What’s it like: It couldn’t be a more perfect time to enjoy the latest import to Dubai Marina’s Promenade – an intimate, French bistro that boasts authenticity, and a beautiful terrace overlooking the Marina, sheltered by a traditional red awning, much like you see in Paris. The licenced eatery welcomes with a charming, family-run feel and I instantly take a liking to how every other table appears to be seated with French expats – always a good sign. Most of the team are French, extremely friendly and waste no time stepping in to help us understand the menu (my French, sadly, isn’t up to par). Dinner begins with an extremely mourish baked dish of Saint-Marcelin cow’s milk cheese served with melba toast, which is gooey and tasty. We also shared a generous landaise salad with foie gras, smoked duck and confit gizzard. For mains, I opted for the delicious king prawns that were flamed at the table, while my dining partner enjoyed the hand-cut steak tartare – a rather simple looking dish that was seasoned to perfection. Not forgetting the delectable Moelleux Toblerone – it was a scrape the bowl sort of dessert. This hidden gem ticks all the boxes for a relaxed breakfast, lazy lunch, romantic dinner, or even a chilled out coffee break.
If you want to go: Around Dhs250 per person for three-courses, excluding beverages. Call 04-5511576.