Comfort food with a view arrives on Bluewaters Island…

Joining the line-up of restaurants now open on Bluewaters Island is American eatery, Ketch Up. Similar to its neighbours, Ketch UP’s spacious outdoor terrace has a magnificent view across the ocean. Slump into a cushy emerald sofa on the balcony (which also serves shisha), and sip on a sundowner while you peruse the extensive menu.

As you’d expect, burgers feature heavily, with over five pages of signature options to choose from, including an Italian burger (Dhs58) stuffed with mozzarella and sundried tomatoes and a UAE burger (Dhs68) complete with halloumi and chilli BBQ sauce.

Other standout American comfort food bites include melted cheddar cheese sticks (Dhs55), which arrived hot and gooey and a tableside-prepared guacamole with nacho chips, which was a generous portion but needed more seasoning.

There are healthier options available, too. The shrimp bowl (Dhs85) was particularly impressive, featuring some of the biggest prawns we’ve seen in a salad. The dish is accompanied by sliced avocado, roasted veg and fluffy brown rice and packed with plenty of flavour.

We couldn’t leave without trying the profiteroles, which had to be shared due to the enormous portion size. They didn’t disappoint, with soft, fresh pastry and sweet, lighter-than-air cream, drizzled in a dark chocolate sauce.

A catch-all restaurant, Ketch Up works well as a day-to-night venue. During the day, expect a mellow vibe, but once the sun goes down an the DJ starts to play, get ready for a lively evening.

Ketch Up, Bluewaters Island, off JBR, Dubai Marina, daily 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 399 9404.