I’ve always been a bit of a fan of Carluccios. It’s all about simple, Italian dining, with little touches that make all the difference. We’ve dined in several restaurants over Dubai and in the UK with our boys and never been disappointed. The kids love being handed activity packs when they arrive, complete with crayons and a menu to colour in, followed by breadsticks, a glass of juice, a choice of mains, and an ice cream dessert to finish up – and we love that it’s affordable and very family friendly (Wilfred, for example, loves to scream for the fun of it and no one tends to bat an eyelid).
Yesterday, we were invited to try out the newest Carluccios in Dubai at THE BEACH, opposite JBR (which happens to be 10 minutes walk from my apartment, meaning it will probably become our new hangout).
We chose to sit inside so that Wilf’s screaming habit didn’t disturb anyone, but there’s a really lovely, bright and sunny courtyard outside if you prefer a little al fresco dining. We were also lucky enough to dine over a weekend when a face painter and balloon modeler were entertaining little diners – and this apparently happens regularly.
It is definitely my favourite branch in the city – it’s spacious, the staff are very, very lovely, and it’s so quiet as it’s a step back from the beach (those restaurants are always packed, so it’s nice to escape the crowds – and lets face it, I hardly get to enjoy the beach views when I am with the boys anyway).
I don’t want to get too wordy with this post, as I think the pictures will do all the talking – so without further ado, here’s our visit to Carluccios at THE BEACH yesterday. And if you live in Dubai, it’s definitely worth a family treat. And if you live in UK, enjoy the pictures and head to your nearest Carluccios pronto! Visit www.carluccios.com