Fishing and pearl diving have been at the heart of Emirati life over the years with the Gulf sea playing home to a huge variety of fish and sea treasures. Lucky for us, The Fish House is the proud new recipient of a daily bounty of this, serving up a super-impressive array of fish dishes. Inspired by its local heritage, it’s leading the way for the evolvement of Dubai’s dining scene for fresh, local produce – especially when it comes to fish!
In a space that feels more seaside than city, The Fish House is a new restaurant that opened in February and is hands down, one of the best restaurants we’ve discovered in a looooong time. It has burst on to the scene with an offering that’s put simply – very different.
It’s built on a few simple premises; to use the freshest range of fish you’ll come across in Dubai, combined with the appreciation that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to our taste buds!
This buzzy coastal kitchen may not be in Newquay, but nestled on the Promenade level of the Intercontinental Hotel in Festival City it’s the perfect spot for people watching boasting indoor seating that’s really bright and airy with beautiful ocean décor that’s worthy of some snaps.
It has a spacious open-air terrace overlooking the fabulous water, fire and laser show over Festival Bay, and if you haven’t seen this already, we recommend taking in this super-impressive display that’s great for entertaining visitors and families.
The Fish House prides itself on delivering an authentic dining experience, accompanied by a very social and warm family atmosphere helped by the live music lounge and friendly waiting staff. The centre piece of The Fish House experience is their signature raw bar which houses a charcoal and wood grill, allowing their team to prepare your meal right before your eyes.
It doesn’t stop with the fish though; You can select from a delicious selection of sides and sauces including Charmoula (fresh herbs, garlic and lemon that’s seriously out of this world), to their amazing salsa using mango, jalapeño, green onion and tomatillo. There’s Tahini, Harra, Verde, Yoghurt…. and the list of choices goes on! You can visit their Ceviche & Tartar live stations, check out the boards for the day’s catch of market fresh fish or ask the chefs at the counters – because these guys really know their stuff!
Priding themselves on adding just a little bit of ‘theatre’ to the whole dining experience, their top chef is from Italy and enjoys adding his personal touch to their magnificent sharing seafood towers which really set The Fish House apart.
Showcasing an impressive assortment of oysters, cockles, heavenly cooked mussels, poached prawns and endless fish delicacies fresh from the ocean, there’s a BIG choice on offer at The Fish House. Delve into Crispy Fish Sliders or Crab Quesadilla charged with flavours like Harissa and Lime Aioli and main courses include the ever-popular Shellfish Chowder and Lobster Bisque to Organic Seabass, Marinated Tiger Prawns, and the most delicious Lobster Linguine. If you really want to go against the grain however, we’ll forgive you for being tempted by their Roast Rib-Eye with Tzatziki, Coleslaw & Loaded Potato and Pistachio and Peppercorn Lamb Shank.
Desserts at The Fish House won’t disappoint either. The Fish House Dessert Board includes things like Tahini Cheese Cake and Watermelon and Chocolate Brownies to be savoured. The School Fish Menu for children delivers all the firm favourites you’d expect for little guests allowing them to explore their taste buds in their own comfort zone.
You’ll find jumbo river prawns with home made cocktail sauce and tempura crumbs, fish and hand-cut chips that are way better than back home and lots of lovely fish dishes that are guaranteed to please. The Fish House are really good with children too and have a range of things going on to keep their little minds busy at the table.
If all that’s got your appetite worked up, then the good news doesn’t stop here, as The Fish House will be offering a brilliant brunch option too. But this is no ordinary brunch – In fact, we’re bursting at the seams to be able to bring this brilliant “boat to table” dining experience especially to you!
British Mums have arranged a very exclusive Family Preview of The Fish House Brunch for just AED300 for the whole family*. This very special price includes 3 selected wines, beers, or mock-tails per adult and 3 fresh juices or soft drinks for children as well as an endless supply of amazing food, live music and activities for children.
This exclusive Brunch will be an amazing event and is going to be held on Friday 20th & Friday 27th April 2018 and is offered at a very special price for British Mums members. What better way to spend an afternoon in Dubai than people watching, and soaking up the amazing food and atmosphere at The Fish House just a stone’s throw from the water? For more details about this exclusive Brunch event and to RSVP please click one of the following links:
* Offer is valid for a family of 2 adults and up to 3 children under 12. Children over 12 are priced at AED150