Nominated for Best Seafood 38 Comments
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Pierchic ought to be on every Dubai resident or visitor's bucket list. Set on stilts out at sea in front of the sprawling Madinat Jumeirah complex (or what used to be home to Chicago Beach Hotel – hence the second syllable of the restaurant's name), the walk along the wooden path towards the attractive eatery is utterly unforgettable. But do the food and service measure up? Pierchic is extremely popular, and at times the wait staff show the strain, but overall the vibe is welcoming and buzzing. The menu, thankfully, is not overwhelming in length (though it certainly isn't cheap), and covers all seafood classics, from dishes such as crispy organic salmon with parsnip purée to black tiger prawns. It also throws in a few dessert surprises (think toffee banana pudding with peanut ice cream) and rounds things off with a solid grape and after-dinner drinks list. Tip: be sure to book ahead of time, and save Pierchic for a special, ideally romantic, occasion. In terms of setting, it's difficult to beat in Dubai.
Open daily 1pm-3.30pm; 7pm-12.30am. Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, www.jumeirah.com (04 366 6730).
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