HOW TO USE THE BLACK HAT GUIDE
The guide includes more than 1,400 restaurants, and covers both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It is split into two clearly marked sections – one for each emirate.
The guide is split into three price categories: Up to Dhs249 Dhs250 to Dhs749 Dhs750+ Each entry is marked with a price. All prices are based on a meal for two, excluding drinks. If you turn to the index, at the back of the guide, you will find restaurants listed according to the type of cuisine they serve, as well as by area.
OUR REWARD SYSTEM
Décor, service and atmosphere are important to us, but our primary concern is, of course, the food. Restaurants hoping to attain a hat rating will need to offer the best of the best.
Up to Dhs249
Awarded to restaurants, cafés and pubs that provide simple, tasty food on a shoestring.
Dhs250 to Dhs749
Awarded to restaurants that provide good food at a reasonable price.
We look at the quality and sourcing of the ingredients, the level of technical skill displayed, complexity of flavour and a level of inventiveness and flair found in only the greatest kitchens.
WHAT’S ON AWARDS
If the restaurant has won a What’s On Award in the past three years, it will be indicated next to the name.