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Dining offers this month

Dining offers this month

When: daily
Summer soul menu 
The multi award-winning restaurant is cooling things down this summer. The fusion fine dining restaurant is paying tribute to South America’s culinary history with the introduction of ceviches and tiraditos to its menu. Along with the seafood dishes, the restaurant will also be introducing Spanish favourite, gazpachos - a soup made of raw vegetables and served cold - to its menu. Other than that, diners can feast on the different cuisines, including Italian, European, Indian and Japanese, Teatro is popular for.  Teatro, Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road. Call 04-3438000.

When: every Thursday
Enter the dragon 
Split across two floors (a bar area on one and restaurant on the other), China Grill is renowned for its Asian inspired cuisine. If you want to enjoy a good evening out, Thursdays are recommended. Expect a supper club setting where you can indulge in a selection of its decadent dishes served to your table. There’s a side of free-flowing sparkling and house beverages. The DJ’s playlist will set the party mood for the night. To see the venue at maximum capacity, you must visit on Tuesdays aka ladies’ night. Priced at Dhs 195 per person. Available from 9pm to 1am.  China Grill, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. Call 04-5117333.

When: daily
Tasting night 

Stylish and modern pan-Asian restaurant Shanghai Chic offers diners an unlimited tasting night which is nothing short of a feast. Available daily from 7pm to 11pm, diners can order as much as they like from a set menu which features appetisers such as papaya salad, crispy chicken, Asian style French toast); sushi (spicy tuna, California, crispy salmon roll); steamed dim sums such as chicken barbecue buns or deep-fried ones like spring rolls and kunafa wrapped prawns. It doesn’t stop there. There are soups, seafood, meat and poultry dishes along with vegetarian dishes and rice or noodles. The menu also includes a barbecue section and other meats. Desserts include matcha macarons, macaroons and lemongrass crème brulee. The tasting menu costs Dhs 225 with soft beverages and Dhs 325 with house beverages.  Shanghai Chic, Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, adjacent to Ibn Battuta mall. Call 04-4440000.

When: every Friday
Bench brunch

This casual spot in Dubai’s funkiest, traveller-friendly hotel turns the most important meal of the day into the most exciting one without the need to wake up early. Breakfast gets an upgrade with the introduction of a buffet of hot and cold plates, selection of cheeses, just-baked pastries, assorted cereals, fresh fruits and juices. Plus, diners can order a main dish from the kitchen. And because breakfast isn’t complete without your morning dose of caffeine, The Daily’s expert barista will be around to make you an aromatic cup. Brunch is priced at Dhs 99 per person. Children aged 6 to 12 years pay Dhs 49 and those aged five and below eat for free. Available from 11am to 3.30pm.  The Daily, Rove Healthcare City.n Call 04-5619200.

When: every Wednesday
Wednesday night special 

Thai chefs prepare authentic dishes at this award-winning restaurant nestled in Park Hyatt. Dinner tables are placed close to the kitchen so guests can experience the hustle and bustle of downtown Bangkok when chefs are at work. Wednesday nights here are extra special because diners do not have to pick and choose from the menu. An extensive buffet means you can sample a little of everything. Diners are served dishes such as papaya salad, pomelo salad, pad Thai, steamed sea bass, homemade coconut ice cream, made using the freshest ingredients. Priced at Dhs 250 (inclusive of soft beverages, assorted juices and virgin mojitos) and Dhs 325 (inclusive of grapes, mixed beverages and Thai hops).  Thai Kitchen, Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek Club street. Call 04-6021814.

When: every Saturday
12-hour brunch 

What’s better than regular friday brunch? This: JW Marriott’s 12-hour brunch. There’s an extensive buffet across its restaurants The Market Place and Bamboo Lagoon, with dishes changing throughout the day. Plus, there are live cooking stations dishing out Chinese, Mexican and International favourites. If you’re on a seafood diet, the fresh seafood section has you sorted. There’s one for Bavarian specialities too. Pair your meal with a drink from the beverage station and enjoy the live entertainment while you eat to your heart’s content. Brunch is priced at Dhs 399 (including soft beverages0 and Dhs 499 (including house beverages). Available from 12pm to 12am.  JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira. Call 04-2624444.

When: every Saturday
Saturdaze brunch

Couldn’t make it to Friday brunch? Don’t you worry. Vida Downtown’s Saturday offering has you covered. Its Mediterranean restaurant, 3in1, will be hosting a brunch every Saturday. The ‘long and lazy’ affair includes a menu with classics such as eggs Benedict, pancakes, avocado toast, omelettes as well as sandwiches and salads. Priced at Dhs 139, diners pick one main course and but are treated to an unlimited buffet of starters and desserts, soft drinks and one glass of a brunch concoction. Add in another Dhs 100 and the guys at 3in1 will give you pool access and a poolside cabana. There’s no better way to soak in the sun, is there? Available from 11am to 3pm.  3in1, Vida Downtown, Downtown Dubai. Call 04-4286888.

