Indulge your foodie fantasies with discount grub in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
At.mosphere’s winter flavours Sample an à la carte menu of seasonal dishes, including langoustine raviolo with sautéed sweetbreads, or try the seven-course tasting menu. Dhs770 (seven-course menu). Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. 122nd floor, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3828).
Benihana’s ‘Japas’ night A new 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).
Blue Flame’s Irish cuts Sample premium 28-day dry-aged Irish beef to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, plus a complimentary Irish beverage for each guest. From Dhs200. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until March 31. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8580).
Fire & Ice’s Welsh lamb menu Sample a range of meat from Wales: the selection includes pan-seared lamb rack or slow-cooked lamb shoulder. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until March 31. Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Fish Market’s 24th birthday Celebrate the seafood restaurant’s anniversary with mixed drinks and a menu of ten specials. Dhs240 per person (food only). Wed-Thu 12.30pm-3.15pm, 7.30pm-11pm. Until March 23. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (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). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Glasshouse Brasserie’s curry night Sample three courses from a selection of curries from Thailand, Indonesia and India, from the live cooking stations or à la carte menu. Dhs100. 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Baniyas Street, Deira (04 212 7550).
Hanabi’s Taste of Japan festival Try dishes made with fish imported from Japan, such as ‘unidon’ (sushi rice bowl topped with sea urchin sashimi); or ‘masaba sashimi’ (mackerel sashimi). Dhs45-Dhs180 per dish. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).
Mazina’s Mongolian night Guests can choose from a selection of meat, vegetables and sauces, which are prepared to your liking at live cooking stations. Dhs185. 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Minato’s meal deal Try a Japanese menu including salad, soup, sashimi, teppanyaki, fried tofu, fried rice and dessert, accompanied by Japanese rice-based beverage. Dhs230. 12.30pm-3pm; 7pm-11pm. Until March 31. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Nais Italian Kitchen’s takeaway lunch boxes The deal offers a salad, panini or pasta, plus an Italian cake for dessert and a soft drink. Dhs35. Sat-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).
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).
The Bombay Parsi food festival An à la carte menu of Iranian cooking, such parsi ni macchi, sali boti, dhansak and marghi na farcha. Prices vary. Daily, 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-2am. Until March 30. Marco Polo Hotel, Deira (04 272 0000).
The Market Cafe’s seafood night A seafood buffet selection that includes lobster, crab, oysters and shrimps. Dhs219 (soft drinks). Dhs249 (selected beverages). Dhs99 for children age six to 12. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Arcadia cheese and grape night This weekly event 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 Doctor Zhivago tonight and Schindler’s List on Friday. Dhs190 (three courses). Thu and Fri 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8580).
Brauhaus’s 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 with the sommelier for guests who are dining at the restaurant. Free for diners. Thu-Fri 11.30am-2am. Ongoing. DIFC (04 422 7898).
Junsui’s Japanese cherry blossom festival The restaurant celebrates this spring festival with a selection of Japanese dishes on the buffet menu, traditional tea to welcome guests and Japanese-inspired decor, including lanterns and a blossom tree. Daily, Dhs260, 7am-11.30am, Dhs365, 12.30pm-4pm. Dhs410 6pm-11.30pm. Until March 28. Burj Al Arab (04 301 7600).
Kaleidoscope’s Persian new year party An international buffet with Iranian specialities to mark the new year. Dhs175 per person. 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6pm-11pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
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).
More Café’s Romania night The Romanian-themed night includes a starter, main course and dessert inspired by this country’s traditional cooking. Dhs68. 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Al Murooj Rotana (04 343 3779).
Pachanga’s capoeira night Watch this Brazilian art of combative dance while enjoying churrasco for dinner. Dhs210. 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2530).
Rostang’s grape escape This week, the regular Thursday-night grape event features a buffet of French specialities, teamed with a selection of French and New Zealand grape. Dhs220 (food only), Dhs320 (house beverages). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Shabestan’s Nowruz celebration Live entertainment and a set menu for Iranian new year. Dhs185. Daily 12.30pm-3.15pm, 7.30pm-11pm. Until March 30. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Spectrum on One’s ‘dupper’ A new 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).
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).
Baker & Spice’s farmers’ market The local, organic market returns with a new location. Prices vary. 9am-1am. Ongoing. Ballroom Gardens, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 427 9856).
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 (04 318 1313).
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).
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).
Deira Organic Produce Market This new 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 (04 438 8999).
Hukama yum cha Try Chinese teas and dim sum. Dhs145. noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8928).
Jebel Ali Golf Resort’ Friday Beach Rhythms An evening of music from DJs and live cooking stations on the beach. Free entry. Food and drinks à la carte. 4pm-11pm. Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 814 5555).
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. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (04 409 5999).
Pachanga’s capoeira night Watch this Brazilian art of combative dance, while enjoying churrasco for dinner. Dhs210. 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2530).
Ripe farmers’ market The organic veg event now runs on Fridays in Jumeirah, 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 option 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 in-house 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).
Talk Restaurant’s salsa and tapas event Enjoy a dinner of à la carte tapas dishes, while watching salsa dancers and learning your own moves from the professionals. Free entry. 10pm-2am. Until March 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 449 8888).
Alfie’s St Patrick’s Day menu Sample a three-course menu of classic Irish cooking, plus specially devised mocktails. Dhs220 per person. Daily noon-1am. Until March 23. The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Anise’s ‘Dark Dining’ experience A candlelit buffet experience in honour of Earth Hour. Dhs195 per person. Sat 7pm-11.30pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
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 (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, plus music from the in-house DJs. Dhs240 (selected beverages). 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Gharana’s Indian street food night A night of live entertainment and a selection of Indian street food. Dhs95 (soft drinks). Sat 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Dubai, Barsha (04 323 4333).
Náis Italian Kitchen’s breakfast promotion The new 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).
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).
Nineteen’s Dine in the Dark event To mark Earth Hour, the event offers a four-course meal, served in the dark to heighten guests’ culinary senses. 7pm-10pm. Dhs495 (selected house beverages). The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
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).
Rosso’s food ‘happy hour’ Diners can claim 25 percent off pasta and pizza between 6pm and 7pm. Prices vary. Sat-Thu 6pm-7pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3088).
The China Club’s dim sum deal Try a selection of dim sum, noodles, and rice dishes. Dhs99. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
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).
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).
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).
Rosso’s Italian barbecue The deal includes 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).
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).
Café M’s Ole Tapas night Guests can feast on hot and cold tapas accompanied by grape and Spanish beverage. Dhs149 (selected beverages). Sat-Mon 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Miele’s tapas night Prepare dishes such as ceviche, gazpacho and Spanish omelette with Marta Yanci. Dhs250 per person. 8pm-10.30pm. Miele Gallery, Sama Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 64353).
Amala’s vegetarian menu A chance to try a wide selection of traditional Indian vegetarian food. Dhs180. 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Long’s Bar’s sliders promotion The slider platter features mini burger varieties such as prime beef, corn-fed chicken and organic turkey, served with fries, coleslaw and pickles. Dhs120. Daily noon-11pm. Until March 31. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).
Pachanga’s unlimited churrasco Sample a Brazilian barbecue speciality, including seafood and steak on skewers. Other South American and Mexican dishes are also on offer. Dhs195. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina (04 318 2530).
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).
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 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).
Right Bite’s mothers’ deal The ‘BalancedMom’ package is a healthy-eating programme designed for mums and mums-to-be, which includes a consultation and 24 days of tailored meals. Dhs3,410. Ongoing. Satwa, opposite Al Ghazal Mall, Sheikh Hamdan Award Complex, block B (04 338 8763).