Like a kid in a candy shop @ Serendipity 3

The only thing missing from this Zomato meet up were the Oompa-Loompas and Willy Wonka himself. Serendipity 3 is like Will Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, except I didn’t need a golden ticket to attend. Zomato invited myself and around 29 other foodies for the biggest Zomato meet up to date.


After saying hello’s we were seated and given the chance to place our orders for the signature frrrozen hot chocolate drinks in flavors, double chocolate, peanut butter or Oreo. The latter is what I opted for. To me a frrrozen hot chocolate doesn’t make sense. It’s an oxy moron. Then I later realized, it doesn’t have to because it’s scrumdiddlyumptious!

For those who don’t know the first Serendipity 3 store opened in New York and there are also branches in Vegas (Ceasars) and Florida. The NY location is popular among the stars and there’s a large mirror at the entrance of the restaurant here in Dubai showing the regular ‘famous’ diners.  Even Marilyn Monroe was a regular patron back in the day! The wait staff here are super knowledgeable and friendly and I loved the retro music being played in the background.


The starters arrived and the foodies got busy snapping away and trying what was on offer.


A fav of mine was the nacho trio and crispy breaded onion rings. The sliders and potato skins also get a honorable mention.

The mains arrived consisting of 2 types of hot dogs, a BBQ chicken pizza, the cedar plank salmon, and truffle mac & cheese, none of which I was too fond of.


The sauerkraut hot dog was a bit bland but I didn’t have a chance the room to try the other flavor as I was saving myself for the desserts. And if you thought sweet potato fries weren’t already sweet enough, at Serendipity 3 they add icing sugar to theirs! I think next time I dine I’d opt for the dinosaur ribs which I saw another diner with. They looked and smelt amazing.

Foodies had an opportunity to create your own candy floss too with a candy floss machine. Serendipity 3 also sell items like mugs, dessert glasses and t-shirts.


One by one the desserts start arriving. Carrot cake, Red Velvet and the Outrageous Banana split. Each as jaw dropping as the next. Until the treasure chest arrived. It received a round of applause.


The foodies went bonkers over the treasure chest dessert. It was like an endangered species at the zoo. I barely caught a glimpse of it for at least the first 5 minutes as swarms of paparazzi surrounded it. After the flashes died down I managed to grab a deep fried Oreo. YUM!

For only being open in Dubai for a few weeks this place was rammed with customers. The premises itself has a large number of seating so can easily accommodate for small and large groups. They are also set to open a terrace with over water views of the Burj Khalifa.

So if you’re a fan of American food then head to Serendipity where the portion sizes are larger than life and the sugar cravings will surely be satisfied.

Opening hours: 9am til midnight

Location: Ground Floor, Dubai Festival City Mall

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