Finding a good Lebanese restaurant in Dubai isn’t all that difficult. Lebanon’s cuisine is well represented and very strong here. But when a restaurant tags itself as a fishermen-owned spot, it shoulders great responsibility to serve some of the best seafood this city has seen. Located on the beach-facing shores of the Palm Jumeirah, Ibn AlBahr is handling this foodie pressure rather well.
The restaurant has that feeling of a balmy night in Beirut. Both the hot and cold mezze platters are flavoursome, with classic dishes like stuffed vine leaves and kibbe samak being the stand-outs. The catch of the day range is priced per kilo (come hungry) and is tastefully displayed within the blue and white interiors of the dining room.
The chargrilled cashew nut prawns are also not to be missed, while the fish curry main course, served with quinoa, will please the palate of those keeping things healthier in the New Year.
Whether you’re after a relaxed midweek dinner with your best mates or celebrating an anniversary with your better half, this picturesque spot on the Palm will serve you well.
The Bottom Line Tasty and healthy meal full of the authentic flavours of Lebanon.