Our picks of the week
1 Spanish tapas and Flamenco at Casa de Tapas
See Easter brunches.
2 Pretend you are in the rat pack at Seafire
See Wed 1.
3 Unlimited seafood this evening at nosh Restaurant
See Thu 2.
4 Start the weekend at Fraîche Café & Bistro
See Fri 3.
5 A kid-focused affair at A.O.C. French Brasserie
See Easter brunches.
At.mosphere’s winter menu
Seasonal specials include Dover sole tournedos served with popcorn tortellini, and roasted rack of Rhug Estate lamb and polenta à l’ancienne and rosemary jus.
Lunch: Dhs450 (two courses). Dhs600 (three courses). Dinner: Dhs900 (five courses). Dhs1,700 (seven courses). Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Café Belge’s business lunch
Get a two- or three-course selection from a daily changing menu.
Dhs100 (two courses). Dhs120 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Clé Dubai’s business lunch
Choose two or three courses. Dishes available include Parmesan and zaatar-crusted frog’s legs, black angus rib-eye with creamed feta spinach and Amalfi lemon tart with saffron.
Dhs95 (two courses). Dhs135 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-2.45pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 5150).
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s ‘Ottoman Opulence’ culinary tour
This 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 at 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 couple. Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Mint Leaf of London, Dubai’s afternoon tea deal
Try Danish blue cheese and mint chutney stuffed bread pakora, aloo tikki and chana chaat on crispy filo.
Dhs99 per person (tea only). Dhs144 per person (glass of sparkling grape). Dhs399 per couple (plus bottle of sparkling grape). Sat-Thu 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 706 0900).
Seafire’s Sinatra night
This weekly food and beverage menu is inspired by Frank Sinatra and will be served to live music.
Dhs400 (four courses). Dhs545 (six courses). Wed 8pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Vinoteca’s pizza promotion
Get any pizza of your choice, plus a bottle of Italian hops for Dhs79. There is also a daily happy hour at the venue, offering 50 percent off selected beverages with Italian bites from 6pm-8pm.
Dhs79. Sat-Wed 12.30pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Thu-Fri 12.30pm-3pm, 6pm-midnight. Until May 22. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 1234).
Armani/Mediterraneo’s seafood night
The event features iced seafood stations, with oysters, razor clams, tiger prawns, lobster tails, blue crab and more. There are also main course choices such as surf and turf, creamy cod, stuffed squid and seafood paella, plus a choice of five different daily catch dishes.
Dhs350 per person. Thu 6.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
nosh’s seafood night
The deal includes sushi, sashimi, plus fresh seafood cooked to your liking.
Dhs205 (soft drinks). Dhs315 (house beverages). Dhs535 (bubbly). Free for children aged six and under. Thu 6.30pm-10.20pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).
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).
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-Sat 8am-4pm. Ongoing. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 369 7821).
The Royal Budha’s dim sum deal
Head to this weekly event, with all-you-can-eat dim sum served from the trolley. There is also a happy hour on selected beverages on Fridays from noon-6pm.
Dhs78 per person (unlimited dim sum and speciality tea). Fri noon-midnight. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Dubai, Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 4333).
Ossiano’s afternoon tea
Try this ‘underwater’ afternoon tea with live entertainment.
Dhs295 per person. Dhs450 per person (bubbly). Sat 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Tirquaz Bistro & Garden Lounge’s barbecue night
Enjoy an al fresco poolside barbecue every Saturday evening featuring mixed drinks, a dessert station and music.
Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Long Yin’s live king crab promotion
Get your crab steamed with soya garlic sauce and coriander, ‘Bi Fong style’ sautéed with fried garlic and shallot, and more.
Dhs700 per kilo. Daily 12.20pm-5pm, 6pm-11pm. Until April 15. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Shang Thai’s ladies’ day deal
On Sundays, ladies get 50 percent off the total lunch bill.
Prices vary. Sun noon-3pm. Ongoing. Matloob Buildings, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 380 5408).
Reform Social & Grill’s steak and grape
Order a steak at this British-themed venue and get half a bottle of selected red or white grape free.
Dhs140. Mon 6pm-11pm, Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Sho Cho’s Monday feast night
The open buffet selection includes seafood.
Dhs125 per person. Dhs165 (house beverages). Mon 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).
Solo Bistronomia & Vinobar’s cheese and grape night
Enjoy five varieties of Italian cheese, paired with five varieties of Italian grape at this weekly event in our Best Newcomer Italian venue Solo.
Dhs120 per person. Tue 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 370 8999).
A.O.C. French Brasserie
Enjoy a buffet of seafood, plus rotisserie items for brunch on Good Friday, with a kids’ zone and kids’ buffet. There is also a buffet and Easter egg hunt for Easter Sunday lunch.
Dhs230 (soft drinks). Dhs320 (house beverages). Half price for kids aged 13-17. Free for kids under 12. Maximum two kids free per paying adult. Fri 1pm-4pm; Sun 1pm-4pm. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4733).
This Easter brunch on Friday and Sunday features an Easter bunny, egg hunt and face painting.
Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). Dhs495 (bubbly). Dhs145 (ages 13-16). Dhs95 (kids aged six-12). Free for kids under six. Fri and Sun 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).
Casa de Tapas
Have your Spanish tapas along with Easter-themed entertainment and a live Flamenco band.
Dhs149 (soft drinks). Dhs199 (house beverages). Dhs249 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-4pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 4161 800).
Flavours on Two
Egg hunting, arts and crafts, face painting and more at this Easter Sunday brunch are all followed by an Easter Sunday dinner.
Brunch: Dhs175 per person (selected beverages). Dhs100 for children. Sun 12.30pm-4pm. Dinner: Dhs190 (selected beverages). Sun 7pm-11.30pm. Towers Rotana, TECOM (04 312 2210).
Palm Garden Restaurant and terrace
Easter Brunch on Good Friday and Easter Sunday with children’s entertainment.
Dhs325 (soft drinks). Dhs425 (house beverages). Dhs625 (sparkling grape). Fri and Sun 1pm-4pm. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (04 399 5577).
The market-style restaurant will be serving traditional Arabic specialities and international cuisine from live cooking stations, plus an outdoor poolside terrace for Friday. On sunday there is a brunch with visits from the Easter bunny and an Easter egg hunt at 11am. Plus, an outdoor barbecue in the evening.
Friday: Dhs350 per person. Half price for kids under 12. Fri 1pm-4pm. Sunday: Dhs275 per person. Half price for kids under 12. Sun 1pm-4pm, 6pm-11pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 270 7777).
Talk and Soul restaurants
Good Friday Brunch with a live jazz singer and saxophonist, plus an Easter Sunday Brunch with a DJ and supervised children’s area with bouncing castle and activities.
Dhs279 (soft drinks). Dhs379 (house beverages). Half price for kids aged six-12. Free for kids under six. Friday 7pm-11pm. Sun 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotels JBR (04 449 8888).
Over the Easter weekend, the French bistro is serving unlimited roasted leg of lamb, carved at your table. Kids will be catered for with Easter eggs hidden throughout the restaurant, and Disney cartoons will be screened in the lounge area, with staff supervision.
Dhs135 per person. Fri and Sat noon-6pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 453 9220).