When it comes to glamorous backdrops, this JBR gem is going to be hard to beat.

It’s mysteriously sat unoccupied for years – but now that ivy-draped building on The Walk has been given a new lease of life.

The quirky structure, sat behind ornate fencing and surrounded by perfectly manicured foliage, is one of Dubai’s grandest-looking buildings, and now it’s home to a brand-new restaurant.

La Boheme Magic has taken over the first floor of the villa – which is just opposite JBR’s Amwaj building – with a second eatery set to open in the space in the near future.

La Boheme Magic

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The unlicensed restaurant opened its doors this week, and is described as a ‘premium grill’ with a menu that sounds like it’ll please many a carnivore (think slow-cooked ribs, rabbit and roast pheasant).

However it’s the extravagant interiors which have really caught our eye.

La Boheme Magic

Think chandelier-draped ceilings, rich velvet chairs, moody lighting and etched glass.

See, it’s an Instagrammer’s paradise:

La Boheme Magic

So, what can you expect to find on plates?

“We source our products from around the world, including specialty game-meat, straight from the ranches to the tables, offering dishes that are not available anywhere else in Dubai,” the management team told What’s On Dubai.

“La Boheme Magic exemplifies the traditional rotisserie cuisine with generosity, refinement and respect of produce.”

La Boheme Magic

If you want to host a special occasion, you can also book out a private dining room.

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The seriously opulent set-up, which can seat 10 diners, features dark woods and an elephant sculpture peering down at your party.

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Aside from the a la carte menu, there’s also an all-you-can-eat option which starts at Dhs220 per person, as well as live entertainment from a retro-curtained stage.

A bit of fine-dining with a side of jazz? We’re definitely intrigued…

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