The latest offerings from Dubai's best restaurants
Time Out Dubai staff
Aspen by Kempinski’s afternoon tea Enjoy recipes 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).
Bateaux Dubai's dinner cruise A four-course à la carte menu on a fully air-conditioned boat, plus live music. Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (beverages). 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 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).
The Dubliner's fish and chips promotion Fish and chips and one house beverage for Dhs85. Choose between haddock, halibut, cream dory or whitebait. Dhs85 per person. Sat-Thu noon-11.45pm. Until August 31. Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
Jumeirah Emirates Towers' gastronomer’s dinner Newly launched this month, this is a progressive dining experience that includes Alta Badia, The Rib Room and The Ivy. The event finishes with a mixology lesson in The Ivy Bar. Maximum ten people. Dhs750 per person. Daily from 7.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 366 5866).
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. From Dhs120 per person. Until August 23. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Manhattan Grill's 50 percent back deal Dine at this steakhouse and spend a minimum of Dhs100 from the à la carte menu, until the end of September. You'll get 50 percent of the value of your total bill back to use against your next visit. There are also new live jazz performances taking place on Thursday and Friday evenings. Dhs100 minimum spend. Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3pm. Sat-Wed 7pm-11.30pm, Thu-Fri 7pm-midnight. Until September 30. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2223).
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).
Rosso's grape night Head to this popular Italian eatery for a four-course dinner paired with Italian grape from Sardinia and Piedmont. Dhs400 per person. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Amwaj Rotana, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 428 2000).
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).
STAY by Yannick Alléno's summer menu Try dishes from the new seasonal à la carte menu. Or, opt for the five-course 'Bourgeois' tasting menu of signature dishes. Dhs490 (five courses). Tue-Sun 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1010).
TRE by Roberto Rella’s business lunch This brand-new Italian venture by local restaurateur Roberto Rella is offering a business lunch deal, with a weekly changing menu. Dhs105 (two courses). Dhs125 (three courses). Open daily noon-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 404 7700).
Umai's sushi and sashimi feast An unlimited selection of sushi and sashimi. Dhs230 per person. Sun-Fri 7pm-11pm. Until August 31. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (04 444 1407).
A.O.C. French Brasserie's seafood night The selection includes blue crabs, mussels, prawns, scampi, an oyster bar and a sushi corner. Also available are cuts of meat from the rotisserie. Dhs155 (soft drinks). Dhs255 (house beverages). Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4733).
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).
Crescendo's butcher’s night The selection includes roast beef rib, slow roasted brisket, lamb cutlets and more, prepared at live cooking stations. There is also a buffet selection of vegetables and salads. Dhs220 (food only). Dhs350 (house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).
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).
Gaucho's roast A Saturday roast: choose between rib eye steak, sliced at the table, or a whole chimichurri infused roast chicken. Dhs185 per person. Sat noon-7pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 422 7898).
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).
The Rib Room's grape and cheese night Grape and cheese pairing, with three glasses of grape per person. Dhs225 per person. Sat 5pm-7pm. Until August 29. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Solo Bistronomia & Vinobar’s grape and chocolate pairing Four glasses of grape, each paired with handcrafted chocolates. Dhs140 per person. Sun 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 370 8999).
Spikes restaurant's Costa Rican Sundays Try a sampling platter of Costa Rican dishes by the new head chef. Dhs60 per person. Sun 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City (04 701 1127).
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/Hashi, 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).
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).
Trader Vic's Monday sushi mania Choose any three sets of sushi rolls for Dhs99. Dhs99. Mon 4pm-2am. Onoging. Al Fattan Tower, The Walk, JBR (04 399 8993).
Urban Bistro’s breakfast deal 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).
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).