8 Incredible Dubai Seafood Restaurants With Stunning Views
From beachside restaurants to chic underwater diners…
With so many beautiful viewpoints in Dubai, choosing a restaurant with a view can be a daunting task. For the sea with stunning vistas, look no further than this crop of foodie favourites.
Here are 8 amazing seafood restaurants in Dubai with stunning views.
Bar and grills on the beach
On the golden sands of the One&Only Royal Mirage, this seaside restaurant has both a small indoor dining room and an expansive split-level wooden deck. Here on the terrace, surrounded by palm trees, you’ll enjoy the best views, with the resort’s private beach and the shores of the Arabian Gulf just steps away. There’s a beach-chic vibe to this gorgeous spot, and it’s the kind of restaurant that focuses on casual dining by the sea. A menu of dishes to share curated by chef Mauro Colagreco draws inspiration from Argentinian dishes from the celebrity chef, with plenty of fresh salads and punchy ceviches alongside delicious seafood like a la plancha tuna, seafood linguini and grilled octopus.
Beach Bar & Grill, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh, from noon to 11 p.m. daily. Tel: (0)4 399 9999, oneandonlyresorts.com
Fish Beach Tavern
A laid-back slice of Aegean island dining on the shores of Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, this pretty Mediterranean spot has long been a favorite for alfresco seafood in a beautiful setting. A paved path leads to a whitewashed restaurant where tables are strewn across the grass and spill out onto the beach. There’s even a teepee on the sand, where you can enjoy fresh seafood in an Instagrammable setting. By day, it feels very family-friendly, while after the sun goes down, it’s a beautiful, romantic place to dine under the twinkling lights with your significant other. The menu – inspired by the Greek islands and the Turkish Riviera – is full of hot and cold seafood such as marinated anchovies and buckets of mussels, as well as signature casseroles of monkfish, sea bream and seared octopus.
Fish Beach Taverna, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Waterpark, Al Sufouh, 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. Tel: (0)4 511 7373, fish-dubai.com
Beach of the French Riviera
While it may not be as well-known as its neighbors Shimmers and Pier Chic on the Jumeirah beachfront, a dining experience at French Riviera Beach is not to be missed. An extension of Jumeirah Al Qasr’s French Riviera Restaurant, which you’ll find by the pool, French Riviera Beach is across the way, with an intimate collection of tables set on a wooden deck, surrounded by macrame curtains and windy palms. It’s alfresco dining with a touch of glamour, and the kind of place you can settle in for a long lunch or a leisurely dinner accompanied by an impressive collection of crisp glasses of wine. The Côte d’Azur and French Riviera Beach menu, the brainchild of Kim Joinié-Maurin, is an ode to the Côte d’Azur, filled with elegant dishes like a tiered tower of raw seafood on crushed ice, a spicy grated crab tartare with toasted sourdough and tasty seafood bouillabaisse. It’s an adult-only dining experience and it’s also open for breakfast.
Côte d’Azur, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah, every day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tel: (800) 323232, jumeirah.com
L’Amo Bistro Del Mare
Seafood restaurants don’t get much fancier than L’Amo Bistro Del Mare, an Italian seafood restaurant in the Port of Dubai. All-glass walls allow guests to enjoy Italian seafood classics against the backdrop of dancing yachts in the harbour, while the terrace is an alfresco venue designed to transport guests to Italy’s seaside towns. It’s more formal than some of the casual restaurants on this list, with white tablecloths, silver service, and an impressive collection of fine wines, but friendly service and a lively soundtrack give it a welcoming feel. With views as impressive as those you’ll find at L’Amo, you’d be forgiven for wondering if the food will compete, but thankfully chef Lorenzo Buccarini’s culinary offerings match the impressive setting. Dine on starters like a trio of seafood tartars and mixed fried seafood, then move on to mains that include a chef’s special tagliolini with clams.
On the golden shores of Palm West Beach, the clue is in the name of the magnificent Lucky Fish, where seafood is the star of the show. Before we get to the menu, prepare to be wowed by the beautiful aesthetic here: whitewashed woods, pops of pale sky blue, pretty pink bourgainvella, and dining huts on the sand surrounded by light billowing linen curtains. There’s a small indoor restaurant, where you’ll find a large bar and a display of fresh fish, but the best views of Dubai Marina, Ain Dubai and the Palm Jumeirah can be enjoyed outside, where you have both the possibility of dining on the terrace or enjoying a casual lunch or dinner with your feet in the sand. The menu puts local seafood at the center of attention, and dishes like Canadian lobster salad with Sicilian citrus, fritto misto made with local white fish, and spaghetti with king crab really make the local ingredients shine.
Lucky Fish, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, daily 11am-3am. Tel: (0)4 569 3447, luckyfishdubai.com
Located in one of the most unique locations in the world, Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm’s underwater restaurant. Described as progressive gourmet cuisine, there are no decisions to be made here: chef Grégoire Berger presents a set menu to all diners in his one-star Michelin restaurant. While the best tables may be right next to the glass-walled aquarium – where 65,000 marine animals swim around, including fish, sharks and rays while you dine – all of Ossiano’s tables enjoy an incredible view of the marine action. The winter menu, titled Wanderlust, traces the stages of chef Grégoire’s first culinary years, taking them on a journey through Nantes and Bordeaux and into the Pyrenees. Through the innovative 11-wave menu, you’ll dine on dishes like shrimp jellyfish and fresh Marseille red mullet.
Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, every day, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., 1,150 Dhs. Tel: (0)4 426 2626, atlantis.com
Craving seafood with a fabulous up-close view of the Burj Al Arab? Look no further than Rockfish, which you’ll find at Jumeirah Al Naseem, with a lovely beachside terrace where the tables are all set out on a wooden deck. There’s also indoor seating, which still enjoys the same great views thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows that open fully. There is a lot on the menu, but we recommend opting for the ‘Rockfish Tasting Menu’ (450 Dhs) to make the most of the restaurant’s signature dishes, such as tuna tartare, ricotta tortelli , lobster risotto and sea bass, and a tiramisu to end on a sweet note.
Rockfish, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, 12:30pm to 3:30pm Sunday to Friday, 12:30pm to 3:30pm Saturday, 6pm to 10:30pm daily. Tel: (800) 323232, @rockfishdubai
Aesthetically, SAN Beach has to be one of Dubai’s finest beach clubs with its curvaceous lines, natural palette and tactile textures of marble, wood and slate. There is both an indoor restaurant and two beach levels: the first has tables surrounded by greenery, a pool bar and a DJ booth, while the second has lounge chairs leading to the sea. While a popular spot for beach days soaking up the sun on imported Maldivian sand, a dining experience is a must at this gorgeous beach address. Quality Mediterranean dishes are mastered in an impressive open kitchen, where plates like tempura prawns, beautiful sushi rolls and fresh crudo are all perfectly presented. A special mention must be given to the dishes. It’s not something we normally call it, but SAN’s plates, bowls and mugs are all unique and artfully crafted pieces of pottery.
SAN Beach, The Club, Palm Best Beach, Palm Jumeirah, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. weekends. Such : (0)4 458 0499, sanbeachdubai.com