Eat for less at Traiteur, Splendido and more from May 16-22
Aspen’s express breakfast Options for a quick start to the day include muffins, croissants, juice, tea and coffee. Dhs45. Daily 7am-noon. Until May 30. Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5999).
At.mosphere Grill’s spring menu
Introducing dishes such as watermelon salad, butter-poached langoustines, Blackmore wagyu flank, king prawn and the classic 122 sphere dessert. Prices vary. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa (04 888 3828).Barazura’s Beluga pairing The bar offers two delicacies, matching Beluga caviar with Russian beverage. From Dhs1,110. Sat-Wed noon-2am, Thu-Fri noon-3am. Until June 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Benjarong’s royal bento lunch A speedy three-course lunch of Thai cuisine, served in an authentic location. Dhs120. Sat-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Center Cut’s Australian night This quality steakhouse in DIFC 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).
Café M’s CW cheese and grape night On CW nights, fine cheeses and cheesy dishes (fondue, soufflé and hot fried cheese) can be enjoyed with a quality grape selection. Dhs149. Tue-Thu 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, (04 427 1000).
Certo’s cartoccio promotion Cartoccio is a healthy Italian cooking technique of baking in a paper wrapper. Dhs120. Daily 7.30pm-11pm. Until May 31. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Creekside’s sustainable Asian seafood buffet A large variety of freshly caught fish and home-made sushi. Dhs168 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (selected beverages). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira (04 207 1717).
Flavour on Two’s festival de Mexico A special celebration of Mexican food, music and dancing, in addition to the usual Sizzling Sunday salsa nights. From Dhs185. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until May 21. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8000).
Focaccia’s ‘Festa Italiana’ An Italian feast featuring (among many other dishes) a range of homemade pastas, prepared to your individual taste at live cooking stations. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs220 (house beverages). Wed 7pm-11pm. Until September 30. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Four Points by Sheraton’s Chinese buffet night Every Wednesday evening, this Chinese buffet offers authentic Chinese dishes. Dhs110 (includes one selected house beverage). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Promenade Restaurant, Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai, Khalid Bin Walid Street, Bur Dubai (04 397 7444)
Harvester’s burger special Choose from five different burgers in an English pub environment, with live sports. From Dhs59. Daily noon-midnight. Until May 20. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
KGrill’s carnivore cravings menu The selection includes wagyu-grade steaks, Black Angus beef and Canadian lobster. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until May 30. Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5999).
The Miele masterclass This ‘Modern Flavours of Arabia’ event offers an interactive cooking lesson with chef Suzanne Husseini, preparing lentil tabbouleh, herb and nut pesto-stuffed sea bass and more. Dhs595 (cooking class and lunch). 10am-1pm. Miele Gallery, Sama Tower (800 64353).
Pax’s live lobster Pick fine Omani lobster straight from the tank, and then decide on the cooking method (grilled, steamed or roasted). Dhs250 (main course). Daily 7pm-1am. Until June 30. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s two-for-one offer To celebrate the opening of its second outlet, in Dubai Marina, the restaurant is offering two for one on main courses at both venues. Prices vary. Until May 31. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538); The Monarch Dubai (04 501 8666).
Seafire’s spring lamb Sample lamb from the best regions of New Zealand and Australia. From Dhs120 (starters), Dhs250 (main courses). Wed 6pm-midnight. Until May 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Seafood Market’s abalone special Try abalone dishes prepared in your chosen style. Dhs690 per kg. Daily 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until May 31. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
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).
Splendido’s desgustation menu Enjoy four courses from the set menu, each paired with a matching glass of grape. Dhs400. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11pm. Until May 31. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 318 6150).
Talk Restaurant and Lounge’s ‘Taste of Asia’ A buffet selection of South-East Asian cuisines, with authentic dishes from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and more. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected beverages). Free for kids aged 12 and under. Wed 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
Thai Kitchen’s Wednesday nights All you can eat from an extensive list of dishes served to the table. Dhs220 (soft drinks). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira Creek (04 602 1234).
The Market Café’s Seafood Wednesday An all-you-can-eat seafood buffet featuring lobster, crab, oysters and shrimps, plus plenty more ocean-based options. Dhs215 (selected beverages), Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs95 (children aged six to 12), free for kids under six. Wed 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 on offer. Dhs170 (cheese and grape). Wed 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4873).
