La Movieda

Al fresco eatery on the Marina Walk.

Time Out Says

La Movieda is nestled amid the numerous coffee shops and eateries of Marina Walk and benefit from views of the water and glittering high-rises that surround this communal area. If al fresco dining is your style there are tables and chairs almost within drenching distance of the courtyard fountain. The setting is certainly attractive, in a very corporate, landscaped kind of way, and the menu promises so much – but sadly the food fails to deliver. With delights such as beef stuffed with cheese and herbs, and steak glazed with pâté de foie gras on the menu, you would be forgiven for thinking that you had found a real gem, hidden away where you least expected it.

Disappointingly the food, almost without exception, tastes as if it began life among the ‘gourmet’ range in a supermarket freezer. A couple of the more palatable starter dishes are the butterfly prawns, although they tend to be tiny and fairly tasteless. The ‘perfect harmony’ salad is an enjoyable, if slightly bland, mixture of artichoke, palm hearts and asparagus on a bed of iceberg lettuce.

Try the slab of sirloin steak, which despite being quite fatty is full of flavour and perfectly cooked. Despite our complaints the meat dishes in general are generous, moist and wonderfully seasoned. It’s the sloppy accompaniments that tend to be the let down with lumpy couscous and cold mash potato putting you off your food.

Skip deserts, which can be worse than awful – the chocolate cake is dry, and tastes like it’s bordering on stale. The foamy tasteless cheesecake, is an insult, with a cheap teeth-coatingly sickly strawberry syrup. The prices aren’t justified for a meal that could be so easily recreated at home possibly with better results. Despite the friendly staff and prompt service the only consistent draw at La Movieda are the good fresh fruit juices.


By Time Out Dubai  | 30 Apr 2006

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11:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AMMonday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AMTuesday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AMWednesday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AMThursday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AMFriday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AMSaturday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Show number 04 366 3017
Dubai, Dubai Marina, Marina View Towers - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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