5 Best Outdoor Family Restaurants in Dubai
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The 4 Best Outdoor Family Restaurants in Dubai

Fancy a nice day out with the family while also snacking on some delicious food? Check out some of these amazing outdoor family restaurants in Dubai on your next day out!

Whether you’re after a mouth-watering grilled platter for sharing or even a course that’s heavier on the dessert, here’s some of our favorite outdoor family restaurants in Dubai to try out!

Choosing the Best Outdoor Family Restaurants in Dubai

For our list of amazing outdoor family restaurants in Dubai, we’ve come up with our list based on the following factors:

Facilities – Is the restaurant clean and well-maintained? Are the tables decently spaced out?
Food – Do they serve delicious food? Is there a decent variety to choose from?
Ambiance – Is the atmosphere conducive for family dining? Do they have more intimate spaces for other functions?
Customer Service
Professionalism – Is the team polite and friendly towards guests? Can they respond to inquiries well?
Waiting Times – Do customers wait long for seating? Is the food sent out within a reasonable time frame?
Accessibility – Is it easy to visit the restaurant? Are they available at convenient hours and days?

1. Lucky Fish

Lucky Fish's Homepage
MENUBreakfast, Main Course, Lucky Fish Display, Beach Food, Desserts
ADDRESSWest Palm Beach, Jumeirah, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4569 3447

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMondays - Sundays: 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM
FACILITIES★★★★★ (5/5)
DINING★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
FOOD★★★★☆ (4/5)
AMBIANCE★★★★★ (5/5)
WAITING TIMES★★★★★ (5/5)

With a location at the Palm Jumeirah, Lucky Fish is a restaurant known for seafood and Mediterranean cuisine. Their highlights include their seaside venue and relationships with local fishermen, ensuring fresh ingredients. 

Lucky Fish combines three distinct flavors of the Mediterranean region, incorporating Italian, French and Spanish dishes into its menu. 

As a restaurant that also bills itself as a chic eatery, Lucky Fish boasts a rustic interior and an even better outdoor seating area. The restaurant is positioned so that any customer will be able to view the Dubai skyline at any time of day. 

This results in an atmosphere that encourages rest and relaxation for all customers, making it perfect for a family get-together. Friend groups and couples, of course, may also find the restaurant a good place to hang out at. 

We think it’s definitely getting in line for, even when they can be a bit long at times.

The restaurant’s ambiance is also helped by their staff, who check in just enough to be comfortable and are happy to give recommendations from their menu for new customers. 

That being said, we have noted that the portion sizes at the restaurant can be on the smaller side. It’s advisable for customers to try and ask for their set menu to get a sampler for their wide variety of dishes. 

All in all, Lucky Fish’s view of the coastline and wide menu definitely make it a good spot for a family meal, perfect for a lazy day enjoying the sea breeze.


  • Very attractive and pleasing venue
  • Attentive and helpful staff


  • Some long waiting times
  • Portions are a little small

Customer Reviews

This was SUCH a nice place

“This was SUCH a nice place! I just stopped by for a drink but ended up having a couple, the cheese platter and the delicious dessert.” – Kimi Ace

It’s always an incredible experience

“I absolutely adore this place! I’ve been coming here since they first opened, and every time I return, it’s always an incredible experience. The vibe, the design, and the abundance of life and sunlight make it truly special.” – Hind Ahmed

2. Bussola

MENUSeafood Selection, Pasta Selections, Meat and Poultry, Dessert Selection, Artisanal Ice Cream
ADDRESSThe Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4511 7373

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMondays - Fridays: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM | 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Saturdays - Sundays: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM | 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

FACILITIES★★★★☆ (4/5)
DINING★★★★★ (5/5)
FOOD★★★★★ (5/5)
AMBIANCE★★★★★ (5/5)
WAITING TIMES★★★★★ (5/5)

Bussola is a restaurant that is split into three concepts– a casual signature restaurant, a pizzeria, and a pool and beach experience. 

The restaurant focuses on classic Italian cuisine and fresh house beverages, featuring favorites like pasta and fresh seafood. Customers craving pizza may also find their expanded pizza menu at the upper deck pizzeria. 

Bussola also hosts a good variety of events. Some of these events, like their daily Cicchetti, come with their own promotions and special set menus, ensuring customers can dine without breaking the bank. 

The views and outdoor seating at the restaurant have been praised by customers, featuring the waters of the Palm and the Marina high towers. In colder months, the restaurant even brings out a heater to ensure a comfortable time. 

Service also doesn’t take long in the restaurant, which we found handy. The time it takes between being seated, ordering and receiving your food is quick, allowing more time to relax. 

Customers should keep in mind that the menus at the restaurant are divided by the seating area, however. For example, pizzas from the upper deck cannot be ordered at the restaurant area below.

We found this to be quite confusing at times and we wish the restaurant does a better job explaining this to guests.

In any case, we would definitely recommend Bussola as a good place to stop by for a family outing. The restaurant’s views and location within the Westin hotel is definitely a plus for families on an extended trip.


