Dubai has been inundated with Greek restaurants –from Avli and Ammos to Gaia and Opa– and now Mazi from Notting Hill is set to open at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi in October. Known for its modern Greek food, Mazi puts a culinary twist on classic recipes. Think feta served tempura-style with lemon marmalade and caper meringue; a spicy version of tiropita served as a broken filo pastry with leeks and chillies; and grilled aubergine drizzled with soy and thyme honey or served with lamb and miso. The Greek yogurt dessert, too, comes with candied quince and cinnamon oat crunch. “The idea is to revive Greece’s sharing culinary tradition in what we like to call a ‘fine-casual’ atmosphere. Our guests can expect to find a fun place to enjoy some great food combined with the intimate service of a fine-dining restaurant,” says co-owner Christina Mouratoglou.