More post-Valentine ideas, a tour of organic dining options around the city, plus plenty more foodie goings-on
Asia Republic’s Chinese new year menu Tuck into an à la carte menu of Chinese favourites and a receive a hung bao red envelope. Prices vary. Sat-Wed noon-10pm; Thu-Fri noon-11pm. Until February 15. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Nero’s live music
The coffee shop introduces live music from UK-based singer Tom Dibb and percussionist Josh Roberts at branches across the city. Performances take place today at DIFC, Thursday at The Dubai Mall, Friday at Dubai Marina Mall and Saturday at Mirdif City Centre. Free entry. Times vary. Until February 16. DIFC (04 370 0505), The Dubai Mall (04 339 9748), Marina Mall (04 399 7481) and Mirdif City Centre (04 284 3872).
Dusit Deli’s Chinatown promotion The 24-hour deli transforms itself into Chinatown, with lanterns and a dim sum menu, including Shanghai dumplings and barbecue chicken buns. Dhs40 per dim sum. Daily 11am-10pm. Until February 15. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Fire & Ice’s 125-year promotion The restaurant continues the programme of an à la carte menu of bygone recipes to celebrate the hotel’s 125-year anniversary. This month, try sweetbread ragout from 1861 and stewed ox cheek from 1861. Prices vary. 7pm-11.30pm. Until February 28. Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Fountain Restaurant’s food-for-life menu An evening of healthy-eating dishes, such as salmon en papillote with red cabbage and citrus fruit. Dhs120 (soft drinks). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Hanabi’s Taste of Japan festival Try dishes made with seafood and fish imported from Japan, such as ‘unidon’ (sushi rice bowl topped with sea urchin sashimi); ‘masaba sashimi’ (mackerel sashimi); or ‘shirako tempura’ (cod soft roe tempura). Dhs45-Dhs180 per dish. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).
Lalezar’s Antakya promotion The regional special offers four courses for family-style dining. Dhs275. Sun-Fri 3pm-midnight. Until February 28. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
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).
Spice Island’s Chinese new year The Chinese menu includes Peking duck, sesame ginger fish and Cantonese noodles. From Dhs179. Sat-Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm, Fri noon-4pm. Until February 13. Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira, Salahuddin Road (04 262 5555).
Tamanya’s sushi night The rooftop terrace bar hosts a sushi and sashimi night, with Japanese hops. Prices vary. 5pm-2am. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Arcadia cheese and grape night Features 15 varieties of cheese, alongside 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, over a three-course dinner. This week, see The Deer Hunter tonight and American Graffiti on Friday. Dhs190 (three courses). Thu and Fri 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8580).
Brauhaus’s Bavarian night A buffet of southern German dishes. Dhs179 (food only). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeira Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).
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).
Crossroads’ barbecue night Sample an international barbecue selection, including Arabic, Balinese and Caribbean dishes. Dinner is served on the patio, which offers armchairs, a pagoda, views of the botanical garden and a ‘shisha sommelier’. Prices vary. 9pm-midnight. Until April 30. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Gaucho’s mini masterclass The venue offers free grape lessons with the sommelier for guests who are dining at the restaurant. Free for diners. Thu-Fri 11.30am-2am. Ongoing. DIFC (04 422 7898).
Le Méridien Village Terrace’s barbecue promotion Among this venue’s weekly al-fresco events, Thursday night is barbecue night, with tandoori and teppanyaki stations. Dhs219 (house beverages), Dhs259 (premium beverages). 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Méridien Village Terrace, Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2449).
Rivington Grill’s grape and cheese nights Choose from four types of cheese, two white grape varieties and two reds, with unlimited servings for two hours during the evening. Dhs195. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6464).
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).
The Gramercy’s anti-Valentine’s event Celebrate or commiserate being single with a cynically themed à la carte menu, and entertainment including a Valentine’s Day dart board. From Dhs75 (main course). 7pm-2am. DIFC (04 437 7511).
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, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).
Barasti’s big breakfast
Enjoy a full English breakfast, or one of the healthy options. Prices vary. Fri-Sat 9am-noon. Ongoing. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 318 1313).
Blue Planet Green People’s farmers’ market The family friendly market offers organic produce as well as activities such as the book reading for children and a gardening workshop for adults at 11.30am. Free entry. Fri 10.30am-2.30pm. Outside Al Seef 2, Cluster U, JLT (04 369 5209).
Boardwalk’s weekend breakfast A buffet selection 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).
Chef’s House’s seafood night Choose from the buffet, including catch-of-the-day options, cooked to your liking. Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages). Sun-Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Certo’s ‘cioccolato’ menu Try an à la carte menu of chocolate-infused dishes, including main courses, pasta dishes and desserts. Prices vary. Daily, 7pm-11.30pm. Until February 28. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Ember Grill & Lounge’s churrasco nights Try churrasco (skewers carved at the table), plus a Brazilian band. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Hukama yum cha Try Chinese teas and dim sum. Dhs145. noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8928).
