Dubai Restaurant Week is an annual celebration of gastronomic flavours and global cuisines waiting to be discovered. Running from 6 to 15 May, DRW is the ideal occasion for food fans to enjoy attractively-priced set meals at their favourite restaurants. This year’s edition features more than 40 of Dubai’s finest restaurants for your dining pleasure.
As its name suggests, 11 Woodfire pairs vibrant flavours with traditional wood-fire cooking techniques, resulting in a unique dining destination rooted in earthy soulfulness. Located in a charming villa on Jumeirah Beach Road, 11Woodfire offers a simple menu that celebrates the earth’s natural bounty and creates a sense of community, especially as this eatery’s core philosophy centres around a warming fire. Expect beef tartare, Atlantic sea bass and ‘Bone Marrow’ dark chocolate to feature across the lunch and dinner menus. AED 125 (two-course lunch) and AED 250 (three-course dinner).
GO: Follow @11woodfire on Instagram for more information.
Bread Street Kitchen & Bar
Experience the best of Britain at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant in Dubai. Inspired by the original Bread Street Kitchen in London, the relaxed warehouse setting is a favourite destination for families and friends, featuring al fresco dining and an ice-cream bar. Enjoy the best of British with special lunch and dinner menus. AED 125 (two-course lunch) and AED 250 (three-course dinner).
GO: Call 04 426 2626 for reservations and more information.
Clap will present a lunch and dinner set menu showcasing some of the restaurant’s signature dishes in celebration of Dubai Restaurant Week. An eclectic lunch menu comprises squid kara-age, crunchy shrimp tempura roll and crispy shiitake salad, followed by a selection which includes kara-age style tofu, salmon teriyaki or chicken kushiyaki. For dessert, there’s a choice of vanilla-peanut millefeuille or jasmine tea creme brulée. By night, delve into a three-course experience starting with a selection of seven starters, including grilled umami chicken wings, panko sea bass or crispy spicy hijiki tuna roll. The main event is a choice of black cod miso, shrimps in hoba leaf, beef or chicken kushiyaki and kara-age style tofu. Finish with the indulgent matcha cheesecake, vanilla-peanut millefeuille or jasmine tea crème brulée. AED 125 (two-course lunch) and AED 250 (three-course dinner).
GO: Visit https://claprestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
As part of Dubai Food Festival’s Dubai Restaurant Week, Hotel Cartagena offers a special three-course set menu featuring a starter, a main dish, and a dessert. Choose from Pan Latin staples such as fresh guacamole and chips, red snapper ceviche and mushroom truffle empanada to begin. The main course options include tender lamb chuleton (lamb short rib), aromatic arroz con vegetal (arborio rice with vegetables), and Jamaican jerk spatchcock chicken. To end the meal, you can delight in a choice between dulce-soaked tres leches topped with tropical fruit or the perfectly crisp churros with passion fruit curd and South American Guanaja chocolate. AED 150 (three courses).
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Amidst the views of DIFC, guests can enjoy classic Hutong favourites this Dubai Restaurant Week. for lunch, begin with the flavourful wild mushroom and truffle bao, followed by the steaming wok-tossed beef tenderloin in laoganma chilli sauce. Guests can then welcome the sweet and cooling taste of Hutong’s bao and soy salted caramel and sesame praline dessert. Evening diners can revel in rose Champagne shrimp dumplings and black pepper chicken fried rice with the all-time golden fortune for the finale. AED 125 (two-course lunch) and AED 250 (three-course dinner).
GO: Visit www.hutong-dubai.com for reservations and more information.
The FACT award-winning French-Vietnamese eatery will offer a special two-course lunch during Dubai Restaurant Week. Savour Indochine’s signature dishes, including pomelo salad, betel leaf beef, typhoon shelter prawn, caramel black cod and honeycomb and chocolate ganache. AED 125 (two-course lunch)
Offering set menus for lunch and dinner throughout Dubai Restaurant Week, the Italian restaurant in the heart of the Jumeirah Islands is a must-visit. The menu features signatureseatures signatures like La Burrata d’Isola, Insalata di quinoa and Bresaola punta d’anca, rucola, parigiano for antipasti. This is followed by a selection of Filejia pasta, Grilled Sea Beam and Veal Sirloin for the secondi menu. Ending on a sweet note, the indulgent dolce menu includes Tiramisu and a summer inspired Tartelletta Esotica with mango and passion fruit purée. AED 95 per person (two course lunch) and AED 150 (three-course dinner).
