Time Out's pick of the best foodie deals and meal promos this week
Time Out Dubai staff
Armani Hotel Dubai’s anniversary gift The hotel celebrates its fifth anniversary this month. To mark it, it’s offering five-course degustation menus at Armani/Ristorante, Armani/Amal, Armani/Hashi and Armani/Deli, each priced Dhs500. Dhs500 per person. Sat-Wed 7pm-11pm. Until April 30. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3888).
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).
Benjarong’s Songkran specials The Thai restaurant celebrates the water festival this month with a ‘Khao Chare’ set menu, which includes traditional rice soaked in cool jasmine water. Dhs149 per person. Sat-Thu noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 30. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
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).
Eat Greek’s takeaway picnic Head to this beachside Greek restaurant and pick up a takeaway picnic basket for one diner. It includes three skewers, chips, tzatziki, eggplant salad, pitta bread, orange pie, plus cutlery, napkins, wet wipes and toothpicks. Dhs90 per person. Daily noon-midnight. Ongoing. The Beach, JBR (04 430 5249).
Grand Hyatt Dubai’s Maifest Head to the air-conditioned tent for an annual summer celebration of traditional German food, hops and live music, from the Southern province of Bavaria. Dining is à la carte, except on Saturdays when there is a brunch event, and tonight only, when there will be an opening night buffet. Wednesday buffet: Dhs150 per person (food only). Saturday brunch: Dhs180 per person (food only). Dhs240 per person (house beverages). Wed-Sat 7pm-1am. Until May 9. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Jones the Grocer’s Taste of Spain promotion Spanish celebrity chef Omar Allibhoy has designed a menu of specials from his native Spain, which will now be available until May 3. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat 9am-11pm. Until May 3. 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).
Manila Grill’s lunch combos Enjoy a lunchtime meal deal at this new Filipino restaurant. Dhs35. Daily noon-3pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).
Picante’s grape and dinner deal ll-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).
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).
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).
Cravin’ Cajun’s jazz day This restaurant celebrates International Jazz Day today with a 40 percent discount on Deep South favourite, chicken and waffles dishes, plus a soundtrack of jazz music. Prices vary. 7pm-11.30pm. Novotel Dubai Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 304 9000).
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).
Street Nights at The Walk, JBR This celebration of urban culture returns, promising a plethora of street food stalls as well as street art and musical performances. Food trucks participating include Yumtingz, Parkhouse, Ghaf Kitchen, Moti Roti, Panifico, Brooklyn Bros, Melt and Homebakery. Free to attend. Daily 5pm-10pm. Until May 9. Bahar, The Walk, JBR (no number).
Friday May 1
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).
Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire’s tasting menu Try the new seasonal tasting menu at this restaurant by three Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire. Choose four courses for Dhs450, or seven courses for Dhs950. Dhs450 (four courses, food only). Dhs950 (seven courses, food only). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until the start of Ramadan. Intercontinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
The Royal Budha’s dim sum deal 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).
Peppermill’s cooking demonstration A free demonstration will be held today, showcasing practical and modern cooking techniques for Indian food. Free to attend. 11am-1pm. Lulu Hypermarket, Al Barsha (04 354 9166).
Tirquaz Bistro & Garden Lounge’s barbecue night Enjoy an al fresco poolside barbecue every Saturday with mixed drinks, a dessert station and music. Dhs99 per person. Sat 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).
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).
Amala’s paratha and curry Mondays Starting today, this new promotion offers a set menu of stuffed parathas and traditional curries focused on different regions of India. Dhs255 per person (food only). Mon 6pm-11pm. Until May 25. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Reform Social & Grill’s steak and grape Order a steak 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).
Solo Bistronomia & Vinobar’s cheese and grape night Enjoy five varieties of Italian cheese, paired with five varieties of Italian grape. Dhs120 per person. Tue 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 370 8999).