Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

“The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.Walt Whitman

Last weeks photo challenge asked participating bloggers to share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet. The brief from The Daily Post said ‘As you look through your lens, think about how your image might convey something bigger: a snapshot of how we communicate with one another, even if we don’t speak the same language.’

I am using photos of the funky neon signs taken in the Rivington Grill which gives me the ideal opportunity to talk about my favourite Dubai restaurant. The first two photos were taken in the restaurant’s second and newest location at Souk Madinat Jumeriah and the last two photos are from the original location in Souk Al Bahar. Both locations have fantastic outdoor terraces that afford stunning views, especially at night of the Burj Khalifa and the fountain show (Souk Al Bahar) and the Burj Al Arab Hotel (Souk Madinat Jumeriah).

Ironically the Rivington Grill, originally from London and transported to Dubai four years ago, serves the ‘Best of British’ cuisine, perhaps it’s the taste of home that makes it my favourite. It’s always a ‘must do’ when we take visitors to Dubai and both locations are open for lunch, dinner and drinks every day of the week. The fresh, seasonal menu choices feature an array of British classics including posh Fish and Chips and the ‘Rivington Burger’, as well as daily specials. The Souk Madinat Jumeriah venue has the added addition of the Rivi Bar on the upper level which is perfect for pre and post dinner drinks. Part of the Caprice Holdings Group that also owns The Ivy, Scotts and Daphnes among others, the original Rivington Grill located in Rivington Street in trendy Shoreditch in London is on my ‘to-do-list’ this summer back in the UK, purely for research and comparison reasons of course!

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All views are my own based on my experience. Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this page © Jo Brett 2014. All rights reserved.