That Friday Feeling

Be Transported to Nola at Dubai’s only Cajun Restaurant.

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I’ve been watching the new Novotel Hotel in Al Barsha be built for the last few years on Sheik Zayed Road. After it opened, I had heard good things about the Cravin’ Cajun restaurant I had to check it out.

My sister had lived in Louisiana for some time and had introduced me to the New Orleans food before, so when I heard the head chef is actually from New Orleans and brings in his traditional recipes I was even more excited to give it a try.

I ordered the Lamb Ribs (not a lot of carb free options :p). Jack ordered the Spicy Chicken Jambalaya and we shared Jumbo Prawns and Crab Cake for entrée.

Value for money – The portions are huge and tasty. Considering the size of meals you could easily share starters with some drinks or share main with friends.

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Staff – know the menu inside out and great at advising recommendations.

Highlight: The best part of the evening was the Jazz band – they play 6 nights a week and were absolutely fantastic. When they play it instantly transfers you to Nola – plus it’s so nice for a change to listen to a different live music genre here in Dubai – it’s a restaurant you can take your workmates too, friends, date or visitors.

The bill for us two came to 350AED with alcoholic drinks, two starters and two mains.

Funfilsdays recommendation:

For an affordable night out, I would return next time to listen to the band and order some entrees and drinks – the entrees are big enough to have on your own as a dinner meal (approx 50AED).

Walk from the metro if you are visiting Thursday evenings – the traffic around that area is crazy with people trying to escape salik.

For the girls: Head to Bubble Bar for FREE pre-drinks (Apple Martinis & Rose) from 8pm on Thursday and Friday before booking your dinner at Cravin’ Cajun.

Phone: 04 304 9000

 

About fun fils days

A 30 something singleton dating in the desert. Makeup artist. Searching for happiness and that perfect lip colour.
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