Eating out events Oct 13-19

Enjoy Oktberfest brunch or learn to cook

Thursday 13

Grill night at Fountain
Every Thursday and Friday, enjoy tender cuts of meat and seafood with house beverages and desserts.
Dhs125 (soft drinks), Dhs165 (selected house beverages). Thu and Fri 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).

Maradona menu at Asado
Asado now offers a four-course menu inspired by the Argentinian footballer, including pizza from La Bombonera, tonic water sorbet, 400g sirloin steak with chips and fried eggs, and pancakes.
Dhs250 (food only). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 888 3444).

Mussels night at The Wharf
Get stuck into black pot mussels, cooked in a different sauce each week and served with fries and garlic bread.
Dhs100. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).

Oktoberfest at Der Keller
Specials on German food and imported hop-based beverages. Prices vary.
Mon-Sat 6pm-1am. Until October 15. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).

Oktoberfest at Dusit Princess
The Chill is celebrating Oktoberfest with smoked and marinated fish dishes, as well as vegetarian dishes and desserts. There’s also a German-themed barbecue on the terrace every Friday during October.
From Dhs79. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm (lunch); 7pm-11pm (dinner). Until October 31. Dusit Princess City Centre Dubai, behind Deira City Centre (04 209 5000).

Oktoberfest at the Grand Hyatt
For the fifth year in a row, Grand Hyatt Dubai celebrates Oktoberfest with plenty of traditional food and drink. Expect steins of hops and plates of pretzels and sausages.
Free entry. Daily 7pm-1am. Until October 29. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2271).

Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus
Savour Bavarian beef goulash and white sausage dumpling in creamy mustard sauce, or veal dumplings in caper sauce. Visit the live cooking stations serving marinated meat cutlets and a variety of German sausages. Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs330 (selected house beverages), Dhs110 (children aged six to 12). Thu-Fri 7pm-2am. Until October 31. JW Marriott Hotel, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira (04 607 7977).

Pizza night at Bunkers
Try special deals on pizzas every Thursday.
From Dhs60 (adults), Dhs30 (kids). Thu 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Seafood night at AOC Brasserie
Lobster, oysters, shrimps, crabs and mussels are all up for grabs. Also takes place on Saturdays.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (selected house beverages and bubbly). Thu and Sat 7pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai, JBR (04 448 4870).

Steak night at Ember Grill & Lounge
Savour all-you-can-eat chargrilled meat.
Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected house beverages). Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).

Steak night at The Med
Media One’s barbecue offers steaks and traditional accompaniments served on the terrace.
Dhs199 (food only), Dhs279 (selected house beverages). Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Sushi night at Benihana
Sample authentic sushi, sashimi and other Japanese delicacies at this family-friendly and fun restaurant.
Dhs189 (selected house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).

Friday 14

Culinary Friday lunch at Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire
A more refined alternative to brunch, Reflets promises that the four-course menu will ‘intrigue and excite’ (and it’s matched with grape picked by the resident sommelier).
Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (with grape). Fri noon-2pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

Friday dim sum lunch at Long Yin
A variety of steamed and fried dim sum, with a two-for-one promotion on hop-based beverages.
Dhs18 per portion. Fri 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).

Grand Oktoberfest brunch at the Grand Hyatt
Give this Bavarian-style brunch a try while you can – it only runs for three Fridays until the end of the hop festival celebrations, and the fresh pretzels and weisshurst are sure to prove popular.
Dhs180 (food only). Fri 12.30pm-4.30pm. Until October 28. Grand Oktoberfest tent, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2271).

The China Club’s eighth anniversary
This Chinese venue celebrates its eighth birthday by welcoming guest chef-artist Wei, who makes amazing models out of rice and noodle dough, as well as preparing beautifully designed dishes. There’s also a chance to win a trip for two to Beijing.
Prices vary. Daily 7.30pm-11pm. Until October 14. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road (04 205 7333).