GO: Call 04 583 3124 for reservations and more information.
The special set menu lunch at Marea will be served daily from 12pm to 3pm, offering the choice between a starter and a main course or one main course and one dessert. Expect a selection of Marea signatures, including creamy burrata served with tomatoes and fresh taggiasca olives, Insalata with a pine nut vinaigrette, crispy calamari, handmade rigatoni with wagyu beef bolognese, ravioli filled with veal and mushrooms or ricotta gnocchi with tomatoes, burrata and basil. For a taste of la dolce vita, end the meal with a classic tiramisu made with mascarpone and espresso or the sorbet of the day. AED 125 per person (two-course lunch).
GO: Call 04 583 6366 for reservations and more information.
MASTI, the Indian-fusion dining hotspot in La Mer, will participate in Dubai Restaurant Week this year. Expect an array of dishes created using the bold flavours of Indian cuisine injected with a quirky global twist. Dishes include Tangy Cassava Chaat, Burnt Baby Gen, Prawns Koliwada, Messy Chicken Tikka, Cauliflower Steak and the famous Burrata Butter Chicken. To complete the experience, Mango Cheesecake and Chocolate Delice will be served. AED 95 (two-course lunch) and AED 150 (three-course dinner).
GO: Visit www.mastidubai.com for reservations and more information.
Dine beside the tranquil waters of Dubai’s historic Creek at NOÉPE. The venue will participate in Dubai Restaurant Week with a showcase of New England and Nikkei inspired cuisine. Relish in oysters, ceviche, king lobsters, sashimi, sushi, Korean-style fried chicken, desserts and imaginative beverages. AED 125 per person (two-course lunch menu) or AED 250 (three-course dinner).
GO: Visit www.dubaicreekresort.com/noepe for reservations and more information.
Reif Japanese Kushiyaki
Reif Othman and his team of culinary maestros will be offering casual and tasty plates of unconventional Japanese street food throughout Dubai Restaurant Week. Expect Reif’s signature dishes, including crispy baby squid, 18-hours chicken ramen and citrus cheese soufflé. AED 95 (two courses) and AED 150 (three courses).
One of Dubai’s favourite Japanese restaurants offers a three-course lunch and dinner during Dubai Restaurant Week. For lunch, guests can enjoy popular ROKA Signatures such as iceberg salada no wafu (with caramelised onion dressing), gyuniku to goma no gyoza (beef, ginger and sesame dumplings), and a flavorful sea bream fillet (with ryotei miso and red onion). To finish, lunch-goers can end their meal with a dessert of their choosing. ROKA will also be serving a three-course dinner featuring tebasaki to yaki (with yuzu kosho honey), well-loved sweetcorn rubs (with binchotan butter, corn sobacha salt), and lamb cutlets (with Korean spices and sesame cucumber). AED 125 (three-course lunch) and AED 350 (three-course dinner).
GO: Visit www.rokarestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
Tamoka is a new beachside dining destination located at The Walk in JBR that embodies a sense of wonder and discovery. The spacious, open concept – complete with alfresco seating, a dedicated ceviche bar, outdoor fire pits and sunken lounges – brings together a sense of authenticity and relaxed luxury through its design, which effortlessly combines indigenous Latin American craftsmanship with intrinsic detailing throughout its décor. Expect anticuchos, corn fed baby chicken in a jerk sauce and pineapple carpaccio to feature. AED 125 (two-course lunch) and AED 250 (three-course dinner).
GO: Visit www.tamokadubai.com for reservations or more information.
The MAINE Land Brasserie
Following in the footsteps of The MAINE in JBR and Studio City, this upmarket brasserie offers a special limited-edition set menu available only during Dubai Food Festival. The two-course lunch includes starters of tuna tartare, crispy fish taco, Wagyu beef tataki and chargrilled octopus. The main course options include shrimp linguini, double-cut lamb chop, steak frites and 48hr short rib. AED 125 (two-course lunch).
GO: Call 04 577 6680 for reservations and more information.
Grosvenor House Dubai’s South American restaurant will showcase its culinary creations at Dubai Restaurant Week. As part of Dubai’s two-week food festival, diners at Toro Toro can enjoy a three-course South American menu curated by Chef Richard Sandoval. AED 250 per person.
GO: Visit www.torotoro-dubai.com for reservations and more information.