Fümé – Downtown

Exteriors Fume downtown - connected to Manzil hotel downtown
Exteriors Fume downtown – connected to Manzil hotel downtown
At the Entrance - Fume Downtown
At the Entrance – Fume Downtown
Me with the sizzling FUME downtown team
Me with the sizzling team of FUME downtown
My guest Muhammed Shahabaz enjoying lunch at Fume
My guest Muhammed Shahabaz enjoying lunch at Fume

Finally here’s a restaurant that’s born in Dubai. Probably my first post on a restaurant that’s originated in Dubai. Fume serves international cuisine to extremely high standards of quality and taste. This would be the perfect one- stop- shop for all those who want to try different cuisines at one place. Producing wholesome food from around the world, Fume Downtown Dubai is their second branch; the first one is at Pier7, Dubai Marina. Fume, a young, healthy, trendy restaurant seems assured of a good future and many more awards should follow.

Fume Interiors - downstairs
Fume Interiors – downstairs
Fume Interiors - downstairs
Fume Interiors – downstairs
Fume interiors - first floor
Fume interiors – first floor
Fume Downtown - open kitchen
Fume Downtown – open kitchen
Fume downtown - Interiors - first floor
Fume downtown – Interiors – first floor

At Fume restaurant we sat next to the glass wall so we could enjoy the inspiring views of Downtown like the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. Fume restaurant at Downtown is connected to The Al Manzil hotel where I had featured my stay. Click hereto read more about my stay experience at Al Manzil downtown Hotel. Valet parking service is available for Fume customers at Al Manzil Hotel. Fume interiors are modern and British. It’s a two storey restaurant and naturally the top floor has the better views.

Mocktails - From left - Apple & Elderflower mojito - dhs 34 and raspberry mule dhs 36
Mocktails – from left – Apple & Elderflower Mojito, dhs 34 and Raspberry Mule, dhs 36
Wonton soup - dhs 57 - Chinese soup, modified to Fume style. Served with egg noodles, bok choi and wonton dumplings. Dumplings are filled with chicken and prawns. Served with fried shallots, sambal and spring onions and Poached Scallops.
Wonton soup – dhs 57 – Chinese soup, modified to Fume style. Served with egg noodles, bok choi and wonton dumplings. Dumplings are filled with chicken and prawns. Served with fried shallots, sambal and spring onions and Poached Scallops.
Getting hold of wonton dumplings found inside the Wonton soup - dhs 57
Getting hold of wonton dumplings found inside the Wonton soup – dhs 57

From the drinks the Apple & Elderflower Mojito is the one to go for. Absolutely refreshing with a burst of brightness and sparkle. The raspberry mule is a spicy drink with ginger in it and something you’ll appreciate if you are into a less sweet mocktail.  Plentiful and ideal for sharing, the clear soup came out really well. The 3 pieces of wonton dumpling were generously sized and delicious too.

Tuna tartar - dhs 47 - Tuna cut into 1cm cubes dressed with lime wasabi dressing placed on top of avocado & cream mix , served with prawn and seaweed crackers
Tuna tartar – dhs 47 – Tuna cut into 1cm cubes dressed with lime wasabi dressing placed on top of avocado & cream mix , served with prawn and seaweed crackers
X-rated fume salad - dhs 46 - heirlook tomatoes, avocado, greenbeans, radicchio, endive, oak leaf, baby gems, mache, cucumber
X-rated Fümé salad – dhs 46- heirloom tomatoes, avocado, green beans, radicchio, endive, oak leaf and baby gem lettuce, mache and cucumber
Charcoal roasted tiger prawns with herbs and lemon- dhs 99
Charcoal roasted tiger prawns with herbs and lemon- dhs 99
Charcoal roasted tiger prawns with herbs and lemon- dhs 99
Charcoal roasted tiger prawns with herbs and lemon- dhs 99
Charcoal roasted tiger prawns with herbs and lemon- dhs 99
Charcoal roasted tiger prawns with herbs and lemon- dhs 99

I was a little doubtful if I would like it when I saw the Tuna tartar but it was in fact stunningly good. The creamy, flavour-rich avocado guacamole was delicious too. The deceptively simple looking x-rated Fume salad was a delightful surprise to me. Packed with healthy vegetables which tasted so great I felt healthier just eating it!. The charcoal roasted tiger prawns were one of several highlights for us that day. Freshly prepared, they tasted as if they’d just leapt right out of the sea. We placed each of those tiger prawns on our plates, peeled them and ate them with a touch of lemon and herbs. It was seafood at its best. Highly recommend you try this one.

Chef Fume
Master Chef at Fume Downtown
Fillet of Salmon seasoned with lemon juice & seaweed. Roasted in white oak chip barrel for 12-15 minute, served with Teriyaki sauce and pickled cucumber - dhs 93 -
Fillet of Salmon seasoned with lemon juice & seaweed. Roasted in white oak chip barrel for 12-15 minute, served with Teriyaki sauce and pickled cucumber – dhs 93 –
lamb fateh - dhs 75 - Slow cooked lamb shank, tomato sauce, served with pistachio and pine nuts, yoghurt tahini sauce.
This item is not part of the regular menu but a special of the day – Lamb shank fateh – dhs 75 – Slow cooked lamb shank, tomato sauce, served with pistachio and pine nuts, yoghurt tahini sauce.
Portobello mushrooms - dhs 53 - Grilled portobello mushroom garnished with crispy garlic and fried leeks. Dressed with a garlic dressing ( ponzu, wafu dressing, butter, minced garlic)
Portobello mushrooms – dhs 53 – Grilled portobello mushroom garnished with crispy garlic and fried leeks. Dressed with a garlic dressing ( ponzu, wafu dressing, butter, minced garlic)

