Festive season calls for binging on delicious and comforting Desi food. Since last week I’ve been visiting Indian restaurants to satisfy my festive cravings. Recently visited the newly opened Gifto’s of London, an Indo-Pak restaurant from London for dinner.
Located in Dubai Marina, Gifto’s is a spacious venue with modern decor and comfortable seating area. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. It is a perfect place to share a meal with family and friends.
The Story behind the concept
Gifto’s of London first began as an ethnic grocery store in London’s Southhall in 1968. It was started by two migrants as a consumer good store supplying some of the finest spices and groceries from India and Pakistan.
With love for good food and passion for fresh and quality ingredients, the brand then transitioned into a restaurant. What began as a 100-seater can now house up to 400 guests under one roof.
They’re now expanding into the Middle East with Dubai as their first outpost. Gifto’s menu is elaborate and offers best of Indo-Pak flavors. You can expect homemade masalas using a selection of perfect spices, fresh veggies and succulent cuts of meat to create authentic flavors from their karahis and grills.
As a vegetarian I was satisfied with their veg options. We started off with two of their refreshing drinks first- Salty Lassi and Margarita.
For starters we ordered the flavor-rich Aloo Tikki Channa Chaat and the crispy and oh-so-addictive Pakora Basket. Both the starters were excellent.
We ordered Dal Makhani, Tandoori Roti and Vegetable Biryani for main course. The dal makhani was rich, well-cooked and had a heartwarming homemade flavor. The tandoori roti was freshly baked in the tandoor and went well with the dal. The biryani was an absolute delight that was oozing with authentic and delicious flavor.
Ended our dinner with their signature dessert Kulfi Falooda & Rabdi. It was heaven in a tall glass. An absolute must-try.
We loved our dining experience at Gifto’s of London. The food, the atmosphere, the service and the hospitality was top notch. It is one of the few places that I won’t mind visiting again.
Phone: 04 557 5622