Restaurant Review: Aprons and Hammers, Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi Beach Resort

Fresh seafood in a relaxed, social setting
Tuesday , 08 May 2012
The restaurant is without doubt one of the most fun dining experiences in the city
The restaurant is without doubt one of the most fun dining experiences in the city
Get cracking at the culinary variety
Get cracking at the culinary variety

Aprons and Hammers
Location: Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai
Tel: 04 454 7097
Web: www.apronsandhammers.com
Dress code: Casual
Cuisine: Seafood
Times: 12pm to 12am, daily
Price Range: $$$

Fans of fresh seafood in a relaxed, social setting will love Dubai’s latest take on the theme. Set on a traditional dhow moored at the Dubai International Marine Club, the restaurant is without doubt one of the most fun dining experiences in the city, though perhaps not one you’d want to try on a business date. As the name suggests, diners are offered aprons to wear, as the shell-cracking can get messy! The hands-on nature is nothing to be apprehensive about though – waiters are on hand to give a lesson in crab-eating etiquette, and the casual setting helps to soothe any first-time-crab-cracking fears.
There’s something about having to work for it, too, that makes the crabs themselves even more delicious – fresh, juicy and tender, the sweet meat will leave you wanting more. It’s not just crab on the menu, either. Prawns, lobster and clams, as well as an array of sides (including the must-try French fries and assortment of dips), offer culinary variety. Highly recommended – get cracking!

On the Menu
APPETISERS
Calamari, Dhs35
Crab cake, Dhs55

MAINS
Small shrimp bucket, Dhs140
Crab bucket, Dhs140

Desserts
Chocolate fondant, Dhs28
Cheesecake, Dhs28