St George's Day feasts, free mocktails, farmers' market and more
Channels’ Spanish guest chef Marta Yannci, founder of Marta’s Kitchen, prepares an Iberian menu. Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (selected beverages), Dhs225 (premium beverages). Wed 7pm-10.30pm. Until April 24. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).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).
Fire and Ice’s 125-year anniversary
The promotion continues, rediscovering dishes from cookbooks dating back to the 19th century. April offers croquettes of chicken, a recipe from 1816, stewed beef tongue with morels and spring veg from 1861, and Mrs Beeton’s baked semolina pudding custard. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 30. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
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), Dhs145 (glass of grape or hops), Dhs195 (unlimited grape and hops). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Hanabi’s tuna carving show Chef Toshiyuki Suzuki displays his carving skills on fresh yellowfin tuna. The event also includes a tuna-focused menu. Dhs179 (house beverages). 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).
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).
Options by Sanjeev Kapoor’s Baisakhi food festival Celebrate this new year and harvest festival with a menu of Punjabi cooking. Dhs250 per person. Daily noon-3pm. 7pm-midnight. Until April 26. Convention Tower, DWTC (04 329 3293). Other location: Mövenpick Hotel Deira (04 444 6444).
Park Hyatt’s Dine around at the Park Try a dinner served across several venues in the hotel, with different courses served at Traiteur, Café Arabesque, Thai Kitchen and The Terrace. Advance booking required. Dhs395 per person; Dhs195 (grape pairing). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Plantation Lounge’s St George’s Day A traditional English afternoon tea, with the option of sitting in the ‘winter garden’. Dhs130 per person. Daily 3pm-5pm. Until April 27. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk at JBR (04 448 4733).
Sakura’s Japanese buffet The buffet includes sushi, sashimi, soup and a nabe hotpot section, as well as a teppan table. Dhs195 per person (buffet), Dhs230 (teppan table). Wed and Fri 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
Sea Mood’s Italian dishes The sustainable (and affordable) seafood spot introduces two Italian pasta dishes: seafood carbonara and marinara pasta. Dhs29 per dish. Daily noon-1am. Ongoing. Mankhool Road, Satwa (04 385 7977).
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 Hub’s St George’s Day The Irish pub celebrates the English patron saint’s day with a British-themed week, offering combo deals on food paired with selected malt-based beverages. From Dhs100 for food combos. Daily, 4pm-midnight. Until April 27. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk at JBR (04 448 4733).
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).
The Talk’s South of the Border night A buffet of Latin American specials including tortillas, spiced tamales and traditional chilli salvers. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages), free for kids under 13. 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
Tokyo@The Towers’ toro menu Indulge in the traditional flavours of this exclusive toro menu, using premium-grade fatty tuna. From Dhs120 per dish. Sun-Thu noon-2.30pm; Fri-Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm. 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 30. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
West 14th’s ‘Streets of New York’ barbecue The steakhouse has styled itself on a New York street-side food kiosk, serving sandwiches, burgers and American-style desserts. Dhs295 (selected beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Arcadia cheese and grape night This weekly cheese event features 15 varieties of cheese, alongside a selection of 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 Malcom X and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. From Dhs190 per person. Thu-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).
Eauzone’s full-moon dinner
Dine under the full moon, with an Asian fusion, degustation menu. Dhs250 (food only), Dhs450 (selected grape). 7pm-11pm. Arabian Court, One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Marina (04 399 9999).
Fire and Ice’s wagyu beef promotion
This month, the steakhouse introduces an à la carte selection of Australian wagyu, with a marble score of 8+. Cuts include wagyu tenderloin, striploin and ribeye. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. 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).
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).
Medley’s seafood night Try a buffet selection including lobsters, prawns, oysters and shrimps, prepared in a variety of styles. Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs310 (selected beverages), Dhs480 (bubbly). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre (04 603 8080).
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 The regular Thursday-night grape event features a buffet of French specialities, teamed with a selection of French and New World grape. Dhs220 (food only), Dhs320 (house beverages). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).
Soho Bar and Grill’s stone experience Order a steak from the selection cooked on the volcanic stone grill at the table, and get a free glass of grape. Prices vary. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
Spectrum on One’s ‘dupper’ A 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).
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).
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 has returned, now located in the gardens of Jumeirah Emirates Towers. 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, Media City (04 366 9111).
Deira Organic Produce Market
This 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).Fountain Restaurant’s St George’s Day brunch A British-style brunch with roast beef, ‘Full Monty’ breakfast platters, bread and butter pudding and trifle. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
K Grill’s Emirati seafood promotion
Choose from the fresh fish and seafood and the chefs will prepare it to your liking. Also includes a live sushi station. One complimentary shisha is also included. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). Dhs125 for children. Both packages including one complimentary shisha per person. 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).
Nineteen’s Friday breakfast club
Sample international offerings at this breakfast promotion. Dhs150. 11am-2pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Ripe farmers’ market
The organic veg event runs on Fridays in Jumeirah, selling local 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
Create a bespoke tasting menu. 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. Dhs400. Wed, Fri 2pm-4pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).
Al Iwan’s Moroccan night Enjoy Moroccan cooking and belly dancing. Dhs425 per person (food only). Saturday, 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Al Arab (04 301 7600).
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).
At.mosphere’s seafood Saturdays
Sample a lunch of hand-dived scallops, giant prawns, oysters, lobster from Maine, and Australian yellowtail kingfish tuna. Minimum of two diners required. Dhs450 (food only), Dhs690 (two glasses of bubbly). 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3706).
Blue Marlin Ibiza’s brunch
The Ibiza-style beach club’s brunch offers dishes from the chef’s selection menu, plus live cooking stations and free Spanish grape for ladies between 1pm and 4pm. Dhs240 (selected beverages). 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Náis Italian Kitchen’s breakfast promotion
The 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).
Nobu’s Sunset Saturdays
Enjoy sundowners and canapés 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 on weekday evenings. Prices vary. Sat-Thu 6pm-7pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3088).
Soho Bar and Grill’s all-you-can-eat nights
The steakhouse offers an unlimited choice from the set menu, plus unlimited beverages. Dhs189 (food and selected beverages). Tue and Sat 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
The China Club’s dim sum deal
Try a selection of dim sum, noodles, and rice dishes. Dhs108. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
The Meat Co’s Freedom Day celebrations
Wish the restaurant team ‘Happy Freedom Day’ in any language spoken in South Africa (we’re guessing that includes English) and you’ll receive a free mocktail, mixed drink or hops. There will also be South African music. Free. Noon-midnight. Madinat Jumeirah (04 368 6040).
Tribes’ free mocktails
To celebrate South Africa Freedom Day, guests wearing South Africa’s national colours will receive a free mocktail. Free. Noon-11pm. Mall of the Emirates (04 395 0660).
Armani/Amal’s Malabar special The menu showcases the flavours of northern Kerala, including dishes such as plantain and coconut cakes with tomato chutney, and king crab stir-fried with chillies, ginger and curry leaf. Dhs400 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until May 30. Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Benihana’s ‘Japas’ night
An 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).
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 British pies with 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).
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).
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).
Taqado Mexican Kitchen’s children’s day
Celebrate Mexican national feast day, El Dia del Niño with free churros for children aged under 13. One free serving of churros per child. Free. 8am-midnight. Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (04 385 1171).
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, with Mexican options 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).