The Fish House

Charming restaurant that delivers on taste and value
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Time Out Says

We’re not usually huge fans of fish counter-style seafood restaurants. You know the type, choose a fish from a display, pick from a couple of ways of cooking it and hope it doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg by the time the chef weighs it.

However, this charming restaurant – all light blues, white and turquoise inside, with a lovely terrace overlooking the Creek outside – may have changed our minds.

The super staff explain the catch of the day conundrum and we go for red snapper. Half of the 2.8kg beast is enough for two (and it comes with two sides and two sauces). We get it grilled and the charred, crispy skin as delicious as the brilliant white flesh is flaky and meaty. It’s more than enough, especially with sweet potato fries and roasted root veg on the side. Of the sauces, the zingy chermoula outshines a rather bland cumin rouille.

We also order a ceviche from the specials board, and while it’s nothing like the Peruvian staple, it is top-notch. A vibrant kale salad is tasty and grilled octopus also hits the spot.
Great views, good-value dishes and top service. An excellent option for fish fans.

The bottom line
A lovely addition to this part of town.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 25 Jul 2018

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Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
Show number 04 701 1127
Dubai, Festival City, Dubai Festival City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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