Indego By Vineet Review (the Best Indian Restaurant in Dubai!)

Award winning Indego by Vineet is ranked as the 18th best restaurant and the #1 Indian restaurant in Dubai. It's brought to you by Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia and is located inside Grosvenor House. Generally we save all our food related adventures for our sister site:, but this seven course meal was so incredible we had to share it on here too. We went for dinner on Tanbay's birthday and this is what we thought:

1. Ambience

Whilst it is possible to eat delicious food in a not so delicious setting, we think that the ambience and setting really is important when eating. Luckily Indego seemed to agree with us - the ambience was calming and everything looked beautiful: from the Indian style decor to the rose petals on our plates. Even the plates themselves were beautiful, ornate designs. Indego by Vineet are proud to cater to many tastes and lifestyles. There are many vegetarian options and upon hearing that we are vegan, they adapted some of their signature dishes to make them dairy free. We started off with cocktails and then tucked into a delicious seven course meal!

2. Starters

At an Indian restaurant it's only right to have poppadoms to start, and wow what poppadoms! With three delicious sauces, and the perfect crispiness to the poppadoms, we knew we were going to love our evening.

Multigatawny-Chawal Soup 

Next up came multigatawny-chawal soup: a pepper, lentil soup with brown rice, crab eye bean and pine-nut salsa. 

We loved that the soup came out without liquid, it was just beans and lentils, and then the liquid was poured right in front of our eyes, so tasteful! As for the soup itself it was to die for, it tasted so clean and healthy. 

Pumpkin Seekh with Sesame Tikki

Then came Pumpkin Seekh with Sesame Tikki. A seekh is a type of kebab, traditionally made with minced meat. Ours was made with pumpkin, lentils, onion, coriander and more. We were so blown away with the presentation that we didn't want to eat it, but of course we did! The texture was incredible and the taste was delicious. We liked it so much we even ate the edible flowers.

3. Mains

Malvani Cauliflower Tikka

Next came Malvani Cauliflower Tikka with Crushed Potatoes & Peas Rajma with Corinanda Oil. Again it was beautifully presented and again it was simply delicious. I particularly liked the cauliflower. 

Black Olive Sorbet  

Then it was time for a pallet cleanser, and boy what a pallet cleanser. We had a black olive sorbet - a very unusual flavour for a pallet cleanser, but as olives are my favourite food in the entire world, I wasn't complaining!! Even Tanbay, who doesn't like olives, loved it! It was the perfect cleanser. 

Potli Chettinad 

Then came Potli Chettinad with Chettinad Mushroom Tempend Malkoni Sauce, wow was this cool! Potlis are kind of like little bags, but delicious, crispy and filled with yum. We loved how this one was served. It came with a lid filled with smoke (see above), when the lid was lifted the potli was revealed:

4. Dessert

The desserts at Indego contain dairy, so Vineet created something new for us, it was delicious, and even the little jellies on the side were vegan. And of course, because it was Tanbay's birthday, he got two desserts! How beautiful is that?

Wrap Up: Indego By Vineet Review

In a word: delicious. Everything was so delicious, everything was so beautifully presented. The staff were lovely and the chef even came out at the end to say hi. It was a wonderful evening and we can't recommend this place enough! If you are interested in our stay in Grosvenor House, check out our vlog -- enjoy! :)

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