The main restaurant area is elevated from the beach, offering views of The Palm from the comfort of wooden decking and the shade of wicker awnings. Alternatively, crane your neck away from the Arabian Gulf and marvel at the shining skyscrapers of Dubai Marina. The food, meanwhile, is arguably somewhat of an afterthought compared to the heady evenings of unbridled merriment for which Barasti is better known. This said, there are some decent options for anyone with late-night munchies – there’s a tapas selection, as well as the Barasti burger with pancetta coppatta, curly fries and homemade ketchup; fried chicken and fish and chips. One thing we do miss is the barbecue station – bring it back!