Date night: The most romantic restaurants in Dubai. By What's On. If you need to impress, try booking one of these romantic Dubai spots… With its endless Instagram opportunities at every turn, it’s not hard to see why many residents and tourists come to Dubai looking for a romantic spot for dinner with their loved one. So we’ve rounded up some of the best, whether you’re after a blissful beachfront setting, fabulous fountain views, or the perfect Italian restaurant to have your Lady and the Tramp moment. Here are 7 of our favourite romantic restaurants in Dubai. Fish. With its beachfront.
If you need to impress, try booking one of these romantic Dubai spots… With its endless Instagram opportunities at every turn, it’s not hard to see why many residents and tourists come to Dubai looking for a romantic spot for dinner with their loved one. So we’ve rounded up some of the best, whether you’re after a blissful beachfront setting, fabulous fountain views, or the perfect Italian restaurant to have your Lady and the Tramp moment.
Here are 7 of our favourite romantic restaurants in Dubai. Fish With its beachfront location, whitewashed fit-out and twinkly lights, it’s not hard to see why Fish has become one of the city’s most romantic spots. As well as tables in the garden, there is seating right on the beach, so you can enjoy the restaurant’s Turkish, Greek and Mediterranean fusion dishes with your toes in the sand.
Fish Beach Taverna, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, daily 12pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 511 7139. Ossiano Ossiano in Atlantis has an 11-million-litre tank of seawater that’s home to 65,000 marine animals – try and book a table right next to the aquarium for the most wow-worthy views.
The service at this seafood restaurant is impeccable, and for an extra special treat (at the cost of Dhs1,850), you can arrange for one of the hotel’s skilled divers to deliver a personalised message to your loved one. Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm, daily 6.30pm to 11pm, Saturday lunch 1pm to 3pm.
Tel: (04) 426 2626. Pierchic Perched on stilts at the end of a wooden pier overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf, when it comes to date night, Pierchic is hard to beat.
It’s one of Jumeirah’s most iconic spots, and as well as serving up some of the best seafood in town, it has some pretty spectacular views. Enjoy sundowners at the outdoor bar before heading indoors to watch the waves from an ocean view table for two. Pierchic, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 1pm to 3pm and 7pm to 11.30pm.
Tel: (04) 432 3232. Segreto The scene is set before you even reach your table at this Italian restaurant, which is approached via a candlelit stairway. Choose to dine al fresco in the cooler months, or in one of the many secluded corners inside Segreto for a truly intimate meal.
The food is traditional Italian and designed to be shared, and for an even more authentic experience, take an abra along the Madinat waters before heading home. Who needs Venice? Segreto, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 432 3232. Eauzone Eauzone’s beachfront location makes it the perfect spot to enjoy dinner for two as the sun goes down.
Located in one of Dubai’s most popular hotels for couples, this Asian fusion restaurant has a prime spot overlooking the water. It’s even more beautiful at night, with picture-perfect views of the Arabian Gulf illuminated by twinkly lights. Book a table in one of the restaurant’s floating ‘Majlis’ and enjoy your meal in your own little world. Eauzone, The One and Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, daily noon to 3.30pm and 7pm to 11.30pm.
Tel: (04) 3999 999. The Beach House No matter what time of the day you visit The Beach House, you’ll feel like you’re dining at a tropical resort, far from the bustling metropolis that is Dubai. We love its setting, whitewashed decor and menu that makes you feel at home no matter where you’re from. Bag a beachfront table at the edge of the restaurant, and you’re guaranteed a good time – and for the most show-stopping evening with your other half, head over for sundown and enjoy one of their often-changing signature cocktails to kick start your evening.
The Beach House, Anantara The Palm, daily 12pm to 4pm, 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 567 8304. Thiptara At the waterfront of the Palace Downtown is Thiptara, a Thai restaurant and terrace surrounded by Burj Lake.
Out on the terrace which laces round the restaurant, you’ll find what is arguably the city’s best view of the Dubai Fountain. Perch up against the balcony to tuck into a menu of home-made Thai dishes, which range from traditional Bangkok street food dishes such as satay and steamed dim sum, to Thiptara specials including Phad Char Soy Shell – a spicy scallop dish loaded with flavours in an oyster sauce. The whole menu is created by the Thai chef, and you’ll be able to make your way through the menu to the sounds of Dubai Fountain’s dramatic shows.
Thiptara, Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai, daily 6pm to 11.30pm, Friday brunch 12.30pm to 4pm. Tel: (04) 888 3444.
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Nothing can amaze your partner more than the surprise of a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day. It’s a formula that never fails to impress.
