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“Location great, Food OK but not exceptional”

Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara
Ranked #394 of 10,575 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$120 - US$230
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Dubai's freshest catch has landed at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Nathan Outlaw is a two times Michelin-star winner from England, specialising in the very best seafood. Experience for yourself the critically acclaimed seafood connoisseur's unique cooking style and his deeply satisfying signature dishes. Rediscover Al Mahara, reimagined to accompany the new menu and new stewardship of Nathan Outlaw. Savour the relaxed atmosphere and enjoy signature beverages at one of the new open air waterfront patio tables.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

For the price I expect more "wow" factor in the food.
Everything looked OK but the flavors were just "blah"....
When spending $1,000 for a romantic dinner I expect to be blown away by the creativity of at least one dish in a tasting menu carrying the name of a 2* Michelin chef.
The location is stunning and the service was excellent but the tasting menu didn't meet expectations.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Stephen E, Manager at Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Dear RC33301,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the location and found the service to be excellent. However, we are saddened to hear that the food was not up to your expectations. Rest assured that your feedback has been passed to the culinary team and will be taken under review.

Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards

Steve

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This was an incredible experience - every member of staff was incredibly attentive, friendly and professional. When ordering wine, they had their own professional wine man to suggest what wine would go with your meal the best.
The food was amazing - as expected. Of course, very fishy. I would recommend going if you like fish because if you don’t - it’s not going to be to your taste. It was all cooked well, tasted amazing and we were fussed over as expected.
Of course, it’s incredibly expensive but you know this before you walk in.
If you have the time and money I would 100% recommend it as it is more an experience as well as fine dining.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Stephen E, Manager at Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Dear Kimjtwee,

Thank you for taking the time to leave this fantastic review for us at Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara.

We are delighted you enjoyed everything about the service and the food and that you really embraced the experience that we offer.

We look forward to see you again soon.

Kind regards

Steve
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

As part of the Culniary Flight, this was the last course before dessert.
We were blown away.
Service through out was excellent. The staff's knowledge of the food front of of house certainly gave credit to the chef's work in the kitchen.
The food was first class, good sized portions, perfectly presented and truly delicious.
Our server certainly knew his stuff when explaining how the Red Wine and Thyme Sauce was made that came with the Irish Beef Fillet, also about the Warm Tartar Sauce with the Wild Cornish Turbot. A true credit to this restaurant.
We asked about the recipe of the tartar sauce and even got to meet Pete, head chef in the kitchen.
As our evening finished we were presented with the recipe in a fine card, just perfect.
I would thoroughly recommend that if you can, that you dine here, you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Stephen E, Manager at Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Dear Terry W,

Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review for us.

The Culinary Flight is a great way to see the whole hotel and experience all of our fantastic restaurants. We are delighted you loved the experience with us and that you also got to meet Pete in the kitchen. Your fantastic feedback has been passed onto the whole team and we all look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip.

Kind regards

Steve
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Burj al Arab and the Al Mahara restaurant are to visit I advise a drink. Dissapointed by the size of the servings . ..and sorry to warn got food poisoning. !!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 181playa
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Stephen E, Manager at Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Dear 181playa,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback for us on Tripadvisor.

We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your recent experience with us and that you found the portion size to be smaller than your expectations. As a hotel and restaurant I can assure that we comply with the highest standards of health and safety and we take any allegations of food poisoning very seriously. If you would like to discuss your experience with me further on Stephen.Ellis@jumeirah.com I would like to request some additional information from you in order to open an investigation into your food poisoning complaint.

Kind regards

Steve
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited for dinner in February. Beautiful setting with aquarium. The food is excellent and has a good variety. Service was great, every request was kindly accommodated. In combination with pre-dinner drinks at the bar on the top of the restaurant, a great evening out!

Date of visit: February 2018
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Stephen E, Manager at Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Dear Riveda7899,

Thank you for your fantastic comments and review. Our bar is indeed a great place to enjoy drinks before and after dinner and we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your whole experience from start to finish.

Your amazing feedback has been passed onto the service and kitchen teams and we look forward to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards

Steve
Restaurant Manager

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