I'm Mohit, an Indian expat living in Dubai that's passionate about food and exploring different restaurants and cuisines. Big Food Boy was born as an attempt to document the diverse food options the UAE offers across varied cuisines and budgets.
The Bollywood themed cafe, Bol Gappa located in Riverland serves some lip-smacking multi-cuisine dishes with a dash of desiness. I love the way each dish has been given a desi touch to it. Primarily serving Indian cuisine, the menu boasts of some Asian and Italian dishes too.
We started off with some fusion chaat. Crunchy nachos Mexican bhel and chole tikki chaat both had the right flavors of a roadside desi chaat. Next up was the chicken khurana, something similar to a chicken 65, it was deep fried and tossed in a delicious sauce and curry leaves. We also loved the Chilli mushrooms and the creamy pau bhaji fondue. I’m sure you are going to love it too.
For the mains we had a yummy chicken tikka masala served with some butter naan, chicken biryani which was decent. Bol Gappa tries to incorporate a bit of desi Chinese and Italian too and pretty much does a good job. Their crispy schezwan chicken over a bed of noodles is something you shouldn’t miss.
Bol Gappa serves a variety of desserts too, I simply loved the sizzling walnut brownie with ice cream and their gulab jamuns. Their service is on point too, our server Raj was very informative and all his recommendations were loved by all of us. If you are visiting Bollywood parks anytime make sure you stop at bol gappa for a quick lunch or dinner that you’ll definitely enjoy it.
Average Cost for 2: AED 150/-
Address : Outside Bollywood Park, India Gate, Riverland, Dubai Park & Resorts, Jebel Ali Village, Dubai
Barasti needs no introduction, it’s one of the best beach clubs in Dubai and has been pioneered the beach parties in Dubai. This summer they have done something you guys will absolutely love. A part of barasti is transformed into this air conditioned jungle for their Saturday wild thing jungle brunch and it’s not to be missed.
This brunch has some really good food, unlimited drinks including alcoholic beverages, some great music and amazing vibes. So the food basically is to go with your drinks so you have some good finger food which includes wings( amazing ) a whole lot of fries, pizzas, pies etc. they also have an Indian corner which serves curries and tandooris and a Sunday roast section to satisfy your cravings for a good roast. They also had a desserts corner to get your sugar fix.
All in all, i feel this brunch is worth every penny for the people who enjoy their drinks. It’s 2-5pm unlimited pours and 5-8pm happy hours on selected beverages. AED 250 for Boys and AED 175 for girls and they also got free parking, do you need more reasons to visit barasti now?
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Address : Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina, Dubai