Sunset chasers looking for the perfect spot to take in the beauty of dusk, Hadag has found the exact spot that you’ve been searching for. Set on the shores of the gorgeous Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, with glittering views of the Dubai skyline lays a hidden Mediterranean gem. Remembering your social distancing rules, grab a friend and sink your toes in the sand..
As the sun sets over the Arabian Gulf, head over to this stunning location, kick off your sandals, sit back in one of their comfy chairs and start with a mocktail or cocktail in hand. The beautiful beachfront decor is simple with rustic hints, cosy warm tones and a spirited and welcoming ambience. With numerous seating options, guests can opt to dine indoors or on the decked terrace spilling out on to the white sandy beaches. It’s picturesque to say the least.
Combine the view with either lunch or dinner and you have the perfect spot for a relaxed dining experience. As expected, we’re spoilt for choice with what to order. We begin with the highly recommended and generously piled deep fried baby squid with a citrus chilli dip. Packed with flavour and plenty of crunch, we’re off to a great start. The manager also recommends gambas al ajilio shrimps, garlic, guajlio chili, and once we take a bite, we know why he speaks so highly of this dish. It’s delicious! We are huge fans or burrata, slightly different but equally tasty, here the burrata is accompanied with honey walnut pesto, radicchio, grilled pear and honey vinaigrette. An absolute must.
After a short break and a few stunning Instagram-worthy photos, we move to our mains where the signature turf grain-fed beef ribeye comes calling. Accompanied by chilli spiced fat chips, rocket salad, peppercorn jus – it’s a dish that’s made for true carnivores. While it may sound simple, be sure to try the seared salmon fillet with garden fresh vegetables, tomato reduction and braised baby fennel. It’s filled with rich Mediterranean flavours and the fish is cooked beautifully.
Dessert is indulgent and quite frankly what we came for! The blueberry cheesecake – blueberry compote, digestive biscuit and cream cheese is a huge hit at the table. Much like the culinary offering, the beverage selection has an array of perfectly priced mocktails and bespoke cocktails – we try the Calypso – it was everything we wanted it to be and more. A selection of premium beverages is also available from AED55.
Other Mediterranean dishes worth mentioning, and those that we would be back for, include the Atlantic mackerel escabeche with a Chardonnay broth, gooseberry chutney, garden vegetables and garlic chips. The vegan porcini ravioli, spinach salad, almond flakes, fried mushrooms and almond milk reduction is not just a dish made to please vegans but will also satisfy anyone with a penchant for earthy tastes and appreciation for good food.
Service at The Beach House is warm, accommodating and filled with great recommendations. These are just a few attributes that will keep the crowds coming back. Our advice, gather your friends, sit outside and enjoy the sounds of the waves whilst eating delicious Mediterranean fare at this hidden gem on The Palm Jumeirah.