Dinner review: The London Project, Bluewaters Island


What’s it like?

Offering jaw-dropping views of Dubai’s JBR skyline, The London Project recently opened doors on Bluewaters Island at the food of Ain Dubai.

Bringing a slice of London on a beautiful summer’s day to Dubai, The London Project is a gorgeous, botanical-inspired place that reminds me of an overgrown, but beautiful English countryside garden with wild greenery, vintage mirrors and soft, neutral tones at every turn – it’s inviting and whimsical.

The two-story venue comprises a restaurant, bar and large outdoor terrace that offers sweeping views out over JBR and Palm Jumeirah, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

What are the food highlights?

Sharing is encouraged at The London Project and the menu features dishes inspired by London’s multi-cultural food scene.

Highlights include oysters on ice to start, served with shallot mignonette, rhubarb granite and home-made ponzu. Next, don’t miss the melt-in-the-mouth braised beef tacos, served in a soft purple potato tortilla and topped with a flavoursome black garlic mayonnaise.

The Nordic cured salmon gravlax is a light and refreshing dish, with compressed cucumber, salmon caviar, citrus dressing and topped with radish for texture.

For main, the wild mushroom and truffle gnocci is an indulgent option, bursting with creamy flavours from the porcini beurre monte and oozing slow-cooked egg on top.

In theme with the butterflies on surrounding walls, the butterfly-shaped vanilla parfait with strawberry sorbet for dessert is a light yet satisfying option, paired wonderfully with yoghurt crisp and gin granita.

The bottom line:

The London Project is a stunning venue offering an upbeat, cool vibe with fantastic views. Food served was presented well and tasted great, but service sadly let things down.

Over at the bar and separate in-house Gin Garden, expect to find an excellent variety of beverages on offer, skillfully crafted cocktails and probably Dubai largest gin collection.

Details: For more information or to make a reservation, call 04 5808570 or visit thelondonproject.com. If you’re interested in reading more of our restaurant reviews, click here.