Taking Indian cuisine to new heights

When the noise and the humdrum of the world outside is far too much for you, take a breather and come to Gazebo. It is one place that's guaranteed to offer you a feeling of coming home. Do let me explain...

We’ve just returned from my brother’s wedding in India. If you know anything about Indian weddings, you know how loud, long and loving they can get. There’s always ample food that you can’t refuse and lots of excess baggage that you inevitably bring home. We were happy that all went well and we were equally happy to return to the peace and quiet of Sharjah. Believe me there’s a lot of it here. My mornings are spent with a cup of chai watching the world go by. 

Since it was the weekend, we decided to go across the road to our favourite venue, Gazebo. It has been around for close to two decades and the food and the service is always top notch. The group of restaurants has in fact opened five new outlets recently.

Where it all began
As with any good establishment, things grow. From humble origins the Gazebo group, now has 17 restaurants across UAE that offer signature authentic Indian dishes prepared by chefs, who are descendants of the bawarchis (cooks) and rakabdars, presiding over the Mughal kitchens.
Irfan Gaya, Managing Director of Gazebo, says the restaurant was initially set up to fill the gap in the market for an authentic Dum Pukht restaurant. Today Gazebo has won awards for bringing to the table traditional recipes from the royal kitchens of Lucknow, Awadh and the North Western Frontier, which were ruled by the Dum Pukht cuisine.
Dum cooking is done with live coals placed in layers under the cauldrons to impart just the right amount of heat to cook a particular dish. This, like many other little details are part of the trade secrets, which have been passed down from one generation to the next.
“As passionate food connoisseurs, we never make compromises on the quality of ingredients, authenticity of the cuisine or the skill of the Chef. We ensure all our outlets reflect the standards set by our flagship restaurant that has positioned us as the best Indian in the country,” he adds.
The Biryani at Gazebo is legendary. It sits in the menu as the uncrowned king of the Dum Pukht family. While we laughed and shared pics of earlier visits to Gazebo, our doting waiter Aqeel coaxed us in to ordering at least one biryani. He was spot on. With just one bite, I was suddenly transported to Hyderabad where I had tasted a home cooked biryani with all its amazing aromas.

When you are at Gazebo you will be stumped with a million choices. I'd strongly recommend the Jhinga Zaitooni, Palak Paneer and the Dal Makhani. There's something for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foodies. The gosht galawati kabab literally melts in your mouth. Make sure you’ve saved room for dessert as the rasmalai and rabdi will leave you smiling from ear to ear.  

Gazebo also delivers fresh and steaming hot food to your doorstep. We’ve ordered their food when my Dad was on a short visit from Kuwait and various family members were in town to celebrate his birthday. I’ve also visited the same branch just before I delivered my first baby.  He is now 10 years old. Those tastes, those memories don’t come easily. They come when food is prepared with love. 

To make bookings in Sharjah call: 06 553 2999.
The new outlet in 
Business Bay, can be reached at:04 344 4088


  1. Felt i was there and tasting the awesome food..great article abi..yet again!!!

  2. Why people still use to read news papers when in this technological globe everything is accessible
    on net?


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