Long-time favourite al fresco over the Creek 11 Reviews
Dubai Food Festival special
Buy one Boardwalk Boullabaisse and receive a second as complimentary. The guests to quote DFF to broadwalk to avail the offer (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008
There’s something ineffably magical about creekside dining: the experience of kicking back with some food as abras and dhows chug along the waterway ranking as one of Dubai’s ‘must-do’ activities. And when it comes to al fresco eats, few places entice with the same panache as The Boardwalk, which affords patrons an unforgettable vista from its wooden terrace.
It’s a shame then, that the food rarely matches up to the splendid location. There have been some signs of positive evolution in recent times – dishes having moved up a notch from disastrous to desultory – but the overall picture on the culinary front remains disappointingly ordinary.
A plate of fish and chips is passable, but the fish comes swathed in an overly generous coating of batter. A chicken caesar salad is equally ordinary, but the burgers represent a safer bet, with sizeable patties being complemented well by a good range of fresh garnishes.
Despite all the quibbles, its prime spot means The Boardwalk is still well worth a visit.By Jeremy Lawrence
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