Star chefs, international food celebrations, discount dining and more
Time Out Dubai staff
At.mosphere’s winter menu Seasonal specials include Dover sole tournedos served with popcorn tortellini, and roasted rack of Rhug Estate lamb. Lunch: Dhs450 (two courses). Dhs600 (three courses). Dinner: Dhs900 (five courses). Dhs1,700 (seven courses). Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Benihana and Rosso’s organic salmon This month, both restaurants will be serving a special selection of dishes using organic salmon, sustainably farmed in Ireland. Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm. Until April 30. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).
Café Belge’s business lunch Get a two- or three-course selection from a daily changing menu of Belgian cooking. Dhs100 (two courses). Dhs120 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Clé’s business lunch Choose two or three courses. Dishes include Parmesan and zaatar-crusted frog’s legs, black angus rib-eye with creamed feta spinach and Amalfi lemon tart with saffron. Dhs95 (two courses). Dhs135 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-2.45pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 5150).
Jones the Grocer’s Taste of Spain promotion The venue will be promoting the flavours of the Iberian peninsula with a selection of produce on sale. Spanish celebrity chef Omar Allibhoy has designed a menu of specials from his native Spain, which will be available at Jones the Grocer during the promotion. Chef Omar will also be in Dubai, hosting a Spanish cooking masterclass on Wednesday April 22. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat 9am-11pm. Until April 26. Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite Times Square Center (04 346 6886).
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s ‘Ottoman Opulence’ culinary tour This event starts in Plaj restaurant with a glass of bubbly and canapés followed by a cold starter at Indian restaurant Amala, Turkish mezze in Lalezar, main course at The Rib Room and a dessert buffet at Imperium. The experience finishes with tea or coffee and a digestif at Sultan’s Lounge terrace. Advanced booking advised. Dhs1,490 per couple. Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Picante’s grape and dinner deal All-you-can-eat from the à la carte menu at this Portuguese restaurant, plus unlimited house grape. Dhs225 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
Rosa Mexicano’s lunch special Get two courses for Dhs69. Dhs69 per person. Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 388 2505). Other location: Mirdif City Centre (04 285 8988).
Seafire’s Sinatra night This weekly food and beverage menu is inspired by Frank Sinatra and will be served to live music. Dhs400 (four courses). Dhs545 (six courses). Wed 8pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).Sukhothai's Songkran promotion Enjoy a special set menu for this unlimited eating and drinking promotion. Lunch: Dhs149 (soft drinks). Wed-Sat 12.30pm-2.30pm. Dinner: Dhs199 (grape and hops). Wed-Sat 7pm-9pm. Until April 18. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 7012 2455).
Taste Kitchen’s ‘we love mums’ promotion Buy any breakfast item and receive a free coffee or tea. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 8am-noon, Fri-Sat 10am-noon. Ongoing. Mercato Mall (04 344 4161). Other locations: Cedre Villas, Dubai Silicon Oasis (04 388 6121). Bur Dubai Spinneys (04 352 4591).
Teatro’s oyster promotion This month, the restaurant is offering bubbly and fresh oysters. Prices vary. Daily 6pm-2am. Until April 23. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).
Tong Thai’s Songkran promotion A special set menu is on offer, plus live cooking stations and performances of traditional Songkran water rituals. Minimum 24 hour advanced booking required. Dhs299 per person. Wed-Sun 6pm-midnight. Until April 19. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 0000).
Vinoteca’s pizza promotion Get any pizza of your choice, plus a bottle of Italian hops for Dhs79. There is also a daily happy hour at the venue, offering 50 percent off selected beverages with Italian bites from 6pm-8pm. Dhs79. Sat-Wed 12.30pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Thu-Fri 12.30pm-3pm, 6pm-midnight. Until May 22. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 1234).
Armani/Mediterraneo’s seafood night The event features iced seafood stations, with oysters, razor clams, tiger prawns, lobster tails, blue crab and more. There are also main course choices such as surf and turf, creamy cod, stuffed squid and seafood paella, plus a choice of five different daily catch dishes. Dhs350 per person. Thu 6.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
nosh restaurant’s seafood night The deal includes sushi, sashimi, plus fresh seafood cooked to your liking. Dhs205 (soft drinks). Dhs315 (house beverages). Dhs535 (bubbly). Free for children aged six and under. Thu 6.30pm-10.20pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).
Sass Café’s aperitivo Enjoy complimentary canapés with every beverage ordered. From Dhs65 per beverage. Sun-Thu 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 7722).
Cabana’s Nikkei nights Indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and yakitori. Dhs210 (soft drinks). Dhs320 (house beverages). Fri 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Chamas Churrascaria and Bar’s carnival brunch Expect Brazilian churrasco and samba dancers for entertainment. This new monthly event will take place every third Friday of the month. Dhs295 per person. Fri noon-4pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
Fraîche Café & Bistro’s breakfast special The breakfast deal is back, with a little difference. This deal offers unlimited breakfast dishes from the menu, but no juices or coffees. Dhs75 per person (food only). Fri-Sat 8am-4pm. Ongoing. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 369 7821).
The Royal Budha’s dim sum deal Head to this weekly event, with all-you-can-eat dim sum served from the trolley. There is also a happy hour on selected beverages on Fridays from noon-6pm. Dhs78 per person (unlimited dim sum and speciality tea). Fri noon-midnight. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Dubai, Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 4333).
Tirquaz Bistro & Garden Lounge’s barbecue night Enjoy an al fresco poolside barbecue every Saturday evening featuring mixed drinks, a dessert station and music. Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Wheeler’s of St. James’s Great British roast This weekend special offers a variety of roast meats. Desserts include English classics sticky toffee pudding or rhubarb and custard. Dhs225 per person. Dhs375 per person (beverage pairing). Fri and Sat noon-midnight. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
Long Yin’s live king crab promotion Get your crab steamed with soya garlic sauce and coriander, ‘Bi Fong style’ sautéed with fried garlic and shallot, and more. Dhs700 per kilo. Daily 12.20pm-5pm, 6pm-11pm. Until April 15. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Shang Thai’s ladies’ day deal On Sundays, ladies get 50 percent off the total lunch bill. Prices vary. Sun noon-3pm. Ongoing. Matloob Building, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 380 5408).
Casa de Tapas’ 2-for-1 Get two-for-one paella and Spanish beverages (excluding sparkling grape). From Dhs55 per person. Noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).
Reform Social & Grill’s steak and grape Order a steak at this British-themed venue and get half a bottle of selected red or white grape free. Dhs140. Mon 6pm-11pm, Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Sho Cho’s Monday feast night The open buffet selection includes seafood. Dhs125 per person. Dhs165 (house beverages). Mon 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).
Chez Sushi's ladies night Buy one ‘Let’s Roll’ and get one custom ‘Let’s Roll’ of your choice free. Valid only for female guests dining in. Prices vary. Daily noon-midnight. Until April 30. Al Wasl Road; Dubai Marina; Business Bay (800 78744).
Seville’s Feria de Abril Enjoy a three-course menu of Spanish food, and live performances of Flamenco dancing. Dhs195 per person (three courses and a glass of sparkling grape). Tue-Fri 9pm-2am. Sat 8pm-1am. Until April 25. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4777).
Solo Bistronomia & Vinobar’s cheese and grape night Enjoy five varieties of Italian cheese, paired with five varieties of Italian grape at this weekly event in our Best Newcomer Italian venue Solo. Dhs120 per person. Tue 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 370 8999).