Been looking forward to write on this lil find in the marina 🙂
Last Saturday when K was here, we went out for a cycle around the marina and ended up at Pier 7. I had originally planned to take her to Ocacti for ladies night, supposedly sunset cocktails from 6-9pm. We wandered through the Marina Mall and made our way there. When asked about this deal, the guy told us that was wrong advertisement, aww. Bugger!
So we went downstairs, and got out of the lift. To the left was a half open door into what seemed like a really beautiful cafe. We were curious 🙂 We poked our heads in, and asked the lady, what is this place? She told us it’s Fume’ cafe and it was not really opened yet. Asked if we wanted to come in have a look. Aha, of course! 🙂
I loved how they had left the structure as it is. Bare, sexy concrete. You could see the massive corbels supporting the cantilever beams. No ceiling, all the HVAC ducts above bare to all, painted in black. Nice.
Furniture in the restaurant area was all wooden. Pails hung off the walls. Vintage coke chest. Even the flower deco’s on the tables were hand made by their staff, used fizzy cans cut into flowers. So unique.
We were shown the bar, hidden to the back, still prepping for opening. Apparently the floor is made of wooden barrels. Loved the vintage signs on the walls. Definitely somewhere I’ll come back again for a drink 🙂 It’s fairly small, so it would be good if they did not allow in-door smoking here. Maybe? Please? 😀
Both were equally good, definitely have it with some tea otherwise you’ll just go into a sugar high 🙂 I looked through their menu, the prices for their mains were reasonable. Very interesting mix like beek cheek rendang & paratha for 52AED ? I’m coming back for that!
Any chance of introducing vouchers in the Entertainer or some sort of ‘neighbourhood loyalty card’?
So excited to take G back. Loved that it was on the marina and within our ‘cycling-zones’ so no need to battle the infamous traffic here 🙂 It would definitely be good if they installed more bicycle racks though. Who do I talk to for that?
Abraham, sincere thanks for taking care of K & I. It was definitely one of the highlights of her trip here. One of those random unplanned evenings where you go wandering around your neighbourhood and find something great through a half opened door 😉
- Fume Neighbourhood Eatery
- Fume’s Facebook Page
- 1st Floor, Pier 7 tower,
- Dubai Marina Walk
- Strictly no reservations
- Limited tables for parties up to 12 guests