From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2010Could it be that the actual venue for this mid-priced bistro is one of the reasons it is so quiet? It is in the Yacht Club, but you need neither a yacht nor be a member to eat here. Since it opened, the Yacht Club has become a popular venue for drinks with Marina residents, perhaps less so for food. It’s hard to see why, as the food is of a decent standard, the prices low, and yet the views impressive. Take a seat outside and you can cast your eye over the Marina and the huge yachts, although the restaurant is only licensed to serve alcohol inside, so the view means forfeiting the option to have a glass of wine with your meal. If you do sit outside, there are some pleasant enough mocktails to choose from as you peruse the metallic menu. The list of food here covers most bases without being overly fussy – salads, burgers, fish and chips, seafood and meats are all on offer as mains, and the range of starters and desserts is also good. Service can be a bit haphazard, which is strange considering there won’t be much competition for the waiter’s attention, but something like the lamb shank or teriyaki chicken with a side order of crisp garden vegetables is a decent reward for your patience. With its views of the Marina, this bistro makes a quiet venue for a date with prices that mean you can impress for less.