Time Out Dubai loves a good deal, and that’s why we’re happy to see the latest promotion from Mashreq Bank.
Customers with a Mashreq debit or credit card will receive free dining vouchers depending on the amount of money they spend on the card.
The vouchers can be used at a number of top restaurants at five-star hotels in Dubai.
• Spend Dhs8,000 on a Mashreq debit or credit card and you will receive a voucher worth Dhs400
• Spend Dhs16,000 on a Mashreq debit or credit card and you will receive a voucher worth Dhs800
• Spend Dhs30,000 on a Mashreq debit or credit card and you will receive a voucher worth Dhs1,200
Sounds good to us. Visit www.mashreq.com/dining for more information.
And just to whet your appetite here are some of the restaurants you can try the promotion at.
The Royal Budha: Stepping inside the dark wooden interior of this Thai restaurant, hidden away in Holiday Inn Al Barsha, is a little like, well, going on holiday. Gold buddhas are illuminated by soft lighting, the serviettes are fanned and the chairs are throne-like, immediately conjuring up fond memories of eating out in Thailand.
Get 25% off the price of food when using a Mashreq card. Call 04 323 4333 for more information.
Prego’s: It’s quite refreshing to visit an Italian restaurant that isn’t trying to cram every single Italian stereotype into its dining area. Prego’s has opted for a minimalist design, with lots of red and clean lines. It makes for a relaxing setting and the warm service makes you feel welcome. The menu is large, but staff are more than happy to offer detailed suggestions.
Get 15% off the price of food when using a Mashreq card. Call 04 435 0000 for more information.
Fogueira Lounge: This cosy Brazilian venue is low-key and has a more authentic vibe compared to other traditional rodizio barbecues in the city. It’s also considerably cheaper. The rustic interior features live entertainment and a sneak-peek into the barbecuing kitchen, while the outdoor terrace affords great views of Dubai Marina and wafts with that pleasant chargrilled aroma.
Get 20% off the price of food when using a Mashreq card. Call 04 439 8888 for more information.
Salero: With equal emphasis on drinking as eating, Salero Tapas & Bodega opened as Dubai’s first standalone tapas bar. The entrance is lined with shelves of Spanish produce and cookbooks, while the dining tables are laid out around a large central bar with counter seating. With Spanish staff, recommendations are particularly good.
Get 20% off the price of food and beverages when using a Mashreq card. Call 04 409 5888 for more information.
Miyako: The Hyatt Regency’s Japanese restaurant is a diminutive yet comfortable space with raised stools round the sushi bar on one end, seating round the teppanyaki tables on the other and standard tables squeezed in between. In light of the limited space, you’ll either enjoy the cosiness of the venue or find you’re seated too close to other diners. The teishoku set menus and bento boxes offer something more unusual, as well as good value for money, but you won’t be disappointed ordering à la carte either, with Miyako serving the full spectrum of authentic Japanese classics (we particularly like the tempura udon).
Get 20% off the price of food and beverages when using a Mashreq card. Call 04 317 2222 for more information.
Peppercrab: Named after Singapore’s famous black pepper crab, this elegant, easygoing restaurant in the Grand Hyatt specialises in Asian-style seafood. People invariably come for the crustaceans, which can be seen swimming about in the tanks around the open kitchen. Crab, lobster and prawns are ordered by weight and then cooked in a variety of ways, but you shouldn’t leave without trying the black pepper or chilli crab. You’ll be given the option of having the shell removed, but that would take away all the fun of trying to extract the delicious meat.
Get 25% off the price of food and beverages when using a Mashreq card. Call 04 317 2222 for more information.
Tony Roma’s: Tony Roma’s is American fare, served in large portions, swimming in grease, and tries to channel Americana in the Middle East. There are plenty of sharing options and meal deals – you can mix and match between various surf n’ turf options to satisfy your inner glutton quite easily.
Get 15% off the price of food and beverages when using a Mashreq card. Call 04 368 5655 for more information.
Brauhaus: Enjoy the tastes, sights and sounds of traditional German cooking right here in Dubai. Expect massive portions and plenty of fun at this enjoyable meat feast.
Get 15% off the price of food and beverages when using a Mashreq card. Call 04 345 5888 for more information.
Cactus Jack’s: Themed Mexican restaurant with lots of Mexican favourites and an often lively atmosphere in this Garhoud hotel.
Get 15% off the price of food and beverages when using a Mashreq card. Call 04 702 8888 for more information.