There’s something in the air that time that takes you away from everything else in the world and soaks you in the beauty of the relationship. Dubai proves to be one of the few destinations that can make your valentine’s day truly special. Thanks to the warm hospitality of the city, they go lengths to ensure that your valentine’s day is a memorable one. Here’s a list of the most romantic restaurants in Dubai that can make your valentine’s day extra special.
The Viewing Deck- Thiptara On the back drop of mesmerizing décor, overlooking the Burj Khalifa and Dubai fountain, you will be served by your own private butler and entertained by a personal violinist playing soothing music.
Your dinner will include a set menu of mouth watering dishes prepared as per your choice and along with a set of offerings which includes a bouquet, a valentine pendant, and chocolates. Approx. cost per couple: Dhs 22000 with al fresco dining At.mosphere What’s better than to eat your valentine dinner at the 122nd floor of the world’s tallest building- Burj Khalifa. The scene out of the window will blow your mind. What comes along with the view is a 7- course dinner with a perfect pairing of grape.
Make your valentine feel on top of the world, literally. Approx. cost per couple: Dhs 4500 (window seat) Dhs 4000 (non-window seat) Dhs 2500 (window seat at the lounge with 4 course dinner) Dhs 2200 (non- window seat at the lounge with 4 course dinner) Pierchic The venue of this restaurant makes it a must visit on any special occasion of the year, especially Valentine ’s Day.
Breathe an air of exclusivity and dine literally in the ocean overlooking the coastline of Dubai. Although the menu is not large, the panoramic view and the seating arrangements make up for it.
The dinner also includes a surprise gift for the lady. Approx. cost per couple: Dhs 2500 Al Qasr – The Shore Think of an evening on the beach- secluded from the crowd, candle lit with a backdrop of vast sea with you and your valentine hand in hand. Can it get any better than that? If this is what your idea of impressing your date this Valentines Day, then ‘The Shore’ is the place for you.
Dine amidst the soft music of the waves and soak in the stunning views of the Jumeirah coastline and Burj Al Arab. The dinner menu includes 4 course meal with a bottle of bubbly, a 2 for 1 voucher of the Talise spa, a chocolate gift box and a personalized framed photo of the evening spent. Approx. cost per couple: Dhs 2800 (including beverages) Dhs 2200 (without beverages) The Beach House Anantara Sit for a quiet dinner right under the starlit sky on the beachfront of the vast coastline of The Beach.
The candle lit ambience with vast sea on one side and open sky above and you sitting with your valentine, is sure going to be a picture perfect moment. Eat a sumptuous 5 course menu with a sweet medley of dishes, enjoy a bubby bottle and a personal waiter at your service. What’s more? The lady receives a beautiful rose and delicious box of chocolates. Approx. cost per couple: Dhs4000 The 31- Sky Table Offering you a truly magnificent look of Burj Khalifa, the Sky Table is sure to make your romantic evening every bit of a success with its exotic view.
Enjoy a 4 course meal with a bottle of French grape, a bouquet of flowers for the Madame and an exclusive Valentine desert. But mind you, it’s just 1 table so if you want to spend your special day there, make sure the booking is made well in advance. Approx. cost per couple: Dhs2015 EauZone While it boasts of a casual dining atmosphere during the day, as the sun descends it reflects a beautiful ambiance illuminated by intelligent lights and offers a feel of a floating restaurant with its translucent water pools.
If it’s a special day like the Valentine ’s Day or even your personal occasion, all you have to them is inform them, your table will be decorated with rose petals and your valentine will be treated with a service that you both won’t be able to forget in a hurry.
Approx. cost per couple: Dhs700 Kris with a View- 360 Degrees Sit with the love of your life for a special dinner overlooking the vast ocean and the grandeur of Burj Al Arab on your right at ‘360 degrees’. Promising an evening with a mind blowing setting, unforgettable Pan Asian dishes and unparalleled hospitality, 360 Degrees offers a perfect night.
Approx. cost per couple: Dhs1500 Level 43 Sky lounge One of the best ways to see the illuminated skyline of Dubai, Level 43 Sky lounge makes it to the list because of its exquisite alfresco setting and sumptuous food (especially the sea food).
The place has 3 dinner package options to make your evening memorable. Approx. cost per couple: Dhs840 (2 flutes of bubbles, Oysters, and a 5 course dinner) Dhs350 (2 flutes of bubbles, Oysters, and a filling platter to share) Dhs600 (A bottle of bubbles, Oysters, and a filling platter to share) Moana An intimate romantic setting that is perfect for the order of the day alongside a beautiful pool, Moana boasts of exclusive seafood including sashimi, ceviche and sushi.
