30 best foodie deals in Dubai this week

Save money and eat new foods at Dubai restaurants this week

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Our picks of the week

1 Get a coffee giveaway at Java Jolt
See Wed 14.

2 Enjoy steak and free grape at Reform Social & Grill
See Thu 15.

3 Understand cheese pairing at Tolosa Bodega
See Sat 17.

4 It’s Peking duck day at BA Restaurant and Lounge
See Sun 18.

5 The boss is in town at The Scene by Simon Rimmer
See Mon 19.

Wednesday 14

Andiamo’s white truffle month
For the whole of January, the Italian restaurant will serve dishes prepared with fresh white Alba truffle, such a beef carpaccio, pizza and freshly made tagliolini pasta. Dishes from Dhs160 (including 5g of white truffle shavings). Additional truffle from Dhs20 per gram.
Sat-Wed 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm; Thu-Fri 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Until January 31. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).

Benjarong’s crab craze
This month’s special offers crab dishes, prepared Thai-style, such as spicy green papaya salad with crispy soft-shell crab and stir-fried Alaska king crab with red curry paste, string beans and sweet basil.
Priced à la carte. Sat-Thu noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

Clé’s business lunch
Choose two or three courses at this modern Arabic venue by chef Greg Malouf. Dishes available include parmesan and zaatar crusted frogs legs, black angus rib-eye with creamed feta spinach and Amalfi lemon tart with saffron and caramel wafer.
Dhs95 (two courses). Dhs135 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-2.45pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 5150).

Eataly’s DSF deal
To coincide with Dubai Shopping Festival, this deal offers shoppers a late lunch or early dinner menu at a special price. The meal includes two courses – soup or salad followed by pizza or pasta – and an Illy espresso with which to end the meal.
Dhs39 per person. Daily 3pm-7pm. Until February 1. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8899).

Java Jolt’s coffee giveaway Head to this new café in Dubai Silicon Oasis and just say ‘Java me’ when placing a food order and receive a free organic coffee, too.
Prices vary. Sun-Thu 7am-7pm. Ongoing. Le Solarium Tower, Dubai Silicon Oasis (04 320 9292).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s ‘Ottoman Opulence’ culinary tour
This progressive dining event starts in Plaj restaurant with a glass of bubbly and canapés followed by a cold starter at Indian restaurant Amala, Turkish mezze in Lalezar, main course in The Rib Room and a dessert buffet at Imperium. The experience finishes with tea or coffee and a digestif at Sultan’s Lounge terrace. Advanced booking advised.
Dhs1,490 per a couple. Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

PAX Ristorante and Lounge’s winter special
The seasonal menu specials for January at this Italian restaurant include risotto with radicchio and Gorgonzola, broccoli cream with oyster mushrooms and fragrant herb croutons, and pan-fried cod with steamed new potatoes and spinach.
Priced à la carte. Sat-Thu noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

Picante’s grape and dinner deal
All-you-can-eat from the à la carte menu at this Portuguese restaurant, plus unlimited house grape.
Dhs225 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).

PizzaExpress’ lunch deal
Three outlets in Dubai are offering an ‘express’ lunch deal, which includes a starter, main and a soft drink or water.
Dhs50 per person (soft drink). Sun-Thu noon-5pm. Ongoing. Bin Sougat, Al Rashidiya (04 285 2393). Other location: Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5134). Dhs60 per person (soft drink). Dhs80 per person (house beverage). Sun-Wed noon-4pm. Jazz@PizzaExpress, JLT (04 441 6342).

Sass Café’s aperitivo
Enjoy complimentary canapés with every beverage ordered.
From Dhs65 per beverage. Sun-Thu 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 7722).

West 14th’s Route 66 night
A regular barbecue event with dishes inspired by destinations along America’s iconic Route 66 highway. The selection includes seafood starters, a salad bar, wagyu rump, Texas smoked brisket and Saint Louis-style deep-pan pizza.
Dhs200 per person (food only). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).

Thursday 15

Café Belge’s business lunch
A two- or three-course selection from a daily changing menu of Belgian cooking.
Dhs100 (two courses). Dhs120 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).

