You Should be Excited About Marina Social's New Menu

Marina Social has become one of the few restaurants in the city that really gets the high-end “home cooking” thing, so the fact they have 18 new dishes is a big thing.

It’s the biggest menu change since they opened in 2015 and we tried a few of the new dishes in a preview a couple of months ago and they were all exceptionally good. In fact, since trying that mackerell dish we've been hankering for it on a regular basis. So few restaurants over here do dishes like this, which is one of the reasons we love the place so much. 

Largely using seasonal British and European ingredients the laid-back style and nostalgia-meets-comfort approach makes it one of the best restaurants to go for food in that rare zone – fantastic comfort food that done exceptionally well, and served in a good setting. You can also do a casual-style tasting menu with four (Dhs450), six (Dhs550) or eight (Dhs650) courses and it's a great way to try a bit of everything if you're with a few people. 

So, bring on the food porn... here’s a look at what you can now order…

Citrus cured salmon, avocado purée, salted cucumber, lime crème fraiche
Cod, poached & scorched in beurre noisette, lemon butter sauce 'leek & potato
Confit duck & foie gras terrine crystalised almonds, yellow peach chutney
Green asparagus, two-hour slow cooked egg, hollandaise foam, black garlic
Hand rolled farfalle pasta, artichoke barigoule, basil, bottarga, Amalfi lemon
Lamb loin, dauphinoise potato, broad beans, barbucine, courgette & basil purée
Plaice, moules marinières, wet garlic, baby onion, smoked peas
Potato gnocchi, wild garlic purée, lemon ricotta, crispy cheese & onion
Risotto of fresh peas, wet garlic, Parmesan, summer truffle
Seared yellow fin tuna, Granny Smith apple & fennel 'slaw', pickled mustard seeds
Smoked mackerel, pickled lemon, garlic sour cream, cured egg yolk
Steamed seabass, coco beans, lovage, samphire, tomato and lemongrass fondue
Pine nut bavarois, vanilla & basil poached peach, pine nut shortbread
White asparagus cheesecake, raspberry and thyme jam
Strawberries & creamˈ clotted cream parfait, honeycomb, Gariguette strawberry