The Wharf: Wednesday steam pots Seafood in three steps: choose a combination of two from crab, prawns or lobster; then choose your flavour. Dhs400. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Traiteur’s white asparagus and grape pairing The kitchen has created a range of dishes using this seasonal vegetable, all matched with a particular grape variety. Dhs150-200 (main courses). Daily 12.30pm-4pm. Until May 31. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
West 14th’s beach barbecue Enjoy a beachside Arabian barbecue to the sound of DJ Nishan and ’80s tunes. Dhs95 (food only). Wed 7pm-10pm. Until May 30. Oceana Beach Club, The Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Wok In’s sushi night Enjoy sushi, sashimi, katsu and Japanese rice-based beverage. Dhs125 (selected house beverages). Wed 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472).
Z:ONE’s bento lunch boxes This bento box special offers a lunchtime alternative, containing salad, fried rice and a hot dish. Other Asian-influenced dishes also available. Dhs44. Sat-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, (04 427 1000).
Arcadia cheese and grape night This cheese night features 15 types of French cheese and free-flowing grape beverages. Great value. Dhs149. Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Monarch Dubai Lobby Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
Bistro Madeleine’s Soirée Souvinir de France
From cold cuts and various cheeses to flavoursome desserts. Dhs145 (soft drinks), Dhs185 (house red and white). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).Blue Orange’s lobster barbecue night Choose your own lobster and seafood such as freshly shucked French oysters, mussels, smoked fish, sushi and sashimi. Dhs350 (selected house beverages for three hours), Dhs250 (soft drinks). Thu 6pm-11pm. Ongoing (weather permitting). The Westin Dubai (04 511 7136).
Blue Elephant’s Sawadsdee Siam night
Traditional dishes from all regions of Thailand. Dhs199 (unlimited beverages). Thu 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000)
Celsius’s Mediterranean night
An all-you-can-eat buffet of dishes from Spain, Italy, Greece and France, including freshly prepared pasta and pizza. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs195 (house beverages). Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0550).
Chef’s House Running Skewers
Tuck into a range of seafood, lamb, beef, chicken and veggie skewers brought to your table. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Thu 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). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. City Seasons Hotel Dubai (04 294 2777).
Dusit Delicatessen’s tropical range
The Dusit’s new products for summer take on a tropical tone, with mango mouse cake, mango fruit cake and more. Prices vary. Open 24 hours. Until June 30. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
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).
Try the beachside barbecue. Dhs175 (food only), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), half price for children under 12. Thu-Sat 7pm ’til late. Ongoing. West Crescent, The Palm Jumeirah (050 600 4427).Kitakits’ Filipino fiesta An extensive buffet of home cooking-style Filipino food, with favourites such as pinoy, crispy pata and pancit canton. Special two-for-one promotion available throughout May. Dhs38. Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Marco Polo Hotel, Al Muteena, Deira (04 272 0000).
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).
Mazina’s asparagus menu
Seasonal special dedicated to asparagus. From Dhs50. Thu 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).PAX introduces sea urchin Discover the unique flavour of sea urchin eggs, a traditional Sardinian delicacy, in new dish ‘spaghetti ai ricci’. Dhs95 (main course). 7.30pm-1am. Until June 30. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Ronda Locatelli’s spring signatures
Seasonal specials from celeb chef Giorgio Locatelli. Prices vary. Sat-Wed noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm; Thu-Fri noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm. Until June 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).Rostang’s grape event Sample grape varieties from France and South Africa, served with a buffet of French specialities. Dhs195 (excluding beverages) Dhs295 (unlimited selected grape). Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Until May 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).Shiba’s Dim Sum promotion Try a selection of special offers for dim sum at dinner time. Dhs30. Thu-Sat 7pm-11.30pm. Until May 31. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).
