Restaurant Review: The Surf Café Dubai

The perfect spot to while away an afternoon
ByNaomi ChaddertonTuesday , 11 August 2015
Restaurant Review: The Surf Café Dubai

Newly opened on Jumeirah Beach Road, the first thing we loved about this café was its proximity to our end of town. There are so many amazing little joints on Beach Road but with most of them situated Downtown or further, it’s hard to find the time. But Surf Café, located next to The Surf House Dubai, is conveniently nestled just past Jumeirah Beach Hotel and a hop, skip and jump away from the office.

While the entrance seems unfinished (yes, it is open), just climb the stairs to the airy, spacious café that smells delish as soon as you enter. Team Ahlan! went for dinner, and staff are friendly and knowledgeable on all of the dishes. The concept it simple – it’s based around fresh seafood (think lobster from Canada, tuna from the Maldives and salmon from Norway), all which is set out on a bed of ice so you can pick your fish before it is cooked. Choose your preferred cooking style from grilled, steamed or a la plancha then choose sauces and sides. Don’t forget the starters first, though – the light bruschetta comes topped with creamy mozzarella, juicy Roma tomato and fresh basil and while the scallops might be quite small in portion size, they definitely don’t lack in taste.

If you’re not a seafood lover, there’s plenty of meat and vegetarian options, too – we highly recommend the chicken breast that comes served with grilled halloumi, homemade roast red peppers and asparagus, while we’re told the Angus beef burger is also one of the best sellers.

We haven’t tried the breakfast but have it under great authority that it’s a fab spot to indulge after a dip or meet with friends for a casual brunch. And don’t forget to try the Acai Bowl – a delicious combination of organic 100% Acai berry, guarana berry and OJ finished with sliced banana and homemade granola. You’ll leave feeling a picture of health!

Top 3 Must-try Dishes

Fresh Turkish Seabass Market Price

Chicken Breast Dhs85

Ceviche Del Patron Dhs75

INFO: The Surf Café Dubai is located in Umm Suqeim next to Surf House Dubai, 04 346 6292