The latest dinning deals 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).
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).
The Black Lion’s Friends promotion Inspired by the US sitcom’s 21st anniversary this month, the pub is offering a number of Friends-themed deals. Diners named Joey, Rachel, Chandler, Ross, Monica or Phoebe will get a 20 percent discount on their bill. From 11.30pm-3am, The Black Lion is also offering two-for-one on pizzas. Prices vary. Daily 11am-3am. Until September 30. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).
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).
Chez Sushi’s bento box happy hour Order a bento box during happy hour and get Dhs15 off your bill. Options include sashimi and sushi bento, salmon teriyaki, beef teriyaki bento or chicken teriyaki. Prices vary. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Al Wasl Square; Dubai Marina; Bay Square, Business Bay; Arabian Ranches (800 78744).
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, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 366 5866).
Lafayette Gourmet’s dinner and movie deal Get a ticket to Reel Cinemas, plus a set meal at Lafayette Gourmet, with five different kitchens to choose from. Dhs80 per person. Sun-Wed 5pm-10pm. Until September 16. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Latitude’s Tokyo Week Enjoy this week-long food festival inspired by Japanese street food. Dhs240 per person (food only). Half price for children aged four-12. Free for children under four. Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Until September 9. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8999).
Long Yin’s moon cakes Celebrate the mid-autumn moon festival with these traditional cakes flavoured with lotus seed paste. They are available throughout September while stocks last. Dhs190 (box of four). Daily 12.30pm-2.45pm, 7pm-11pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
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 live jazz performances 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).
Okku’s lunch and pampering deal Get a two-course lunch at Okku, plus a 50-minute or 25-minute massage at Mandara Spa. The lunch deal features organic green tea and miso soup, followed by hamachi carpaccio, prawn tempura roll, yuzu saikyo miso black cod or chicken teriyaki. Dhs199 per person (two courses and a 25-minute massage). Dhs299 per person (two courses and a 50-minute massage). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8270).
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).
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).
Rosso’s summer truffle special Try an à la carte seasonal selection of dishes using black summer truffle teamed with ingredients such as scallops, duck and porcini mushrooms. Prices vary. Sat-Wed 12.30pm-11.30pm, Thu-Fri 12.30pm-12.30am. Until September 30. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, 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).
Stage 2’s cheese pairing night Enjoy a buffet selection of cheese from around the world, paired with three glasses of premium grape. Dhs150 per person (three glasses of grape). Wed 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 6888).
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).
The Rib Room’s ‘His and Hers’ set menu This three-course menu for couples to share includes a welcome drink and parting gift for her. Dhs620 per couple. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until September 30. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
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).
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).
Crescendo’s butcher’s night The selection includes roast beef rib, slow-roasted brisket, lamb cutlets and more, prepared at live cooking stations. There’s 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).
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. Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs450 (bubbly). Sat 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
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).
Trader Vic’s Monday sushi mania Choose any three sets of sushi rolls for Dhs99. Dhs99. Mon 4pm-2am. Ongoing. Al Fattan Tower,The Walk, JBR (04 399 8993).
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).