The Talk: Out of Africa
African culinary delights include fresh seafood, spicy favourites and meat grills, all of which are given a colonial twist. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children aged 12 and under. 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
Al Dawaar’s Emirati cuisine promotion Savour traditional local dishes such as aishu laham, lamb biryani, ouzi meshawai and harris, as well as local sweets at this revolving restaurant, which offers great views of Dubai. Dhs175 (food only). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club presents Splash There will be movies showing on the big screen, plus food stations serving Arabic, Mexican, and Asian fare. After 8.30pm, DJ Donabelle spins some relaxing tunes. Free entry. Fri 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Pool, Dubai Creek (04 295 6000).Ember Grill & Lounge’s Churrasco nights 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).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 (04 436 8928).Long Yin dim sum A 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).
Millennium Lounge’s racetrack burgers
The Meydan offers a burger menu inspired by horse-racing countries. From Dhs70. Daily noon-11pm. Until May 31. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).
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).
Nineteen’s Sunset Friday
Dishing up a Spanish-themed buffet and Latin beats. Dhs295 (soft drinks) Dhs425 (selected house beverages). Fri 6.30pm-10pm. Until June 30. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).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. Fri 9am-3pm. Ongoing (weather permitting). The Terrace (next to Baker & Spice, opposite Burj Khalifa), Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 427 9856).The Terrace’s caviar and bubbly promotion The menu at the Raw Bar now offers organically farmed imperial caviar. From Dhs650 per 30g. Fri-Sat 6pm-1.30am. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
25/55 Café Bistro Saturday roast 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).
Dubai Marina Farmers’ Market
Baker & Spice brings locally grown produce to New Dubai. Visitors can find fresh produce and a community vibe. Free. 9am-3pm. Ongoing (weather permitting). Dubai Marina, behind Marina Promenade (04 362 4686).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, www.ripeme.com (04 340 0006).
Ruth’s Chris ‘Sizzling Saturdays’
A night of acoustic jazz in an atmosphere that would have suited the likes of Dean, Frank, Jimmy and friends. Prices start at Dhs265 (for three courses) per person. Sat 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Monarch Hotel (04 501 8666).
The Terrace’s Saturday barbecue
A barbecue feast with free-flowing frosty hops and pink grape, plus 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. Until May 26. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
Asado’s tango and dinner evening An evening of Argentinian food and optional tango lessons and performances. The evening begins with a three-course summer menu. Dhs290. 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).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).
Talk Restaurant and Lounge’s Sunday roast
Offers freshly carved roasts, live grill stations for seafood and meat, and classic European desserts. Dhs165 (soft drinks); Dhs225 (selected beverages); free for kids aged 12 and under. Sun 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
The Wharf’s Sunday roast
Enjoy a roast dinner with a choice of Aberdeen Angus roast beef, spit roast chicken, and rosemary lamb leg – all served with root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Dhs120. Sun 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Centre Cut surf and turf Feast on this three-course menu, with main courses served straight from the grill and great deals on Chilean beverages. Dhs470 (food only). Mon 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Indo Thai’s unplugged gypsy jazz
South-East Asian dining comes with an unusual accompaniment: an acoustic performance of gypsy jazz. Prices vary. Mon 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0550).
Lakeview’s movie and sushi night
Catch a movie under the stars and indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and tempura. Films are screened at 7pm and 9pm. Dhs75 (food only). Mon, 7pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Sofitel’s Salsa night
A feast of Latin music and mixed drinks. Dhs50 minimum spend. Mon 9.30pm-1am. Ongoing. Plantation, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4873).
West 14th’s hops night
An evening of hops and dishes made with hops. Learn the inside-story on brewing from an expert. Dhs195 (three courses and three hop-based beverages). 8pm-10pm. Oceana Beach Club, The Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Ember Grill & Lounge vintage nights Fine grape and a five-course feast of tuna carpaccio with foie gras terrine, followed by crab cakes or wild mushroom pasta. The main course features beef or salmon. Finish with either apple crumble or fresh berries. Dhs295 (selected grape). Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Ember Grill & Lounge, The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).Fountain Restaurant’s ‘Italian Job’ Feast on a range of fresh pasta and pizzas. Dhs85 (food only), Dhs105 (a glass of grape or hop), Dhs145 (unlimited grape and hops). Tue 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Horizon’s Indian journey
Offers curries, naan and tandoori kebabs. Dhs169 (soft drinks); Dhs219 (selected house beverages); Dhs85 for children aged six to 12. Tue 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3087).