Selected meal deals and food promotions on offer in Dubai this week
25° 55° Café Bistro’s business lunch Enjoy a two-course set menu with a soft drink for lunch for the whole of July. The deal includes soup of the day, plus sandwiches with French fries or green salad. Dhs85 per person. Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Until July 31. Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Dubai Marina (04 362 7900).
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 caramelised tarte tatin. Dhs295 for two. Daily 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).
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 7.15pm-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).
Filling the Blues with Moti Roti Local wrap specialist Moti Roti has introduced a charitable iftar initiative. Local food brands such as Taqado and Lebaneesh will donate iftar meals for labourers. You can volunteer to help hand the iftar meals out. Bringing additional donations of water, sweets and snacks is encouraged. Free to attend. Daily from Sunset. Until the end of Ramadan. www.motiroti.me/fillingtheblues.
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). Daily noon-5pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).
Jumeirah Restaurant Week Extended Only at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, that is. Apparently, the Palm Jumeirah resort enjoyed JRW so much that its restaurants (The Rib Room, Lalezar, Al Nafoorah and Amala) will continue to run this set-price menu promotion into August. Al Nafoorah and Lalezar will offer this promotion only after Ramadan. From Dhs120 per person. Times vary. Until August 23. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
La Serre Bistro and Boulangerie’s ‘The House’ pop-up During Ramadan, the restaurant has turned itself into a unique art pop-up. The walls have been stripped bare and art collective The Animation Chamber have quite literally been given carte blanche to paint straight onto the walls. Prices vary. Daily. Boulangerie: 6.30am-10.30pm. Bistro: noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until July 17. Vida Downtown Dubai Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 428 6966).
Plantation’s cassolette menu Dishes are prepared in a cast iron pot known in France as a ‘cassolette’. Try a selection of recipes. From Dhs50 per dish. Daily noon-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4733).
Ramadan Night Market Enjoy the late-night shopping, food courts and activities for children. Free entry. Daily 8pm-2am. Until July 11. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 388 5191).
Rhodes W1’s afternoon tea Gary Rhodes’ restaurant offers a classic British selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches. From Dhs195 per person. Wed-Sat 2.30pm-5pm. Ongoing. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Ronda Locatelli’s Ronda Unpacked menu Inspired by Giorgio Locatelli’s Italy Unpacked TV show, his Dubai restaurant has launched a bi-monthly degustation menu. Each of the four-course menus will be themed around a particular region of Italy. The menu for July and August looks at Sicily. Dhs195 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm. Until August 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
RWAQ Ramadan at The Walk This late-night event for Ramadan features five zones dedicated to food, culture, art, fashion, and installations, located at the Murjan and Sadaf areas along The Walk at JBR. For dining, there are two dedicated marquees serving contemporary Arabic fusion menus. Free entry. Daily 7pm-2am. Until the end of Ramadan. The Walk, JBR, www.rwaq.ae (800 62728).
Sass Café’s early-bird menu Try the 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).
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).
TRE by Roberto Rella’s business lunch This brand-new Italian venture by local restaurateur Roberto Rella is offering a business lunch menu this month. Dhs105 (two courses). Dhs125 (three courses). Open daily noon-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 404 7700).
A La Turca’s iftar buffet Enjoy iftar buffet-style. The selection includes Turkish and Arabic-inspired dishes including assorted mezze, salads, soup, hot appetisers, a pasta station, a pide station (Turkish flatbread), a doner kebab station, a live barbecue, assorted mains and a selection of traditional and contemporary desserts. Dhs185 per person, Dhs75 (children aged three-12). Daily sunset-9pm. Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5555).
Arabesque Café’s iftar buffet
Try the buffet of local and international cuisine. Arabesque Café also offers takeaway ouzi (6-8kg) for Dhs625 and a weekly draw with prizes including a one-night stay for a family of four including breakfast on the last day of Ramadan. From Dhs129 per person. Daily from 6.30pm. Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai Media City (04 436 0141).
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).
SALT’s free paddleboarding offer
This summer, SALT has launched a new indoor terrace for dining. It is also giving away free paddleboarding sessions at Surf House Dubai. Eat at SALT, then take your receipt to Surf House Dubai to claim a 45-minute session at the weekend between 4pm-7pm. Free. Fri-Sat 4pm-7pm. Ongoing. Kite Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (no number).
The Royal Budha’s dim sum deal
Enjoy the all-you-can-eat dim sum with this restaurant’s ongoing offer. Dhs78 per person (unlimited dim sum and speciality tea). Fri noon-midnight. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Dubai, Al Barsha (04 323 4333).
Crescendo’s iftar buffet The restaurant is serving up a buffet selection of Arabic dishes from hot and cold mezze and fresh salads to traditional lamb ouzi. A dessert section also features, as well as a range of fresh Ramadan juices. Expect traditional Arabic entertainment daily. Dhs185 per person, Dhs90 (children aged six-12). Daily sunset-10.30pm. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).
Nobu’s iftar menu Enjoy Signature dishes such as steamed sea bass dry miso with eggplant puree and creamy rock shrimp, with iftar staples including dried fruit and vegetables to break the fast. Dhs270 per person. Daily from sunset. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
PizzaExpress’s iftar buffet An iftar buffet is available alongside the restaurant’s regular menu. Diners can also enjoy free honey date dough balls when they eat in the restaurant. Dhs69 person. Daily 7.30pm-9.30pm. Ibn Battuta Mall, The Gardens (04 368 5134).
Urban Bistro’s breakfast deal
On Monday, early morning diners can order any breakfast dish for Dhs16 and get a free cup of coffee, too. Dhs16. Mon 9am-noon. Until August 31. CNN Building (Building 2), Dubai Media City (04 362 4330).
Blue Elephant Restaurant’s royal Thai buffet Enjoy this extensive buffet of Thai food with live cooking stations. Dhs209 (soft drinks). Tue-Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).