4 restaurants to visit in Dubai this week
Uncle Jheff Pop Up
Remember Uncle Jheff’s moreish bites at Sole DXB? The sweet garlic short ribs infused with kaffir, chilli and charred lime served with a side of toasted rice were a huge hit. Now Uncle Jheff‘s vibrant Asian street food is back and about to take over Brunswick Sports Club for a month-long pop-up foodie love-in. Tuck into green mango salad topped with chunks of green apple, pineapple and dressed in a sticky tamarind chilli dressing, plus the chicken massamun curry.
Where: Brunswick Sports Club, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates
When: From April 14
Contact: +971 56 404 0685, website
Willy Wonka Afternoon Tea
The Lotus Lounge is hosting an elaborate afternoon tea every day between April 15 and 17, inspired by Roald Dahl’s famous chocolatier. It includes finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and, from Dutch pastry chef extraordinaire Marike Van Beurden, a huge array of chocolates and sweets.
When: April 15-17
Where: The Lotus Lounge, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Price: AED299 with sparkling grape
Contact: +9714 567 8304, website
Al Mayass is a brand born in a Beirut villa in 1996 and delivered by an Alexandrian family of Armenians. It has since expanded across the region and over to New York, and now has arrived in Dubai, where its latest branch in Sofitel Downtown shares the same ideals: quality cuisine, attention to detail and peerless service. The interior feels like the salon of a grand home – and you’re guest of honour.
Where: Softel Downtwon Dubai
Contact: +9714 503 6666, website
To celebrate the Thai New Year, Sukhothai will be hosting its very own version of Thailand’s infamous water festival, Songkran. Expect everything from paper lanterns, the alluring scent of lemon grass, mouthwatering delicacies like Thai green curry and maybe even a few splashes of water.
When: 12.30pm-3pm and 7pm-10pm, April 13-15
Where: Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Price: From AED199 per person
Contact: +971 4 2170000, website