If dining beneath the surface of crystal clear sea waters sounds like a bucket list item waiting to happen, then you’re in luck. Burj al Arab’s Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara opened back in 2016 and boasts some of the best seafood you could find in the Middle East.
Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara is house in Dubai's Burj al Arab
On arrival at the seafood restaurant, helmed by the Michelin-starred British chef, after spending several minutes gushing over (or should we say ‘under’) the saltwater residents and gold aquatic designs, we were shown to our table.
Decadence is on the menu, with an amuse bouche, courtesy of the chef, landing in front of us before moving onto some of the finest shucked oysters on ice, all washed down with a glass of bubbly. For mains, I tucked into succulent king prawns whilst my guest opted one of the best seafood risottos we’d ever tasted. Caviar and lobster are also highly-recommended menu items to be enjoyed while taking in the panoramic views of the water around you.
With a British chef behind the menu, we couldn’t order anything but a quitessentially English sticky toffee date pudding for dessert. Artfully presented and looking almost too good to eat (we said almost!), it was a spectacular end to a totally spectacular lunch.
Lovers of the ocean, go forth.