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Thursday, 7 March 2013

miss b loves..... Burj Al Hamam Lebanese restaurant, Dubai Marina


We first discovered Lebanese cuisine in Dubai a couple of years ago. I'm always impressed with the variety of food and the freshness of the ingredients, so when we spotted the new Burj Al Hamam a few weeks ago we decided to give it a try even though we hadn't read any reviews.

I've since found out that the original Burj Al Hamam restaurant was established in Lebanon in 1958 by Fayez Elias Khoury and now his sons carry on the tradition of serving the freshest authentic Lebanese cuisine in a number of branches across the Middle East.

We liked the interior....bright and airy in shades of white, beige and pale gold with crisp white tablecloths and a feature wall of empty picture frames........



...but we opted to dine al fresco overlooking Dubai Marina (always a treat in the middle of winter with freezing temperatures back in the UK!)

The waiter brought us menus and the freshest almonds we have ever tasted and they were presented in a bowl of ice.....


....then complimentary appetisers including bowls of olives and pickled turnip (I believe they are pickled with beetroot which gives them this gorgeous hot pink colour!)




We ordered tabbouleh and hummus which arrived with a basket of  puffed up, freshly baked, hot Arabic bread.....delicious....



........followed by Fillet Burj Al Hamam, tender slices of beef fillet accompanied by a hot garlic sauce and my favourite shish taouk, cubes of marinated chicken which have been skewered then grilled, served with pita bread and a garlic dip........


...and I can never resist a refreshing mint lemonade.......



The portions were so generous that we didn't have room for dessert. Next time....and there will definitely be a next time (hopefully very soon!)....we shall have to try something sweet! I'm sure we won't be disappointed.........


42 comments:

  1. hey miss b! thank you so much for posting this. i have never had lebanese food! i don't know if we have any restaurants like that here. i will have to look into it. the food looks so good and i love the interior decor. so crisp! so clean and simple. glad you enjoyed yourself. i love hearing about your adventures. have a great weekend!
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  2. Love Lebanese food. Next time you ate in London, try waha on Westbourne grove. It's one of the best ones in town.

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation. I was in London earlier this week too!!

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  3. The restaurant's interior Miss B is so elegant. I like the light colours of the interiors. I have never tried Lebanese food. Looks good from your photos and descriptions. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Love the interior. Very fresh. Food looks amazing too! have a great weekend x

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful restaurant - love the idea of almonds on ice!!

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  6. I discovered Lebanese food when I lived in Russia! It's one of my favourite cuisines. Your photos look great. Now I'm craving hummous...

    LUXESSED

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  7. Despite being a nutritionist, I'm not very adventurous with food, however the photos you took do make the food look very appetizing. I can't believe you didn't have room for dessert - the best part of the meal ha ha - for me anyway!

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  8. I always love reading about your Dubai adventures, Miss B - you discover the most wonderful places! I love Lebanese food, there is a wonderful group of Lebanese restaurants in Vancouver and the best thing is that they serve a wide array of vegetarian dishes, so I'm always spoiled for choice when it comes to what to eat :) The decor at Burj al Hamam blew me away; I wonder if I could get their decorator to come and do my apartment? I would love to live in a space like that! And eat the food, too, of course - it looks delicious!
    xox,
    Cee

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  9. Goodness me, now this looks like THE PLACE to go to, the food looks incredibly delicious. I love pickled food, a family tradition, all I can think about now, thanks for sharing Miss b! Happy weekend dear! xx /Madison

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  10. I shouldn't have read this before lunch because I am practically drooling all over my keyboard now! I adore Lebanese food so this place would be my 7th heaven! I wish I could hop on a plane and eat there right now!

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  11. i totally agree!
    too many places, too many variety of food and always very good quality!
    i'm moving tomorrow morning!

    ;)

    have a nice weekend!

