Food festivals and dining out offers from April 4-10
Benihana all you can eat and drink Feast on unlimited and delectable Japanese dishes including freshly made nigiri, sushi, sashimi and makimono or Benihana’s signature teppanyaki. Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs99 (children aged six to 12). Wed 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3089).Center Cut’s Australian night The steakhouse is serving a three-course menu, along with the best of Australian drinks. Dhs240 (selected beverages). Wed 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).Choices Mamma Mia Night Say ‘buon giorno’ to an impressive spread of pizza, pasta, antipasti. Dhs189 (selected house beverages). Wed 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai (04 282 0000).
Ewaan’s Arabian Nights Traditional Arabic cuisine and belly dancers to tantalise and entertain. Guests can also feast on mezze, falafel, saj, ouzi and a barbecue. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Wed 8.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Four Points by Sheraton’s Chinese buffet night Every Wednesday evening, this Chinese buffet offers authentic Chinese dishes. Dhs110 (includes one selected house beverage). 7pm-11pm. Promenade Restaurant, Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai, Khalid Bin Walid Street, Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
JW’s Steakhouse Wall of Fame Night Finish the 20oz filet mignon and a bottle of grape, and your name will be honoured on the restaurant’s Wall of Fame. You still have to pay for your food, but it’s all about status. Dhs690. Wed 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).
Mazina: Steak, ribs and chops The promotion features an appetiser buffet with a choice of steak, ribs or chops with sauces and side dishes. A dessert buffet with a glass of selected beverage completes the evening. Dhs185. Wed, Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7421).
Pine Grill’s Chill & Grill Overlooking the lake and lush green landscape of Dubai Green Community, you can enjoy a Wednesday barbecue night with your family and friends. Dhs155 (soft beverages), Dhs260 (selected house beverages), Dhs65 for children aged six to 12. Tue, Wed and Fri 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Courtyard by Marriott, Green Community, www.marriottdiningatcy.ae (04 885 2222).
Rhodes in Residence Sample quintessentially quaint English staples, such as finger sandwiches, freshly baked cakes, and pastries prepared by Gary Rhodes’s team. Dhs150 (classic afternoon tea package), Dhs275 (which includes a selection of soft drinks and a glass of posh bubbly). Daily 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Grosvenor House, Tower Two, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Rostang’s sweet treats The French Brasserie is offering a selection of treats, like English fruit cake, German almond cake and much more. Prices vary. Noon-7pm. Until April 10. Atlantis The Palm (04 426 0000).
Spectrum on One’s sushi night All-you-can-eat sushi with bottomless Japanese rice-based beverage. Dhs150. Wed 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Thai Kitchen’s Wednesday Nights All you can eat on an extensive list of dishes served to the table. Dhs220 (soft drinks). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira Creek (04 602 1234).
The Edge’s poolside barbecue A great place for a family barbecue, featuring food hot off the grill with a wide array of salads, meats, seafood and desserts. Dhs195 (adults, food only), Dhs100 (kids aged three to 12, food only). Daily 7pm-10pm. Until April 15. Atlantis The Palm, Pal, Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
The Market Café’s Seafood Wednesday An all-you-can-eat seafood buffet featuring lobster, crab, oysters and shrimps, plus plenty more. Dhs215 (selected beverages), Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs95 (children aged six to 12), free for kids under six. 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
The Plantation cheese night Features more than 20 cheeses from France, plus a sommelier to guide you through the grapes. Dhs170 (cheese and grape). Wed 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4873).
The Wharf: Wednesday Steam Pots Seafood delights in three easy steps: choose a combination of two from crab, prawns or lobster; then choose your flavour, and enjoy. Dhs400. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Bistro Madeleine’s Soirée Souvinir de France From cold cuts and various cheeses to flavoursome desserts. Dhs145 (soft drinks), Dhs185 (house red and white). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).Blue Orange’s lobster barbecue night Choose your own lobster and a variety of seafood such as freshly shucked French oysters, mussels, smoked fish, sushi and sashimi. Dhs350 (selected house beverages for three hours), Dhs250 (soft drinks). 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi (04 511 7136).
Chef’s House Running Skewers
Seafood, lamb, beef, chicken and veggie skewers brought to your table. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).City Seasons Japanese night Dishes include chicken and seafood yakitori, sweet potato tempura and a wide selection of sushi and sashimi. Diners also stand a chance of winning an airline ticket to any of Bahrain Air’s 22 destinations by dropping their business card into the pot. Dhs79 (food only). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. City Seasons Hotel Dubai (04 294 2777).
