Address: Melia Hotel, Kuwait Street, Port Rashid
Tel: 04 386 8111
If you’re looking for bang on British food and friendly service in relaxed surroundings, Titanic is your new go-to spot. Marco Pierre White’s latest UAE offering was bound to be popular, but even we were surprised by how busy it was, within weeks of its official opening on May 17. The Port Rashid post code, or the summer launch date, could have sunk it on sight, if the Melia Hotel wasn’t so appealing a spot. And the restaurant itself is equally alluring.
The cosy Art Deco dining room is dotted with cosy nooks made for two, while larger round tables in the centre of the room scream fun night out with friends. But aside from our lovely waiter, whose comedy asides cracked us up, the food was the star of the show. The prawn cocktail was, hands down, the best we’ve ever had. Simple but stunning and surprisingly large. Unfortunately, this meant that our halibut main course was a bit of a challenge, but we gamely overcame near-fatal fullness and battled through to finish with the outstanding Eton mess (meringue, raspberries and lashings of cream, for the uninitiated). It would have been rude not to.
Our date threw caution, and his waistline, to the wind, plumping for crab rolls followed by a magnificent lobster thermidor before finishing with Marco’s Cambridge burnt cream. A bold combination, if ever there was one. But he seemed pretty satisfied. And that is why Titanic will succeed. A menu with something for everyone, plenty of options under Dhs100, stylish surroundings and staff with a bit of spark. Really, what’s not to love?
On The Menu…
Prawn cocktail with marie rose sauce Dhs50
Crab rolls with fresh mango chutney Dhs55
Grilled halibut steak à la Grenobloise with shrimps Dhs230
Grilled lobster thermidor Dhs230
Eton mess Dhs40
Cambridge burnt cream Dhs35