The latest offerings from Dubai's best restaurants
Time Out Dubai staff
Aspen by Kempinski's afternoon tea Enjoy recipes with a twist such as soft tramezzini sandwiches, chocolate wrapped cheesecake, Valrhrona chocolate truffles, fresh berry tart and caramelized tarte tatin. Dhs295 for two. Daily 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).
Atisuto’s breakfast deal Taste the selection of Japanese-style breakfast dishes such as okonomiyaki, omurice omelettes and more. Priced à la carte. Daily 8am-noon. Ongoing. Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road (04 343 6303).
Bateaux Dubai's dinner cruise A four course à la carte menu freshly prepared on-board this air-conditioned boat. There is also a live music. Enjoy a special summer rate. Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (bevberages). Daily 7.45pm-11-pm. Until August 31. Baniyas Road, in front of Emirates NBD Headquarters, Deira (04 814 5553).
Benihana’s seafood night Enjoy a menu of seafood teppanyaki dishes such as prawn and salmon, plus miso soup, salad, hibachi vegetables, and a chocolate fountain. Dhs209 (soft drinks).Wed 6.30pm-11.30pm.Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Biryani Pot’s summer menu New refreshing summer drinks such as lemon and mint and mango lassi, plus light dishes including kathi rolls and salads such as masala quinoa and tamarind fattoush feature on the menu. Priced à la carte. Daily 11am-midnight. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Road (04 338 2277).
Blue Jade’s Journey to Japan Try the set menu of Japanese dishes. Dhs250 (food only). Dhs385 (beverages). Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).
Eataly’s chocolate festival The menu is themed around chocolate and includes burrata filled with the sweet stuff and a chocolate dough pizza with gorgonzola, mascarpone and pears. From Dhs39 per dish. Daily 9am-midnight. Until June 17. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8899).
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 (beverages). Sun-Wed noon-5pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).
Loca’s summer menu Try the new healthy menu, which has been launched for summer. From Dhs76 per dish. Daily noon-2am. Until the start of Ramadan. Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 364 1111).
M’s Beef Bistro’s cold soup promotion Cool down with a selection of chilled soups on the menu for June. Dhs43. Daily 12.30pm-2.30pm, 7pm-11pm. Until June 30. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Mahiki Dubai’s lobster and burger night Begin your night with half a lobster, a wagyu beef burger, plus side dishes and a jug of cucumber and apple mixed drink. Dhs150 (food only). Dhs195 (including a jug of mixed drink). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 380 7731).
Plantation’s cassolette menu Dishes are prepared in cast iron pots known in France as ‘cassolette’. 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 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).
Sass Café's early bird menu A three-course menu deal for early diners. Dhs195 (food only). Dhs380 (beverages). Sun-Fri 7pm-8pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 7722).
Splendido's gusto del nord A four-course exploration of northern Italian cooking. Featuring dishes such as focaccia e carpaccio, raviolo alla Bolognese and ossobuco di vitello. Dhs250 (food only). Dhs385 (beverages). Daily 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, The Walk, (04 318 6150).
Sufra’s business lunch Dine on a selection of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes. Dhs80 (two courses). Dhs95 (three courses). Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Dubai Healthcare City (04 553 1234).
Sushi Restaurant’s sharing dessert This new sharing dessert for two includes mochis, macha rolls, soya bean tofu with black sesame, red bean pancake rolls, berries with jelly, sushi ice cream and ginger cookies. The dessert is served in a traditional box, which you can also purchase for an extra Dhs45. Dhs77 (for two). Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2221).
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 and sashimi, plus fresh seafood cooked to your liking. Dhs205 (soft drinks). Dhs315 (beverages). Free for children aged six and under. Thu 6.30pm-10.20pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).
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).
Mistral’s surf & turf samba This Latin American ‘fiesta’ features street food and live entertainment. Dhs199 (soft drinks). Dhs299 (beverages). Fri 6.30pm-11.30pm. Until the start of Ramadan. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 0000).
Per Te Ristorante e Café’s Friday market lunch Billed as a brunch alternative, choose three dishes from the Friday set menu. Dhs150. Fri noon-4pm. Ongoing. Street 12C, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 6455).
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 Enjoy the all-you-can-eat dim sum. There’s also a happy hour on Fridays, 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).
Ossiano’s afternoon tea Try this ‘underwater’ afternoon tea with live entertainment. From Dhs295 per person. Dhs450 per person. 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 until 7pm. Dhs180 (one beverage). Sat 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 5656).
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).
Sho Cho’s Monday feast night The open buffet selection includes seafood. Dhs125 per person. Dhs165 (beverages). Mon 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).
Blue Elephant Restaurant'S royal Thai buffet An extensive buffet of Thai food with live cooking stations. Dhs209 (soft drinks). Tue 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000). 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).