We were told in big bold letters recently – “you sure aren’t in your early twenties anymore“. One late night followed by the inability to “sleep it off” the next morning had us craving a space that would help us get over both, the fact that we weren’t in our early twenties anymore and our horrible inability to sleep-in when necessary. Brave parking choices and narrow old Dubai lanes led us to Creekside.
Tucked away at the edge of where the sidewalk ends on the Bur Dubai side of the creek, this space offers a lot of light, heritage (which is displayed in gorgeous old photos on the wall), many games (backgammon, anyone?) and books left by the seats, making this a perfect place to go with people or even a meal for one.
Most importantly – a great menu – featuring many traditional dishes with a fancy twist.
The oatmeal serving replaces the traditional brown sugar or maple for a sweetener with a salted date caramel syrup – which Nancy helped herself to with a spoon. On it’s own. For dessert. I’m pretty sure she forgot about the oatmeal part.
Posh Beith Temat – Creekside’s version of shakshouka. The yogurt cuts the tomato with a super fresh taste.
Even if for a cup of coffee or tea joined by a semi-competitive game of backgammon, for some quality catch – up time with a bestie or simply for a darn, good meal, Creekside is hands down, one way to go.