Our picks of the week
1 A special Australian menu at Jones the Grocer
See Wed 21.
2 Australia Day gala dinner at Clé Dubai
See Thu 22.
3 Smoking hot cooking at Perry & Blackwelder
See Thu 22.
4 Scottish themed dishes for Burns Night at D&A
See Sun 25.
5 Half price for ladies who lunch at Shang Thai
See Sun 25.
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).
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).
Frankie’s Italian Bar and Grill’s olive oil week
A 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).
Jones the Grocer’s Australia Day menu
The Australian venue celebrates Australia Day with ‘Down Under’-inspired dishes on its specials board (across all branches) until Sunday February 1. These include grilled asparagus and soft poached eggs on vegemite toast, fresh lobster and avocado rolls or Australian wagyu beef burger with grilled pineapple, beetroot and fried egg.
Prices vary. Sun-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat 9am-11pm. Until February 1. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite Times Square Center (04 346 6886).
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).
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).
Clé Dubai's Australia Day gala event
Australian chef Greg Malouf's Dubai restaurant celebrates his country's nation day with a gala dinner event, along with entertainment from Australian performer Tina Arena and Danny Fai Fai.
Dhs650 (unlimited food and beverages). 7pm-midnight. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 5150).
Perry & Blackwelder’s ‘smokin” fair
A ten-day festival of Deep South-style barbecue and smoked delicacies. The event will include ribs, wings, slow-smoked brisket and sliders at food stalls across the Madinat Amphitheatre. There will also be games for kids, live music and daily cookery demos.
Free entry (food priced from Dhs30). Thu-Sun 5pm-10pm, Fri and Sat 2pm-10pm. Until January 31. Madinat Amphitheatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 5866).
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).
Fraîche Café & Bistro’s breakfast special
The breakfast deal is back, with a little difference. This deal offers unlimited breakfast dishes from the menu, but no juices or coffees.
Dhs75 per person (food only). Fri and Sat 8am-4pm. Ongoing. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 369 7821).
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. Desserts include English classics 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).
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).
Jones the Grocer's Australia Day barbecue
A special Australian-style barbecue, featuring dishes such as dukkah marinated prawn skewers, grilled rib-eye minute steak, pumpkin and feta salad, corn on the cob and jacket potato with chive and sour cream. No booking required, the barbecue menu is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Dhs130 per person (food only). 3pm-6pm. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite Times Square Center (04 346 6886).
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).
D&A’s Burns Night
Enjoy a four-course menu of contemporary British favourites with a Scottish twist. Dishes include smoked haddock and chive soup, house-cured Scottish smoked salmon with crab and cucumber salad and braised lamb neck with haggis.
Dhs175 per person. noon-11.30pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 366 5866).
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).
Reform Social & Grill’s Burns Night menu
In honour of Burns Night, the British restaurant launches a Scottish-themed menu, available à la carte.
Prices vary. noon-midnight. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Shang Thai’s ladies’ day deal
On Sundays, ladies will get a 50 percent discount off the total lunch bill.
Prices vary. Sun noon-3pm. Ongoing. Matloob Buildings, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 380 5408).
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).
Amala's Indian Republic Day
A special Indian set menu is available today. Look out for dishes on the menu that take their influence from the Indian Tricolour flag. Dhs350 per person.
7pm-11pm. Jumierah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Clé Dubai's cooking masterclass
In honour of Australia Day today, learn to cook dishes from Greg Malouf's new book on vegetarian Middle Eastern cooking: New Feast: Modern Middle Eastern Vegetarian. Classes will include a signed copy of the new book, plus a Clé Dubai branded apron.
Dhs500 per person. 3.30pm-5pm. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 5150).
Tolosa Bodega’s mixed drink masterclass
Learn the art of mixology. The class also includes five mixed drinks and welcome canapés. Advanced reservation required. Dhs200 per person. Tue 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 453 9220).
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).