Bice Mare Terrace

When a restaurant has a schtick like views over the Burj Khalifa fountains, it’s usually the first thing you hear about it. Not for BiCE Mare. This place is renowned for its Italian seafood and, whether you sit on the famously theatrical terrace or in the crisp dining room, it’s an experience to savour.


The restaurant has been kitted out in a style that reflects its contemporary fine dining ethos – the kind of place that feels special without a hint of pretention. Indoors the colour scheme of white and navy comes across as a sophisticated nod to the seafood cuisine it serves. Out on the terrace, there’s no need to overdo it as diners are greeted with the view to end all views.



There’s something about the Italians – they know how to set the right ambience. BiCE Marie is no different. Everyone from the hostess, to the barman and waiters, greeted us with a warm and genuine welcome. The busy terrace has an excellent atmosphere, and staff managed to treat every table with the same importance.

It’s quite a treat to have the Burj Khalifah fountains burst into action every 15 minutes – we challenge even the most jaded Dubai resident not to find it impressive. It also makes for a pretty impressive couples selfie (#justsayin’).


Make sure you haven’t eaten for a week. You’ll want to try everything. BiCE Mare has won many awards, including Best Seafood Restaurant 2012 and 2013 by our friends at What’s On.

To start we opted for Trilogia di crostacei e avocado (crab, lobster, king prawns and avocado to me and you). The platter was huge, and each mini dish on the plate offered a 101 in seafood culinary. Before a main, we had a small lobster pasta dish to warm us up for the main event.

The waiter brought out the specials for us to choose from – an array of fresh fish, and a live lobster. We went for an impressive whole sea bass, while our dining companion opted for the Wagyu tenderloin. Both were delicious, but we have to say, the Wagyu was possibly the creamiest cut of meat we’ve ever tasted.

A piece of advice – leave room for dessert. We gorged ourselves through the menu and couldn’t manage a whole dish, so the chef very kindly prepared a selection of small sweets for us to sample. A tiramisu lollypop was the most creative of the sugary feast, and proved to be a favourite along with the mini panna cotta.

Why Bother?

Romantic atmosphere, attentive staff and delicious food. There’s no box left unchecked.

The Details

BiCE Mare | Souq Al Bahar | (04) 423 0982 |