirah Village


Greek Restaurant: Mythos Kouzina & Grill


Grocery Delivery Service: Kibsons


Hidden Gem: Dibba Bay Restaurant


Home Appliance Store: Sharaf DG


Homegrown Restaurant: Pitfire Pizza


Kitchen Appliance Brand: Thermomix


Kitchenware Store: Crate and Barrel


Lebanese Restaurant: Allo Beirut


Mexican Restaurant: La Tablita, Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights


Middle Eastern Restaurant: Ninive


Pan Asian Restaurant: Blue Jade, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai


Seafood Restaurant: Aprons & Hammers


Spanish Restaurant: Lola Taberna Española


Steakhouse Casual Dining: Nezesaussi Grill, Manzil Downtown


Steakhouse Fine Dining: Carna by Dario Cecchini


Supermarket: Spinneys


Thai Restaurant: Sticky Rice


Turkish Restaurant: Asil


Vegan Dish: Wholesome Burger, Caribou Coffee


Casual Dining Restaurant: P.F. Chang’s Middle East


Culinary School: International Centre for Culinary Arts – ICCA Dubai


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Fine Dining Restaurant: Clay


Staycation Experience: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort


Restaurant of the year

The Theater Dubai


Culinary Entrepreneur of the year

Reif Othman


Pro Chef of the Year

Troy Payne, The Pangolin Restaurant and Lounge


BBC Good Food Awards 2021 Winners

Thank you to all our sponsors: Sweet Earth Foods (Plant-based Meal Sponsor), Kit Kat (Dessert Sponsor), Seafood from Scotland (Seafood Starter Sponsor), African + Eastern (Beverage Partner), Renarte (Trophy Sponsor), W Maldives (Voting Prize Partner), Bin Khadim, Radha & Co. (Auditor), Casinetto (Mystery Box Sponsor), Upfield and Violife (Vegan Dish Category Sponsor) and Evian (Water Sponsor); and our Event Partners, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Bôtan Distillery, Deliverect, iPad POS Middle East, Revel Systems and PLNT Foods.

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