From breezy calm to fun-packed surroundings, La Mer has something for everyone. From quirky art installations to top-class restaurants to striking light bulbs, and much more, this new beachfront destination promises to shoot up your laid back holiday mood instantly. Themed as shipwreck, La Mer is the newest and certainly the hottest beachfront property in Dubai.
Get ready to work up your hunger pangs as this place has come up with the most exciting line-up of restaurants and cafes. While you can always have a meal at your old favourites at La Mer, this place introduces many new restaurants with interesting concepts to your Dubai dining experience even better.
Before you plan your day out at La Mer, read our small guide on where to eat and click Instagram worthy pictures, when in La Mer.
Quick Bites at La Mer
Thick, fruity and bursting with flavours, Keventers milkshakes are the best grab to quench thirst on a long summer day. You will be spoilt for choice here. It offers a delightful set of classic, thick and fruity milkshakes. You can pamper yourself with modern flavours including Nutella Marshmello, Nutella Caramel and Kit Kat while classics such as Strawberry and Tutti Fruity will make you go weak at your knees. Date Jallab, Kesar Badam and Alphonso Mango milkshakes bring native flavours’ of India on the menu making it so tempting to one and all. That’s not all. The store also offers kids’ special flavours including Bubble Gum, Caramello Popcorn and Rainbow Slush. Additionally, the milkshakes come in very chic and handy 500ml glass bottles that you can take home. No use of plastics make it an eco-friendly and sustainable choice.
MealTop is a dessert café offering a chic piece of Korea to Dubai diners. It serves traditional Korean dessert bingsoo. The bingsoo is composed of ice flakes and various ingredients such as sweetened condensed milk, fruit syrups, and various fruits such as strawberries, kiwifruit, and bananas. It is often topped with ice cream or frozen yogurt. The most popular variety is patbingsu made with sweetened azuki (red) beans. The MealTop offers you six variations in bingsoo including milk, strawberry, yogurt, coffee, fruit and green tea bingsoo. Bringing local flavours onto the menu, it also serves Milktea Softie, a dessert that tastes just like tea. Another unique offering on the menu is Snow Lattes, a delicious blend of shaved ice with either green tea or coffee. Time to give your taste buds an exposure to Korean tastes!
HOLA - Latin Fruit Bar
Newly opened Hola, a Latin fruit bar offers an exotic selection of fresh-cut fruit based delicacies. The menu is brief and rotates around fruit based dishes. Start with their milk based fresh fruit smoothies. Rosario is the bestseller, a perfect blend of varied fruit and berries sorbet. Try their Cocteles, freshly squeezed fruit juices, to get reinvigorated instantly. Coffee addicts may get swayed away with innovative and delicious ice latte made with coffee popsicles, fresh coconut milk and long black americano shot. Felling peckish? Order luscious ice cream filled Crepas or newly introduced vegetarian Crepas to appease your salty urge. We would strongly recommend Mushroom Avacado for its mouth-watering spiced up flavours. Craving for fresh-cut fruits? Go for delicious Fruteros which are delicately prepared fruit bowls featuring handpicked ingredients smeared with freshly prepared dips. Lastly, you can pick your favourite fresh fruit Paletas (popsicle) or artistically cut Mango Flower on a Stick and take a stroll to your next destination. P.S. This place is strictly vegetarian
Inspired by the idea of the fresh produce, SLAB’s food concept is entirely based on its ingredients that have been hand-selected and perfectly paired to produce the richest and the freshest flavours. Whether it is fragrant chicken in their signature West Bank Pita or The Vegetarian’s fusing zest of goat cheese with roasted rooted vegetables and walnut butter, the eatery promises a distinctive experience. All of SLAB’s sandwiches are made using house-baked bread. Understanding the importance of gluten-free options, SLAB offers Mains that are served in larger portions without the bread. The menu also offers breakfast options that include traditional Spanish omelette with golden pumpkins and parmesan, and oven roasted honey glazed figs served with light ricotta cheese. The restaurant’s dessert menu features a delicious Dark Chocolate Bar that is served with peanut ice cream and salted caramel sauce and an Arab-inspired Mafroukeh Cheesecake.
