6 restaurants to try in Dubai this week
Graze Gastro Grill Happy Hour
Get yourself down to Graze if you want to bag yourself 50 percent off selected beverages and a fantastic tapas menu. The luxury venue in City Walk has introduced a brand-new happy hour between Sunday and Thursday, 6pm to 9pm, so you now have a new spot for your afterwork sundowners.
When: 6pm-9pm, Sunday-Thursday
Where: Graze, La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk
Contact: +971 54 309 5948, website
A Most Eloquent British Weekend
To coincide with Taste of Dubai, the British style gastropub is relaunching its weekend offerings. First up is the British Fry Up (from AED32) on Friday and Saturdays complete with a belt-busting full English breakfast. Ditch the caffeine in favour of an early glass of apples, grapes or hops, too. Friday Crunch brunch (from AED199) is an à la carte menu that includes smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and a build your own burger. And finally, a Great British Roast (AED179) where you can choose from beef, lamb and chicken.
When: Friday and Saturday
Where: Eloquent Elephant, Taj Dubai
Contact: +971 4 438 3100, website
Cheese Night at Couqley
No, it’s not one of those retro nights packed with cheesy tunes from years gone by. We’re talking a full room at the French bistro dedicated to ten varieties of cheese to indulge in. Every Friday from 7pm until 11pm, you can grab a cheese board stacked with the likes of Camembert, Brie, Roquefort, P’tit Basque and more. It’s AED69 for a board with three kinds of cheese, AED99 for five, and AED139 for seven. You can also get the heated Swiss cheese, Raclette for an extra AED29. There’s a grape pairing to be had from AED77, too.
When: 7pm-11pm, every Friday
Where: Jumeirah Lake Towers, Cluster A
Price: From AED69
Contact: +971 4 514 9339, website
Peyote’s Fiestagave Brunch
Head chef Walter Melo has curated a brunch of epic Mexican proportions at Mexican hotspot Peyote. Between 12.30pm and 4pm every Friday, you can dive into sharing dishes of Red Chilaquiles with Fried Quails Egg, Black Bean and Cheese Tamale, Grilled Rib Eye and more.
When: 12.30pm-4pm, Every Friday
Where: Podium Level, Gate Village 05, DIFC
Price: From AED275
Contact: +971 4 422 7898, website
Fogo de Chão
Your new place for mouthwatering steaks has opened its doors in DIFC. Fogo de Chão, the Brazilian restaurant born in Porto Alegre, translates to “fire on the ground” and refers to the age-old method of slow cooking on an open fire. There’s a fine-dining aspect to your cuts, with meats carved tableside by the traditionally-trained gaucho chefs. The venue boasts an elegant indoor dining area, but if you want a meal with a view then the outdoor terrace offers views of Burj Khalifa. Expect fresh salad sides, mocktails and meat sweats.
When: From 12pm onwards
Where: Central Park Towers, DIFC
Contact: +971 4 343 8867, website
The original milkshake brand that was first established in 1925 has laid anchor at La Mer, Dubai. If you’ve never had a Keventers shake, you’re really missing out. They serve tasty concoctions like Nutella Marshmello, Bubble Gum and, of course, classic Strawberry. For its Middle East debut they also have some local flavours on the menu such as Date Jallab and Avacado Honey.
Where: La Mer South