The salmon that was cooked on white oak chips arrived crisply skinned and extra tender. Roasted so that it easily flaked, I loved it.  The grilled Portobello mushrooms were king sized and the garlic dressing made those mushrooms just irresistible. Lamb Shank Fateh was tender, juicy and flavoursome. A delight to the eye as well as the stomach thanks to its presentation of pine nuts, pistachios, yoghourt and tahini sauce

Chocolate brownie with peanut butter ice cream - dhs 48 - between a cookie and cake. Brownie is gooey in the middle with a warm salted caramel sauce.Served warm with home made peanut butter ice cream and sprinkled with praline nuts.
Chocolate brownie with peanut butter ice cream – dhs 48 – between a cookie and cake. Brownie is gooey in the middle with a warm salted caramel sauce.Served warm with home made peanut butter ice cream and sprinkled with praline nuts.
Chocolate brownie with peanut butter ice cream - dhs 48 - between a cookie and cake. Brownie is gooey in the middle with a warm salted caramel sauce.Served warm with home made peanut butter ice cream and sprinkled with praline nuts.
Chocolate brownie with peanut butter ice cream – dhs 48 – between a cookie and cake. Brownie is gooey in the middle with a warm salted caramel sauce.Served warm with home made peanut butter ice cream and sprinkled with praline nuts.
Banoffee parfait naked jar dessert - dhs 42 -Digestive biscuits are crushed to form the base on which whipped cream, cream cheese, peanut butter and sugar are combined to make parfait base is piped on. Garnished with carmalized sugar shards and slices of carmalized banana. Serve chilled
Banoffee Parfait naked jar dessert- dhs 42. Digestive biscuits are crushed to form the base upon which whipped cream, cream cheese, peanut butter and sugar are combined and then lavishly piped on. Garnished with caramelised sugar shards and slices of caramelised banana. Served chilled and very more-ish
Homemande Snicker chocolate bar - dhs 48 - Made by layering chocolate sponge, raspberry jam, peanut butter ganache, salted toffee carameland dark chocolate ganache. Set in the chiller and served in room temp.with a quenelle of whipped cream.
Homemade Snicker chocolate bar – dhs 48- made by layering chocolate sponge, raspberry jam, peanut butter ganache, salted toffee caramel and dark chocolate ganache. Set in chiller and then served with a quenelle of decadently good whipped cream
Homemande Snicker chocolate bar - dhs 48 - Made by layering chocolate sponge, raspberry jam, peanut butter ganache, salted toffee carameland dark chocolate ganache. Set in the chiller and served in room temp.with a quenelle of whipped cream.
Homemade Snicker chocolate bar – dhs 48- made by layering chocolate sponge, raspberry jam, peanut butter ganache, salted toffee caramel and dark chocolate ganache. Set in chiller and then served with a quenelle of decadently good whipped cream
Homemande Snicker chocolate bar - dhs 48 - Made by layering chocolate sponge, raspberry jam, peanut butter ganache, salted toffee carameland dark chocolate ganache. Set in the chiller and served in room temp.with a quenelle of whipped cream.
Homemade Snicker chocolate bar – dhs 48- made by layering chocolate sponge, raspberry jam, peanut butter ganache, salted toffee caramel and dark chocolate ganache. Set in chiller and then served with a quenelle of decadently good whipped cream
Homemande Snicker chocolate bar - dhs 48 - Made by layering chocolate sponge, raspberry jam, peanut butter ganache, salted toffee carameland dark chocolate ganache. Set in the chiller and served in room temp.with a quenelle of whipped cream.
Homemande Snicker chocolate bar – dhs 48 – Made by layering chocolate sponge, raspberry jam, peanut butter ganache, salted toffee carameland dark chocolate ganache. Set in the chiller and served in room temp.with a quenelle of whipped cream.

After years of unwrapping Snickers bars from the supermarket, I couldn’t believe I could now be treated to a freshly made Snickers bar at a restaurant. It tasted exactly like the original except this one’s fresh out of the oven. They’ve got different types of naked jars for dessert and I tried the banoffee as that’s the in thing today. I was especially happy with the bottom half of the banoffee naked jar dessert which consisted of crushed toffee nuts; the top half mainly consisted of whipped cream and bananas. The Fümé chocolate brownie is made fresh daily. It was a light cake with a chocolate and caramel filled hollow centre. The homemade ice cream was terrific. You should ask for their Dulce de Leche ice cream; it’s a killer

BurjBerry - dhs 26 - blackberries, black currants, raspberries, blueberries, frozen yoghurt, apple juice
BurjBerry – dhs 26 – blackberries, black currants, raspberries, blueberries, frozen yoghurt, apple juice

Here’s a smoothie from their breakfast menu. The breakfast menu, which includes smoothies, is only available till 12.00pm. I was here the next day a little early so I managed to get this smoothie as I had missed out on it during lunch hour the previous day. They also have drinks under the category Fümé Liquid Fixers which is more to do with detox, high energy, performance enhancers etc. Drinks that are healthy and tasty.

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