As the season changes, so do dining options in Dubai, with new restaurants opening and new menus launching. What is constant though is the variety of offers to get us to try something different every month. Here is our pick of some of the new things and offers to tempt you.
Oktoberfest At The Eloquent Elephant
Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Eloquent Elephant in Taj Dubai. Running until 6 October, it offers a specially prepared German inspired menu including favourites like chicken schnitzel with creamy blaukraut to a half metre bratwurst with house dips, washed down with selected beverages. Call 04-4383100.
Halo Top Ice Cream Tubs
With entire tubs containing only 320-360 calories, Halo Top ice cream actually makes you feel good about eating. It comes with seven dairy flavours such as sea salt caramel, peanut butter, vanilla bean, and two non-dairy flavours made with coconut milk. Available at Carrefour, Spinneys and Choithrams. www.halotop.ae
Vegan Menu At Society DXB Cafe
Vegans rejoice, Society Café and Lounge on Jumeirah Street serves up some delicious vegan options, perfect for a lazy weekend lunch or breakfast with friends and families. Pick the fresh coconut bircher topped with berries and pineapple to hearty teriyaki tofu with buckwheat soda and baked cauliflower with almonds and fresh herbs. Call 04-2222811.
Afternoon Tea At Noor Lounge
Situated in the lobby of Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Noor Lounge launches Oriental Afternoon Tea. Providing a unique twist on the concept, the Oriental Afternoon Tea comes with signing bowl, essential oil, delicious citrus flavours and scrumptious bites. Priced at Dhs 285. Call 04-7772223.
Pumpkin Spice Latte From Starbucks
Coffee addicts, Autumn returns so do the seasonal favourite Pumpkin Spice Latte and Frappuccino at all stores of Starbucks across Dubai. A spicy coffee is a first sign that we are moving forward to welcome winter very soon. This flavoured coffee at Starbucks blends cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and pumpkin pie spices with the signature espresso and then is topped with sweetened whipped cream for a delicious taste. mena.starbucks.com
Premier League Game Day Offer
Go to the West 14th Steakhouse at Dukes The Palm on a game day wearing your favourite team's jersey and you can avail the special deal of the day sumptuous cuts of prime beef and seafood platters served there, plus more. The deal will be available on every game day, and during game-time. Call 04-4551101.
Oktoberfest At Hitchki
The Indian restaurant Hitchki in Barsha Heights is celebrating the harvest festival from Europe, Oktoberfest by offering a special menu of delicious range of burgers paired with hops. Until 6 October, the Oktoberfest menu can be ordered for Dhs 149. Choose from The Kaalia burger and Casa’noa falafel alongside live entertainment. Call 052-6874081.
New Business Lunch At Verve Bar And Brasserie
Located in the Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City Hotel, the new European restaurant Verve Bar and Brasserie's new business lunch offers a two course menu priced at Dhs 95 with tea, water and coffee included. Dishes include pumpkin velouté, fillet of sea bream, coriander pesto, apple crumble and more. Call 04-5257633.
Lazy Breakfast At Bull And Bear
Located at Waldorf Astoria DIFC, Bull and Bear is offering Lazy Breakfast that includes the table selection dishes such as pastries, fruit, juices, cereals, jams and more along with an à la carte menu that offers smashed avocado and eggs, acai bowl with coconut flakes, seasonal fruits, chia seeds and cacao nibs. The food only package is priced at Dhs 165. Call 04-5159888.
Pool Offer At FIVE Jumeirah Village
The new five star hotel in Jumeirah Village, FIVE, has a chilled out pool-day offer running all seven days with resident DJ Tim Porta spinning the hottest tunes poolside each Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The entry is marked at Dhs 100 redeemable against food and drinks. Sit back, relax and enjoy the offer as the sun goes down. Call 04-2489999.
Drift Beach Dubai Reopens
The popular ladies day, Ladies Who DRIFT, at popular beach and chic beach club in the luxury One&Only Royal Mirage hotel returns. Every Monday and Tuesdays, ladies can indulge in a glass of grapes as well as a pool-side fruit plate, sun lounger and bottle of water for just a Dhs 100 entry fee. Normal entry is Dhs 200. Call 04-3152200.
Matcha Menu At Sumo Sushi And Bento
Sumo Sushi and Bento has launched a special matcha dessert and drink menu with a range of treats, including matcha cheesecake, matcha crème brûlée, green tea ice cream and matcha flavour mochi. To top off the experience, indulge in matcha beverages like matcha green tea latte and green tea milkshake.
Night Brunch At Junipers
Junipers at Vida Emirates Hills is hosting an “About Last Night” brunch, taking place every Thursday from 8.00pm to 11.30pm. The brunch offers a wide range of mouth-watering bites, perfectly paired with refreshing beverages to make for a lively yet laid-back brunch experience! Prices start at Dhs 225. Call 04-8883444.
Kids Menu At Tania's Teahouse
For 'little naugh-teas' there are some delicious dishes bound to keep them quiet and focused on their plates for a change to many parents’ surprise. Some of the top dishes on the new kids menu at Tania's Teahouse include the 'Screamin' Sliders', the 'Baller Babes' mac and cheese balls and the perfectly grilled cheese 'Tantrum Toastie'. Call 04-3240021.
New Menu At Luigia
One of the most sought-after places to savour the best Italian food, Luigia in the Rixos Premium JBR, has a new menu including new antipasti plates such as Carpaccio Borbone and fluffy Montarina Napolatena, a fried pizza dough, insalata di Calamari e Fagiolini, traditional Spaghetti alla Nerano, creamy Gnocchetti and a lot more. Call 04-4383222.
New Menu At Tresind Studio
Tresind Studio, known for its exclusively curated 16 course chef special tasting menu is now serving a new menu 'Chapter 2 - French classical with an Indian Twist'. Enjoy the elaborative whimsical food experience as some genius curated dishes are served on the table over two hours accompanied by a dramatic presentation. Prices start from Dhs 350. Call 056-4209754.
The Noodle House At JBR
The Asian food concept restaurant, The Noodle House has opened its doors at The Walk, JBR. New items on the menu include squid on a stick, lemon chicken, blackened seabass, tangerine beef and two desserts ondeh ondeh churros and mount pinatubo. The new restaurant can seat up to 90 people. Call 800-NOODLE.
Healthy Ladies Night At Mango Tree
This Thai bistro in JBR lets ladies choose two healthy dishes from two selected healthy platters of small bites such as watermelon salad and tofu stir fry priced at Dhs 39, plus two selected drinks. The calorie count of two platters range between 500 and 750. Availabke every Wednesday between 9pm and midnight. Call 04-3747555.