The Four Season in Dubai is a strong personal favourite of mine. The Jumeirah Beach Road location is a stone cast away from my home, it hosts some of Dubai’s finest food and beverage outlets and I have always had a soft spot for the heritage of the Four Seasons brand. It oozes timeless elegance.
I am yet to go to COYA which I hear is amazing and I sure know my way around a ceviche. I already know and love Nusret; being a solid carnivore I knew that was going to be the case. What really baffles me is that I had not discovered the seaside gem that is Sea Fu, until now that is.
Perfect for a date night, Sea Fu serves modern, well prepared sea food dishes in an intimate setting. Whilst this is nothing new on the Dubai restaurant scene what differentiates this venue from others is how well the concept of simple is executed. The Sea Fu staff actually know their wine pairings and it turns out that you CAN drink red wine with your scallops (the scallops in question being perfectly underdone the way they are meant to be served).
All and all, I always sum up my reviews to myself by thinking: is this an actual place I would come to and pay for the experience? In all fairness as a blogger / journalist you tend to get preferential treatment and hardly ever have a negative experience so most restaurant visits turn out nothing short of pleasant. Nevertheless I cannot wait to ”incognito” go back to Sea Fu and try their signature paella.
* What to eat? The miso black cod (which is as good as the one at Nobu if not better); the seafood platter (either the cold crustaceans or the cooked catch of the day served with lemon beurre blanc and sweet potato mash); the dim sum and the foie gras on toast, unconventionally served with a sliver of a giant mollusk that is the abalone.
* Finish your night off with an Earl Grey martini and regal views of Dubai at the neighbouring Mercury Lounge. XXX