Nautical foodstuff in the Marine Beach Restort 11 Reviews
From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008
You’ll find yourself in a classic nautical environment with a modernist twist – all pine decking, rope adornments and windows that wouldn’t look out of place on a luxury yacht.
Sit down, settle in and get stuck into a creamy hummus drizzled in olive oil and a green, and wonderfully zesty, tabbouleh to go with the amazingly light and crispy flatbread. The bread is in a class of its own – perfect to mop up lime-dashed samke nayeh, or raw fish carpaccio. Get down and dirty with the baby octopus in black ink, which is full of rich, smoky flavours and as tender and dark as the night.
Moules marinière tend to be tiny, shrivelled and gritty here, but the pleasantly creamy sauce bolsters the paunchy mushrooms, chunks of garlic and soft onion.
The prawns, on the other hand, are as big as Hulk Hogan’s biceps and infinitely more pleasant on the palate. You may want to skip desserts – the flookiyet ichef, a Lebanese sweet of clotted cream dusted with cracked pistachio, almonds and sugar, proved to be a feeble offering – but you’ll probably still want to hang around, soaking up the atmosphere, decor and eclectic background music.By Jeremy Lawrence
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