Nathan Outlaw reveals new seafood-focused Burj Al Arab menu

By Hannah Thompson

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Nathan Outlaw reveals new seafood-focused Burj Al Arab menu

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Nathan Outlaw, the Michelin-starred chef whose Restaurant Nathan Outlaw flagship came in second place in the 2017 Waitrose Good Food Guide, has revealed a new seafood-focussed menu for his soon-to-open Dubai site.

Nathan Outlaw At Al Mahara will open on 24 September, in partnership between Outlaw and the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE.

Reservations are now open for the site, whose name translates as ‘the oyster shell’ in Arabic, and which will feature a central aquarium column as part of its décor.

The signature dishes have been created especially for the new menu, and will look to emphasise flavours from Outlaw’s usual seafood-heavy style, alongside other traditional British influences.    

The chef is set to visit several times a year to consult with the head chef and the rest of the team.

Typical dishes will include lobster risotto, which Outlaw put on the menus of his first ever restaurant using ‘odd-sized’ lobsters instead of the usual gourmet-standard to keep prices low. It is made with fresh basil, spring onions, and orange.

There will also be a crispy oysters and caviar dish, using Porthilly oysters from Outlaw’s home county of Cornwall. They will have a crispy outside, and come served with caviar, cucumber, and oyster sauce.

A raw scallop dish with herb mayonnaise and tartare dressing will also feature, alongside a citrus cured brill dish, made with anchovies, smoked almonds, and basil.

Desserts will be along the lines of classic sticky toffee pudding, which will be served with Jersey cream and apple jam-stuffed dates.



Outlaw said: “My style of cooking is one of simplicity but with complex flavour combinations, using top quality local, seasonal, responsibly sourced ingredients. This is what people can expect from the menu. I want the seafood to shine and the taste to make the impact. I like to hook it and cook it, simple and uncomplicated. Desserts are important too, so they will play a starring role.”

Outlaw – whose career includes time with chefs such as Eric Chavot, Gary Rhodes, John Campbell and Rick Stein ‒ also runs Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac, Outlaw at The Capital in the five-star, 49-bedroom London hotel of the same name, and pub-style operation The Mariners Public House, in Rock, Cornwall.  

Set within the unmissable building of the same name, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel has 202 bedrooms, five swimming pools, nine restaurants and bars, and is connected to the famous Wild Wadi Waterpark next door. 

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