Winners: BBC Good Food Middle East Magazine Awards 2022

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

The BBC Good Food Middle East Magazine Awards 2022 gala ceremony took place on December 8 at The Ritz Carlton, Dubai, where chefs, restauranteurs and hoteliers gathered for a special night to celebrate the region’s stellar culinary achievements. The #BBCGFMEMAWARDS 2022 comprised 50+ 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 UAE: Mashrabiya Lounge, Fairmont The Palm


Americas & Caribbean Restaurant UAE: Ribs & Brews, Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City


Baked Goods & Pastry UAE: HERE-O Donuts


Beach Club UAE: February 30


Best Cafe UAE: Café Bateel


British Restaurant Abu Dhabi: Oak Room, The Abu Dhabi EDITION


British Restaurant Dubai: Hell’s Kitchen, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai


Burger Joint UAE: SLAW


Business Lunch UAE: Mosaic Lebanese Restaurant


Casual Brunch Abu Dhabi: Garage, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island


Casual Brunch Dubai: Seven Sisters


Casual Dining Restaurant GCC: Sea Salt, Alila Hinu Bay


Casual Dining Restaurant UAE: Nando’s


Diet-friendly Restaurant UAE: Vibe Café


Experiential Dining UAE: The Theater


Family Brunch UAE: Certo, Radisson Blue Hotel, Dubai Media City


Favourite Takeaway UAE: Allo Beirut


Fine Dining Brunch Abu Dhabi: COYA


Fine Dining Brunch Dubai: Maiden Shanghai, FIVE Palm Jumeirah


Fine Dining Restaurant Abu Dhabi: Villa Toscana


Fine Dining Restaurant Dubai: Amelia Dubai


Fine Dining Restaurant GCC: Rasoi by Vineet


Fine Dining Restaurant Northern Emirates: Seascape Restaurant, Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche


Food Retailer UAE: Kibsons


French Restaurant UAE: BQ French Kitchen & Bar


Gastropub & Sports Bar UAE: TJ’s, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers


Greek Restaurant UAE: ZOE Modern Greek Kouzina


Homegrown Coffee Roastery UAE: RAW Coffee Company


Homegrown Restaurant UAE: PLAY Restaurant & Lounge, The H Hotel Dubai


Indian Restaurant: The Crossing, The H Hotel Dubai


Italian Restaurant: Lucia’s


Japanese Restaurant: TABŪ Dubai


Kosher Restaurant UAE: Armani/Kaf, Armani Hotel Dubai


Lebanese Restaurant UAE: Cafe Beirut


Local Food Brand UAE: Dibba Bay Oysters


Mexican Restaurant UAE: Maya Mexican Kitchen + Bar, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa


Middle Eastern Restaurant UAE: Asil


New Restaurant UAE: Tamoka


Pan African Restaurant UAE: Hurricane’s Grill Dubai


Pan Asian Restaurant UAE: Hong Loong


Pizza Joint UAE: Moon Slice


Pool Lounge UAE: Aura Skypool Lounge


Seafood Restaurant UAE: The MAINE


Spanish Restaurant UAE: Myrra restaurant


Staycation Experience GCC: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort


Staycation Experience UAE: Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort


Steakhouse & Grills UAE: Bull & Bear, Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre


Thai Restaurant UAE: Benjarong Restaurant


Themed Meal UAE: Level Seven, V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton


Turkish Restaurant UAE: Bosporus


Pro Chef of the Year: Christian Salin, Executive Chef at Caesers Palace Dubai


Restaurant of the year: TABŪ Dubai


Thank you to all our sponsors: Silver Hill Duck (Appetizer Sponsor), Bord Bia, Renarte, Merex Investments, Welsh Lamb, East Coast Shellfish LLC, EF Zin Delicatessen Catering Services FZE, Nicecream, Regent Porto Montenegro, Heritance Aarah, Maldives, Porto Montenegro, and JW Marriott Mauritius.