Hook & Cook
Time Out Says
While, like most of The Pointe, it’s very quiet, what sets Hook & Cook apart is its personality.
Bucketloads of thought have been put into the décor, which is cliché but cute – nautical blues and whites, shipping ropes, tyres acting as light fixtures, candles balanced in jars full of sand and shells. Plus, due to the petite space, it doesn’t feel eerily empty.
And the food is fantastic. Portions are plenty large enough to share and its all super-fresh. There’s everything you’d expect on the menu from seafood pastas and fried fish to chilli crab.
A large plate of “boom boom” (no prizes for guessing which shrimp dish this is modelled on) is excellent – and as light as you’ll find. A summery salad with baby spinach, goat’s cheese, walnuts, strawberries and cherry tomatoes is a wonderful mix of flavours and textures.
Don’t miss the salmon en croute. Beautifully cooked salmon is hugged by a creamy, pesto-y spinach sauce, encased in light puff pastry. It’s indulgent without being overly rich and is a winner.
The only dish that comes up slightly short is the grilled fish tacos, which taste healthy but miss the kick we’d like.
Come winter this will be a superb place for a lazy lunch, and we hope the crowds discover it soon.
WHAT IS IT...
Cute seafood spot at The Pointe
For the care that’s gone into everything from the interiors to the menu – and the salmon en croute
By Time Out Dubai staff | 22 Sep 2019
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