If you’re looking for something relaxed and laidback in Dubai, the 3in1 restaurant at Vida Downtown provides a bright and airy space in which to enjoy a quick lunch, a leisurely dinner or one of its award-winning brunches.
The dining room is made up of contrasting light and dark interior design aspects. Plush gathered cream curtains offset the dark wood panelled ceiling and floors, while tables are kept fresh with simple place settings that include subtle green napkins and purple blown glasses. Service here is, like with lots of places in Dubai, friendly but fast-paced to ensure you’re served in good time. The staff are knowledgeable too, should you need a hand matching drinks with your meal. The restaurant’s position close to the pretty pool allows space for a large terrace, which is perfect for dining al fresco on come warm and balmy summer evenings.
The menu focuses on Mediterranean cuisine which has been given a contemporary twist and there is a wide range of buffet items available for AED 125 per person, should you prefer to dine off the a la carte. When it comes to the main event you can expect pizza, pastas and other more international mains. A creamy pesto pasta might be the perfect thing for little diners while a risotto verde plays into more grown up tastes. Elsewhere there are veggie pizzas as well as dishes like classic nachos, a chicken biryani and peri peri chicken. Try to leave room for pud if you can, as there’s a temping selection. Choose between baklava, chocolate fondants and Nutella spring rolls for an indulgent end to your meal.
The dress code here is smart casual so it’s a good idea to note the requirements before you visit. 3in1 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and welcomes children too – making it a great spot for a family meal.