Nomad’s seafood night
An international seafood buffet, including choices such as prime lobster, fried chilli crab, Spanish seafood paella and seafood pie.
Dhs230 per person (food only). Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud, (04 230 8571).

Reform Social & Grill’s steak and grape
Order a steak and get a complimentary half bottle of selected red or white grape.
Dhs140. Mon 6pm-11pm, Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).

Seafire’s jazz night
Swing by the restaurant at Atlantis The Palm every Thursday for a three-course set menu and mixed drinks. Seafire’s new jazz band will be playing soul, funk and old-school jazz throughout the evening.
Dhs355 per person. 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Friday 16

Cabana’s Nikkei nights
Indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and yakitori.
Dhs210 (soft drinks). Dhs320 (house beverages). Fri 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Lafayette Gourmet’s ‘seven days, seven ways’
Dim sum on Mondays, Arabic mezze and grills on Thursdays and more.
Dhs95 per person (soft drinks). Daily 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Lafayette Gourmet, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).

One on One Bar’s ‘perfect pairings’
Russian beverages with vine leaves on Mondays, Scottish beverages and wagyu beef on Tuesdays, French grape and burgers on Wednesdays, drinks and cigars on Thursdays, pints and pies on a Friday.
From Dhs180 per person. Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8233).

Prime Steakhouse’s duo servings deal
Two people can enjoy juicy tenderloin steak topped with the restaurant’s signature sauce, as well as a bottle of grape.
Dhs595 for two people (including bottle of grape). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).

Wheeler’s of St. James’s Great British roast
This weekend special offers a variety of roast meats. Dessert includes English classics of sticky toffee pudding or rhubarb and custard.
Dhs225 per person. Dhs375 per person (beverage pairing). Fri and Sat noon-midnight. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).

Saturday 17

Casa de Tapas’ 2-for-1
A two-for-one deal on paella and Spanish beverages (excluding sparkling).
From Dhs55 per person. Noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).

Long Yin’s sea bream special
This seasonal menu offers sea bream prepared in a number of ways, including steamed with premium soy sauce or wok-fried with Singapore chilli sauce.
Dhs210 per kilo. Daily 12.30pm-5pm, 7pm-11pm. Until February 10. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

Sizzling Wok’s dim sum festival
A very affordable offer for unlimited dim sum.
Dhs39 per person. Sat-Wed 7pm-10pm. Until February 11. Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).

Tirquaz Bistro & Garden Lounge’s barbecue night
Every Saturday evening enjoy an al fresco poolside barbecue featuring mixed drinks, a dessert station and music.
Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Tolosa Bodega’s cheese and grape masterclass
Learn about French cheese and matching it with grape. The class includes discussion of presentation and tasting notes.
Dhs400 (includes five cheeses and five grape varieties). 7pm Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 453 9220).

Sunday 18

BA Restaurant and Lounge’s Peking duck day
A special menu centred around the Beijing delicacy, with recipes such as steamed smoked duck and braised shredded duck meat soup with dried scallop.
Prices vary. 7.30pm-11pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).

Fountain Restaurant’s street food promotion
Sample street food from South East Asia, the Southern Hemisphere and the Middle East.
Dhs110 (one soft drink or one glass of grape), half price (children aged seven to 12), free (children aged six and under). Sat-Mon 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).

Frankie’s Italian Bar and Grill’s olive oil week
A healthy dining-inspired promotion for the new year in which each dish in this four course menu is made with antioxidant rich olive oil.
Dhs365 (per person). Dhs615 (with grape pairing). Daily 5.30pm-2am. Until January 24. Oasis Beach Tower, The Walk, JBR (04 399 4311).

Monday 19

Chef Simon at The Scene by Simon Rimmer
The British restaurant’s eponymous chef is in town and in the kitchen for two days this week for the launch of a new menu.
Prices vary. Mon-Tue 7pm-11pm. Until January 20. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 422 2328).

Tuesday 20

Yuan’s Dim Sum Happy Hour
Choose from a select dim sum menu for discounted dumplings.
Dhs88 (for two people). Dhs128 (for three people), Dhs168 (for four people), Dhs198 (for five people). Daily 6pm-7pm and 10pm-11pm. Ongoing. Yuan, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

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