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Twelve best new food deals in Dubai

By Sophie McCarrick | March 26, 2017

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Looking for something new to try? BBC Good Food Middle East has the best new food deals and restaurants around in Dubai…

Publique Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Launching this month, Publique is brought to us by Gates Hospitality, the F&B talent behind The Ultra Brasserie, Reform Social & Grill, The Black Lion, Bistro Des Arts, and newly opened Folly. Fusing a vibrant bar and restaurant scene, Publique’s every detail evokes the warm and rustic splendour of a mountain lodge – from a traditional wooden bar, eye catching Gondola DJ booth to the chalet style terrace. The menu presents a myriad of French alpine classics, including traditional fondue savoyarde designed to share. Contact info@publique.ae

Chival, La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk

One of five restaurants and bars at the recently opened La Ville Hotel (part of Autograph Collection Hotels by Marriott International), Chival offers a cosmopolitan and social setting with menus available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start your day with beef tartare served with poached organic eggs, acai and goji bowls, fresh pastries from the bakery and a selection of cheese and cold cuts, or enjoy 24-hour cooked organic broths, poached salmon and Black Angus meatball power bowls, tuna tataki, kale and squash salad or a Caribbean fish sandwich for lunch. Dinner highlights include smoked octopus, roasted potatoes, confit Vidalia onions, vegetable escabeche and meso America ceviche; seabass and shrimp, roasted tomato, poblano chili, fried corn and plantain crisps.For more information call +971 4-4033111.

La Playa, JBR

Presenting itself as the latest go-to al fresco hangout on JBR, La Playa has opened its doors to offer casual dining in a relaxed, unwind after work with a shisha, sort of vibe. With brightly colored umbrellas, beanbags on the sand, La Playa is a one-stop shop for food, shisha, sunset views and entertainment that’s casual and laid back. Operated by Whissle hospitality group – the guys behind OKKU, RIVA Beach Club, Sophie’s Café and CLAW BBQ, the new outlet acts as a sister spot to CLAW BBQ and will be serving up favourites from its menu including buffalo hot wings, nacho libre, baja fish tacos, Texas beef brisket, burgers, light bites and more. There’s also a 200m2 (20m x 10m) screen that will show daily games and matches on the sporting calendar. Contact info@laplayadxb.com

Seasonal Tastes, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City

There’s a new brunch in town, guys – and coming from The Westin brand, you know it’s going to be a good one. City Brunch at The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City takes place every Friday from12.30 – 4pm, where you can enjoy an easy and laid-back Friday afternoon. With six live cooking stations, areas to mingle, activities for adults and kids, along with DJ entertainment, there’s something for everyone. After brunch, relocate to American gastro pub Cook Hall on the hotel’s ground floor and extend the day enjoying live music from live band Carman and the Black T’s along with crafted brews. Priced at Dhs495 per person with free flow bubbly, selected brews and grape; Dhs350 with house beverages; Dhs249 with soft drinks. For more information visit The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City.

The Restaurant at Address, Address Boulevard

This month, Address Hotels + Resorts unveiled its new city lifestyle resort, Address Boulevard – and with it, comes the signature dining space, The Restaurant at Address. Simulating the experience of a luxurious European apartment of a well-travelled family in the 1920s, the restaurant will serve classic dishes. Based on the homely and comfortable feel of an actual apartment, the unique restaurant concept gives you the option of dining in different rooms that depict the surroundings of a luxury home, featuring both communal and private dining spaces for every occasion. For more information visit The Address.

