Marina Social by Jason Atherton

4.5
13 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary British
From the glamorous Marina views to the impeccable plating by Jason Atherton, Marina Social is the place to be for a unique and memorable dining experience.
Experience creativity, conversation, class and comfort within a relaxed, social atmosphere against the backdrop of the stunning panoramic views of the waterfront, overlooking the buzzing Dubai Marina.

Wednesday nights at THE NEW SOCIAL
A choice of four signature Marina Social creations paired with two hours of free-flowing drinks
AED 399 for two

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 13 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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vipAndrew
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Amazing desserts. But sadly two very uninspiring main courses. Rather too formulaic for the amount being charged.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Dubai hands down. Great staff, great atmosphere, great food - Great night.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious dinner with a marina view .

Marina Social by Jason Atherton
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you for leaving your comments! We are so happy to see that you had a delicious dinner and enjoyed the views, we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

Marina Social by Jason Atherton
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you very much! We appreciate the feedback and we hope to welcome you back again soon

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vipNickT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good value for the money. Food good bit less adventurous than some comparable JA locations. Great position with a nice view over the Marina. Truly excellent service from Lester who stood out.

Marina Social by Jason Atherton
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your review with us, we appreciate it. We are delighted to read that you had a good visit and that Lester was able to make your visit memorable. We are constantly working on and improving your menu and we look forward to your next visit to see what new dishes we will have.

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vipSuzanneC
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch. Super food. Fantastic drinks selection. Beautiful location. Wonderful staff! Fabulous time!

Marina Social by Jason Atherton
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you Suzanne for taking the time to review your brunch experience. We are delighted that you had a good time. We look forward to seeing you again

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MIGUELD
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent but the portion size for the price was small. Either reduce the price or increase the portion size slightly.
The desserts were sublime and of a reasonable size.

Marina Social by Jason Atherton
Responded on December 9, 2019

Dear Migueld, thank you very much for sharing your review. Please note that your comments will be shared with the chef. We hope that you will visit us again soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much better than previous visit. Excellent food, service and wine.

Marina Social by Jason Atherton
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Birthday but service was very slow and the front of house was a little rude . Our waiter was actually excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a relaxed atmosphere, great staff. One of Dubai’s best and not at all pretentious.

Marina Social by Jason Atherton
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thank you so much for the glowing review, we will definitely share your comments with the staff. We hope that you will visit us again soon.

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Mehmet
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good except the AC, same problem all the time, the temperature was around 26-28.

Marina Social by Jason Atherton
Responded on September 9, 2019

Dear Mehmet, We apologize for the discomfort caused. We have revisited the temperature and controls in the venue and are hoping to give you a much better experience the next time you are around. We hope to see you soon. Thank you, Karolina Sutherland General Manager - Marina Social

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vipJimR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We tried the "social roast" special, a choice of lamb, beef or chicken in any combination at the waiter's recommendation. My wife ordered lamb and beef and I chose chicken and beef. The food arrived within two minutes of ordering, so clearly it's precooked and sitting around under warming lights. Except that the beef was lukewarm, and the meats were coated in a buttery, oily spread that ruined the taste of what might have been good cuts. My wife sent hers back and requested a freshly cooked plate without the glaze or whatever they rub on the meat. The side dishes, particularly a carrot mash and a cauliflower gratin, were so buttery and salty as to be inedible. Even after the little we ate, we woke up the next day with mouths coated with icky glop and it took 24 hours to lose the bad taste. It's all a shame, because the setting overlooking the marina is attractive and reportedly some of the fish and other dishes are better.

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Kyhl
Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue with great outdoor seating

FAQs

Marina Social by Jason Atherton is rated 4.5 stars by 13 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 reservations at the moment.