Jumeirah Restaurant Week and our pick of the best meal deals this week
Alfie’s oyster night Indulge in quality oysters from the UK with a little bubbly. Dhs145 (sparkling grape and six oysters), Dhs620 (one bottle of sparkling grape and 12 oysters).Wed and Thu 5pm-7pm. Until May 30. Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).Belgian Café’s new chef The venue welcomes new Belgian chef, Stijn Surinx, with a promotion. Tell the new Belgian manager Steve how ‘Stijn’ is pronounced, and you’ll go into a draw to win a dinner for eight. Free. Daily noon-midnight. Until June 14. Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Chor Bazaar’s thali deal
Includes naan, prawns, chicken and lamb dishes. Dhs139 (soft drinks). Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).
Fire and Ice’s asparagus menu A seasonal special menu of dishes using asparagus, such as white asparagus soup with smoked salmon ravioli or tagliatelle with green asparagus, spring morels and parmesan cheese. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until May 31. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
Fish Market’s seafood bucket Enjoy buckets of seafood, containing prawns, crabs and mussels, steamed or sautéed in a choice of sauces, asccompanied by steamed rice, garlic bread or French fries. From Dhs45. Daily 12.30pm-3.15pm, 7.30pm-11.15pm. Until June 30. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7333).
Fountain Restaurant’s food-for-life menu Guests can enjoy an evening of healthy-eating dishes, such as salmon en papillote with red cabbage and citrus fruit. Dhs120 (soft drinks), Dhs145 (glass of grape or hops), Dhs195 (unlimited grape and hops). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Hibiki’s 16 @ 16 promotion The karaoke lounge celebrates its 16th birthday with a menu of 16 dishes and mixed drinks, priced at Dhs16 each. From Dhs16 per dish. Daily 7.30pm-3am. Until May 31. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Hofbräuhaus’ Maifest German food and beverages alongside live entertainment from German band Luechtturm. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs350 (house beverages). Sat-Wed 6pm-2am; Thu and Fri 7pm-11pm. Until May 31. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira (04 607 7977).
L’Olivo’s new deals Get a 30 percent discount on dinner if booked between 8pm-9pm, plus a new four course grape pairing menu. Dhs500 (four course pairing menu). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until July 31. Rixos The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5454).
Long’s bar’s bountiful buckets The bar offers a promotion of crab and prawns, prepared to your liking. Prices vary. Daily noon-2am. Until May 31. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).
Minato’s ‘haru’ spring lunch In honour of the arrival of spring, try a set menu lunch of haru curry, nikujaga teishoku or haru udon. Dhs70. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until May 31. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7333).
Park Hyatt’s Dine around at the Park Try a dinner served across several venues in the hotel including Traiteur, Café Arabesque, Thai Kitchen and The Terrace. Advance booking required. Dhs395 per person, Dhs195 (grape pairing). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Pascal Tepper’s anniversary promotion The French bakery celebrates its two year anniversary with 25 percent off dinner, including food and beverages. From Dhs50 person. Daily 5pm-9pm. Until May 31. Dubai Media City, next to Radisson Blu Hotel (04 454 2408).
Shanghai Chic’s bottomless dim sum Try barbecued chicken buns, crystal shrimp dumplings and oven-baked honey cod in rose tea vinaigrette. Dhs139 (soft drinks). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5613).
Sukhothai’s crab promotion The restaurant offers live Canadian crab, prepared in various styles, including wok-fried in turmeric sauce or baked with ginger and glass noodles. Diners can also see live performances of Thai music and dance Sunday to Friday. Dhs450 per kg. Daily 12.30pm 2.45pm, 7pm-11.45pm. Until May 31. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
THE One Deli’s breakfast bargain Buy any two breakfasts for the price of one. From Dhs31. Sun-Thu 9am-11am; Fri and Sat 9am-noon. Until June 16. Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 6687).
West 14th’s ‘Streets of New York’ barbecue The steakhouse has styled itself on a New York streetside food kiosk, serving sandwiches, burgers and American-style desserts. Dhs295 (selected beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Arcadia cheese and grape night This weekly event features 15 varieties of cheese alongside a selection of free-flowing grape. Dhs149. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
Blue Flame’s movie nights
Watch movies in the hotel’s screening room with popcorn and candyfloss, plus a three-course dinner. From Dhs190 per person. Thu-Fri 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8580).
Brauhaus’ Bavarian night
Guests can sample a buffet of traditional southern German dishes. Dhs179 (food only). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeira Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).
Gaucho’s mini masterclass
The venue offers free grape lessons hosted by the sommelier for guests who are dining at the restaurant. Free for diners. Thu-Fri 11.30am-2am. Ongoing. DIFC (04 422 7898).
