Dining offers and one-off events from May 30 to June 5
Arcadia cheese and grape night The evening 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 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 and sweet potato tempura, plus 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 Deli’s summer range takes 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).
Kempinski Hotel, Palm Jumeirah’s Argentinian barbecue Enjoy a 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 Buffet of Filipino favourites such as pinoy, crispy pata and pancit canton. 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).
Mazina’s asparagus menu Seasonal special dedicated to asparagus. From Dhs50. Thu 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Na3na3’s seafood night Dishes at this seafood extravaganza include spicy gazpacho with chilled basil shrimp skewer and live cooking stations for grilled seafood on the terrace. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected beverages). Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).
The Noodle House’s 10th birthday The original Dubai outlet celebrates with free cupcakes and a ten percent discount. Prices vary. Noon-midnight. The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
PAX introduces sea urchin Discover the unique flavour of sea urchin eggs, a traditional Sardinian delicacy, in the 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 Chile, 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).
The Address’s ‘Dive in Movies’ Take in a film by the hotel’s pool, and enjoy popcorn, a barbecue and snacks. See Film listings for info about which films are screening. From Dhs65 (movie, popcorn and soft drink). Dhs35 for children six to 12. Thu-Fri from 7pm (screenings at 7.30pm and 9.30pm). The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
The Ivy’s Live! night Enjoy live jazz as an accompaniment to the usual dinner menu. Free entry; mains from Dhs50. Thu 8pm-11pm. Until June 14. The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8762).
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).Dubai Lobby Lounge’s Summer salad A seasonal mix of smoked duck, honey dressing and tomato and garlic toast. Dhs90. Daily noon-4pm. Until June 15. The Ritz-Carlton, JBR (04 318 6150).
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).Ewaan’s ‘Layali Ewaan’ Enjoy an Arabian night of mezze, falafel, saj and ouzi in elegant surroundings. Dhs250. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Palace, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7805).Fountain’s Jubilee Brunch An à la carte offering with a British twist, including ‘Full Monty’ breakfast platter. The DJ will play tunes from 1952 onwards. Dhs300 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).Imperium’s royal brunch Serving English delicacies with a twist in elegant surroundings. Also involves the Mad Hatter’s competition. Dhs275 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). Dhs550 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm.Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
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).
Na3na3’s Halla night
A Middle East-inspired evening of Arabic food (bread, saj and a buffet of authentic dishes), and live performances from a singer and oud player. Dhs185 (soft drinks) Dhs245 (selected beverages). Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).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).Shang Palace’s yum cha promotion This feast includes 12 types of steamed dim sum, hand-pulled noodles, rice, soup and dessert. Dhs115 per person. Fri-Sat noon-3pm. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Spectrum on One’s ‘A Taste of Home’
Offering Goan home cooking from resident family cook Mama De Souza. Menus change weekly. Dhs150 (four courses). Sun-Fri 7pm-10pm. Until June 15. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Talk Restaurant and Lounge’s Jubilee brunch
Embrace all things British with traditional cuisine and decor. Features live jazz and a chance to win diamonds. Dhs222 (soft drinks), Dhs333 (selected beverages), Dhs444 (unlimited bubbly), free for children under 12. 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).The Raffles Jubilee street party Complete with bunting, a fish market, pie and mash shop and the chance to win a trip to London or diamond ring. Dhs475 (house beverages); Dhs300 for those aged 12 to 20, Dhs150 for kids aged six to 11, free for kids under six (maximum two per couple). Advance payment recommended to confirm booking. 12.30pm-4pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
The Talk Lounge’s tapas and salsa evening
Offering authentic tapas, dancers and DJs. From Dhs15 (tapas dish). Fri 10pm-2am. Until July 29. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
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).
Reflets’ special guest
Chef Pierre Gagnaire returns to the kitchen for lunch and dinner service for a limited time. Special lunch menus and à la carte dinner available. Dhs250 (Sun-Tue, three courses and amuse bouche), Dhs350 (Wed ladies’ lunch, four courses and bubbly), Dhs350 (Thu, four courses and grape). Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until June 7. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1199).
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).
Thai Kitchen’s hot pot
‘Juhm jihm’ is a speciality from Esarn (Chef Suppatra’s home province). Dhs150 (per person, minimum two people). Sat-Mon 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
The Boulevard’s Jubilee party
Offers a typically English afternoon tea, as well as a traditional street party with plenty of children’s activities. Dhs200 (afternoon tea), Dhs100 for kids aged three and above, free for kids under three. 3pm-6pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
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).Dunes’ ‘Tastes of the Mediterranean’ A culinary journey through the region, with Sundays focusing on Spain, Mondays on France and Tuesdays on Italian specialities. Dhs175 (excluding beverages), Dhs255 (including house beverages). Sun-Tue 7pm-11pm. Until June 30. Shangri La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. (04 405 2703).
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, 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).
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 – see Film listings for more details. Dhs75 (food only). Mon, 7pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Sofitel’s Salsa nigh
t 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).
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. 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).
Infini Pool Lounge and Rococo’s aperitivos
Pre-dinner in Italian style with a choice of gourmet antipasti platters, including a bottle of the grape of the week. Dhs150-190 (platter and bottle of grape). Daily 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4860).
The Ivy’s Jubilee menu
A special set menu to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Dhs120 (two-course set menu), Dhs150 (three-course set menu). 6pm-11pm. The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8767).
The Rivington Grill’s Jubilee specials
Both venues will be offering Queen-themed blackboard specials all day, including queen of puddings and coronation chicken. From Dhs180 (main course). noon-11pm. Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0903), Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6464).