Vegetarian restaurant Epitome is more than just meat-free menus, its quirky interiors and fun ambiance make the case for a night out on the Creek
Situating itself firmly on the plant-based scene as the first licensed veg-only restaurant in Dubai, Epitome is not your run of the mill vegetarian restaurant. No, Epitome is a hybrid, that carries an evening from dinner to night club, and its interiors play a big part in helping it do this. Helming from Mumbai, the The B Living UAE team visited this spot on the Dubai Creek to find out why this skyline vistaed hot-spot has got the party set going wild for more than just meat-free cuisine.
Taking residence within the Aloft Hotel Dubai Creek in Deira, means Epitome is afforded breathtaking views of Dubai’s most famous skyline. Close enough to Downtown to provide ease of access, but far enough away so that you can admire its glittering scape while you sip on cocktails, or try to stage the perfect Instagram shot. The huge balcony here foreshadows what’s to come for this restaurant as soon as the cooler winds of winter blow on over. There’s lots of seating options in prime spots to take in the view, along with plenty of space to dance in.
Positioning itself as a restaurant turned club the interiors make a bold statement. If Julius Cesar was born in 1925, this is what we imagine his palace would have looked like. Behind colosseum arches, ethereal murals painted in cool hues create a mystical undertone to the fun, vibrant room.Black and white marbled flooring set the upmarket tone, while columns and Roman statues play into a regal feel. The monochrome palette and pops with highlights of deep blue and red help to set the mood for when the lights dim and the DJ turns up the tunes.
Let’s just say, the interiors aren’t the only part of Epitome that’s reminiscent of the roaring twenties! With a resident DJ and dance floor, this restaurant goes from evening to night real quick. Which means if you’re looking for a quiet dinner spot it’s probably not for you, but if you’re in the mood for food before a night on the tiles, get your Friday night booking in quick. Keeping the party spirit alive, there’s an expansive shisha menu along with broad selection of creative cocktails.
The menu is expansive, featuring cuisine from around the world, there’s everything from sushi to Balinese curry and risotto. With an aim to showcase that vegetarian food can be interesting, the kitchen are well-versed in a variety of dishes to cater to an audience beyond just vegans. Don’t miss trying the dim sum and bomb chocolate souffle.
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