The latest offerings from Dubai's best restaurants
Time Out Dubai staff
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, Valrhona 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 Refreshing new 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).
Claw BBQ’s experiential cinema Enjoy summer screenings of retro favourites in The Barn. The menu will be tailored to match specific dishes and drinks from key moments within each film screened. This event is held on alternate Wednesdays. Dhs300 per person. Wed 8pm-9.30pm. Until August 19. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 432 2300).
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.
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. 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).
Ramadan Night Market Enjoy 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, 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).
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, half price (children aged four-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 with breakfast on the last day of Ramadan. From Dhs129 per person. Daily sunset-10.30pm. Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai Media City (04 436 0141).
Imperium’s iftar buffet Break the fast at this elegant restaurant with views over the landscaped gardens from the terrace. The iftar buffet includes local and international dishes. Dhs235 per person. Daily sunset-8.30pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0000).
Fazaris’s iftar Break your fast with dates, followed by main courses and Arabic and Turkish coffee. For suhoor, Arabic dishes are served à la carte. A duo playing traditional music also features. Iftar: Dhs210. Suhoor: Charged à la carte. Daily from sunset. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8799).
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).
Sama Lounge’s suhoor Expect live entertainment, great views of the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina, board games and more. Priced à la carte. Daily 8pm-2am. Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 439 8888).
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).
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).
Suq’s iftar menu Expect traditional Arabic and international dishes at this restaurant, as well as an 18-flavour ice-cream station. Dhs220 per person. Daily sunset-10pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 270 7777).
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. Dhs250 per person (food only). Daily sunset-8.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Qbara’s iftar menu The set menu for Ramadan includes chargrilled chicken and leek skewers dressed with Yemeni honey and Aleppo chilli salt and umm ali with rose water custard. Dhs245 per person. Dhs190 per person (for groups of 20 or more). Daily sunset-8.30pm. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 709 2500).
PizzaExpress’s iftar buffet Alongside the restaurant’s regular menu, an iftar buffet is also on offer. Diners can 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 Those visiting on Monday mornings can order any breakfast dish for Dhs16 and get a free cup of coffee, too. Dhs16. Mon 9am-noon. August 31. CNN Building (Building 2), Dubai Media City (04 362 4330).
Blue Elephant Restaurant’s royal Thai buffet An extensive buffet of Thai food with live cooking stations. Dhs209 (soft drinks). Tue-Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).