Restaurant Review: Coya, Dubai

September 13
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Ideal for… a meal at Dubai’s hottest restaurant at the moment.

Restaurant name and location: Coya, Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai
Cuisine: Latin American
Atmosphere: The lunch was quite empty (assuming this was because it was a weekday), however evenings are always packed… you need to book ahead.
What they say: A trace of Incan heritage and Latin American Lifestyle makes its way to the Middle East. The London award-winning brand brings an exceptional, multi-dimensional experience to Dubai.
The menu at Coya keeps traditional elements of Peruvian cooking. The restaurant welcomes a diverse clientele to feast on a variety of palate teasing dishes as they are transported to the essence of Peru.
The destination Pisco Lounge offers guests a truly genuine experience with an authentic, buzzing ambience with a vast range of home-made pisco infusions. The Lounge at Coya is an experience that brings together tastes, sights and sounds that are the essence of Latin American culture.

What to order:
-Baby squid calamari (one of the best calamari dishes I’ve had)
-Quinoa salad with coriander mint and pomegranate ( a really good light salad, super fresh and refreshing)
-Pollo skewer (A Chicken option if you’re not a big fan of raw fish)
-Spicy Beef Fillet with crispy shallot and garlic (tender, slightly spicy, delicious)
-Crispy potatoes – patatas side dish
-Mushroom and black truffle hotpot (if you love truffles and mushrooms, this is heaven)
-Sweet corn sundae (comes with Sweet corn ice-cream, pineapples and caramel popcorn – it doesn’t sound like it would taste good but it does!)
-Chocolate fondant with coconut ganache (The fondant competes with the best in town – fudgey and rich)
Service: Ace service – the staff are really sweet, and handsome.

What I loved:
-If you love raw fish, this is one to check out. If not, no worries (I don’t) there are enough of other options!
-London’s IT restaurant in Dubai
-The interiors, the deep colours and details – it definitely has it’s own charm.

What I didn’t:
-This is only a bad thing when you’re in this situation, but Coya is one of the hardest places to get a booking – so book early!
-The menu isn’t the easiest to order from so get your waiter to help you or check this review before you go!

Bill for two: AED550

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