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Back To Business: The best places for business lunch in Dubai

Escape the office and give your taste buds a lunchtime treat with these business lunch offers.

99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant

Omakase is a Japanese dining tradition encouraging guests to allow their dining experience to be left in the chef’s hands. Featuring nine courses, the Omakase menu at 99 Sushi Bar features a selection of starters, including salted edamame, classic hosomaki, and Capumiso soup. These are followed by Alaskan King Crab, Fatty Tuna Tartar Gunkan and Sea Bass and Scallop Flambé Nigiri. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3:30pm. AED 149 per person.

GO: Call 04 547 2241 for reservations and more information.

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Amazónico

Head to this DIFC hotspot and discover the recently launched three-course Japazónico lunch menu, which showcases Amazónico’s tropical take on traditional sushi. Begin with a light quinoa salad, followed by a selection of tiradito, including sweet hamachi flavoured with passion fruit teriyaki. Guests can then choose one tiradito, one maki and one nigiri from a selection that includes a zesty Amazónico roll with avocado, mango, coconut and cacao nibs, the seabass and rocotor roll and the aromatic yuzu rosemary roll. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 125 per person.

GO: Visit https://amazonicorestaurant.com/dubai for reservations and more information.

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Basko

Basko, the retro-style Mediterranean restaurant drawing influences from Spain, France, The Basque, and Lebanon, offers an impressive three-course business lunch. This specially crafted menu offers a choice of starters featuring the Crispy Tuna Tartines and the unique Basko Salad with Mesclun mix, orange, grapefruit and pomegranate. Show-stopping main courses include the Swinging Linguini with Girolles and Parmeggiano, the Grilled Sea Bass and the Short Ribs, braised with roasted freekeh and onions. Guests can indulge in the St. Honore or Lemon Tarte to finish. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 135 per person.

GO: Visit https://baskorestaurant.com or call 04 582 4242 for reservations and more information.

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Bella Restaurant & Lounge

Bella is a rooftop restaurant and lounge with a fully retractable glass ceiling that boasts spectacular views of the city skyline. Different regions of Italy inspire the stylish restaurants four-course business lunch menu, which changes each week. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 135 per person.

GO; Call 04 873 3377 for reservations and more information.

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Caviar Kaspia

Take in Caviar Kaspia’s unmistakable ambience while you sit down for the two or three-course business lunch or the three-course Kaspia lunch. Combining old-world elegance with a contemporary touch, the Kaspia lunch menu showcases the brand’s signature dishes, including Foie Gras Terrine and delicate Pan Fried Scallops. Moving onto mains, guests can sample the Spaghettini with Caviar Kaspia, or the Lobster Rolls, before indulging in something sweet such as the famous Kaspia Baba or the Caviar de Chocolat. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 135 (two-course business lunch), AED 155 (three-course business lunch) or AED 375 (three-course Kaspia lunch).

GO: Visit www.kaspiadubai.com or call 04 243 5633 for reservations and more information.

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CÉ LA VI Dubai

Those looking to take a break from the office or catch up with friends and family can visit this sky-high venue with stunning views of Burj Khalifa. CÉ LA VI’s Chef Howard Ko has curated a business lunch menu combining flavours that will invigorate the senses. The menu changes regularly, but diners can expect three courses, including CÉ LA VI signatures: burrata salad, miso black cod, and truffle ‘sushi rice’ risotto. Available Monday to Friday, from 12p,m to 3pm.

GO: Email reservation-dxb@celavi.com or call 04 582 6111 for reservations and more information.

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Clap

Japanese restaurant Clap is known for its eclectic atmosphere, idyllic terrace and statement chandelier made from action figures. Offering a cutting-edge Tokyo-inspired menu, Clap’s business lunch includes a choice of two starters and one main course. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 115 per person.

GO: Visit https://claprestaurant.com or call 04 569 3820 for reservations and more information.


Fi’lia

The regions first fully female-led restaurant is anchored around an authentic approach to Italian cuisine on the 70th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences. The business lunch features a choice of one starter, one main course and one dessert, with dishes such as Margherita pizza, sea bass feta and the Fi’liamisu included. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. 

GO: Visit www.sbe.com or call 04 607 0737 for reservations and more information.

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Hutong

Hutong’s unlimited dim sum menu is sure to elevate your weekday dining. The contemporary Northern Chinese restaurants dim sum lunch begins with an asparagus pumpkin soup, followed by steaming baskets of Chicken siu mai, cumin scallop squid and shrimp, fluffy bao buns, lotus root vegetable bao and a black truffle mushroom bao, accompanied by chicken and four seasons bean fried rice. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 1:45pm. AED 98 per person.

GO: Visit www.hutong-dubai.com or call 04 220 0868 for reservations and more information.

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Indochine

The FACT award-winning Indochine is known for its innovative culinary offering of French-Vietnamese cuisine and a vibe of unadulterated fun. The DIFC hotspot has recently launched a new business lunch menu where diners can enjoy a range of sharing starters and choose one main course, featuring Indochine signatures such as Shaking Beef, Typhoon Shelter Prawn, Caramel Black Cod and Wok Tossed Rice Noodles. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 115 per person (regular business lunch) and AED 175 per person (premium business lunch).

GO: Email reservations@indochinedxb.com or call 04 208 9333 for reservations and more information.

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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

The upscale DIFC venue offers a choice of one starter, one main and one dessert, or two starters and one main course for its business lunch offering. Dishes on the menu feature a tasteful array of entrees, including a classic La Caeser Salade and Le Saumon (fresh salmon tataki, guacamole and yuzu). The main course options feature glazed veal and La Morue (cod swimming in a vegetable broth). Available Monday to Friday, from 11:30am to 2:30pm. AED 129 per person.

