I’m having to post this a little bit early this week (not on the usual Wednesday) because tomorrow morning bright and early I will be sitting in an airplane along with 7 friends, heading out to Nepal for a 5-day adventure holiday 🙂 More on that next week though…
So, for this week’s something new, I tried out a new restaurant in Dubai Marina, Fume. It’s located at Pier 7 which is a 7-storey building filled purely with restaurant/bar venues.
Fume was chosen because there are vouchers in the entertainer book, and when I arrived at Pier 7 and found it on the first floor, I thought it was coincidental that it was out first restaurant to try out 😉
I had called the restaurant earlier in the evening to make a reservation for 8:30pm but was told that they don’t take reservations and they suggest I get there before 8pm to guarantee a table. Well, my friends and I weren’t in any hurry so I ended up arriving at about 8:20pm and asked for a table – 30 minute wait. I was shown to the bar area where I could wait either inside the bar (smoking area) or just outside at some bar tables.
A waiter came up to me and showed me their bar area specials but since I was not drinking booze I just sat waiting until my friends arrived not long after me. Once they had arrived we all ordered some drinks and shortly after that were shown to a table 🙂
The menu, although not very extensive, is very interesting and everything sounds delicious! We ended up choosing 3 meals and said we’d just share everything.
We got the meatballs with pappardelle, lamb shank pie and the pulled beef brisket on a bun.
Oh my goodness!! All 3 meals were absolutely gorgeous (I didn’t even have time to think to take photos of anything 😉 ) We sat chatting for a while, watching some very interesting meals & desserts come out of the kitchen so we eventually decided to get some dessert too that we’d share.
I went for the apple & blueberry pie with custard & ice cream, W had the Monster DIY sundae and T just had nibbles of ours.
We were all very disappointed when the DIY (do-it-yourself) sundae arrived at the table looking exactly as above – already done! Where was the DIY in that? But it couldn’t have bothered W too much because it didn’t take him very long to finish the dish 😉
Mine was very tasty, but I would have preferred a bit more apple in it – personal choice only… I’m actually not a huge fan of berries.
It was a very enjoyable evening overall, great service from friendly staff and delicious food! We’d definitely go back, but we still have 5** more restaurants to try… one each month for the next 5 months 🙂
- Asia Asia
- The Scene
- Abd el Wahab
- Atelier M
** We have decided to not go to Ocacti because we’ve all been there before and T&W weren’t very happy with it when they went there the last time.