Villa Beach is one of those hidden gems that you could accidentally stumble upon and then never want to dine anywhere else again. In fact, it is so tucked away that it is delightfully private and not overly busy which means you don’t need to spend an eternity waiting to get a reservation. The lack of waiting list however most certainly does not mean that this restaurant is anything less than spectacular because it truly is.
You would be hard pushed to find a better view in the entire of Dubai, nestled on the beach, yes actually on the beach at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Villa Beach is situated directly in front of the majestic Burj Al Arab, in fact it’s the closest you could probably be to the iconic landmark without physically being there.
Despite its breathtaking views and dimly candle lit restaurant, Villa Beach is actually quite informal and offers relaxed dining in a casual, beautiful setting.
The restaurant offers the very best in Mediterranean cuisine and is an impressive venue for a romantic dinner or indulgent family treat. The menu is colourful and the huge Paella dishes are a must try that is great for sharing. Fresh seafood, steak and poultry comprises the majority of the menu, a selection manages to cater for all palettes. To start, we suggest the Blue Swimmer Crab, as fresh as the sea you are perched in front of, served with Black Caviar, Papaya, Avocado and Balsamic, it really is a fish-lovers dream. If Paella doesn’t take your fancy, then the Wagu Beef Cheek with coriander couscous and roasted eggplant puree s to die for. There is also a good vegetarian selection with rice dishes and pastas to choose from, the house salad is also very good.
Of course good food and good views don’t come cheap but we promise you this, it’s worth it. The polished wood interior and the gentle sound of the ocean lapping at the beach as you gasp at the impossibly perfect setting for your meal makes you feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the City and really appreciate where you are, whether you’re a passing visitor to Dubai or have lived here for a decade.
It’s peaceful, perfect for impressing that special someone and if you want somewhere that is all about the food and the views rather than people watching and posing, you won’t be able to fault Villa Beach.
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