  • Great events place
  • Prompt and timely service


  • Menu depends on the seating area
  • Could be a bit more detailed when communicating

Customer Reviews

The atmosphere is remarkable

“Amazing and authentic Italian place with the best pizza and wine collections. The Pino Grigio is superb and the atmosphere is remarkable.” – Zikar Ajram

One of the best restaurants I have tried in Dubai

“One of the best restaurants I have tried in Dubai. All the food we ordered was perfect and drinks(cocktails) were the best. Service was perfect as well and there was nothing to complain about. Highly recommend it.” – Amila Pradeep

3. Brunch & Cake

Brunch & Cake's Homepage
MENUMain Menu, Beverages, B&C Bakery, Customized Cakes, SMiZE & Dream Ice Cream
ADDRESSPavilion, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Heights, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4422 5879

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMondays - Sundays: 8:00 AM to 10:30 PM
FACILITIES★★★★☆ (5/5)
DINING★★★★★ (5/5)
FOOD★★★★★ (5/5)
AMBIANCE★★★★★ (5/5)
WAITING TIMES★★★★★ (5/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4.5/5)

Originally established in Barcelona in the year 2010, Brunch and Cake opened its doors to Dubai two years later with its offerings of bespoke pastries and specialty sweets. 

The restaurant itself boasts a menu consisting of classic breakfast items, baked goods and special desserts. They also offer healthier dining options, such as smoothie bowls and avocado-based treats. 

Brunch and Cake boasts a very attractive venue, with glass windows and doors allowing customers to take in the sights from every corner of the restaurant. The restaurant also contains their in-house bakery, allowing customers access to fresh pastries. 

The venue’s atmosphere is only heightened by their amiable staff, who are attentive in just the right amount. Their recommendations can also be counted on to suit any customer palate.

We do recommend calling ahead though since parking fees can be unclear at times. This way, you won’t get any surprises on the bill. 

Families celebrating events will also find themselves in luck, as the restaurant offers customized desserts and specialty ice cream– both perfect for child-friendly occasions such as birthdays. 

That being said, thanks to the freshness guarantee and locally-sourced products used by the restaurant, their dishes do come at a higher price point. 

Overall, Brunch and Cake is a must-visit for any family, thanks to the attractive venue and wide menu. Children will definitely love the myriad of sweets available, while adults can enjoy the brunch items.


  • Wide variety of food on offer
  • Very helpful and accommodating staff


  • Can be quite pricey
  • Parking fees are a little unclear

Customer Reviews

It did not disappoint

“This was our second time at Brunch & Cake Jumeirah Islands and it did not disappoint! We had the Truffle Mushroom Pasta, Chicken Schnitzel and Impossible (Vegan) Burger.” – Martha Flores

Excellent food and an amazing brunch experience

“Excellent food and an amazing brunch experience. Decor is bright with an outdoorsy feel – the only problem is that it still gets warm in the summer despite the AC.” – Assad Amin

4. Twiggy Family

Twiggy Family's Homepage
MENUCold Starters, Pizza, Hot Dishes, Kids Menu, Desserts
ADDRESSDubai Creek Club St, Port Saeed, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4602 1105

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMondays - Sundays: 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM
FACILITIES★★★★★ (5/5)
DINING★★★★★ (5/5)
FOOD★★★★★ (5/5)
AMBIANCE★★★★★ (5/5)
WAITING TIMES★★★★☆ (4.5/5)

The offshoot branch of its predecessor, Twiggy by la Cantine, Twiggy Family is a restaurant and beach club offering Italian and Mediterranean classics for families visiting the Park Hyatt Dubai. 

The menu combines Italian classics like pizzas and pasta with lighter dishes suited to younger palates. These include dishes such as chicken strips and popcorn, with milkshakes for those with a sweet tooth. 

Twiggy Family is, as its name implies, a very family-friendly venue. The restaurant itself is split into two, with the main restaurant area being separate from the lagoon area for children to enjoy the cool waters. 

The live entertainment at the venue is also tailored for a younger crowd, with hit songs and lively music being played as backdrop to the kids’ play area. 

The staff are also always on call and ready to help, staying attentive to the needs of the customer and also keeping an eye out on the dedicated play areas to ensure all the children stay safe. 

On the other hand, though, the venue’s popularity does mean that it fills up quickly, so customers are urged to reserve ahead in time. This may also lead to a few delays in service, so patience is key. 

Overall, Twiggy Family’s dedicated play areas, relaxing venue and child-friendly menu definitely makes it a must-visit destination for any family looking to have some fun in the sun.


  • Family friendly venue
  • Fun live music and entertainment


  • Takes time to finalize a reservation
  • Food takes some time to be served

Customer Reviews

It was an amazing time in Twiggy

“It was an amazing time in Twiggy! Place is very beautiful. The food, atmosphere, service and music everything was on top. Definitely recommend it.” – Sofya Mukhayeva

The whole vibe there is great

“We had an amazing time at twiggy’s. The whole vibe there is great. I really loved the sound the DJ was playing that night. The food was amazing and the service was great.” – Alina Domenig

FAQs about Outdoor Family Restaurants and Dining in Dubai

We hope you have a nice and wonderful time on your next lunch or dinner out! In case you’re interested in other dining venues, check out some of our favorite beachside restaurants in Dubai here.