Yum cha at Hukama
Partake in the Cantonese custom of yum cha with your family and friends every Friday. Enjoy a selection of the finest Chinese teas, along with deliciously unique dim sum.
Dhs145. Fri noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 436 8928).

Saturday 15

Cold cuts at M’s Beef Bistro
Sample beef salami, chicken mortadella, turkey roll, beef loaf, pork salami, pork ham, beef chorizo and pastrami beef. This feast of meat is accompanied with pickle gherkins, pickled onions, salad and toasted bread.
From Dhs80 per person. Daily 7.30pm-11.45pm. Until October 15. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).

Cooking classes with Chef Gabriele Kurz
Magnolia’s chef de cuisine Gabriele Kurz will be teaching you how to make short braised lettuce hearts with barley and roots vegetables vinaigrette; wild mushroom consommé with parsley knoedel; and beetroot wild-rice risotto, baby spinach, snow peas, and parsley foam. Advance booking essential.
Dhs295 (three-hour class, followed by lunch; price includes recipe booklet and Magnolia apron). 11am-2.30pm. Magnolia, Madinat Jumeirah., (04 366 6763).

Pie and pint night at The Wharf
Tuck into a variety of home-made pies, accompanied by a pint, at this traditional English pub.
Dhs90. Sat 7pm. Ongoing. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).

Saturday night buffet at Minato
Enjoy Japanese classics in the tatami room, at the teppanyaki table or at the sushi bar.
Dhs198 (includes selected house beverages), Dhs160 (food only). Sat 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road (04 205 7333).

Saturday roast at 25/55 Café Bistro
This traditional dinner offers a variety of meat carved at the table, served with traditional accompaniments.
Dhs170 (soft drinks); Dhs220 (selected house beverages). Sat 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai Yacht Club, Dubai Marina (04 362 7955).

Saturday roast at Nineteen
Choose from an array of meats, accompanied by crisp roast potatoes and fresh, seasonal vegetables, as well as a starter and dessert buffet.
Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (selected house beverages), free for children aged 12 and under. Sat noon-3.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Sizzling Saturdays at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
This Saturday feast features a three-course meal complemented by two glasses of white or red (or a whole bottle if you feel like splashing out).
Dhs265 per person (with two glasses of grape), Dhs530 per couple (with a bottle of grape). Sat 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666).

Sunday 16

Blue Sunday at Yo! Sushi
Items on blue plates on the conveyor belt cost just Dhs14. Only valid at BurJuman, Festival City, DIFC and Mirdif City Centre branches.
Prices start at Dhs14. Sun noon-10pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 363 7404). For other locations, see

Risotto fever at Splendido
Tuck in to steaming hot risotto. Choose from 10 different varieties, including the chef’s specialities of the month: risotto parmigiano with black seaweed caviar, and Sardinian venere rice risotto with mussels. Dhs50-150. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until October 28. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR (04 399 4000).

Seafood grills and sushi thrills at The Talk
Try spiced fish and shellfish straight from the grill, or enjoy fresh, succulent sushi prepared on-site.
Dhs165, Dhs230 (selected house beverages). Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Until October 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).

The Wharf Sunday roast
Enjoy traditional roast dinner with a choice of Aberdeen Angus roast beef, spit-roast chicken or studded rosemary lamb leg, all served with root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
Dhs90. Sun 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).

Yuni-Ku at Media One
Get a bargain deal on Japanese food – six courses of various dishes with unlimited Japanese hop-based beverages for Dhs175. Also runs on Monday.
Dhs175. Sun and Mon 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Café M, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Monday 17

Cheese nights at Centro Barsha
Sample all-you-can-eat cheese and all-you-can-drink grape at this cheese night.
Dhs139. Mon 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Centro Barsha (04 704 0000).

Curry and hops at Spectrum on One
Guests can feast on unlimited servings of traditional Indian curries, complemented by India’s top-selling, ice-cold hop-based beverage.
Dhs150. Mon 7pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

Glasshouse dinner and drinks promotion
Enjoy a variety of selected drinks for Dhs1 when you buy a two-course meal.
Prices vary. Mon and Wed 8pm-late. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).

