Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of Pierchic
As its name might suggest, Pierchic is a) at the end of a private pier, and b) designed in a rather chic manner. Thankfully, it doesn't end there, and this iconic restaurant is consistently regarded (and awarded) as Dubai's finest seafood eatery. Beautifully set out from the back of the Al Qasr hotel into the azure blue waters of the Gulf, Pierchic really is somewhere to take that special someone. Unless they don't like fish, in which case, forget it.
Fish. Lovely fish. Fresh oysters, lobster falafels, scallops, yellow-fin tun, Tasmanian trout (no, me neither). It's all here and cooked to perfection. if you're a fan of water-based cuisine, this will surely delight. It tastes so fresh you wouldn't be surprised if they were fishing for your order off the side of the restaurant.
The setting here is quite astonishing (you're out at the end of a pier surrounded by water) and the atmosphere is to match - cool, chilled and intimate. Extremely popular with couples - both expats and tourists.
Friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the menu.
This is clearly Pierchic's unique selling point and could be considered among the best across the whole of Dubai. The restaurant sits at the end of a wooden pier out the back of the luxurious Al Qasr hotel (part of the sprawling Madinat Jumeirah complex), with the waters of the Arabian Gulf all around. Outstanding.
Like most of Dubai's premier eateries, it isn't cheap. Starters can easily set you back around 100 dirhams. If you're ordering wine, a meal for two will probably top 500 dirhams. That said, there's a good three-course lunch offer on for 159 dirhams per person between 1pm and 3pm, seven days a week.
If the temperature is in your favour (ie, not sweltering), try to get a table outside to get the full effect of its fairytale location.
More information on Pierchic:
- Price guide:
- Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
- 04 366 6730
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Open daily, 1pm-3pm and 7pm-11.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times