Kaftan is bringing a slice of Turkey to Dubai, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner. With an interior that pays homage to the country with it’s red walls, there is also dark wood flooring and walls. For al fresco dining, pull up a chair in the garden, where trees are dotted around the terrace, and lanterns line the area giving a cosy and romantic atmosphere. Astroturf lines the flooring, making you feel like you could be eating in a friend's garden or having a fancy picnic in the park.
For breakfast you can expect fruit platters with pineapple, coconut, strawberries and grapes, or something a little more savoury like an omelette with salad, or the Pastirmali Yumurta consisting of eggs and bacon baked together. If you’re looking for lunch, the Kasap Kofte is a favourite amongst regulars, or some grilled salmon with hummus and Mediterranean olives. Of course it’s hard to eat Turkish food without going for the kebab option, so it’s also worth bearing in mind the Adana or Beyti Kebabs to get your fix. For desserts you can expect baklava, or pasa kadayif which is buttery shredded Phyllo dough, filled with a pistachio filling and drenched in a rosewater syrup.
At the front of the restaurant, you will also find a large terrace with cushioned seats, wooden decking and large umbrellas to shelter from the heat. Don’t miss a chance to order the testi kebab, but be ready for some theatre when they bring the dish out. A large clay pot is presented on a table, surrounded by flames, and plates are used by the waiter to pour the flames over the pot, before finally cutting the top off to emptying the contents into a bowl for dinner. We don’t know about you, but this sounds like our idea of dinner with a show.