From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011
One of our repeat award winners: oh how we have praised Pierchic for its ability to inject romance into even the most cold-fish of diners – and, talking of fish, we reckon it’s pretty good at cooking them too. However, on our most recent visit, we found a few sticking points: the spectacular view of Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the sparkling Gulf waters, which conjures up the aforementioned romance, is available only to a select few. Be sure to request an outdoor table at the front of the restaurant; if you’re seated towards the back, the tall wooden barriers surrounding the pier mean that you have to strain to peer through the windows. The service can be a little slap-dash too, with more than one waiter assigned to each table, meaning that they lose track of where you’re at with your meal. However, a starter of sea scallops was perfectly cooked, tuna carpaccio melted in the mouth and the halibut main showed off the kitchen’s talents. But the lobster – the jewel in the crown of any seafood restaurant worth its salt – was, while by no means bad, nothing palate-blowing. There’s no denying that Pierchic is still a magical place, but it can’t afford to rest on its laurels, no matter how much we’ve enjoyed it in the past