Great food deals to take advantage of in Dubai before they’re gone
Time Out Dubai staff
Benihana’s wagyu month The Japanese restaurant is holding a wagyu beef promotion throughout May. Dhs490 (served at the table). Dhs510 (prepared at the teppanyaki tables). Sun-Wed 5pm-midnight, Thu-Sat 12.30pm-12.30am. Until May 31. 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).
Jazz@PizzaExpress’ Chef’s Table Get behind the scenes and create your own pizza. The experience is available for groups of seven to ten. Dhs99 (soft drinks). Dhs149 (house beverages). Sun-Wed noon-5pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).
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).
Manhattan Grill’s new menu treat Order from the new à la carte menu and get a free bottle of grape for two diners or two free bottles when four guests dine. Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until mid-June. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Plantation’s cassolette menu Cassolette is a traditional French slow-cooked stew prepared in cast iron pots. Try a selection of recipes here. From Dhs50 per dish. Daily noon-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4733).
Ronda Locatelli’s Ronda Unpacked menu Inspired by Giorgio Locatelli’s Italy Unpacked TV show, his Dubai restaurant launches a bi-monthly degustation menu. Each of the four-course menus will be themed around a particular region of Italy. The menu for May and June looks at Tuscany, with Sicily from July. Dhs195 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm. Until June 30. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
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).
Ultra Brasserie’s lunch deal The new branch of this café located at Marina Plaza is offering a lunchtime deal. Dhs35 (main course of the day). Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. Marina Plaza, next to Dubai Marina Mall (04 277 5644).
Wheeler’s of St James’s oyster night Enjoy an evening of oysters with bubbly pairing at this weekly night. From Dhs79. Wed 5pm-midnight. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
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).
Horizon’s family barbecue buffet This weekend event features barbecue and sushi stations, plus a special buffet and activity corner for kids. The menu will also feature organic ingredients and some healthy choices, too. Dhs199 per person (soft drinks). Dhs269 per person (house beverages). Dhs100 (children aged six to 12). Thu-Fri 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 2000).
nosh restaurant’s seafood night The deal includes sushi and 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).
Pure Sky Lounge & Dining’s street food event The bar hosts five different live cooking stations preparing ceviche, yakitori, pad Thai and more. From Dhs250 per person. Thu-Fri 6.30pm-10.30pm. Until May 30. Hilton Dubai The Walk, JBR (04 374 7888).
Elia Greek Restaurant’s souvlaki brunch Enjoy an afternoon of souvlaki, gyros, tzatziki, a pie of the day and other Greek dishes. Dhs150 (soft drinks). Dhs300 (house beverages). Noon-3pm. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2690).
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).
Ranches Restaurant & Terrace’s late breakfast deal Revel in a lazy weekend with breakfast served on the terrace. The deal includes breakfast dishes, a roast of the day and cold cuts. Dhs135 per person. Fri and Sat 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (04 360 7935).
Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire’s tasting menu A new style of seasonal tasting menu is now available at this restaurant by three Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire. Choose either 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).
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).
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).
Yalumba’s Hawaiian brunch Enjoy this one-off selection of Hawaiian food at the buffet and à la carte. Hawaiian-themed dress is encouraged and the best dressed will win a bottle of bubbly. After brunch, there is also a happy hour from 3.30pm-7.30pm. Dhs499 (bubbly). Dhs599 (rosé bubbly). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Areia Beach Bar and Grill’s weekend barbecue A weekly outdoor barbecue deal. Dhs149 (soft drinks). Dhs239 (house beverages). Sat 5pm-9pm. Until the start of Ramadan. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 374 9002).
Frevo’s Samba Saturday Head out for an evening of Brazilian barbecue and live Latin music. Guests are also promised a ‘theatrical’ dessert experience. Dhs250 (vegetarian experience). Dhs295 (meat experience). Dhs375 (seafood experience). Sat, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until the start of Ramadan. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Ossiano’s afternoon tea Try this ‘underwater’ afternoon tea with live entertainment. Dhs295 per person. Dhs450 per person (bubbly). Sat 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Porterhouse’s Saturday roast This dinner event offers a traditional roast with a live cooking station and live band playing on the terrace from 5pm-7pm. Dhs180 (one glass of grape). Sat 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 5656).
At.mosphere’s chef’s table A private dining experience for up to 12 guests. Dhs1,300 per person. Sun from 7pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Choices Restaurant’s meat lovers’ night Choose your cut of meat, then choose how you’d like the chefs to prepare it. There’s also a Caesar salad station and a potato bar. A free round after dinner beverages will be offered. Dhs199 (soft drinks). Sun 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
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).
Monday June 1
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).
El Sur’s Tuesday tapas deal Enjoy six tapas dishes from the menu, plus unlimited hops, grape and Spanish mixed beverage. Dhs195 per person. Tue 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 7700).
Manila Grill’s lunch combos Enjoy a lunchtime meal deal at this Filipino restaurant. Dhs35. Daily noon-3pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).
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).