When: every Tuesday
‘She is’ ladies’ night 

There are no ladies’ nights quite like the ones in Dubai. And if you must pick and choose from all the places offering incredible deals to get the girls there with their BFFs, Sass Café tops the list. The legendary Monte Carlo brand will give ladies the opportunity to mingle every Wednesday with free drinks from 8pm to 11.30pm and a three-course set menu for Dhs 199, inclusive of beverages. After a delicious appetiser, diners can choose a signature main with options including grilled baby chicken marinated in garlic and lemon or grilled fillet of sea bass with Mediterranean vegetables, followed by a dessert. Tables are then swept away for ladies to get on the dance floor and party the night away.  Sass Café, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC. Call 04-3527722.

When: every Friday
Farriers Friday family roast

The newest brunch in town, Farriers Friday family roast is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with family and friends. Boasting views of the Meydan Racecourse, this restaurant will offer diners an authentic British Roast. Expect traditional Yorkshire puddings, sweet vegetables, fluffy roast potatoes and homemade pan gravy accompanied by mouth-watering roast rib of beef, chicken and salmon. The little ones will have their share of fun with a range of activities including a play area, movie screenings and a bouncy castle. There’s a special buffet for them in the supervised kids’ area, manned by trained professionals. Adults can dine to the tunes of a three-piece Jazz band. Brunch is priced at Dhs 165, including soft beverages. Children aged 5 to 12 years pay Dhs 80. Beverage packages start from Dhs 99. Available from 12.30pm to 4pm.  Farriers, The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba. Call 04-3813111.

When: every Friday
Brunch time

When a venue takes its name from the first six keys on the top left row of a keyboard, you know its talking to the working lot in the vicinity (i.e.: Dubai Media City). The cosy hangout at Media One Hotel has introduced a Friday brunch that sounds like something you’d need to wash away the stresses of the week. For Dhs 199 per person, it’s a bottomless supply of food and beverages to your table from 1pm to 3pm. For an additional Dhs 99, you can stay on and keep the gluttony going for an extra hour. Expect sides such as a pint of prawns, smaki rolls, tandoori pulled chicken samosas served along with a main dish. And if you don’t want to stop, make your way to the bar for the two for one deal on beverages from 4pm to 7pm.  QWERTY, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City. Call 055-1249673.

When: Fridays and Saturdays
Bring Thailand to Dubai

You’ll be transported to Thailand every Friday and Saturday courtesy Pai Thai. This award-winning restaurant is giving you the works this summer. For Dhs 395 per person, you get an all-you-can-eat menu featuring classic Thai dishes including tom yum goon soup and gaeng Panang talay curry. Before or after lunch you can lie back on a sunbed at Madinat’s private beach or take a dip in the ocean or temperature controlled pool, both offering views of the iconic Burj Al Arab. Wait, we’re not done yet! This package entitles you to a discount (you pay Dhs 320 instead of Dhs 550) on a 45-minute Thai massage that can be redeemed during the week.  Pai Thai, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah. Call 04-4323232.

When: every Thursday
Evening brunch

Kickstart your weekend in Dubai at this DIFC spot renowned for its Indian cuisine. The slate and henna inspired carved wood interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows, which boast panoramic views of the city, create an elegant setting for the three-hour evening brunch. Diners can choose from vegetarian or non-vegetarian starter platters which are served sharing-style, followed by a main dish which includes a coastal fish curry, korma or their buttery black dal (lentil). Desserts can be shared with the tray including the ras malai cheesecake and gulab jamun. DJ ExOn’s playlist includes chilled house tunes. Brunch is priced at Dhs 250, inclusive of house beverages. Available from 7pm to 11pm  Mint Leaf of London, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC. Call 04-7060900.

When: daily
Tasting menu

This contemporary European restaurant offers some of the best views in Madinat Jumeirah. Brainchild of chef duo Nick Alvis and Scott Price, the restaurant is a success with residents and if you’re willing to try it, do so with its five-course tasting menu offer. For Dhs 295 per person, diners are treated to dishes such as fried bread with sage, onion and spelt; monk fish cheeks, crispy hen’s egg and lamb saddle; and the delectable chocolate and hazelnut dessert. Don’t be surprised if you’re left craving this stuff days later. Dining in groups is recommended. For an additional Dhs 200, sommelier Viktorija Paplauskiene will pair each dish with the finest spirits and wine. The restaurant is open from 5pm onwards.  Folly by Nick & Scott, Madinat Jumeirah. Call 04-4308535.

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