Veri Peri Brings the Heat to the UAE Culinary Scene

  • Spice up your life this April as Veri Peri, an authentic Portuguese cuisine restaurant, marks its territory in Dubai, UAE

Veri Peri, the authentic Portuguese quick-service restaurant, has officially opened its doors in the UAE. Guests can now experience the true taste of Portugal at the very first Veri Peri outlet in the UAE, located in the Copthorne Hotel in Deira, Dubai.

Originally launched in the United Kingdom, the opening of the UAE branch marks the third outlet to serve up its famous authentic Portuguese cuisine.  Since its establishment in 2013, the brand initially expanded further into the UK before launching in the Middle East – first in Saudi Arabia, followed by the recent launch in Dubai.

Fahad Abdullah, Head of Marketing at Veri Peri says, “It has been a while in the making, but we are thrilled to open our doors and bring the first Veri Peri to the UAE.  We are confident that our offering will suit a variety of taste buds in Dubai, and that we can add some spice to the culinary scene.  As a casual and family-friendly restaurant, we offer an extensive menu with an authentic Portuguese culinary experience that will leave everyone ‘Perified’ and coming back for more.”

All produce is prepared fresh and sourced locally, and the unique menu serves up much more than just the traditional chicken espetada, offering an array of dishes including salads, soups, burgers, wraps, and pastas. While the beef and chicken espetadas are a firm favourite, other tantalising signature dishes include the famous Veri Peri Sizzling Steak and the Cataplana.

Veri Peri also has a number of delicious vegetarian options on offer, one of which is the first all-vegetarian espetada.  Made with grilled halloumi cheese, sautéed tomatoes and green peppers, it is a one-of-a-kind vegetarian take on a traditional Portuguese dish.

To accompany the tasty dishes, refreshing beverages and signature ‘quenchers’ such as sparkling lemon juice, orange juice, lemon mint, the stimulating Arabian Cocktail, Sunshine Mocktail and the famous Bumble Bee are available.

Veri Peri has also created its own unique range of Veri Peri sauces to make every meal even more memorable. With six flavours on offer, from spicy to flaming hot, including delicious garlic, lemon and herb and lime and coriander variants, each dish now becomes ‘Perified’.

Veri Peri is now open in Deira, Dubai and will open its second branch in Motor City in May 2017.  The outlet will operate from 12pm to 12am daily, with dine-in, take-away and delivery options available.For reservations or delivery, call 042 638 638.