Ting Irie, Souk Al Manzil

Serving up a modern take on Caribbean cuisine and food for the soul, Ting Irie’s menu comprises rich Caribbean flavours, prepared with island love. Last month the Jamaican eatery launched its new all-you-can-eat brunch, taking place every Friday from 1 – 4pm. From oxtail eggs benny on a Jamaican patty and peppa shrimp burgers to tasty jerk steak and eggs with crispy potato hash, the brunch package comes paired with free-flowing rum punch and mimosas. Don’t forget your dancing shoes for jammin’ to the beats of reggae, hip hop, and dancehall. Priced at Dhs395. For more information visit Ting Irie

Demoiselle by Galvin, City Walk

Dubai diners – prepare to be among the first to experience Galvin Restaurants’ inaugural location outside the United Kingdom— Demoiselle by Galvin. Set to open this month, the 210-seat continental style all-day café is set to offer an array of artisanal delights for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. After catering to the palates of Harrods’ clientele since 2012, the fashionable Demoiselle brand expands its locale from Knightsbridge to Dubai. Demoiselle by Galvin’s menu has been personally designed by the Galvin brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin, and led by their protégé, executive chef Luigi Vespero. Expect a simple yet varied menu comprising French classics. Call 04-5905076.

The Agency, Souk Madinat Jumeriah

Steak lovers, this one’s for you. Every Tuesday at The Agency, the newly launched ‘steak it easy’ promotion allows you to indulge on a 250g Australian wagyu rump steak accompanied by truffle fries, sautéed mushrooms, your choice of sauce and a glass of red, hand-picked by the sommelier, all for Dhs150. Available from 12pm to 2am, every Tuesday. Call 04-3666320.

LIMA Dubai, City Walk

LIMA, the restaurant and bar concept at the forefront of the world’s initiation into Peruvian cuisine has officially opened doors in Dubai. Since launching in London in 2012, LIMA has led an exciting culinary tradition, with LIMA Fitzrovia being the first and only Peruvian restaurant to win and retain a Michelin star. Integral to the LIMA success story is the passion and ambition of the partnership between LIMA London chef and head of culinary development, Robert Ortiz and the renowned Virgilio Martinez, chief proprietor of both LIMA and Central Peru the world’s leading Peruvian restaurant, currently ranked #4 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List. LIMA Dubai prides itself on taking its diners on a Peruvian journey like no other, showcasing the diversity, flavours and visual beauty of Peru’s rich culinary history. Contact reservations@limadubai.com.

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island

Looking for an option that extends the fun of brunch further into the weekend? Head to DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, to experience the new ‘Brunch & Stay’ promotion starting from Dhs650. Including an afternoon of revelry at the ‘Islanders Brunch’, an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s modern rooms, breakfast for two and late check out until 5pm, weekend brunch is taken to a whole new level. Set across the resort’s restaurants, Vespa and Brasserie, the Islanders Brunch offers a culinary tour of European, Italian, British, Asian, and Arabic dishes, as well as live cooking and beverage stations. Kids between 6-12 years pay half price, and kids below age 6 enjoy the brunch for free. Brunch timings are from 1 – 4pm, every Friday. Call 07-2030000.

Prime68, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

If you’re a Bond fan, Prime68’s new Friday Bond-themed ‘068 Brunch’ is not to be missed. Taking place every Friday from March 10 onwards, your mission involves a sophisticated brunch menu right at the top of the world’s tallest hotel. With a license to grill, this à la carte brunch caters to all, with treats like foie gras, Josper-grilled Australian beef tenderloin with butter and thyme, whole Australian rib eye with garlic and herbs and braised US Prime short ribs. Dirty Martini’s are made table side, shaken not stirred, and Bond girls who love Bollinger will be well served as live jazz plays in the background. Continue the fun upstairs at the Vault for the GoldenEye after party. Brunch is priced at Dhs495 with house beverages, Dhs595 with sparkling, and Dhs695 with French bubbly. Call 04-4143000.

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island

Looking for an option that extends the fun of brunch further into the weekend? Head to DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, to experience the new ‘Brunch & Stay’ promotion starting from Dhs650. Including an afternoon of revelry at the ‘Islanders Brunch’, an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s modern rooms, breakfast for two and late check out until 5pm, weekend brunch is taken to a whole new level. Set across the resort’s restaurants, Vespa and Brasserie, the Islanders Brunch offers a culinary tour of European, Italian, British, Asian, and Arabic dishes, as well as live cooking and beverage stations. Kids between 6-12 years pay half price, and kids below age 6 enjoy the brunch for free. Brunch timings are from 1 – 4pm, every Friday. Call 07-2030000.



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