21 restaurants to try during Dubai Restaurant Week

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21 restaurants to try during Dubai Restaurant Week

Dubai Restaurant Week is returning from February 21 to March 2 during this year’s Dubai Food Festival (DFF). Brought to you by Emirates NBD and Visa, Dubai Restaurant Week showcases some of the city’s finest restaurants with the most exceptional views. Each restaurant offers a specially curated 3-course menu featuring some of their most irresistible dishes. Giving customers the opportunity to sample their 3-course menu for only Dhs199 – a saving of up to 50%.

Seats are limited so book now via the official booking partner Reserve Out through their app and website. Guests are encouraged to visit more than one restaurant and they might be the lucky winner of a Dhs4,000 Emirates NBD cash card.

The list of restaurants includes several Time Out Dubai Restaurant Award nominees including Time Out’s steakhouse of the year, Beefbar.

Andes
A brand-new South American brasserie in One Central, near Dubai World Trade Centre’s exhibition centre, dishes on the Restaurant Week set menu include gazpacho, ceviche, lamb barbacoa and chocolate tart.
The Offices, One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 338 9935).

Al Nafoorah
Award-winning restaurant Al Nafoorah offers authentic Lebanese cuisine and fabulous terrace view, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include baba ghannouj, meat kibbeh, mixed grill and cheese kunafa.
The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 432 3232).

Basta!
Dubai’s newest Italian restaurant is courtesy of world-renowned chef David Myers, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include grilled calamari, wood fired pizza, artisanal pasta and tiramisu.
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Business Bay (04 512 5522).

Beefbar
Global restaurant Beefbar by Riccardo Giraudi brings its finest cuts of meat to its newest spot in Dubai, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include Kobe shawarma, marble steak, risotto and raspberry chocolate cake.  This is Time Out Dubai’s steakhouse of the year, get booking.
Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (056 115 1724).

Bhar
Bhar is a contemporary Middle Eastern style brasserie serving up traditional and authentic delights, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include grilled eggplant salad, slow cooked lamb shoulder, seven spiced crispy salmon and chocolate mousse.
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Business Bay (04 512 5511).

Bleu Blanc
With a traditional wood-fired grill at its centre, celebrity chef David Myers’ Bleu Blanc restaurant offers Southern French fare, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include charred octopus, roasted sea bass, vadouvan chicken and chocolate baked ganache.
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Business Bay (04 512 5533).

Carnival by Tresind
A celebration of modern Indian food, Carnival by Tresind blends centuries-old culinary practices and exotic spices, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include lamb seekh kebab, gol hatti, pondicherry fish curry and gajak. 
Level POD, Burj Daman, DIFC (04 421 8665).

Gaucho
Argentinian steakhouse, Gaucho brings a little South American culinary magic to Dubai International Financial Centre, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include tuna ceviche, rib eye steak, cauliflower steak and pineapple carpaccio. 
Gate Village 5, DIFC (04 422 7898).

GIA
Located in The Dubai Mall, the new Italian restaurant GIA offers traditional cuisine with views of
The Dubai Fountain, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include beef tenderloin carpaccio, fritto misto di mare, rigatoni and cannoli.
Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall (04 234 9986).

Hillhouse Brasserie
Family-friendly restaurant Hillhouse Brasserie offers hearty comfort food with views over Downtown Dubai, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include truffle burrata, wild mushroom & chestnut risotto, Australia lamb rump and rhubarb & custard donuts.
Dubai Hills (800 666353).

Hotel Cartegena
Latin American flavours in a lively atmosphere with amazing views, at Hotel Cartagena dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include crispy duck confit salad, wagyu picanha steak, Jamaican jerk chicken and passionfruit tres leche.
JW Marriot Marquis (04 560 1799).

La Parilla
Latin American food, drink, live music and entertainment combine with stunning sea views at La Parilla, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include salmon ceviche, sweet potato gnocchi, filet mignon and traditional churros.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 432 3232).

MINA Brasserie
MINA Brasserie offers hearty brasserie-style dishes with carefully sourced ingredients created by celebrity Chef Michael Mina, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include beet cured salmon, porcini ravioli, sea bream and a chocolate bomb.
Gate Village, DIFC (04 506 0100).

Morimoto
Morimoto Dubai offers a contemporary blend of traditional Japanese flavours with Western influences, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include crab tempura, sushi, Wagyu striploin and cheesecake souffle.
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Business Bay (04 512 5577).

Observatory
Perched on the 52nd floor, Observatory offers superb 360-degree views over Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah, dishes on the Restaurant Week set menu include ahi tuna, crab cakes, New York striploin and lava cake.
Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).

Pai Thai
Pai Thai offers tantalising Thai cuisine on the calm waterways of the Madinat Jumeirah, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include marinated chicken satay, breaded prawn cake, green chicken curry and sweet sticky rice.
Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).

Prime68
Steakhouse restaurant Prime68, on the 68th floor of JW Marriott Marquis enjoys panoramic views of Dubai’s skyline, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include jumbo tiger prawns, tenderloin steak, pan-fired chicken and New York cheesecake. 
JW Marriott Marquis, (04 414 3000).

Scape
Perched on the Burj Al Arab Terrace with stunning views Scape’s menu is a blend of Latin American, Asian and Mediterranean flavours, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include prawn ceviche, lamb shoulder, roasted sardines and panna cotta.
Burj Al Arab Terrace (04 301 7600).

Sea Fu
Sea Fu is an Asian-inspired restaurant offering the freshest seafood with beachfront views, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include octopus carpaccio, Korean pear salad, beef short ribs and Li Chu dark chocolate dessert.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 270 7777).

Seven Sands
Serving authentic and traditional Emirati cuisine Seven Sands will take you on a cultural journey of the UAE, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include beetroot hummus & kibbeh bezar, camel biriyani and camel milk ice cream.
The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 551 6652).

Zheng He's
Revisit classic Chinese dishes with a modern touch at Zheng He’s and enjoy views over Mina A' Salam’s lagoon, dishes on the Dubai Restaurant Week set menu include king prawns, corn-fed chicken, beef tenderloin and mango cheesecake.
Jumeirah Mina A' Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).

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