The best places to dine in Dubai this week: 17 to 23 January
Business lunches, theme nights and leisurely lunches all feature on team FACT’s list of the best places to dine in Dubai this week.
Monday 17 January 2022
Indulge in the new Japazónico lunch menu at Amazónico
Head down to the FACT award-winning DIFC hotspot to discover the recently launched three-course Japazónico lunch menu, showcasing 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 or the beetroot tiradito served with purple corn gazpacho and mascarpone. Guests can then choose one maki and one nigiri from the set menu. The selection includes a zesty Amazónico roll with avocado, mango, coconut and cacao nibs, the seabass roll – complete with red amadai, rocoto acevichado and sesame, as well as the aromatic yuzu rosemary roll made with pickled vegetables, rosemary and yuzu. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 125 per person.
GO: Visit https://amazonicorestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
Tuesday 18 January 2022
Dine with Tuscan butcher Dario Cecchini at SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences
Dario Cecchini, the eighth generation butcher and star of Netflix’ Chef’s Table series, is back in Dubai. Visit Carna by Dario Cecchini, the FACT award-winning restaurant on the 74th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, to watch the master butcher demonstrate his ‘nose-to-tail’ philosophy of using every part of the animal. Then, meet the man himself while dining on some of the most fantastic meat cuts in the city. Tuesday 18 January, from 7pm to midnight.
GO: Visit www.sbe.com or call 04 607 0761 for reservations and more information.
Wednesday 19 January 2022
Happy Hour at Hudson Tavern
The newly opened Hudson Tavern has launched a weekday Happy Hour deal where guests can enjoy cold brews, island-inspired cocktails or a glass of red or white grape. The New York-inspired speakeasy venue features earthy interiors and vintage lighting, making it the perfect venue for happy hour. So wind down for the evening, reconnect with friends or go on a date night with your partner seated at the bar or in a dimly lit booth surrounded by solid brick walls. Available Monday to Friday, from 4pm to 7pm. AED 37 (selected premium house beverages).
GO: Visit www.sbe.com or call 04 871 1111 for reservations and more information.
Thursday 20 January 2022
Soirée Steak et Frites at Le Rosé
There is no better combination than steak and fries. The new French restaurant Le Rosé has launched a culinary evening that serves up 250g of Black Angus Rib Eye and unlimited fries. The only thing that makes this combination better is a beautiful grape to wash it down and so Le Rosé is offering free-flowing grape for two hours. AED 125 (steak and unlimited fries) and an additional AED 165 (for two hours of unlimited grape). Thursdays, from 7pm.
GO: Call 056 828 6090 for reservations and more information.
Friday 21 January 2022
Dine on one-of-a-kind fried chicken at Jailbird
Popular fried-chicken joint, Jailbird has opened a 40-seat restaurant in Motor City. The new venue offers dine-in and delivery options, plus two Motor City exclusive dishes: Thunderbird (smoked chipotle glaze, fried onion crunch, pickled onion slaw and JB sauce) and Chocolate Softie (chocolate and hazelnut softie with salted caramel & hazelnuts). The menu is a homage to fried chicken, offering signature buns such as Nashville Chicken Melt Sando (hot glaze, pickled onions, dill pickles, iceberg lettuce and JB sauce), Richie Rich (black truffle mayo, kale and truffled gouda) and Korean BBQ (bean sprout slaw, Korean BBQ sauce, sesame and miso mayo, pickles).
GO: Visit www.jailbird.co for more information.
Saturday 22 January 2022
Indulge in Balkan cuisine at the new 21grams
The FACT-award winning Urban Balkan Bistro is now open at Meyan Mall and features a rooftop terrace with views of the Dubai skyline from Burj Khalifa to Burj Al Arab. At the new venue, diners can indulge in a new menu is packed full of modern Balkan dishes using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. 21grams’ signature dishes such as Komplet egg, flaky spinach phyllo pie and Cevapi wagyu beef kebabs remain staple features, while new additions such as busara prawns (grilled prawns in a seafood bisque with feta cheese and barley risotto) are undoubtedly set to become new-found favourites.
GO: Visit http://21grams.me or call 050 841 5021 for reservations and more information.
Sunday 23 January 2022
Weekend lunch at Netsu
The Warayaki-style dining destination – the first of its kind in Dubai and the largest outside of Japan – will be serving its signature Japanese à la carte menu every Saturday and Sunday lunchtime. Diners booking the weekend lunch can expect Netsu’s signature Warayaki-style grills, sushi and sashimi platters, alongside Grilled Teriyaki Octopus, Warayaki Burrata, Kimchee Mussels and Truffle Beef Rice. Served on the restaurant’s lower level and outdoor terrace, diners will also be able to enjoy Netsu’s masterfully crafted cocktails. Saturdays and Sundays, from 12:30pm to 3pm.
GO: Visit www.mandarinoriental.com/netsu or call 04 777 2232 for reservations and more information.