Jumeirah Restaurant Week
The restaurant promotion returns for a second year, offering set menus at Jumeirah restaurants across the city, including the Burj Al Arab. Dhs90 (Noodle House). Dhs120 (casual dining). Dhs180 (signature dining). Dhs270 (Burj Al Arab). Until June 1. Various locations. www.jumeirah.com.
Rostang’s grape escape
The regular Thursday-night grape event features a buffet of French specialities teamed with a selection of French and New World grape. Dhs220 (food only), Dhs320 (house beverages). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
SoHo Bar and Grill’s stone experience Order a steak from the selection cooked on the volcanic stone grill at the table and get a free glass of grape. Prices vary. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
Spectrum on One’s ‘dupper’ A concept of combined supper and dinner, offering food, mixed drinks and live entertainment. Dhs350 per person. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Terra Firma’s long lunch The restaurant offers a lunchtime deal of three courses, with a focus on steak. Dhs130 (food only), Dhs229 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Western Steakhouse’s murder mystery night The Dubai Drama Group performs a murder mystery play, while guests enjoy a three-course dinner (which includes a vegetarian option). Diners who correctly guess the name of the murderer will win a dining prize at the Crowne Plaza. Advanced reservation required. Dhs250 per person. 8pm-midnight. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
Yuraku’s all you can eat and drink Head to the izakaya for unlimited Japanese fusion dishes and unlimited selected beverages. Dhs129 per person. Thu and Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Salahuddin Road, Deira (04 238 7777).
Asado’s beverage club The restaurant hosts an Argentinian grape class guided by the sommelier. Guests can taste four beverages with cheese and canapés. Advanced booking required, available for groups of a minimum of six people. Dhs260. Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Palace, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).
Baker & Spice’s farmers’ market
The local, organic market has returned, now located in the gardens of Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Prices vary. 9am-1am. Ongoing. Ballroom Gardens, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 427 9856).
Blue Planet Green People’s farmers’ market
The family-friendly market offers organic produce as well as activities such as book reading for children and a gardening workshop for adults at 11.30am. Free entry. Fri 10.30am-2.30pm. Ongoing. Outside Al Seef 2, Cluster U, JLT (04 369 5209).
Boardwalk’s weekend breakfast
Feast on a buffet of hot and cold breakfast dishes with live cooking stations, fresh bread and views of the creek. Dhs80. Fri-Sat 7am-11.30am. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).Deira Organic Produce Market This government initiative is a farmers’ market with organic and locally-grown produce. Free entry. Fri and Sat 9am-4pm. Ongoing. Next to Deira Fish Market (no number).
Ember Grill & Lounge’s churrasco nights
Sample churrasco (skewers carved at the table), plus a Brazilian band. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8999).K Grill’s Emirati seafood promotion Choose from the fresh fish and seafood and the chefs will prepare it to your liking. Also includes a live sushi station. One complimentary shisha is included. Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs125 for children. Both packages including one complimentary shisha per person. 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).
Make Business Hub’s ReCaf breakfast
The venue offers single-origin coffees for the price of the usual cup. Dhs16 per cup. 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan House, JBR (04 392 9216).
Nineteen’s Friday breakfast club
Sample international offerings at this late serving breakfast promotion. Dhs150. 11am-2pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Ripe farmers’ market
The organic veg event runs on Fridays in Jumeirah, selling local produce as well as arts and crafts. Free entry. Fri 9am-1pm. Ongoing. Le Gourmet Café, Jumeirah Beach Road, near THE One Deli (04 380 7602).
Table 9’s grape masterclass
Learn about grape as the in-house sommelier explains the colour, clarity, acidity and aroma of a variety of grape drinks for guests to sample. Dhs400. Wed and Fri 2pm-4pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).
The China Club’s daily yum cha
Try a selection of dim sum, noodles, and rice dishes. Dhs99. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7333).
The Kitchen’s German food festival
An à la carte menu of German specialities such as reibekuchen (crispy potato pancakes), erbensuppe (pea soup with crayfish), and kabeljau in senfsoße (poached cod with mustard sauce). Prices vary. Daily 7.30pm-midnight. Until May 31. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
The Rib Room’s explorer promotion
Carnivores can enjoy a four-course set menu of the steakhouse’s signature dishes. Dhs180 (food only). Fri-Sat 7pm-midnight. Until May 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
The Talk’s fish market night
Choose from a vast selection of fresh fish, crustaceans and molluscs. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages), free for kids under 13. 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Al Iwan’s Moroccan night Enjoy Moroccan cooking and belly dancing performances. Dhs425 per person (food only). Sat 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).
Armani/Hashi’s izakaya night
Sample some casual Japanese bar food matched with exotic beverages. Dhs300 (food only), Dhs420 (beverage pairing). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Asado’s peña de la Independencia
Argentina Celebrate Argentina’s Independence Day with a special evening buffet, including live peña music, and traditional Argentinian dancing. Dhs295 per person. Dhs100 children aged seven to 12. Free for children under six. 7pm-11.45pm. The Palace, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7806).
