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“Great Shrimps .. other stuff just ok” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aprons & Hammers

Aprons & Hammers
Dubai International Marina Club | Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-4547097
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Ranked #633 of 5,607 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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171 restaurant reviews
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
“Great Shrimps .. other stuff just ok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

its worth the drive if ure thinking to go for something diffrent. the menu is simple ,
ive ordered crab salad which was very good .. also tried their crab cakes which was dissapointing
their main course king fish was also bad.

however i loved their shrimp bucket. very very tasty. and the experiance alone is good. so was the service

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Doncaster, Yorkshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Could not fault this restaurant in anyway. Fabulous setting, great service, great food (and I love my seafood) and such good value. We ordered so much food (for 2 of us) yet it only came to £80 which by Dubai's standard is unbelievable! Great quality food too. We sat on the upper deck and I was worried about being cold but I wasnt at all and the views are spectacular. Dress code - anything goes but fairly casual. My only tiny complaint would be we were say next to smokers and it wasn't pleasurable while we were eating but it's a very minor quibble. Have recommended to friends that live in Dubai x

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Astana, Kazakhstan
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Something different to the seafood place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The restaurant is actually a boat with two decks. The upper one is an open deck and seems to be better than the lower one. I think it is better to book a table in advance as the place was full. We made the reservation through the concierge in the hotel. The menu is not big: you can check it beforehand on internet. The food was good; we had fish soup, bucket of shrimps, lobsters and mussels. The staff was very responsive and friendly. In general, this is a good place that is different from a standard seafood restaurant and you can have your food sitting on a boat in apron with the wooden hammer cracking the shell of your lobster. And they serve wine (I guess the restaurant is on the hotel territory) unlike other public places.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A wonderful bespoke Seafood dining experience...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Great tasting Seafood, excellent value for,money in a lovely atmosphere. If u are a sea food fan you will fall on love this place guaranteed.. The buckets of lobster, crabs and shrimps are just too good... Goan Fish curry with white rice is also Great tasting... What a wonderful experience... Great for
small group but larger fit in too...

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“It's about experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed at the Grosvenor House Hotel (you may see my separate review) and I was glad to discover Aprons & Hammers within walking distance from our hotel. It was a nice change after chick hotel restaurants we had visited earlier. I booked a table on the upper deck by email in advance. We came a bit early, but were immediately escorted to our table on the “right” side of the deck – the side with the amazing skyline view. The whole place is pretty laid-back. We had no complaints about the service and got food and drinks quite promptly. We had a nice fish soup and a big basket of lobsters cooked in saffron sauce. Actually, lobsters were a bit dry. We liked the overall experience: a wooden boat, great seating outdoors with a view, fresh seafood, right price. Would recommend it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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