Essential eating out deals

Dubai's best offers and events this week

Thursday 20

Barbecue by the pool at Club Olympus
Starting today, Club Olympus offers grilled seafood, roasted meats and desserts served in a relaxed atmosphere. There’s also shisha.
Dhs199 (food only), Dhs289 (selected beverages), Dhs99 (kids aged six to 12). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency, Deira (04 317 2222).

Bubbly Thursdays at Yalumba

Enjoy all-you-can-eat-buffet and à la carte options and drink premium bubbly – a great start to the weekend.
Dhs449 (includes bubbly). Thu 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

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).

Meat on Thursdays at M’s
Every Thursday evening, M’s restaurant sizzles with all-you-can-eat brasero (tableside barbecue) and signature skewers, with a delicious starter and dessert buffet including selected beverages.
Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (selected beverages). Thu 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 417 9999).

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. Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).

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 French 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).

Seafood night at Na3Na3
Dishes served include spicy gazpacho with chilled basil shrimp skewers, as well as live cooking stations for grilled seafood on the terrace. For a selection of cold seafood served on ice, choose from poached shrimp, clams, mussels, oysters and scallop ceviche, with a variety of sauces and accompaniments.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).

Soirée Souvinir de France at Bistro Madeleine
For a little piece of Parisian culture, enjoy this night of music while you try an authentic French buffet, featuring cold cuts of pork and beef tartare, live cooking stations, cheese fondue and crêpe desserts.
Dhs185 (selected house beverages). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

Steak night at Ember Grill & Lounge
Savour all-you-can-eat chargrilled meat at this friendly steakhouse.
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 21

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).

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 22

Picture-perfect picnic brunch at Al Badia Golf Club
This picnic takes place on the lawns at Al Badia golf course, where you can kick off your shoes and enjoy fine dining outdoors. Guests are handed a wicker picnic basket on arrival and can sample live cooking stations, themed beverage islands, ‘build your own burger’ and a Candyland station.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (selected house beverages), Dhs550 (premium bubbly), Dhs895 (premium rose bubbly). Sat Noon-4pm. Ongoing Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

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).

Sunday 23

Celebrity guest chef Malika van Reenen at Café Chic
Hailing from Signal, one of Cape Town’s top restaurants, executive chef Malika van Reenen will bring her own touch of culinary finesse and contemporary flair to Café Chic.
Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-2.45pm, 7pm-11pm. Until October 27. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

Risotto fever at Splendido
Sample steaming hot risotto at this Italian venue. Choose from 10 different varieties, including the chef’s specialities: 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).

Monday 24

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).

Movie and sushi night at Lakeview
Catch a movie under the starts every Monday on the Lakeview terrace and indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and tempura from the live cooking station. Screenings take place at 7pm and 9pm featuring a selection of comedy, action and romantic classics. Today’s movies are Analyse This (7pm) and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (9pm).
Dhs75 (food only). Mon 7pm, 9pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (04 295 6000).

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 25

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). Tue 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).

Eat, drink, chill at Pine Grill
Relax with a kebab in one hand and an ice-cold drink in the other at the Pine Grill poolside eatery.
Dhs155, (soft drinks), Dhs260 (selected house beverages), Dhs65 (kids aged six to 12). Tue 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community, Dubai Investment Park (04 885 2222).

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

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).

The Italian Job meal deal
Every Tuesday night features rich and authentic Italian pastas and pizzas.
Dhs85 (food only), Dhs105 (one glass of selected house beverage), Dhs125 (unlimited selected house beverages). Tue 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).

Wednesday 26

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).

All you can eat at Thai Kitchen
Diners visiting on Wednesdays will be able to feast on an extensive list of unlimited dishes.
Dhs220. Wed 7pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club (04 602 1234).

Diwali at Chutneys
Chef Hafeez has arranged a special Diwali thali menu that features an eclectic mix of traditional as well as innovative delicacies from the northwest of India.
Dhs135. 7pm-11.15pm. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).

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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