Fountain Restaurant’s grill night
Tender meat cuts and seafood every Thursday and Friday night. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs185 (selected house beverages). Thu-Fri 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Horizon’s Asian flavours
A South-East Asian feast featuring authentic ingredients. Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs219 (selected house beverages), Dhs85 (children aged six to 12). Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Horizon, Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3087).JW Marriott’s ‘Dinner Dine Around’ Relish a buffet spread from Bamboo Lagoon, Hofbräuhaus and The Market Place. Dhs230 (soft drinks), Dhs330 (selected house beverages), Dhs110 for children aged six to 12. Thu, Fri 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Bamboo Lagoon, The Market Place and Hofbräuhaus at JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira (04 607 7977).Locker Room’s Ninetynine: ‘6 to 9’ Enjoy an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet, as well as sports on the big screen. Dhs99 (includes three bottles of hops). Thu, Fri 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Golden Tulip Al Barsha Hotel (04 341 7750).
Long Yin sea bass promotion
Steamed with premium soya sauce, sautéed with spring onions and ginger sauce, wok-fried with ‘Singapore chilli sauce’ – however you like your sea bass, there’s something for all tastes at Long Yin. Dhs185 per person. 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).Pool Bar barbecue Chill out beside the pool and savour tender grilled cuts and seafood with desserts. Dhs175 (food only), Dhs225 (selected beverages) Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Dawaar’s Emirati cuisine promotion Savour popular local dishes such as aishu laham, lamb biryani, ouzi meshawai and harris, as well as local sweets and an international buffet at this revolving restaurant. Dhs175 (food only). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency Dubai (04 317 2222).Al Fayrouz Chocolate Tea Al Samar Cake Boutique is providing chocolate sustenance to Al Fayrouz, Al Qasr, which is hosting a special chocolate-themed afternoon tea. The deal includes a glass of bubbly and a chocolate buffet, which can be enjoyed to views of the Madinat’s winding waterways. Dhs220. 3pm-6pm. Until Sunday April 8. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Muna Easter specials
This Madinat favourite is offering a special Easter brunch and lunch deal. Brunch (Friday April 6): Dhs465 (selected house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm; Lunch (Saturday 7-Sunday 8): Dhs280 (food only). 1pm-3.30pm. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Azur’s Easter Roast
As well as hearty roast, there will be an egg hunt for kids, pizza-making classes and an exclusive kids’ corner offering face painting, arts and crafts, and a bouncy castle that will keep them entertained for hours. Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (selected house beverages); two children per couple under 11 eat free, Dhs100 for each additional child between six and 11; children under six eat for free. Dhs12.30pm-4pm. Raffles Dubai, Sheikh Rashid Road (04 324 8888).
Clique’s Sizzle and Barbecue
This affordable and fun barbecue event on Friday evenings makes a nice change to the run-of-the-mill brunch. Dhs150 (food and two hop-based beverages). Fri 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 330 0000).Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club polo picnics Bring your picnic basket for an afternoon on the polo field every Friday. Dhs100 per car during tournaments, Dhs300 for a picnic for two people; includes, car access to the polo field. Fri from noon. Ongoing. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).
Churrasco nights at Ember Grill & Lounge
Join the fiesta with traditional Brazilian churrasco – enjoy succulent pieces of grilled beef and seafood on skewers, carved at your table by pasadors. Food is accompanied by a Brazilian band. Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected house beverages). Fri 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).Esca Easter Bunny Decorating and Easter Egg Hunt Kids are invited to participate in the chocolate bunny decorating class and an Easter egg hunt. Coffee and tea will be provided for accompanying parents. Dhs95 per child. 2pm-4pm. Qamardeen Hotel, Emaar Boulevard, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 6888).Hukama yum cha Partake in the Cantonese custom of yum cha. Enjoy Chinese teas, along with deliciously unique dim sum. Dhs145. Fri noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 436 8928).Long Yin dim sum Guests can sample a dim sum spread of steamed and fried dumplings, with a two-for-one deal on beverages at this well-established Chinese restaurant. Dhs18 per portion. Fri 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
Nezesaussi Grill’s ‘Brekky for Lunch’
On weekends enjoy the Nezesaussi breakfast at lunchtime. Also takes place on Saturdays. Dhs65. Fri-Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
Radisson Blu Deira Creek’s Easter fun
The Radisson’s Good Friday brunch offers buffet stations from 11 different outlets, plus egg hunts, face painting, a kids’ buffet and a magic show. Dhs155 (adults), Dhs70 (children more than 1.3m tall). 12.30pm-4pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Ranches Restaurant Easter lunch
Have a pop at balloon twisting, face painting and enjoy some bouncy-castle fun. There’s a kids’ buffet and prizes for all, plus a guest appearance from the Easter Bunny. Dhs175 (members), Dhs199 (non-members), Dhs79 (kids aged six and over), free for kids under six. Noon-3pm. Ranches Restaurant, Arabian Ranches Golf Club (04 360 7935).
