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“Expensive and very disappointing ” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Pierchic

Pierchic
Al Sufouh Road | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
+971 (0)4 366 8888
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Ranked #807 of 5,621 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $30 - $200
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Pierchic is a high-end Mediterranean seafood restaurant inspired by the signature style of three Michelin-starred French chef Laurent Gras. Located at the end of the pier at Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, the restaurant offers an over-the-water dining experience unmatched anywhere in Dubai. Open for lunch and dinner, Pierchic features a la carte menus of classics including oysters, scallops, sashimi and lobster, as well as an array of fresh fish. Pierchic has been redesigned to offer a modern, stylish and elegant dining space, which maximises the views of the Arabian Gulf, the Dubai coastline, Palm Jumeirah and the iconic Burj Al Arab. Two new pods have been created along the pier leading up to the restaurant, one of which offers a full service bar - Chic Bar - while the other will serve as a lounge - Chic Lounge - also available for private hire. Both enable guests to extend their experience at Pierchic with pre- or post-dinner drinks and will be the place to be seen in Dubai. The restaurant also offers superior personalised service and provides the perfect spot for a very special occasion. Warmly welcoming guests and delivering highly knowledgeable service is General Manager Andrea Zampolini and his team.
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“Expensive and very disappointing ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Disappointing and overpriced dinner at what ought to be a special venue. Sat inside and the restaurant was comfy but soulless. Staff seemed irritated we were there and the wine is eye wateringly expensive and I'm used to London prices. Food was indifferent, the Ceviche could have been prosecuted under the trade descriptions act. Overall a disappointing mean and experience. There are much better choices in the area.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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“One of the best restaurants in Dubai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

A fine dining restaurant ideal for occasions. Location is stunning, food is perfect and service is excellent.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“The most beautiful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Pierchic is out on a pier in the sea . The location is beautiful as you look to the Burj Al Arab to your left and back onto the lovely Madiant
The restaurant has recently been refurbished and looks great . A new addition which was fabulous is a circular cocktail bar located half way up the piers walkway
Unfortunately the food doesn't live up to the fabulous location which is rather disappointing
The dishes we had were nice enough but did not have the wow factor and is over priced
The wine was good and for Dubai reasonably priced
This restaurant should be serving excellent food to match the location

  • Visited December 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Best seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We went for dinner and seafood was best in Dubai. We like the mix seafood platter. We were lucky to have view of Burj al Arab which is the best view.

We will go back and bring visiting friends when they come to Dubai

Visited December 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Very disappointing - needs vast improvements to justify the price!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were a group of six ladies who had made reservations and advised of a specific dietary requirement ahead of time, which had been reconfirmed before arriving.

Upon arrival, we were shown to our seats, and gave our cocktail order. We had to chase up the order twice before we received the initial drinks.

I asked what foods I could eat given my dietary requirements and expected the waiter to be fully briefed - not at all. He kept going into the kitchen to ask about individual dishes which meant it took quite a while to order. It was also frustrating as I wanted to order something with an alternative sauce but wasnt able to.

We ordered wine - the wine guy was only interested in us looking at really expensive bottles and was totally disinterested when opening the wine. He didnt offer the cork, and seemed surprised when we requested it.

Some of our group decided to order the salt encrusted fish of the day. The waiter joked that he wasnt qualified to serve this particular dish. At nearly 150 pounds for two people you would expect that it would be served correctly. Wrong. I had read reviews about the timing of food, especially when ordering this dish and it seems that this has now been changed and thats good. When the salted fish arrived, the original waiter - who had said he wasnt able to open it correctly - said he would "have a go". This resulted in him touching the flesh of the fish with a very salty blade and thereby ruining the fish. To be fair, this was deducted from the bill, but surely, as a signature dish, this should be the highlight of any meal, not a huge disappointment.

For the rest of the group, the food was okay but not particularly delightful.

For me, I was served food which clearly had items in it that I couldnt eat. I had to keep asking, and then returning items to the kitchen. This became challenging for all of us. The only desert I could have was a plate of fruit! Whats the point in asking for dietary requirements ahead of time if you are going to ignore them!!

To be fair, our waiter tried really hard and the manager did try to assist, but overall, this was a huge disappointment. The bill was large and the meal was mediocre. We did make complaints at the time and were assured that everything would be looked at. I do hope so as this used to be a good restaurant and is in a wonderful location.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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