This week's hottest dining deals

Top tables, tempting menus and bargain packages revealed

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Our picks of the week

1 Chef Claudio Sadler hosts a gala dinner at BiCE
See Wed 23.

2 St George's Day specials at Reform Social & Grill
See Wed 23.

3 Dine on local produce at Ronda Locatelli
See Wed 23.

4 Find organic groceries at Comptoir 102
See Sat 26.

5 Seven courses of black gold at Karma Kafé
See Sun 27.

Wednesday 23

Al Khaima's new entertainment
The Arabic restaurant launches a new programme of entertainment in the evenings, including belly dancing, Egyptian folk dancing ('tanoura') and a live Arabic band.
Priced à la carte. Thu-Wed 8.15pm-1am. Ongoing. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).

Armani/Amal's regional flavours
This month's menu promotion focuses on North Keralan cooking.
Dhs400 per person (food only). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until April 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Benjarong's Songkran menu
A special set menu in honour of the Thai new year festival.
Dhs325 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-10pm. Until April 30. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

BiCE's guest chef
Michelin star Italian chef Claudio Sadler is in residence for three evenings, concluding with a four-course gala dinner tonight.
Dhs495 per person. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 23. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina (04 318 2520).

La Farine's oyster promotion
French Belon oysters paired with bubbly or grape.
Dhs200 (six oysters and a glass of bubbly). Dhs460 (12 oysters and a bottle grape). 24 hours. Until April 30. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 414 3000).

Park Hyatt Dubai's Dine Around the Park
A dining concept, where each course is served in a different restaurant, including The Terrace, Traiteur, Café Arabesque and the Thai Kitchen.
Dhs395 per person. Dhs590 per person (including a glass of grape per course). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

Reform Social & Grill's St George’s Day
Celebrate at this English gastro pub with a one-off blackboard special of beef Wellington.
Dhs140 (beef Wellington). 7pm-midnight. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).

Ronda Locatelli's local menu
Try a four-course selection of classic Italian cooking, but prepared using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.
Dhs195 per person (food only). Sat-Wed noon-10.45pm, Thu-Fri noon-11.45pm. Until further notice. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Social House's Russian specials
The eatery introduces a selection of Russian dishes, including red borscht with beef pirozhk and sour cream, or kulebiaka (salmon with sautéed porcini mushrooms and wild rice).
Prices vary. Sun-Thu 9am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9am-1am. Until May 5. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 8640).

The Act Dubai’s 'Toys in the Attic'
A new theatrical theme, which offers a three-course menu and a live entertainment show. From
Dhs300 per person (food only). Mon-Wed 8.30pm-1am. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 811 9900).

The China Club's Peking duck deal
Try Beijing's most famous dish, prepared in five different ways.
Dhs149 per person (minimum two people). Daily noon-3pm, 7.30pm-11pm. Until April 30. Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira (04 205 7333).

The Ivy's St George's Day menu
Celebrate England's national day with a three- course menu of traditional English dishes.
Dhs200. Daily noon-11pm. Until April 26. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).

TOKO Dubai's joto lunch
Three-course à la carte selection, including miso soup, edamame and green tea.
Dhs125. Daily noon-3.15pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).


Thursday 24

Alfie’s pie and pint deal
Traditional British pie recipes, such as spinach and goat's cheese or chicken, leek and wild mushroom, matched with a selected pint.
Dhs99 per person. Daily noon-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8088).

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

Seafire's free kids' menu
Children can now eat for free off the new kids' menu.
Prices vary. Daily 5pm-7pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Friday 25

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

Flow Kitchen’s breakslow
Breakfast dishes with a laid-back ambience and al fresco areas.
Dhs155 (soft drinks). Dhs285 (house beverages and mixed drinks). Dhs445 (half a bottle of bubbly and mixed drinks). Fri 10.30am-3pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

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).

Raffles' St George's Day brunch
Promises a selection of old and new English dishes, plus activities for kids, including a petting zoo and bouncy castle.
Dhs355 (soft beverages). Dhs495 (house beverages). Dhs190 (children aged six to 11). Two children per couple, under the aged of six eat for free. 1pm-4.30pm. Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).


Saturday 26

Amala’s Bollywood nights
Get dinner teamed with a Bollywood movie screening at 3.30pm and 7.30pm.
Dhs285 per person (food and movie only). 6pm-1pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Greenheart Organic Farms at Comptoir 102
A new weekly, organic farmers' market hosted in collaboration with UAE-based Greenheart Organic Farms at the chic French boutique and café Comptoir 102.
Prices vary. 11am-2pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Road, www.greenheartuae.com (056 640 7060).

Pai Thai's street food market
A new weekly event with a Thai street market-inspired space, serving lunch from live cooking stations.
Dhs195 per person (food only). Dhs95 (food only) children aged four-12. Noon-3.30pm. Ongoing. Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).

Reform Social & Grill's Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
An Alice in Wonderland inspired afternoon tea, with pocket-watch cupcakes and Queen of Hearts jam tarts in the garden. Advanced booking required.
Dhs95 per person. Dhs145 per person (glass of sparkling grape). Sat-Thu 3pm-5pm. Ongoing. The Lakes Club, Emirates Living (04 454 2638).

Taste of Wafi
The family-friendly food festival runs every Saturday and offers a chance to sample locally produced foods, including organic groceries, plus kids' entertainment and fashion and beauty buys.
Free. 10am-7pm. Until June 21. Wafi Mall, Oud Metha (04 324 4555).

Sunday 27

Karma Kafé's truffle dinner
The restaurant hosts a seven-course black truffle dinner. Dishes include truffle foam with truffle scrambled eggs and brown rice risotto with truffle and red chilli.
Dhs495 per person (minimum two people). 7pm-11pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).

Positano's festa Italiana
An Amalfi-inspired selection includes antipasti, pizzas, pasta, seafood and a dessert room.
Dhs180 per person (soft drinks). 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 414 3000).

Rhodes Twenty10’s roast dinner
The new promotion includes beef sirloin, Yorkshire puddings, onion gravy, roast potatoes and fresh vegetables, plus a traditional English dessert of steamed treacle sponge with custard.
Dhs210 per person (food only). Sat and Sun 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).


Monday 28

St Tropez Bistro’s oysters and bubbly
Monday nights offer three French oysters and one glass of bubbly thrown into the bargain.
Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 3415).

The Talk Restaurant's 'all about citrus'
A new weekly event with a buffet of meat, fish and vegetable dishes, cooked with citrus fruits. Free for children aged 12 and under.
Dhs165 (soft drinks). Dhs195 (house beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel The Walk, JBR (04 449 8888).

Tuesday 29

Arcadia's antipasti night
An assortment of cold cuts, grilled vegetables and Italian cheese, plus a pasta station.
Dhs149 per person. 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8611).

Choices's Italian night
Traditional dishes, including antipasti, pizza, risotto, pasta and desserts.
Dhs179 (soft drinks). Dhs219 (selected beverages). 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).

SoHo Bar & Grill's ladies' night dinner
Head here for an alternative ladies' night experience, which offers dinner for only one dirham. There is also live entertainment.
From Dhs1. 6pm-10pm. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).

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