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  12. i have never had lebanese food but goodness, i HAVE to try it after seeing this! you literally have my hating my turkey sandwich right now & dying for something more delectable! so jealous!!
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.blogspot.com

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  13. Lebanese cuisine - how interesting. I've never tried this before. The food looks so delicious. I bet those almonds were a treat. I love almonds and eat them every week. They are so good for us too. The mint lemonade looks delightful. Isn't it nice to treat ourselves and eat out every now and then? I may go to my favorite Italian restaurant today with my son. Did I ever tell you how much I love your comments? They are always so sincere, lovely, and make my day. I appreciate them very much. Happy weekend, my friend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  14. What a treat!!i wish you a great weekend Miss B. :-x

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  15. the restaurant is fantastic!!!
    Ñam Ñam!!

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  16. Ive actually never had Lebanese cuisine, not even while in Beirut. I sound really unadventurous, but I think maybe I had no idea what Lebanese cuisine is about. This was really interesting and informative, and every dish looks so delicious...And the beetroot, wow, never seen that before! I have to try this soon! Thanks for your kind visit hun....Have a lovely weekend!

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  17. It's the same exact menu I had for my birthday dinner a few weeks ago! De-li-cious!!! But mine was not done al fresco because we are having a brutal winter in Montreal.
    Have a nice weekend;)
    Catherine xo

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  18. Looks like a great restaurant. And all this food. I am so into ethnik culture.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  19. There is nothing better than a fresh mezze. Thansk for sharing this astonishing one, dear miss b. Anu falaffel or taboulé left by chance???
    Cheers
    Anne Touraine (Playing with Scarves)

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  20. I never tries Lebanese food but I'm really curious about it since I love to try different kind of cuisine!:) The photos made me so hungry!:) Happy Sunday! xo

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  21. Everything looks so great, the place, the food.. Oh, the glorious food :) I never tried lebanese cousin, but when I look at your photos, I am sure I would love it!

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  22. Miss B you got my hungry here, I had to contend myself with cookies and tea : ) I love lebanese food too, tried it in Istanbul in couple of places, one was Capa's place. And I love eating almond on ice in summer, we peel them easily that way. If I go to Dubai, I will make sure to visit this place, I liked the decor as well : ) Lucky you visiting Dubai often : )

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    1. I shall have to remember Capa's Place next time I visit Istanbul!

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  23. I've never tried libanese food! Bur after reading your post I'm looking forward to try it!

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  24. YUM! The mint lemonade.. what a great combination of flavors and the iced almonds.. I've never seen that before. Gorgeous spot you found and I'm sure you enjoyed every bite:)

    xxleslie

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  25. Love the interior and color scheme of this place. I do adore Mid-eastern food too. . .
    oxoxoxo from San Francisco
    Amy
    http://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  26. Looks so wonderful! I wish I could visit the place. x

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  27. Amazing pics!! :) Lovely place!

    NEW POST!

    Babi

    www.voguebuster.net

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  28. That all looks delicious! Lucky you to have managed to get away from the cold!!

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  29. i love the wallpaper! the neutral colors look very relaxing. and that mint lemonade sounds delicious!
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  30. Looks like a great place...great pictures!
    Best, Zia
    http://tisallaboutthefashion.blogspot.in

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  31. Almonds on ice - have never heard of that! Love the white and golds of the interior

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  32. You're brave to dine al fresco during the winter. The food looks delicious!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  33. That looks like a place I'd move into. Thanks for posting these photos and feel free to drop by me too when you have time.

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  34. The place is amazing and the food looks really yummy!! ;-)
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  35. Miss B ~

    Sounds absolutely fabulous! How interesting that the almonds were served on ice .. there must be a reason and it makes you wonder what it is, doesn't it? Keeping them at their freshest maybe? Making them extra crispy because they're cold? Hmmmm ... ;) Even though I just finished breakfast not too long ago I am no officially ready for lunch! lol Thanks for stopping by, sweet! xo ~S

    SANDY M Illustration
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  36. Gorgeous decor- and everything looks so tasty!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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