Set in the newly launched Al Seef in Dubai Creek, La Marquise brings a fusion of French and Arabic cuisine with a spectacular view to boot.
Upon our arrival to catch the FIFA 2018 semi-finals, the view near La Marquise was very reminiscent of an Irish creek side. Birds flew around the deck near the canal and people were ambling around the sidewalks to enjoy the warm breeze of the month of July. Every restaurant or retail shop is located in boxed container metal houses, such is the concept by architecture mavens Meraas, who are behind mall concepts such as City Walk, Box Park and Al Seef etc. La Marquise was the first one to be spotted and we quickly rushed in before the humidity would get the better of us.
The arrangement and the venue were typical of a French 18th century house, with pastel coloured tablecloths and soft lilac lilies around the counter. We were taken upstairs to get better seats and to catch the match between England and Sweden.
Once seated, we were offered sparkling water and some fresh juices. The menu as decided by the restaurant manager was an appetizer of French sour wings, kale salad, fried chicken fingers and the classic Arabic hummus.
All of them were filling and delicious in taste and freshness. Next on the menu, was a platter of Lebanese Kebab and chilly bread served with French Fries. The kebabs were extremely moist and tasted of soft spices and melted in the mouth, something we definitely recommend if you plan to visit there!
For dessert, we were served homemade Kenafeh and French style carrot cake. Both of them were freshly made and tasted like a French pastry shop!
While we digested our meal, we were served the venue’s signature shisha before we bid adieu to return again for their delicious cuisine.
Our Verdict: Well worth a visit!