Located in The Avenues, Kuwait City, Midar offers a sophisticated yet nostalgic seafood experience that draws inspiration from Kuwait’s golden era of the 1960s and 1970s, a time of prosperity in design and culture.
The ocean plays a key influence in Midar’s design, with patterns emulating fish scales carved into the marble, oxidized fishing nets adorning the ceiling, vintage brass detail and walls blanketed with sanded textures that create a bright, welcoming space. Inspired by Kuwait’s desert origin and its brute urban landscape, raw earthy hues have been used on surfaces with traditional breeze blocks on the ceiling that is key to the local heritage. Pottery by local artisans, sundried plants and vintage treasures are showcased throughout the venue.
Midar’s menu, developed by Basil Al Salem and the culinary team, focuses on authentic Kuwaiti-style cuisine and fish sourced from local fishermen and prepared the authentic and traditional Kuwaiti way.
Gastronomica founder and CEO, Basil Al-Salem, stated: “Midar is a tribute to Kuwait’s golden era, an age of prosperity and simplicity. With this venue, we aim to revive joy and familiarity that is at the core of every memorable experience.”