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Snacktacular: Where to Dine out for Dubai Restaurant Week 

Get 2-course lunches for just AED 125 at some of Dubai’s top restaurants

Get ready to tantalise your taste buds and embark on a culinary adventure like no other during Dubai Restaurant Week. From April 26th to May 12th, indulge in the city’s finest fare without breaking the bank. With specially crafted set menus priced at just AED 125 for a delightful two-course lunch or AED 250 for a lavish three-course dinner, it’s time to sharpen those forks and knives and dive into gastronomic bliss. 

With a mouthwatering lineup of 60 restaurants to choose from, the options are endless! To help kickstart your foodie journey, here are 10 top picks offering delectable lunches that promise to tantalise your palate and leave you craving more. Get ready to eat, sip, and savour your way through Dubai’s culinary scene like never before. 

  1. 21grams, Meyan Mall

Embark on a culinary journey to the Balkans with a visit to 21grams, where every bite is a celebration of bold flavours and authentic ingredients. Start your feast with tantalising appetisers like burnt eggplant hummus, chicken liver paté, and baked beetroot with goat cheese crema. Then, dive into mouth watering mains such as slow-cooked sour cabbage, wagyu beef kebabs, and ricotta gnocchi. Don’t forget to indulge in the breaded chicken stuffed with cheese for an extra dose of indulgence. And of course, no meal is complete without dessert! Treat yourself to decadent delights like chocolate hazelnut baklava and black sesame strudel. 

  1. Brasserie Boulud, The Obelisk

Indulge in the exquisite flavours of French cuisine at Brasserie Boulud during Restaurant Week. Begin your culinary journey with a refreshing gazpacho, followed by delicious starters like pan-seared tuna and caramelised tart with tomatoes and anchovies. For the main course, delight in the richness of fregola salad and cannelloni stuffed with braised beef cheek, or delight in the delicate flavours of pan-seared red mullet fillets. And to round off your meal on a sweet note, treat yourself to decadent desserts such as molten Valrhona chocolate fondant or oven-baked egg cloud with pralines. 

  1. Couqley French Restaurant, JLT

Experience the charm of French cuisine at Couqley French Restaurant during Restaurant Week. Begin your culinary journey with delectable starters such as calamars frits, seabass ceviche, and baked brie en croute. For the main course, indulge in classic French dishes like Couqley’s steak frites, moules frites, pan-seared salmon, or marinated calamari and black tiger prawns. And for those with a sweet tooth, save room for dessert, where you can savour delightful treats like chocolate fondant, French toast, or a decadent chocolate chunk cookie. With its authentic flavours and inviting ambiance, Couqley promises a memorable dining experience that will transport you to the streets of Paris.

  1. Ho Lee Kow, Dubai Hills Business Park

Embark on a culinary adventure to Korea at Hoe Lee Kow during Restaurant Week. Begin your feast with an array of appetisers, including chicken mandu, salmon hoe, and napa salad. For the main course, delight your taste buds with options like grilled salmon, dak bulgogi, or veggie bibimbab. And if you prefer dessert to start, don’t miss out on the delightful bingsu options, featuring shaved ice topped with fresh strawberries or black sesame ice cream. With its vibrant flavours and authentic Korean specialties, Hoe Lee Kow promises a dining experience that will emulate the bustling streets of Seoul.

  1. Jun’s, Downtown Dubai

Indulge in a contemporary fine dining experience at Jun’s during Restaurant Week. Begin your culinary journey with a choice of vibrant starters, including rainbow heirloom carrots, Szechuan baba ganoush, or salmon carpaccio. For the main course, dine on the exquisite flavours of char siu wagyu short rib, miso seabass claypot, or the comforting spice of mapo tofu. With its innovative dishes and creative flair, Jun’s promises a dining experience that is both sophisticated and memorable.

  1. Kayto, Jumeirah Al Naseem

Begin your dining experience with starters, such as crispy rice with spicy tuna tartare, refreshing avocado and cucumber rolls, and comforting miso soup. For the main course, delight in the succulent flavours of yellow corn-fed chicken teriyaki, aromatic vegetable coriander rice, or the delicate indulgence of salmon yakitori. Conclude your meal on a sweet note with decadent options like cheesecake brulé, refreshing pineapple tiradito, and delightful mochi ice cream. 

  1. Laguna Beach Taverna & Lounge, Sofitel Dubai The Palm

Immerse yourself in a leisurely beachfront lunch experience at Laguna Beach Taverna & Lounge during Restaurant Week. Begin your culinary journey with refreshing starters, including couscous salad, sliced veal with tuna mayonnaise, and succulent grilled tuna salad. For the main course, indulge in irresistible options such as calamarata frutti di mare, baked Greek feta drizzled with honey, and flavourful beef tagliata. If you’re opting to skip starters and indulge in dessert, feast on delightful treats like Basque burnt cheesecake or a selection of delectable ice cream. Laguna Beach Taverna & Lounge invites you to soak up the vibrant flavours of Mediterranean cuisine amidst the serene ambiance of the beach, promising a dining experience that will leave a lasting impression.

  1. Monno, Al Wasl Road

Get ready to indulge in a cosy Italian lunch experience at Monno during Restaurant Week. Begin your culinary journey with enticing starters such as eggplant parmigiana, crispy fried calamari, delectable truffle croquettes, or a refreshing fig salad. For the main course, choose from options like gnocchi alla sorrentina, classic lasagna bursting with flavour, or a mouthwatering burrata pizza. Finally, satisfy your sweet cravings with heavenly desserts like the iconic tiramisu or a selection of indulgent gelato tastes including vanilla, hazelnut, or pistachio. 

  1. Rhodes W1, Grosvenor House Hotel

Start your classic British dining experience with starters such as rich roast tomato soup, indulgent prawn cocktail, or a refreshing Caesar salad. For the main course, savour the exquisite taste of salmon fishcakes, tender roast chicken accompanied by parmesan linguine, or a comforting cauliflower risotto. Save room for the irresistible dessert menu featuring delightful treats like Eton mess Sunday, traditional apple crumble, and a selection of creamy ice cream. With its elegant ambiance and delectable menu offerings, Rhodes W1 promises a memorable dining experience that celebrates the essence of British and European cuisine.

  1. Shamiana, Jumeirah Lake Towers

Begin your dining experience with enticing appetisers like the crispy palak patta chat, succulent chicken tikka, or the aromatic masala fries white bait. For the main course, savour the rich alleppey fish curry, creamy butter chicken, or the hearty chole kulche. Leave room for dessert, where options include the fragrant cardamom-infused warm carrot pudding, tender-milk dumplings, and the revitalising kulfi falooda frozen milk dessert. This dining experience promises to transport your palate to the vibrant streets of India with its bold and authentic style of cuisine. 

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