Enjoy all of this on a perfect evening with a flute of bubbles, a 4 course delicious menu and a Balik salmon (hand carved). Can it get any better? Approx. cost per couple: Dhs750 P.S. – These restaurants are in no particular order; you are free to fall in love with any of these.
1. Pierchic It is situated at Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Open daily 1pm-3.30pm; 7pm-12.30am. (04 366 6730). Pierchic should to be on every Dubai resident or visitors must visit list. Restaurant has nice atmosphere of sitting on stilts out at sea in front of the sprawling Madinat Jumeirah complex; the walk along the wooden path towards the striking eatery is utterly extraordinary.
Pierchic is extremely popular, and at times the wait staff shows the stress, but overall the ambiance is openhearted and buzzing. The menu, thankfully, is not overwhelming in length (though it definitely isn’t cheap), and includes all seafood, from dishes such as crispy organic salmon with parsnip purée to black tiger prawns.
In a dessert you will indulge yourself with toffee banana pudding with peanut ice cream and rounds things off with a solid grape and after-dinner drinks list.
Tip: be sure to book ahead of time, and save Pierchic for a special, ideally romantic, occasion. 2. 101 It is located at One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1010), Open daily 12.30pm-3.25pm, 7pm-10.30pm. 101’s committed quay wonder across the pontoon to this starry, waterside spot, located on the outer corners of the Palm Jumeirah. With views across the water, and an eminent sense of laidback and lounge, in icy blue beach tones, 101 manage to be achingly stylish while still decidedly relaxed.
The elevated bar vibe continues inside, with a comprehensive and open space, filled with minimal but high design features such as the artfully visible tree trunk tables. Staff has an easy, amiable way about them that adds to the chilled tone. They also exhibit an excellent knowledge of the menu and ability to through offering European and Spanish dishes, offering recipes in a classic Mediterranean style. 3. STAY by Yannick Alléno It is residual at One & Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, thepalm.oneandonlyresorts.com (04 440 1010), Open Tue-Sun 7pm-11pm.
STAY stands for ‘Simple Table Alléno Yannick’, is an idea created by and named (twice) after French Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno, with additional branches of this fine-dining venue in Beijing and Beirut.
At the Dubai-based branch, located in the One&Only The Palm, the restaurant is as sophisticatedly lavish as the hotel itself, decked out moodily in black, cream and deep burgundies, with several intimate booths, ideal for a liaison á deux.
Refreshingly, the staffs are very well versed in the restaurant’s concept and menu, doing their utmost to impart both to diners, from the outset, adding an extra sense of anticipation to proceedings. And the experience doesn’t disappoint. The menu is grounded in modern French cooking, but inspiration from around the globe. Whether it’s the soya bean risotto, or marinated sturgeon, the food is highly pioneering, but with exemplary finishing, making for an utterly enjoyable dining experience.
In the dessert library you will find a complimentary confectionary, dessert platters prepared in front of them by the patisserie chefs. 4. Bateaux Dubai It is based at Al Seef Road, opposite the British Embassy,www.jaresortshotels.com (04 315 4777), Open daily 8.30pm-11pm daily, boarding starts 7.45pm.
Tourists wandering to the Creek might come across with old-school designed dhows lining pier, but one sleek boat stands out from the rest: the Bateaux Dubai. The floating restaurant is understated but serves up excellent food across a range of contemporary and international cuisines, and does it in style. Designed with glass walls and ceilings, and a classy interior, diners get a view of the Creek not often seen while they go through a well prepared four-course meal – canapés, a starter, main course and dessert.
Service is impeccable, with staff members more akin to those in a five-star hotel than a cruise boat on the Creek. Dinner cruises depart at 8.30pm and last two and a half hours. Bateaux Dubai is a treat – serve it up on special occasions and see Dubai in a different light.
5. Karma Kafe It is operated at Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, (04 423 0909), Open Sun-Wed 4pm-2am; Fri-Sat noon-2am. If Culture Club went into the restaurant business, we’d imagine the result to look a little something like Souk Al Bahar’s Karma Kafe. Buddha Bar’s sister restaurant overlooks the Dubai Fountains and is a firm favorite of Dubai hipsters. Its Dubai Fountain-facing outdoor area radiances red, with romantic Oriental-style chandeliers hanging overhead, while indoors is lit up with fuchsia lanterns and colorful bohemian-style cushions.
When booking, make sure you request a seat outside; otherwise you might end up in the somewhat dark indoor area, though the colorful decor is a feast for the eyes. Though many dishes aren’t cheap, there are plenty of vegetarian options, such as shitake mushrooms with truffle and ponzu sauce and hand-rolled tamaki veggie rolls. If you love seafood, the mini ceviche tacos with wasabi and guacamole is a dish in itself. Service can be a little uptight, but the place is always busy. 6. Majlis Al Bahar It is placed at Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600), Open daily noon-midnight.
