Escape the office and give your taste buds a treat. These are the best options for business lunch in DIFC.
Head to this DIFC hotspot to discover the 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 5pm. AED 125 per person.
GO: Visit https://amazonicorestaurant.com/dubai for reservations and more information.
BOCA has long upheld a reputation for good food and sustainable practices. While the restaurant stocks wine from more than 200 labels, the European-inspired business lunch menu changes regularly but often dishes such as seared halibut, butternut risotto and pistachio kunafa rolls. If you want to go luxe, book the private dining room that doubles up as a wine cellar. Available Monday to Thursday, from 12pm to 3:30pm. AED 110 (two courses) and AED 135 (three courses).
GO: Visit https://boca.ae for reservations and more information.
Bull & Bear
Enjoy flavourful dishes to accompany your meetings whilst taking in the view of Burj Khalifa from the heart of DIFC. Business lunch at the modern steakhouse inside Waldorf Astoria DIFC features a menu of freshly made dishes, including steak tartare and New York Cheesecake. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 125 (two courses).
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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 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).
Clap delivers a modern twist on authentic Japanese cuisine with its Business Lunch Menu. Expect an assortment of Japanese dishes that are perfect for impressing clients and colleagues. Signature dishes on offer include Squid Karaage, Crispy Rice Salmon, Black Cod Miso, Wagyu Beef Danburi, and Duck Ramen. A choice of matcha cheesecake or vanilla peanut millefeuille can be added for an extra AED 35. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3:30pm. AED 115 (two starters and one main course).
GO: Visit https://claprestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
Take a break from the week with lunch at DIFC’s new Japanese restaurant, Hidemasa. Indulge in a dynamic menu of Japanese favourites from acclaimed chef Hide Yamamoto. The business lunch menu includes sake carpaccio, grilled chicken skewers, sushi, baked miso cod, yakitori donburi, and show-stopping desserts for a sweet end to an exquisite meal. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 110 per person.
GO: Call 04 250 9459 for reservations and more information.
Hutong’s unlimited dim sum menu is sure to elevate your weekday dining. The contemporary Northern Chinese restaurant’s dim sum lunch begins with soup and is 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 2:30pm. AED 88 per person (soup and one main course) or AED 125 (soup, two starters and one main course).
The FACT award-winning Indochine is known for its innovative French-Vietnamese cuisine and unadulterated fun. The DIFC hotspot’s business lunch menu offers diners a range of sharing starters, one main course from a choice of Indochine signatures such as Shaking Beef, Caramel Black Cod, and Wok Tossed Rice Noodles. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 115 per person (four sharing starters, one main course and one sorbet) or AED 175 per person (five sharing starters, one main and one sorbet).
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 208 9333 for reservations and more information.
Intersect by Lexus
Intersect by Lexus offers a versatile dining space for casual meetups and formal client meetings, featuring a diverse menu of healthy dishes made with premium organic ingredients. For the business lunch diners can order one starter from the a la carte small plates selection, a main course from a changing selection of vegetarian, meat and fish options, plus dessert, tea and coffee. Available Monday to Saturday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 90 (two courses) and AED 115 (three courses).
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.
La Voile Rouge
Fancy French restaurant La Voile Rouge is now offering a chic business lunch menu in the heart of DIFC. The dining experience begins with the amuse bouche of the day, followed by a selection of starters, including lentil salad, salmon tartare, pommes Darphin (French potato pancakes) or the soup of the day. The main course incorporates a selection of the French venue’s signature dishes, such as mushroom ravioli, cod with seasonal vegetables, and beef tenderloin. Lunch ends on a sweet note with the dessert of the day. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 110 (one starter, one main course, and one dessert).
Le Petit Beefbar
As the name suggests, Le Petit Beefbar’s new DIFC venue is smaller than its FACT Award-winning predecessor at Jumeriah Al Naseem. The unlicensed venue replicates the signature Beefbar aesthetic, boasting vintage brasserie vibes with its mirrored ceiling, comfy booths, central Art-Deco bar and plenty of potted vegetation. The venue’s bargain business lunch offers a House Mixed Salad and Le Petit’s Cheesecake, plus a choice of either Steak Frites and Sauce, Beefbar’s Milanese or a Keto Bowl. Available Monday to Friday lunchtimes for only AED 99.
GO: Visit https://beefbar.com/le-petit-beefbar-dubai for reservations and more information.
LPM Restaurant & Bar
The newly refurbished LPM Restaurant & Bar offers a delightful two or three-course business 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.
Enjoy the taste of fine dining at Marea with their luxurious take on the traditional business lunch that’s ideal for entertaining clients 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 2:45pm. AED 120 (one starter, one main course, and the sorbet of the day).
GO: Call 04 583 6366 for reservations and more information.
At MINA Brasserie, Michael Mina’s modus operandi comes to life through a combination of high-quality ingredients and impeccable techniques. The restaurant serves seductively simple Brasserie style dishes for its business lunch. The menu includes Truffle Gratinée, Grilled Mushroom Halloumi, Porcini Ravioli, Linguine Burrata and Marinated Chicken. Available Monday to Friday lunchtimes. AED 120 (two courses with tea, coffee or ice cream) and AED 140 (three courses with tea, coffee or ice cream).
GO: Call 04 506 0100 for reservations and more information.
Homegrown modern Italian restaurant Roberto’s has fashioned a delicate business lunch bursting with Italian charm. The specially curated menu offers to choice of two or three courses, including Tomato panzanella with burrata and fresh basil leaves, Yellowfin tuna tataki, Linguine with red snapper, Seared wild seabass fillet, and homemade tortelli stuffed with pumpkin, tarragon sauce and goat cheese fondue. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 125 per person (inclusive of dessert, tea or coffee)
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 starter and one main course, including Chicken and Scallop Dumplings, Sesame Prawns on Toast, Beef Tenderloin with Soy Ginger Sauce and Shanghai ME’s Miso Silver Cod. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 120 per person (one soup, one starter, and one main course).
GO: Call 04 564 0505 for reservations and more information.
SUCRE has diversified its offering by introducing a business lunch that features a selection of Latin American-inspired dishes. Guests can enjoy appetisers of Sundried Tomato Empanada, Beef Tartare or Salmon Crudo, followed my a main course of either Charred Seabream, Orzo Pasta, Beef Tenderloin or Chicken Piccata. A choice of Dulce de Leche Fondant, Basque Cheesecake or Labneh Berries Tart can be added for an extra AED 35. Available Mondy to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 115 per person.
The Artisan, located in the Waldorf Astoria DIFC, offers a luxurious escape from Dubai’s city streets. Enjoy a three-course business lunch featuring authentic Italian dishes such as Insalata di Finocchi, Zuppa di Lenticchie (lentil soup with burrata cream), Filetto di Orata (roasted sea bream fillet), and Brasato e Polenta (slow-cooked beef short ribs with polenta and parsley crumble), before finishing with the new Crostata al Cioccolato (coca shortbread with dark chocolate cream). Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm. AED 135 per person (three courses).
GO: Call 04 338 8133 for reservations and more information.
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 149 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.