7 restaurants to try in Dubai this week
Chef Federico Belluco at Postiano
Michelin-starred Italian, chef Federico Belluco will be on hand this week to take diners on culinary journey at Postiano. The event is being billed as a way of getting a taste of Venice in Dubai and promises to delight guests with the meticulous attention to detail that Chef Belluco is well known for. It’s a one night only affair and takes place on Wednesday, April 25 from 7pm until 10pm. Prices are AED380 for a four-course menu or AED680 with paired beverages.
Where: Postiano, JW Marriott Marquis
Contact: +971 4 414 3000, website
Ladies Night at McGettigan’s JLT
McGettigan's has a brand new ladies night to try. From 9pm to midnight, ladies will be treated to three complimentary drinks while DJ John Hayes provides the soundtrack for the evening. While the food isn't on offer, the wagyu beef chili nachos are well worth a try. As are the fish and chips and the moreish onion rings.
When: 9pm-12am, Friday
Where: McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington Hotel, Cluster J
Contact: +971 4 3780800, website
Celebrated chef Izu Ani is the brains and curator behind this new venue. The laidback restaurant, named after Izu’s wife, is serving up French Meditteranean cuisine which features delights such as lobster linguini, crispy calamari and passionfruit cheescake that you definitely need to make space for. All of which is served against the idyllic backdrop of the golf course.
Where: Emirates Golf Club
Contact: +971 4 417 9999, website
Dubai sweet-tooths rejoice, as the celebrated Swiss chocolatier has landed in Fashion Avenue with a new boutique and café concept. It specialises in artisanally crafted fancies such as the macaroon ‘Luxemburgeli’, pralines and truffles. It also offers some UAE-only treats in the form of the coconut truffle or the Sprüngli logo praline in milk with almond gianduja filling.
Where: The Dubai Mall
Contact: +971 4 344 3005, website
If you're an Asian food enthusiast and you haven't tried out Miss Tess's evening brunch, well we just can't call you a true fan. Inspired by the flavours of Korea, Thailand, China, Vietnam and Japan, expect a lively venue indoors and out on the terrace, and experience an atmosphere straight from the streets of many different Asian countries. Expect prawn spring rolls, maki hand rolls, a healthy portion of sweet and sour curries, along with other signature delicacies that make us love Asian food so much.
Where: Taj Dubai, Business Bay
Price: AED228 with soft drinks; AED228 with house beverages
Contact: +971 50 650 4988, website
Coco on 8
You can relax in a private cabana while the likes of California Maki rolls and spicy tuna nigri are brought to you. Skewered dishes that include Angus beef steak or chargrilled halloumi, and a selection of sharing platters for you and your mates, like the seafood one that comes with freshly shucked oysters, mussels, clams and more. The light and airy space is perfect for day time lounging or partying in the evening.
Where: Media One Hotel
Contact: +971 52 646 1764, website
Moombai & Co
This venue located in Dubai's H Hotel takes you back to the traditional Irani-Parsi cafes of India with its retro Bollywood tunes, funky props and movie poster lined walls. The menu is a good mix of Parsi favourites, Mumbai street food and BBQ meats as well as poultry that can be paired with innovative beverages named after popular film quotes. We like, a lot.
Where: H Hotel
Contact: +971 4 501 8607, website