4 restaurants to visit in Dubai this week
Grape and Harvest lunch at Asado
The city’s beloved Argentinian restaurant has just launched a lunch menu and, we have to say, we’re impressed. It features a number of live cooking stations which includes a taco station – we recommend the prawn taco, it was juicy, cooked to perfection and oh so tasty. There’s a BBQ pit too. It serves everything from moreish lamb chops to veal ribs to king prawns. There’s also a number of meat-free options for vegetarians – the veggie tacos are delicious, as are the many cheeses that can be found in the venue’s dedicated cheese station.
When: 12.30pm-3.30pm, Every Friday and Saturday
Where: Asado, The Palace Downtown
Price: From AED200
Contact: +971 4 888 3444, website
Running all November, Emirati Restaurant Seven Sands is hosting a Kebab Festival in which they will offer a variety of grilled treats – look out for the likes of the Seven Sands Beef Kebab marinated with the finest Arabic spices; the Roubian Kebab with shrimp, lemon, coriander and sweet chilli paste; or how about the Camel Kebab with Arabic masala, saffron and tomato?
When: Until November 30
Where: Seven Sands, The Beach
The Italian Way
A month-long food festival at Il Borro – which is one of our favourite restaurants in Dubai of any cuisine type – offers a three-course pairing menu carefully curated by head chef Maurizio Bosetti. Priced at AED350 per person, it features crostini ai fegatini di pollo to start, mussels with celery for the mains, and a peach crumble with sorbet for dessert – all with an Italian beverage for company.
When: Until November 30
Where: Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, Jumeirah Al Naseem
Price: From AED350
Geales Family Brunch
The British seafood restaurant has relaunched its Saturday family brunch for the new season. From 12pm until 4pm, guests can relax either inside the vibrant venue or out on its pristine terrace as four-courses of British fare are brought direct to the table. Highlights include a baked goat’s cheese starter, fish and chips, and a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings. It even has a dedicated sweet room with toffee apples and Battenberg cake. Priced AED195 with soft drinks, AED345 for house beverages.
When: 12pm-4pm, Saturdays
Where: Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina
Contact: +9714 316 5550, website