Grab a golf buggy for the short ride from outside the iconic, ‘seven-star’ sail-shaped hotel down to Majlis Al Bahar, the eatery set at the hotel’s idyllic beach club. Decor is thus a lot modest than inside the rainbow-colored ’90s-daydream of the Burj Al Arab itself: think wide white wooden chairs, orange cushions and white umbrellas. Service is fast, although certainly not as immediate as it is ‘indoors’ and the menu too is more casual.
Typical appetizers span marinated burrito and Greek salad, while you can usually pick from tapas, pizzas and platters, as well as barbecued prawns, chicken or steak for your main, followed by more creative dishes (chocolate pizza!) for dessert.
This can all be washed down with creative fruity concoctions. All in all, a more relaxed romantic venue, which works best during the slightly warmer months (though not at the height of summer). Request a table right next to or on the beach if you can. 7. Pai Thai It is at Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, (04 366 6730), Open daily 6.30pm-11.30pm.
As far as locations go, it doesn’t get much better than Pai Thai. The modern eatery is set on the waterways of the Al Qasr hotel, which means diners can access the venue via abra boats or on foot via the entry near Talise Spa.
Opt for a seat outdoors on the wooden deck so you can savour the view. The menu is quite substantial and features options not seen on menus anywhere else in Dubai. Once you’ve devoured the shrimp crackers (careful, they’re temptingly moreish!) tuck into the fish cakes, a blend of minced fish and herbs and spices.
The deep-fried shrimp and squid money bags are tasty and beautifully presented, each resembling delicately wrapped sweets. The crispy duck with plum sauce and the wok-fried glass noodles with chicken and mixed vegetables make for great main courses, and desserts such as the sticky rice pudding with mango and the more unusual pumpkin in coconut will satisfy sugar fiends.
8. Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire It is established at InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Festival City (04 701 1111), Open daily 7pm-11pm. Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire is the eponymous restaurant from the French Michelin-starred chef and one of the founding forces of the molecular movement of gastronomy. The menu is characterized by delight in the unexpected and a constant element of surprise. From the surrealist touches in the decor (watch out for that narrowing corridor to the bathrooms, and the mirrors inside), to the elegant sense of theatre invoked by exceptional serving staff, Reflets occupies a plain of its own in Dubai.
Service is impeccable; performed with a warm tone, an imperceptible anticipation of a diner’s desires and a practiced flourish that increases the wow factor of the food. The menu, which changes regularly in accordance with the French seasons, contains multi-faceted dishes rich in flavor.
Expect differences in surface and unusual mixtures of ingredients – although some can require a little benefit of the doubt. Within this feminine setting, the rococo combination of chandeliers and mirrors, in purple tones, creates an intimate and sensual space, ideal for the sorts of occasions, where memories are made.
9. Rhodes Mezzanine It is located at Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, (04 399 8888), Open Mon-Sat 7pm-11.30pm. One of multiple restaurants in the city from British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, Rhodes Mezzanine specialises in twisting traditional concepts of British cooking into a fine dining, French-influenced update.
The setting is elegant, yet fresh and lively, decked out in icy white, with vibrant colour accents in pinks, greens and purples. From the floral tones, the walls (that look like they’ve been upholstered in leather) and the cosy dining chairs, Rhodes Mezzanine feels a little like a living room, but one that is worthy of an interiors magazine.
The distinctly feminine feel and intimacy of this space also adds a touch of romance to the setting. The menu is creative and remarkably well-conceived, offering simple, rustic specials like oxtail stew and bread and butter pudding with a heavy dose of fine French technique and presentation, to make for really special dishes. Service on the whole is good, although communication can be an issue at times, and it’s not quite as noteworthy as the setting or the food itself.
10. Thiptara It is flourishing at The Palace Downtown Dubai, (04 428 7888), Open daily 7pm –11pm. Step out onto the al-fresco decking of this wooden-style restaurant supervising the Dubai Fountains and you’ll feel as if you’re being treated to a private meal from your very own holiday bungalow.
Surrounded by water, dim lighting ensures that the fountains are the focal point, and the jets literally light up all vantage points like glowing harp strings. The food is pretty special too. This is the type of establishment that prides itself on the little things, like a basket of crunchy deep-fried wantons instead of the stock standard prawn crackers. This is something you might want to remember, especially if you plan on ordering a similar starter, such as the crispy spring rolls with minced chicken, mushroom and sweet chili sauce, which are not over or under-stuffed with filling.
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