How BB DIFC became our new favourite eatery

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How BB DIFC became our new favourite eatery
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Granted, we magazine folk are prone to hyperbole, but in this instance it's more than warranted. BB Social Dining, the delightful three-storey eatery that sprang up last month in DIFC, is a welcome, if unusual addition to the area's bougie restaurant scene. Why? Well, for a start, its intimate vibe has far more in common with NYC or Soho than Dubai, it's fuelled by chatty service staff with a sense of humour, and the barmen can do more than a few fandangled things with a spherical ice cube and some bubbles. Oh - and did we mention the food? It's good. Like - next-level good. And in Dubai, that's no mean feat.

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Tucked away on Happiness Street in DIFC, then, is a seemingly very apt address for it, since we can't imagine anyone exiting BB's doors without being at least a little bit happier - and heavier. But, hey - that's fine. The Chicken Bang Bang alone makes having to unbutton your jeans worth it. As does the cauliflower popcorn, habibti bao (softshell crab, watercress and jalapeno dressing) and super green hummus. 

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It's also managed to vault that tricky bridge between cool, non-cheesy date spot, buzzy, electric bar that doesn't feel like a pick-up joint, and chilled-out weekend lunch destination where you'd be happy to take, say, a particularly fussy mate. For what it's worth, we can also see ourselves having a big birthday dins there, perhaps on the secluded table on the mezzanine. 

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Fundamentally, it just nails two crucial things. Good vibes and good food. BB - we're big fans. And we'll be back.

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BB Social Dining, Gate Village 8, DIFC, Dubai. To book, call 
+971 4 407 4444 or email hello@thisisbb.com

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