The latest offerings from Dubai's best restaurants
25° 55° Café Bistro’s business lunch Enjoy a two-course set menu with a soft drink. 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).
Amwaj Rotana's junior chef workshop Rosso and Benihana restaurants are holding a two-day cooking workshop for kids aged ten to 12 this week. During this time, children can learn to make pizza, sushi and cookies, and they will also leave with their own chef's hat and apron, and a certificate. Meanwhile, parents can get 20 percent off their lunch bill at Rosso or Benihana. Dhs90 per child. Wed and Thu 10am-noon. Until July 23. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).
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 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).
Casa de Tapas' summer mirage deal Guests can take advantage of two hours of unlimited food and beverages at any time of day, until the end of August. Dhs250 per person. Daily noon-2am. Until August 30. Dubai Creek Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).
Coya Dubai's ARTSPACE collaboration The Peruvian restaurant launches a display of recycled art by Ocean Sole, and photographic project ‘Genesis’ by Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado. Prices vary. Sat-Wed 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm, Thu-Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-midnight. Until August 15. Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 (04 316 9600).
Gourmandises’s breakfast deal A menu of healthy and express breakfast options available throughout July. From Dhs55 per person. Daily 7.30am-11.30am. Until July 31. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
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).
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).
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).
Seafood Market's scampi prawns promotion Scampi prawns are available this month, prepared in a number of different styles. Dhs280 per kg. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until July 31. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
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).
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).
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).
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).
Taste of Merletto Unlimited antipasti, main courses to share and a selection of desserts. Dhs165 per person (glass of house beverage). Thu and Fri 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai (04 317 7777).
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 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).
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. From Dhs295 per person. Dhs450 per person. Sat 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
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 of after-dinner beverages will be offered. Dhs199 (soft drinks). Sun 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
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).
Rosso’s gentlemen’s night Guys get a Dhs50 discount tonight, with two drinks and a pizza for Dhs120 per person. Dhs120 per person. Sun 9pm-midnight. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).
Dine at Armani Hotel Dubai The hotel is offering signature dining deals across its restaurants. This includes four-course summer set menus starting from Dhs300 per person at Armani/Amal, Armani/Deli and Dhs400 for four courses at Armani/Ristorante. There is also a buffet option available at Armani/Mediterraneo starting from Dhs180. From Dhs180 per person. Times vary. Until September 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
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).
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. Until August 31. CNN Building (Building 2), Dubai Media City (04 362 4330).
Blue Elephant Restaurant’s royal Thai buffet Thai buffet with live cooking stations. Dhs209 (soft drinks). Tue-Thu 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).
Solo Bistronomia & Vinobar’s cheese and grape night Enjoy five varieties of Italian cheese, paired with Italian grape. Dhs120 per person. Tue 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 370 8999).
ubk’s all you can eat ribs Get unlimited ribs, served with fries, salad, coleslaw and corn bread. Dhs175. Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).