BiCE Mare - Dubai

3.9
334 reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Italian
"Based in the heart of Downtown Dubai, BiCE Mare specialises in tasty fresh seafood and mouthwatering contemporary Italian flavours. The restaurant has been situated on the same spot in Souk Al Bahar since 2009, and has gone from strength-to-strength, winning accolades across the city, including 'Best Seafood Restaurant'at the 2013 BBC Good Food Awards. Popular with the well-heeled Downtown Dubai crowds, BiCE Mare offers fantastic views of The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa." BBC Good Food

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 334 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.3
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Abutawfik
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the seating outside with the view of the fountains is out of this world.

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IgorS
Dubai
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service4ambience2

As we agreed with waiter I told that is McDonald, he told KFC. My opinion - there are no good food restaurants near Dubai Fountain.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience, was first time, all went well, spectacular view and service. Staying in Address Dubai Mall Hotel, unfortunately hotel doesn’t have F&B outlet options. Decided to book and dine in at BICE MARE was right choice.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ambience was very good however the food was well below expectations. The salmon lacked flavour.

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JohanW
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant didn’t know about our reservation via openTable! And openTable doesn’t specify what kind of tables are really available. Specific tables cannot be selected!

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vipJenikaM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was fair, some items were drenched in salt and my shrimp were a bit mushy.

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DoubleTT
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

View was stunning but food not at all worth the money

Service was great

Don’t order meat

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Reece
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was ok, service was good

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DmitriyR
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Have been offered the today special dish which was ok (grilled fish with vegetables) However waiter never made us aware on the price. In the end have paid at least twice for the dish which rather compromise than a choice. Visited the Bice on several occasions before but that is probably the last time.

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DaliborS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with great food, atmosphere is astounding, and one of best views od Duabi fountain. We had each 2 courses, both courses were excellent, maybe carppacio's were slightly better than mine main, but wife's lobster was great. We would recommend, only objection is location of our table that was in middle of walkway, looked like it was set as extra, so there was always somebody walking around our table and little privacy.

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ElliotB
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Great view to the Fountains if one is on one of the few terrace tables. Noisy if sitting inside.
Average food and rather overpriced.
Dismal service (45+ minutes between starter and main!)
I will not return, despite the view

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MicheleM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything very good .
I would just recommend to do not allow people smoking on the terrace at the tables once having dinner. It disturbs when eating.
Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Once a great restaurant now below average at best. Ordered the bread basket and calamari and shrimp appetizer The 2 lonely shrimp were accompanied by 6 calamari rings and a few tentacle fragments all surrounded by zucchini straw served borderline cold. The bread only came after asking repeatedly where it was. We both asked for the ribeyes and were told the kitchen only had one portion remaining at 8 pm. Again this dish was served lukewarm with some sad potatoes molded into a round attempt of au gratin potatoes. The Tartufo Cacio Pepe fettuccine yes I wrote fettuccine 😳 again this was served lukewarm with sad limp noodles barely any pepper ,Pepe means pepper someone should tell the chef. The sauce resembled the wallpaper paste used on grandmas sitting room arghh.
The service was non existent with every need we had to flag down a passing server and ask again and again for another drink or the status of our food. At one point I asked 4 times for a drink for my client. I should note there were plenty of staff running about with what seemed like no direction or desire to meets their guests needs. When the bill came which I had to request 4 times , I was quite surprised to see they took the liberty of adding a 10% service fee on top of the 1100 dirham cheque for 2 adults. Let me point out when I sit down at a restaurant the tip I am leaving is already set in my mind at 25 % and I adjust accordingly to the experience I have. I’ve worked in this industry in the past and know what it’s like first hand. At this point the manager I flagged down and voiced my opinion of my experience to offered to remove this fee. I opted to drop the 1200 Dirm on the table and vow never to return to this once great restaurant that has fallen from grace.

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RasmusF
Hamburg Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Music were simply faaaar too loud - impossible to have a normal conversation. Music had nothing to do with authentic italian restaurant music. Food were simply poorly executed - minimal taste, lobster were like rubber and food is super super oily - risotto had like 500 gram of cheese in it. All in all a rare dissapointment in Dubai..!

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vipEdmar
11 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The service was very bad, the waiter always forgot the orders

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MarcusC
Key West
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice view over the Fountain but nothing special.. overprised

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martynh
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location with fab fish. Well worth a visit.

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SamanthaG
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic views of the fountains fantastic food, service loved it.

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EmmanuelG
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, beuatiful table next to the fountain.

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OpenTable Diner
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food very tasty but very expensive.

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AndreyP
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very bad service. And 10% already in the bill. That’s why poor…

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MateusSantos
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super friendly and food was amazing. Too hot outside, but worth because of the view to the fountains.

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Eatwell2
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food and service was very good. The room was a bit too hot.

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Nina
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bon restaurant où nous avons dîner en famille avec une vue magnifique sur les fontaines. Service au top

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JoshG
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal place 10/10 recommend, will be coming back soon in the near future!

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MakhumuziM
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The resturant was absolutely amazing, the speed of service, food was delicious and professionalism of the waitror absolutely superb. The location, just ask for an outside table sitting, for an experience of a lifetime

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Mahreah
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was ok, tasteful. Service was ok. It’s hard to have a fully understandable conversation when there’s a language barrier. Outside sitting was the best with the Dubai fountain amazing views. Price was a bit high for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food are not that good

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Anacas
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

What happened with BICE? You are a world well recognized fine restaurant and its completely unacceptable that in Dubai you have such a poor service. Missing plates in the table, bringing incorrect food, service attitude. Pushing people out by start moving chairs cleaning and passing garbage bags next to the table while we are eating? Not good!!
Your foo, overall still good, please fix your service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was excellent and the chef even came out and checked on us with his warm Italian welcome. However, the high temperature and humidity of the restaurant were unbearable. The staff explained that the A/C problems were due to Souk Al Bahar/ Emaar facilities management, but it cut short an otherwise lovely evening.

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vipKateW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal food and cocktails. We went over after visiting the burj khalifa. They have an amazing view of the water show from their second floor balcony!

Note: service charge not included and cannot be added to your credit card - remember to bring cash to tip these amazing people!

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Andy
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the Wednesday seafood meal. Superb food and excellent service. Great evening all round thank you

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Liliane
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best terrace to see the fountains!
Bice should introduce the real and classy cotton napkins again

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location. Lookout at the fountain and Burj Kalifa.

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FrankM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood! Nice ambiance and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

They offered several dishes that were not on the menu, including octopus. It was terrible, tough, tasteless. They have never eaten worse than octopuses. The tuna tartar, which was also not on the menu, was ok but nothing special. It would have been better to have taken the dishes from the menu, perhaps they would have been better.
The view of the fountains in the restaurant is great! The service is also super, we were transferred to the table closer to the fountains as soon as it was free. Rating 4 for the service because the waiter offered dishes not from the menu. It's just that if he offers them, he must be sure that they are edible. The food of course spoiled the overall impression of the restaurant.

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AnnaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The best of this restaurant is the fountain view. Serviette was with stain.

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Lorena
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and the view even bettet! Will definitely come back!

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FranciscoQ
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and nice view. The staff is very helpful.

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MilenT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good place to have a dinner!

FAQs

BiCE Mare - Dubai does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. BiCE Mare - Dubai also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 04 423 0982.

BiCE Mare - Dubai is rated 3.9 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.