Upmarket Lebanese restaurant transported from Beirut to Dubai’s beach
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Time Out Says

La Mer’s foodie scene has been booming for a long time now, and the gem at the top of its crown is undoubtedly Babel. Originally a hugely popular restaurant in Beirut, this Lebanese import has been wowing guests with its great value dishes and extensive menu since it opened in mid-2018.

The main reason to go to Babel has to be the fantastic seafood options at the fish market downstairs, which sees diners paying per kilo for everything from lobster and shrimp to crab and malifa. The fish is unbelievably fresh and perfectly cooked, and being able to choose your fish is a novelty we’ll never get tired of.

The hot and cold mezze is beautifully presented, and surprise surprise, the hummus is some of the best we’ve tried. The portions are generous and it comes with freshly baked bread that will leave you ready for a lovely little nap. Other standout dishes we wholeheartedly recommend include the cheese rolls, which have deliciously gooey akawi inside combined with a perfectly crispy shells, and the well-seasoned fatayer spinach.

If you’ve never tried Lebanese food before, we can’t think of a better place to start, with knowledgeable staff on hand to help you choose your dishes.

The restaurant décor is simple, with star-like lights on the ceiling and some Mesopotamian wall etchings, which allows the dishes to speak for themselves. Only the first floor of the restaurant is licensed, and there’s a balcony up there offering beautiful views over La Mer.

This fine-dining seaside spot isn’t cheap, but it’s worth every penny.

By Time Out staff  | 28 Apr 2020

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