Mediterranean restaurant Terra opens in Jumeirah


Serving ingredient-driven dishes, Terra, a homegrown neighbourhood restaurant, has opened in Jumeirah.

Named after the Latin word for earth and located next to Waitrose on Al Thanya Road, the restaurant’s menu is inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean, with bistro-style food.

Small plates including the Beef Carpaccio Roll, Watermelon Salad and Sweet Aubergine Croquettes present new takes on classic combinations and moreish comfort is provided by a selection of wood-fired pizzas and pastas including Lobster Tagliatelle. Mains include the Salt-Baked Sea Bass with shaved zucchini and the Lamb Chops with smoked aubergine and harissa. To end the experience, signatures include the Lotus Cheesecake and the Sticky Date Pudding.

Speaking about what guests can expect from the new concept, founder Rashed Ahmad Mohammed Al Tayer says: “Nowadays, when you want to have good food in Dubai, people say you have to go to DIFC. Terra will bring a DIFC-quality experience to this neighbourhood. In terms of the price, you’ll have an amazing meal at a reasonable price with great service.”

The space was conceived to recreate the atmosphere of a summer evening in a Southern European courtyard. The concept’s earthy and artisanal aesthetic is evident in its hand-finished clay walls and handmade floor tiles. Natural textures including reclaimed wood, linen fabrics, smoked metals and handmade ceramics in earth tones provide a canvas for the lush green foliage in electric blue pots that fill the space.

Terra is open daily from 11am to 11pm.