At.mosphere’s seafood Saturdays
Sample a lunch of hand-dived scallops, giant prawns, oysters, lobster from Maine, and Australian yellowtail kingfish tuna. Minimum of two diners required. Dhs450 (food only), Dhs690 (two glasses of bubbly). 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3706).
LakeView’s Bollywood night
The monthly theme night takes place on the terrace, offering Indian cooking and Bollywood entertainment. Dhs160 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (house beverages), Dhs315 (premium beverages). 8pm-11pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (04 295 6000).
Náis Italian Kitchen’s breakfast promotion
The breakfast menu offers coffee, orange juice and your choice of eggs. Dhs35. Sat-Thu 9am-noon. Ongoing. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).
Nobu’s Sunset Saturdays
Enjoy sundowners and canapés in Nobu’s garden. Dhs450 (food and mixed drinks). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).Dubai’s ‘coffee voyage’ The Fashion Tea teams up with Coffee Planet Roastery to offer a showcase of premium single origin coffees. Dhs199 per couple. Dhs399 per couple with a glass of bubbly. 3pm-7pm. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
Ripe farmers’ market
The weekly market offers locally sourced produce. Prices vary. 9am-1pm. Ongoing. The Courtyard, Al Quoz (04 380 7602).
SoHo Bar and Grill’s all-you-can-eat nights
The steakhouse offers an unlimited choice from the set menu, plus unlimited beverages. Dhs189 (food and selected beverages). Tue and Sat 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
Armani/Amal’s Malabar special The menu showcases the flavours of northern Kerala, including dishes such as plantain and coconut cakes with tomato chutney, and king crab stir-fried with chillies, ginger and curry leaf. Dhs400 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until May 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Benihana’s ‘Japas’ night
An event offering all-you-can-eat Japanese-style tapas. Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs259 (house beverages), Dhs99 for children aged six to 12. Wed and Sun 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3089).
Le Classique’s black truffle dinner
A five-course menu with grape. Dhs395 (five courses and half a bottle of grape). 7pm-11pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 417 9999).
Mazina’s Sunday carvery
A family-sized feast of roast meats and a selection of vegetables, including roast potatoes and bubble and squeak. Dhs185 per person. 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).
Alfie’s pie and pint deal The ongoing deal offers a selection of traditional British pies with fillings such as leek and wild mushroom or beef and Irish beverage, each paired with a pint. Dhs99. Sun-Thu 3pm-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11pm. Ongoing. Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Café M’s Ole Tapas night
Guests can feast on hot and cold tapas accompanied by grape and Spanish beverage at this regular evening deal. Dhs164 (selected beverages). Sat-Mon 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Legends’ ‘Let’s Meat on Mondays’
Sample steaks from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Argentina and the US, plus paired grape chosen by the sommelier. Dhs200 per person (choice of meat and two beverages), Dhs320 (unlimited meat and selected beverages). 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Rosso’s food ‘happy hour’
Diners can claim 25 percent off pasta and pizza between 6pm and 7pm on weekday evenings. Prices vary. Sat-Thu 6pm-7pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3088).
The China Club’s evening dim sum
Try a selection of dim sum, noodles, and rice dishes. Dhs108. Sat-Mon 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7333).
BiCE’s bubbly dinner A three course sharing menu paired with premium bubby. Dhs550 per person. 7pm-10pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, Dubai Marina (04 318 2520).
Pachanga’s unlimited churrasco
Sample a Brazilian barbecue speciality, including seafood and steak on skewers. Dhs195. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, JBR (04 318 2530).
Pantry Café’s pop-up farmers’ market
Ripe launches its third weekly market, located at Pantry Café. Free entry, prices vary. 9.30am-11.30am. Ongoing. Al Wasl Square, Jumeirah (04 388 3868).
Sushi Sushi’s evening special
Tuck into unlimited sushi and sashimi as well as Japanese dishes such as salads, noodles and rice. Dhs189 (house beverages). Sat and Tue 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 282 9908).
Ongoing daily deals
Bateaux Dubai’s dinner cruise Try a four-course dinner on board this high-end floating restaurant, which cruises down Dubai Creek. Dhs350 (food only), Dhs470 (selected beverages). Daily 7.45pm-11pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek, opposite British Embassy, Bur Dubai (04 399 4994).
Channels’ theme nights
Mexican options available on Tuesday, Mediterranean on Wednesday, Asian on Thursday and Friday, Pacific Islands on Saturday, English on Sunday and sushi on Monday. Sat-Wed Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (house beverages), Dhs225 (premium beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Thu-Fri Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs235 (house beverages), Dhs245 (premium beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).