As far as destinations within a destination go, Dubai certainly has plenty of exciting and varied places to be explored. From the marina and JBR area, to the new developments in Jumeirah and the Dubai Canal, to the bustling hive of activity around Dubai Creek.
One of these destinations is Al Seef, the recently opened development on the banks of Dubai Creek. Stretching a length of 1.8km and linking a modern dining and shopping area with the traditional and historic Al Fahidi district.
Over the past few months different dining options have started to open up as Al Seef is set to include over 500 retail and dining outlets. A recent one to welcome guests is Silver Beach Café, a spacious and bright bistro style restaurant with direct and spectacular views of Dubai Creek.
One of the most varied menus on offer, with over 60 different dishes from a number of predominantly European cuisines, the menu offers choice and with a good mixture of seafood, meats, pizzas, pastas and vegetarian dishes, it certainly has the ability to satisfy all guests.
Our starters were an avocado hummus and coriander fishcakes. The hummus had a smooth and creamy texture and the tastes of both the avocado and the chick peas came through. The fishcakes where packed full of flavour and the accompanying thousand islands dip, with a splash of tabasco, had a gentle kick that was welcome but not overpowering.
For mains we opted for a spicy chicken pizza and lobster mac and cheese. The base of the pizza was thin and perfectly crispy and very well topped with chicken pieces, bell peppers, onion and a nice sprinkling of jalapenos to give an extra bite. The standout of all was the lobster mac and cheese, generous pieces of fresh lobster with a consistent and not runny cheese sauce, made of three cheeses – cheddar, emmental and parmesan.
To finish off we had a traditional sticky toffee pudding and a classic tiramisu, both offering a sweet way to end a tasty meal. Expect to pay around Dhs 170 per person for a three course meal and one of their very tasty and fresh mocktails.
For reservations call 04-3584355.