Some of the best restaurants are the ones where you feel like you could be sitting in a family’s living room, joining them for a home cooked meal. Not necessarily because of the decor, but rather that you can tell the food has been made with a mother’s love. At Three By Eva, you’re made to feel just like that, with the aim of the experience being to give a sense of warmth and belonging at the table. Head Chef and owner, Eva Halasa, has long been known for her stints as a host on TV, but now she’s turned her attention to a new restaurant, which she runs with her two daughters, Emilie and Lilian.
Set in a villa in Jumeirah, the restaurant is light and calming with warm neutral tones, and large arched windows. Large light fittings adorn from the ceiling, and sofas waiting to sink in to fill the room, making it easily believable that you’ve just stepped into the family home. Split between two levels, a bakery and confectionery take over the lower floor, leading out onto a terrace to bask in the sunshine. Once upstairs, you’re welcomed by wooden flooring and stone walls, giving a rustic yet chic feel to the space.
For food you can expect traditional Middle Eastern fare, presented in an unfussy manner. Colours bursting onto the plate through the array of vegetables, and pomegranate sparkling on top of each dish. Think quinoa and orange salad with spinach, pomegranate, pistachio, avocado and feta, or fattet chicken with 7-spice chicken, rice, creamy garlic yoghurt, pomegranate and some crispy fried potato skin for texture. If you’re looking for a souvenir to take back with you, there are a range of products available from the pantry such as homemade jams, spices jars, and Ma’amoul mixes.