Spend an afternoon by the infinity pool, while feasting on an all-you-can-eat barbecue. Dhs285; pitcher of selected beverages; an additional Dhs100. Fri 11am-4pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).Souk Al Bahar Farmers’ Market Visitors can expect to find an abundance of locally grown produce, enabling them to rediscover the joy of buying freshly picked produce. Free. 9am-3pm. Until mid-April. The Terrace (next to Baker & Spice, opposite Burj Khalifa), Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 427 9856).
25/55 Café Bistro Saturday roast This traditional dinner offers a variety of meat carved at the table, served with all the accompaniments. Dhs170 (soft drinks); Dhs220 (selected house beverages). Sat 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai Yacht Club, Dubai Marina (04 362 7955).
Asado grape tasting classes
Sample the largest collection of Argentinian grape in the Middle East, with the help of a sommelier. Minimum six people. Advance reservations essential. Dhs220. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).Dubai Marina Farmers’ Market Baker & Spice bring locally grown produce to New Dubai. Visitors can expect to find fresh produce being sold in a community environment. Free. 9am-3pm. Until mid-April. Dubai Marina, behind Marina Promenade (04 362 4686).Jones the Grocer’s Easter special This Easter, Jones the Grocer brings guests a traditional menu packed full of delicious flavours to celebrate the occasion. Dishes include grilled halibut with green harissa, marinated Australian lamb burger and chocolate meringue. Noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until April 9. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road, next to Reem Al Bawadi (04 346 6886).
Nineteen’s Saturday roast
Traditional roast meats, accompanied by roast potatoes and veg, as well as a starter and dessert buffet. Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (selected house beverages), free for children aged 12 and under. Sat noon-3.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Mazina’s ‘Generation Creation Chocoholic Fun for Everyone’
Roll up your sleeves and let your imagination run wild as you decorate chocolate eggs at this special Easter family brunch. Dhs195, half price for children aged seven to 12, free for children six and under. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Dubai Address Marina (04 436 7777).Pullman’s ‘Mad for Barbecue’ Unlimited barbecued meats and seafood on the Vantage Terrace. Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs190 (hop-based beverages), Dhs380 (hop- and grape-based beverages). Fri 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Pullman Dubai, Mall of the Emirates (04 377 2353).Ripe Food Market Pick up boxes of fresh fruit and veg; smaller boxes can feed one to two people for a week, while larger boxes can feed a family for a week. Dhs80 (small), Dhs130 (large). Sat 9.30am-1pm. Ongoing. Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ripeme.com (04 340 0006).
Ruth’s Chris ‘Sizzling Saturdays’
Enjoy a night of acoustic jazz in an atmosphere that would have suited the likes of Dean, Frank and Jimmy and friends. Rat Pack-tastic. Prices start at Dhs265 (for three courses) per person. Sat 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Monarch Hotel (04 501 8666).
The Address Montgomerie’s Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt
There will be a hearty brunch at Links, as well as a traditional Easter Egg Hunt (which will also feature amazing prizes other than eggs). Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (selected house beverages), half price for children aged six to 12. Noon-3.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
The Terrace’s Saturday barbecue
Enjoy a barbecue feast accompanied by free-flowing frosty hops and pink grape beverage, not forgetting the great views of the creek. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs280 (selected house beverages), Dhs95 (children aged six to 12), free for children under six. Sat 5pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
Asado’s tango and dinner evening Capture the passion of Argentina every Sunday night with an evening of Argentinian food and optional tango lessons and performances. The evening begins with a three-course summer menu. Dhs222. Sun 7pm-11.30pm (tango starts at 9.30pm). Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).Channels: The English Channel Feast on a best-of-British menu, with favourites from pies and roasts to puddings. Dhs145 (soft drinks), Dhs189 (selected beverages), Dhs199 (premium beverages). Sun 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana (04 435 0201).Fire & Ice’s Flavours of Portugal Fire & Ice is offering a menu featuring a range of Portuguese fare. Enjoy bacalhau (traditional salted cod with new potatoes and sspetada mista), marinated beef, Portuguese chorizo sausage, and peppers, onions and tomatoes roasted over a charcoal fire. Prices vary. 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 14. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).JW Marriott’s Easter brunch This seasonal brunch is spread across Bamboo Lagoon, Hofbräuhaus and The Marketplace. There’s plenty of kids’ entertainment, the dessert station will feature chocolate Easter eggs, white chocolate bunnies and multi-coloured boiled eggs. Dhs230 (soft drinks), Dhs330 (selected house beverages), Dhs60 (children aged six-12). Noon-4pm. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).Links Sunday Roast Begin the week with Sunday roast and a pint. Premier League football will be shown on the big screen. Prices start at Dhs75 per person. 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).Pachanga’s ‘Salsa at Sunset’ BNF Dance Academy instructors will sweep guests off their feet with hot salsa moves. Don’t feel like taking part? Then enjoy a three-course tasting menu. Dhs150. Sun 7pm ’til late. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (04 318 2530).
