BiCE

Address: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Residences, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: 04 399 1111

- Expensive

4.5

The Milanese outpost has been delighting Dubai's Italian fans for some time.

Unless you're one of the thousands of Western expats who live there, you might not particularly like the tower block frenzy of the Jumeirah Beach Residences. Cracking public beach aside, it is - as one friend put it - a bit like Torremolinos. You might even like the look of the long-standing beach-side Hilton Dubai Jumeirah hotel, looking a little frayed at the edges and now overshadowed by its towering neighbours. However, you'll find it immensely difficult to dislike BiCE, the hotel's Italian outpost that is consistently regarded as Dubai's best. 

Food and drink
4.6
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Service
4.3
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Food and drink
4.6
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Value for money
3.4
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Ambience
4.2
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Location
3.4
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Food and drink

Mixing modern and traditional Italian, the multi-award winning BiCE continues in the same vain as the original BiCE that opened in Milan over 80 years ago. The results are supreme, with lobster carpaccio, Sicilian rigatoni and black and white tagliolini with tiger prawns among the very Italian offerings you're likely to have for some time. 

Recommended dishes

The lobster capaccio, served with caviar and artichoke heart, is the signature, and heartily recommended.  

Ambience

This is a fine-dining experience, but still remains relatively relaxed and far-from-snooty. A long-standing favourite in Dubai, it's popular with both foodie expats and tourists looking for something a bit special.

Service

Impeccable. Let them talk you through the menu and wine list. The food also comes fairly quickly, but this doesn't at all detract from the quality.  

Location

BiCE sits with sea views in the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, the rather tired looking beachside hotel in the Dubai Marina in front of the giant Jumeirah Beach Residences.  

Price advice

Dubai's best Italian doesn't come cheap, and mains will set you back around 100-150 dirhams. If you're having wine, expect a meal for two to top 500 dirhams.  

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Romance

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