GO: Call 04 297 7729 for reservations and more information.

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LPM Restaurant & Bar

The Le Petit Menu at LPM Restaurant & Bar is a delightful two-course menu that has been specially designed to be served within 60 minutes. Created by Chef Patron Raphael Duntoye, the signature dishes include, Burrata with tomatoes and basil, warm prawns with olive oil, roast baby chicken marinated in lemon and sea bream in Papillote with confit lemon. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 135 per person (one starter and one main course) and AED 180 per person (two starters, one main course and one scoop of ice cream).

GO: Visit https://lpmrestaurants.com for reservations and more information.

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Marea

Enjoy the taste of fine dining at Marea with their luxurious take on the traditional business lunch. Indulge in a special lunch that’s ideal for entertaining clients, impressing connections or enjoying the company of your loved ones. Begin with a choice of Italian coastal entrees, including calamari fritti, lobster and burrata, polipo and salmon carpaccio. For the main course, feast on Marea’s handmade pasta or signature seafood dishes that will transport you to the Italian Riviera with choices such as garganelli gnocchi, funghi risotto, spaghetti, bistecca and sea bream. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 120.

GO: Call 04 583 6366 for reservations and more information.

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ROKA

The contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant has unveiled a two-course premium lunch menu that includes a selection of four starters to share, including salmon tartare and black cod and king crab dumplings. Diners can then indulge in one main course from a choice of signatures, such as sea bream fillet or lamb cutlets with Korean spices. The regular Business Lunch Menu has also been revived, with a new starter – warm mushrooms, Padrón pepper, green beans and spicy sesame miso. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 115 per person (regular business lunch) and AED 175 per person (premium business lunch).

GO: Call 04 439 7171 for reservations and more information.

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Rumba Cuban Bar & Kitchen

Offering authentic Latin American and Caribbean fusion dishes, the Cuban lunch at Rumba is perfect for those looking for Latin American cuisine. Indulge in a delicately curated set menu that includes appetisers, mains and beverages. The appetisers selection features Guacamole Tradicional, Lubina Tiradito and Tostones y Enchillados. While main course options feature Tacos de Pescado, Ropa Vieja and Sticky Barley. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 110 per person.

GO: Visit www.rumba.ae or call 04 570 8111 for reservations or more information.

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Shanghai Me 

Shanghai Me showcases the glamour and depth of Shanghai’s history and provides an idyllic location to enjoy a business lunch with friends and colleagues. The business lunch offers the choice of one soup, one appetiser and one main course, including Aromatic Chicken Cups, Wok Szechuan Beef and Shanghai ME’s Baked Silver Cod. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 120 per person.

GO: Call 04 564 0505 for reservations and more information.

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SUCRE

Following the successful launch of its third global venue in DIFC, SUCRE has diversified its offering by introducing a business lunch – featuring a selection of the finest Latin American inspired dishes curated by Master chef Fernando Trocca. Guests can enjoy appetisers of corn and cheese humita empanadas, spicy octopus tostada with avocado, or tuna and watermelon ceviche topped with lime and coriander. Diners can tuck into spinach and ricotta raviolli, sea bream, clams and chorizo and striploin with black garlic butter and grilled baby gem for the main course. Available Mondy to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 115 per person.

GO: Visit www.sucredubai.com or call 04 340 0829 for reservations or more information.

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SUSHISAMBA Dubai

The highest restaurant on Palm Jumeirah will launch a weekday business lunch on Friday, 28 January, offering diners the chance to take in the view at one of the most in-demand restaurants in town. The Vivo Business Lunch offers a two-course meal from a selection that includes everything from seviches and dishes from the robata grill to signature SAMBA rolls. The offer includes miso soup followed by the choice of two starters and one main course. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 139 per person.

GO: Visit www.sushisamba.com or e-mail reservations@sushisambadubai.com for reservations and more information.

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Tandoor Tina

Tandoor Tina offers a ‘thali’ style dining experience for its business lunch in Dubai with a choice of one starter, one main, one side and one dessert. Dishes on offer include Indian spiced scotch egg, Saag aloo “shepherd’s pie” with stilton gravy and chargrilled sea bream fillet with shrimp butter masala. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 85 per person.

GO: Visit www.tandoortina.com or call 04 210 2500 for reservations or more information.

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VIBE Cafe

VIBE Cafe is known for its beautiful tropical décor and equally pretty dishes, the perfect spot for fashionistas to sip on cocktails and catch up on the latest gossip. On a Tuesday the restaurant offers the VIBE and the City three-course menu accompanied by three cosmos, or throughout the whole week a two-course express menu with a glass of grape. The specially curated menu is filled with delicious, healthy dishes such as Fish TacoMeatless SteakCrispy Sesame Chicken and Classic Blueberry Cheesecake. Available Monday – Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 89 per person (regular express business lunch) and AED 129 per person (premium Tuesday business lunch).

GO: Visit www.vibeuae.com for reservations and more information.

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ZUMA

Whether visiting for dinner, drinks, brunch, or a business lunch, a trip to the FACT award-winning ZUMA is always a pleasurable experience. Their popular business lunch, also known as the Ebisu menu, features one miso soup, a choice of two starters and one main course from a special menu of signature dishes. Offering a sophisticated twist on the Japanese izakaya-style of eating and drinking, reservations at ZUMA are essential. Available Monday to Thursday, from 12pm to 2pm. AED 137 per person (miso soup, two starters and one main course) or AED 76 per person (miso soup and one main course).

GO: Call 04 425 5660 for reservations or more information.

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David Tapley - Editor-in-Chief
Dubai-based Editor-in-Chief for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications. Lover of all things, food, travel, street art and hip-hop.

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