Pai Thai

Pai Thai won the Best Thai gong at the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2016 for good reason. It’s stunning, offers spectacular views, and the gourmet food will leave a lasting impression.

Make the journey to the restaurant via abra across the Madinat’s tranquil waterways, then sit outside on the terrace to take in the scene. If you have someone to impress, there are few better ways to do it than with a meal here.

Inside, the restaurant is dark and understated, yet slick. It feels high-end without trying. Staff are helpful, knowledgeable and have a knack for knowing when to appear – just what you want from a venue of this standing.

Get an overview of dishes with the Pai Thai starter sampler, starring meaty prawn cakes, sticky, sweet, sun-dried crispy beef, chewy, glutinous purple flower chicken dumplings and crisp vegetable spring rolls. For mains, the steamed sea bass with garlic, chilli and Thai celery and lime sauce is zingy and refreshing – the lime and chilli a delightful complement to the plump, meaty fish. But don’t go without trying a classic Thai curry, which are authentic and delicious. New dishes have also recently been added to the menu, keeping the whole experience exciting and fresh. A winning meal out.