Breakfast takes the centre stage at HQ’S 459. The concept centres on the belief that breakfast is a dish best served all day. Breakfast is always the core meal of the day, so why not enjoy it all day? They are not just a breakfast hotspot, they are a food hotspot for lunch and dinner too, and serving those all-time classics we all know and love with a splash of one pot dishes. A new beachside hotspot, HQS 459 is a family friendly dining spot with a menu to satisfy the little ones.
Experience the luxury of Arabic cuisine in a plush space replete with incredible food and drinks, of course. Makan has smoking and non-smoking indoor and outdoor areas and serves up a feast of your favourite Arabic dishes, with a special touch. Expect awesome flavour combinations and - two or three nights a week - foot-tapping live music. Levee
Inspired by a collection of tastes, scents and colours from around the globe, Levee offers up modern French Mediterranean cuisine alongside a wide collection of pastries engineered in our bakery studio each morning at sunrise. The menu curation captures a sense of the seasons with a focus on freshness and generous, ingredient-led baskets. Levee always fuses its gastronomy with aesthetics. Beyond taste, pretty plating forms a key element of the concept. Food design uses texture, tone and light to create visually stunning and photogenic dishes. Marble kissed interiors with highlights of copper draped in natural sunlight provide a relaxed, urban beach-chic space to talk, work or ocean-gaze across our quayside landscape.
The conveyer belt concept is reflected in both the style and mood of this new restaurant. This is not your typical Lebanese restaurant with waiters dressed in traditional clothing that serve "mezze" in clay pots with the voice of Fairuz lingering in the background. Tabbouleh, hummus and a multitude of mouth-watering dishes rotate in colour-coded bowls on a conveyer belt that rotates across the restaurant's interior and the outdoor seating area. Quality ingredients are used to create wholesome dishes with authentic Lebanese taste that’s hard to come by now.
Masti, the first licenced restaurant to open in La Mer represents a very modern and fun side of Indian cuisine. Masti which translates to ‘fun and mischief’ infuses modern with tradition, colour with flavour, creating an expression of ‘New India’. The restaurant takes cues and influence from a variety of global flavours and mix them well with original Indian flavours very artistically. From small to large plates, guests will be spoilt for choice. Highlights include, Cassava chat, a fusion of Indian street food flavours with tapioca wood from South America; Pulled Tandoor Chicken Bao, a friendly fusion of Chinese and Indian cuisine; Tiramisu Lotus, a lip-smacking fusion of Italian tiramisu with Indian dessert Basundi. ideal to enjoy with one of Masti’s enticing drinks, even the fries offer a flavour surprise, prepared with Togarashi spice and finished with a truffle cream melt. The beachfront terrace and lounge is open from day to night offering an idyllic dining location, allowing guests to enjoy a laidback, yet playful experience. The upstairs bar area has panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, coming alive at sunset. The eclectic cocktail list is again a delightful experience owing to the blend of creative themes.
Maison de Juliette
Maison de Juliette is a charming Provençal café inspired by Aix-en-Provence in France. This café brings ‘cuisine du soleil’ to the shores of Dubai, sun-drenched dining, with fresh ingredients that burst with flavor and colour. On the menu, you’ll find a variety of decadent breakfast dishes like Juliette’s Provençal Omelette with smoked sweet pepper, Emmental cheese, lemon aioli and salmon; Eggs Benedict on brioche with crisp veal bacon and sundried Hollandaise sauce; signature French Toast with fresh seasonal fruits, Anglaise and vanilla mascarpone cream; and more. Expect to find main meals such as grilled salmon on mash with orange blossom sauce, chef’s goat cheese salad with aged balsamic dressing, fresh seafood gnocci with bisque, grilled steak sandwich served with fries and truffle aioli. The cherry on top of this gorgeous menu is the dessert offering - made with love and passion by Juliette herself. The shining star is the vanilla cream pastry with berries but chocolate lovers will find solace in the hazelnut chocolate indulgence and a selection of freshly baked croissants in a variety of flavours.