Rosso’s Italian barbecue
Savour tasty fish and meat delicacies grilled on the barbecue at this JBR eatery. Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (selected house beverages). Sun 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3088).
The Talk’s Easter Sunday Brunch
Easter treats and a special chocolate buffet corner feature at this seasonal Easter event. There are plenty of activities for kids and there will even be a visit from the Easter Bunny. Dhs222 (soft drinks), Dhs333 (selected house beverages), free for children 12 and under. 12.30pm-4pm. The Talk Restaurant & Lounge, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
The Wharf’s Sunday Roast
Enjoy traditional roast dinner with a choice of Aberdeen Angus roast beef, spit roast chicken, studded rosemary lamb leg – all served with root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Dhs120. Sun 7pm-10.30pm. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Zaytoun’s ‘Follow the Easter Bunny’
Children will be entertained with a range of fun activities, including a bouncy castle, games, balloon bending, and a craft corner. For the rest of the family, there’s a great barbecue lunch. Dhs195, Dhs98 (children aged five to 12), free (children under five). 1pm-4pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Centre Cut Surf & Turf Feast on this lovingly prepared three-course menu, with main courses straight from the grill and deals on Chilean beverages. Dhs470 (food only). Mon 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Curry night at Links
Add a little spice to Monday evening with traditional curry favourites served in a cosy ambience. Prices start at Dhs75 per person. 6pm-10.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai (04 390 5600).Curry night at The Wharf Try the curries of the day served with steaming rice and fresh naan bread. Dhs110. Mon 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Flavours on Two Chaat Street
Food Enjoy chaat street food prepared at live cooking stations. Dhs179 per person (selected beverages). Ongoing. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2201).Glasshouse dinner and drinks promotion Enjoy selected drinks for Dhs1 when you buy a two-course meal at this surprisingly affordable restaurant. Prices vary. Mon and Wed 8pm-late. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).Lakeview’s movie and sushi night Catch a movie under the stars every Monday and indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and tempura. This week it’s Furry Vengeance (7pm) and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (9pm). Dhs75 (food only). Mon, 7pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Mango Tree’s ‘Pair and Dine’ promotion
A five-course pairing menu, which offers Thai flavours matched with the recommended grapes. Dhs250 (vegetarian menu), Dhs295 (non-vegetarian menu). Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar (04 426 7313).
Sofitel sushi and sake nights
Nigiri, maki, sashimi, California rolls with shrimps; miso soup station; salad bar with black noodles, buckwheat noodles and rice noodles; and special Japanese drinks. Dhs210 (selected house beverages). Mon 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Plantation Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4873).
Chef’s House presents Curries of the World Meat, fish, and vegetarian curry options from Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, India and Mauritius. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).Choices Indian night Authentic Indian cuisine. Dhs189 (selected house beverages). Tue 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai (04 282 0000).
Fountain Restaurant’s ‘Italian Job’
Feast on fresh pasta and pizzas. Dhs85 (food only), Dhs105 (a glass of grape or hop or Dhs145 (unlimited grape and hop). Tue 7pm-10.30pm). Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Horizon’s Indian Journey
Feast on curries, naans and tandoori kebabs. Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs219 (selected beverages), Dhs85 (children aged six to 12). Tue 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3087).The Gem Garden’s Mexican Night Mexican delights from an open buffet, as well as a live fajita station. Dhs85 (food only), Dhs120 (selected house beverages). Tue 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Holiday Inn, Al Barsha (04 323 4333 ext 800).BiCE presents ‘Where Ruinart Meets Shigoku’ Shigoku means ‘ultimate’ and these oysters are named appropriately. Dhs175 (six), Dhs330 (12), Dhs310 (six oysters and a glass of bubbly), Dhs599 (12 oysters and two glasses of bubbly). Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (04 318 2520).Ruth’s Chris Steak House ‘Hemingway’ Menu A homage to Hemingway. Guests start with his favourite drink, followed by a three-course meal, rounded off with a cigar (a nod to the author’s time in Cuba). Dhs495 per person (including mixed drink, bottle of grape per couple and cigar). 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666).