Time Out Says
And starters raise even more of an eyebrow, pushing past the Dhs100 mark and beyond.
Admittedly, places with premium views of iconic landmarks often command equally premium prices. And it’s hard to fault the location, with the casual restaurant perched on the beachfront directly across from Burj Al Arab. In cooler weather the outside area is stunning, but even indoors you get uninterrupted views of the sail-shaped building lit up in all of its glory.
The service is a bit stilted – but when the food arrives, we’re pleasantly surprised.
Cacio e pepe is a simple dish, yet it’s easy to get it wrong. However, the version here has perfectly hit the Parmesan melting factor. There’s just enough gooey-ness, the pasta has perfect bite, and there’s just the right amount of cracked pepper.
And the tomato soup – while eyewatering at Dhs90 per bowl – is comfortingly rich, with the warm rosemary focaccia offering an indulgent mop to sweep up the paltry leftovers that can’t be scooped up with a spoon.
Meanwhile the tuna tartare is on point too, with a small dollop of wasabi cream offering a fiery counter-point to the chilled fish.
You’d be hard pressed to find better views of Burj Al Arab and the food is top-notch, but it’s all a little difficult to justify.
WHAT IS IT...
Casual beachside restaurant at Jumeirah Beach Hotel
For the views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
16 Sep 2019
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