Curry night at The Wharf
Enjoy a choice of curries of the day at this traditional pub served with steaming rice and fresh naan bread.
Dhs110. Mon 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).

Ribs and a pint at Loca
A wickedly delicious ribs and hops deal.
Dhs65. Mon 8pm. Ongoing. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).

Sho Cho Monday feast
Try a feast of food at this all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet, with DJ Stephan Karl playing from 10pm.
Dhs110 (includes Japanese rice beverage). Mon 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa (04 346 1111).

Tuesday 18

An Indian journey at Horizon
Feast on fiery and diverse curries, naans and tender tandoori kebabs.
Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs229 (selected house beverages), Dhs289 (premium beverages). Mon 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3087).

Curries of the world at Chef’s House
Choose from a range of meat, fish, and vegetarian options from Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, India, Mauritius and many more curry-loving nations.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Chef François’s gourmet Tuesdays at Le Classique
Features an à la carte menu of Chef François’s top 10 dishes, along with a delicious starter and dessert buffet, plus a choice of 12 free-flowing grape-based beverages.
Dhs320 (grape), Dhs195 (soft drinks). Tue 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 2222).

Mediterranean nights at AOC French Brasserie
Featuring food from Italy, Spain, Greece and Morocco.
Dhs180 (soft drinks). Dhs280 (selected house beverages and bubbly). Mon 7pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4870).

Mexican night at Gem Garden
Mexican buffet and a live fajitas station.
Dhs85 (food only), Dhs120 (selected house beverages). Tue 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Dubai, Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 4333 ext 800).

Pasta e Basta at The MED
Enjoy a spread of antipasti, salads, freshly baked pizzas, lasagnes and pasta made to order.
Dhs145 with soft drinks, Dhs185 with grape beverages. Tue 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Rib night at The Wharf
Sample sticky beef ribs served with mash or fries, garnished with signature sauce.
Dhs110. Tue 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).

Seafood night at Topkapi
An extensive seafood buffet featuring dishes such as seafood thermidor, paella, mussels in garlic, cream and coconut, and crab curry.
Dhs130. 7.30pm. Until December 31. Taj Palace Hotel, Deira (04 223 2222).

Wednesday 19

A taste of Asia at The Talk
A fresh and extensive buffet dedicated to Indian and Asian specialities.
Dhs165, Dhs220 (includes hop-based beverages), children under 12 dine for free. Wed 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).

Al Muna theme nights
Wednesday is a night for seafood lovers, while Thursday is a journey up the Silk Route through China, Central Asia and Northern India.
Dhs285 (Wed; soft drinks only), Dhs250 (Thu; soft drinks only). Wed-Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).

All you can eat at Benihana
Scoff an assortment of freshly made nigiri, sushi, sashimi and makimono, or Benihana’s signature teppanyaki.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (selected beverages), Dhs279 (premium beverages), Dhs99 (children aged six to 12). Mon, Wed Sat 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3089).

Surf and turf at The Wharf
Dine on the best treats from both land and sea at this weekly night, with half a North Atlantic Canadian hum lobster and a 200g striploin steak served with both fries and salad.
Dhs450. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).

Sushi at Spectrum on One
This gut-busting deal includes all-you-can-eat sushi, maki, tempura and teppanyaki, with bottomless servings of Japanese rice-based beverage.
Dhs150. Wed 6.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

The MED in France
Indulge in the renowned favourites of French cooking every Wednesday. Bottles of French
grape-based beverage start at Dhs88. Dhs135 (food only). Wed 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Wall of fame night at JW’s Steakhouse
Steak fans: finish the sizeable 20oz filet mignon steak and a bottle of grape, and your name will be honoured on the restaurant’s venerated Wall of Fame. Make sure you come hungry.
Dhs650. Wed 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).

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