Jigsaw’s steak night Enjoy all-you-can-eat steak, with your choice of trimmings. Dhs125 (soft drinks), Dhs155 (house beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472)
K Grill’s Emirati seafood promotion Choose from the market selection of fresh fish and seafood and the chefs will prepare it to your liking. Also includes a live sushi station, plus a range of side dishes and regional specialities. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, 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).
Nomad’s dinner deal Offers a three-course set menu plus half a bottle of house grape. Dhs180. Daily 7pm-midnight. Until February 28. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8571).
Ripe’s second market The organic veg concept is now available on Fridays, in addition to the Saturday event at the Courtyard in Al Quoz, selling locally grown produce, as well as arts and crafts. Free entry. Fri 9am-1pm. Ongoing. Le Gourmet Café, Jumeirah Beach Road, near THE One (04 380 7602 ).
Rococo’s bespoke tasting menus Choose from the à la carte menu to create a bespoke tasting menu of up to eight courses. From Dhs170 (three courses), from Dhs250 (with grape). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel JBR (04 448 4860).
Table 9’s grape masterclass Learn about grape as the sommelier explains the colour, clarity, acidity and aroma of a variety of grape for guests to sample. Dhs400. Wed, Fri 2pm-4pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek (04 212 7551).
Armani/Hashi’s izakaya night Casual Japanese bar food matched with exotic beverages. Dhs300 (food only), Dhs420 (beverage pairing). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai (04 888 3444).
Blue Marlin Ibiza’s brunch
The Ibiza-style beach club’s brunch offers dishes from the chef’s selection menu, plus live cooking stations. There’s free Spanish grape for ladies between 1pm and 4pm. Music is provided by the in-house DJs. Dhs240 (selected beverages). 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Mazina’s bouillabaisse night A weekly special of this traditional fish stew, which originates from the city of Marseille in France. Dhs185. 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Nezesaussi’s brekky for lunch Wake up late at the weekend and enjoy breakfast at lunchtime. Dhs65. Fri-Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
Nobu’s Sunset Saturdays Enjoy sundowners and canapes in Nobu’s garden. Dhs450 (food and mixed drinks). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Ripe farmers’ market The weekly market offers locally sourced produce. Prices vary. 9am-1pm. Ongoing. The Courtyard, Al Quoz (04 380 7602).
The China Club’s dim sum deal Try dim sum, noodles, and rice dishes. Dhs99. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
The Kitchen’s chocoholic bar Offers a range of chocolate treats, including truffles and a chocolate fountain. Dhs60 per person. 12.30pm-midnight. Until February 23. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 222).
The Meat Co’s all-you-can-eat ribs This deal does what it says on the tin. Dhs185. Sat-Sun noon-11pm. Until February 17. Madinat Jumeirah (04 368 6040); Souk Al Bahar (04 420 0737).
The Terrace’s barbecue Unwind with a hearty selection of barbecue dishes, alongside salads, cheese and charcuterie. Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs280 (grape and hops). 1pm-5pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1804).
Alfie’s pie and pint deal Try traditional British pies with tasty fillings such as leek and wild mushroom or beef and Irish beverage. Dhs99. Sun-Thu 3pm-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11pm. Ongoing. The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Fish Market’s ‘crazy’ lobster Sundays Choose your lobster, of any size, and the chef will prepare it to your liking. Dhs99. 12.30pm-3.15pm, 7.30pm-11.15pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Links’ Sunday roast
Feast on a roast dinner while watching sport, including English Premier League football. From Dhs75. 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Rosso’s Italian barbecue
Grilled fish and meat barbecued on the terrace, overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Dhs189 (soft drinks). 8pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk at JBR (04 428 3088).
Sizzling Wok’s Chinese new-year special
Try a festive buffet. Dhs69. Daily 8pm-11.45pm. Until February 20. Citymax Bur Dubai, Bur Dubai (04 407 8000).
The Underground Pub’s roast
Offers a traditional English roast and a bucket of five beverages. Dhs159. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4444).
For an unusual take on Chinese New Year deals, try an à la carte menu of dishes from Macau, with a Portuguese influence. Guests will receive their fifth basket of dim sum for free, and those born in the year of the snake will receive a free mocktail. Prices vary. Daily 11.30am-11.30pm. Until February 25. The Dubai Mall (04 339 9088).
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).
The Talk Restaurant’s hawker’s market
A ‘market’-style buffet of dishes from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages); half price for children aged seven to 12, free for children under seven. 6.30pm-11pm. Until March 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 449 8888).
A week of themed dining: Mexican on Tuesday, Mediterranean on Wednesday, Asian on Thursday and Friday, English on Sunday and sushi on Monday, plus Pacific Islands on Saturdays. 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).