36 eating out deals in Dubai

Our pick of the top tasters and must-eat menus

Wednesday 8

Angelina Tearoom’s daily brunch
The selection includes eggs prepared however you like and mini Viennoiserie-baked goods.
Dhs120 per person. Daily 10am-2pm. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 362 750).

Aspen by Kempinski’s lunch deal
The set menu deal promises to be served in just 45 minutes, or else you can claim it free of charge!
Dhs120 (two courses). Dhs150 (three courses). Sun-Wed noon-3pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).

Balance Café’s bake festival
Recipes include baked ricotta tart with ginger glaze and baked cherry-crusted cake with piquant orange coulis.
From Dhs55 per dish. Daily 11am-10pm. Until January 10. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4051).

Chef’s House’s sushi night
Sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes are on offer at the buffet and live cooking stations.
Dhs135 per person (soft drinks). Dhs195 per person (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

BiCE’s vinoteca night
Sample six varieties of grape, paired with Italian nibbles.
Dhs285 per person. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2520).

Fire & Ice
The seasonal special focusses on sustainable fish and seafood accompanied by seasonal organic vegetables.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until January 31. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).

ICHO’s business lunch
Sample three savoury courses, plus miso soup, in 30 minutes at this speedy lunch deal.
Dhs100 per person. Sat-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0550).

Nomad’s Spanish nights
An evening of Spanish tapas and Flamenco dance classes and live Spanish guitar music.
Dhs50 per person (classes only, food priced à la carte). 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8571).

Ossiano’s bubbly menu
A new set menu deal including a premium bottle of bubbly.
Dhs3,500 per couple. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

PAX’s ‘fame game’
A hunters feast of seasonal winter game dishes, such as venison tenderloin with red berry sauce or wild rabbit with carob honey sauce.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road; (04 317 4515).

Sake No Hana’s zensai promotion
The Japanese venue introduces a special of mixed drinks teamed with small plates.
From Dhs75. Sat-Wed 6am-9pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar (04 432 7800).

West 14th’s beef and reef night
A selection that includes wagyu rump, Texas smoked brisket and sirloin, plus grilled prawns, calamari, local lobster and oysters cooked on the barbecue.
Dhs200 per person (food only). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).

Thursday 9

Benjarong’s noodle promotion
The restaurant honours a tradition of beginning the year with noodles, to symbolise wishes for a long life. Sample Thai specialities such as phad sie eiw with chicken, dark soy sauce and kale or flat rice noodle soup with fish balls, calamari, chicken, fried bean curd, white fungus and morning glory.
Prices vary. Daily noon-3pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

Ketchup’s express lunch
The express lunch deal includes two courses and one beverage.
Dhs64. Sun-Thu 10am-5pm. Ongoing. Emaar Boulevard Plaza, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 363 8595).

Mezza House’s business lunch
Includes soup, cold starter, main course, dessert and soft drink, with the option to have shisha.
Dhs69 (without shisha). Dhs79 (with shisha). Sun-Thu 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 420 5444).

Sakura’s sushi deal
This lunch deal offers guests all you can eat on sushi.
Dhs129 per person. Dhs65 (children aged six to 12). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276963).

SoHo Bar & Grill’s Ribs and Rock ’n’ Roll night
Tuck in to ribs whilst listening to music from the 1950s-1970s.
Prices vary. 6pm-2am. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).

Zaroob’s lunch deal
The affordable offer includes a main course, dessert and soft drink.
Dhs39. Sun-Thu 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 927 662).

Friday 10

3in1’s urban picnic
This event is a poolside picnic concept, where guests will be given a basket and blanket and a DJ spins chill out tunes.
Dhs225 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages). 1pm-5pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5923).

Noire at Spectrum on One
The ‘dine in the dark’ experience offers a three-course meal, served to guests in a pitch-black room, by waiting staff wearing night-vision goggles.
Dhs325 per person (Dhs27 per guest is donated to Sightsavers Middle East). Fri-Mon 7.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

Ripe’s farmers’ market
The organic farmers’ market returns, in a new location in Safa Park, with events such as yoga classes and cooking workshops. Free entry.
Fri 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.ripeme.com (04 380 7602).

THE DEK on 8’s
Soak event Live cooking stations, help yourself beverage stations, plus music, ‘surprise’ entertainment and use of the pool.
Dhs295 per person. 2pm-6pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Saturday 11

Wheeler’s surf and turf
A two-person platter of whole grilled lobster, 360g fillet of beef, French fries, béarnaise sauce, salad and dessert. A bottle of house grape and four bottles of hops.
Dhs350 per person. Noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).

Sunday 12

Benjarong’s group dining deal
This month, guests dining off the special set menu in groups of ten or more will receive a complimentary voucher for the hotel’s Friday brunch for the soft drink package.
Dhs245 per person (Benjarong set menu). Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

Rosso’s barbecue night
Italian style barbecue with grilled fish and meat.
Dhs189 per person. 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 2000).

Salero Tapas & Bodega’s business lunch

The deal offers one cold tapa, one hot tapa and one dessert from a daily changing selection.
Dhs95 per person. Sun-Wed noon-6pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5888).


Monday 13

Chef’s House’s TemptAsia night
A buffet with live cooking stations for contemporary Asian cooking is served at the Radisson in Media City.
Dhs135 (soft drinks). Dhs195 (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Chor Bazaar’s Monday mela
An Indian street-food inspired menu.
Dhs149 (food only). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5613).

Monty’s tapas
The refurbished restaurant (formerly Bunkers) offers a menu of Spanish sharing plates.
From Dhs109 per person. Sun-Thu 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai (04 888 3828).

Nezesaussi’s Aussie steak night
Unlimited platters of Australian steak and chops, including side dishes and live music.
Dhs250 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 5927).

Toshi’s Asian barbecue night

The weekly event in TECOM features live barbecue stations and outdoor seating.
Dhs175 per person (soft drinks). Dhs195 (one glass of bubbly). Dhs295 (unlimited selected beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Grand Millennium Hotel, TECOM (04 429 9999).

Tuesday 14

Arcadia Lounge’s mezze night
Get to feast on a Turkish-inspired mezze menu by celebrity chef Silvena Rowe.
Dhs149 per person (house grape). Tue 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8611).

Jazz@PizzaExpress’s open mic night
At this weekly event, diners can head up on stage or watch others. Normal à la carte menu is available.
Prices vary. 8pm-1am. Ongoing. Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).

Pachanga’s churrasco
Tempt your taste buds with a Brazilian barbecue at the Hilton in JBR.
Dhs195. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 318 2530).

Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s 2-for-1 deal
Order two à la carte mains courses on Tuesdays and get the cheapest free.
Prices vary. 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).

Sonamu’s Korean barbecue
Feast on this venue’s all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue.
Dhs179. 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing.

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