3 Dubai restaurants to try this week
Weslodge Saturday Brunch
Unless you grew up in the American South, there’s every chance the concept of pairing fried chicken with waffles is not only alien but deeply unsettling. The dish, though, is one of the undoubted stars of the new Saturday Brunch at Weslodge in the JW Marriott Marquis, which is served up both as a set menu and á la carte, with buffet-style live cooking stations thrown in.
The sweet-savoury combination is one the Americans have perfected, particularly at breakfast where maple syrup is poured on anything alive or dead. But if you can’t quite get your tastebuds around crispy chicken strips on squares of fluffy batter then there are more traditional dishes on offer such as steak and eggs, chop salad, lobster roll prime rib, lamb shoulder and mushroom pie.
Prices start at AED295 and, in conjunction with the rock’n’roll DJ sets and expansive city views, that’s sounds like a pretty good way to ease into the weekend.
Where: JW Marriot Marquis, Business Bay
Contact: +9714 560 1700
Scape Restaurant & Bar
The new terrace at Burj Al Arab now has a restaurant in which to enjoy the unparalleled views of the hotel, The Palm and the city’s skyline. Scape Restaurant & Bar offers a Californian fusion menu created by head chef Timur Fazilov – who has the likes of Zuma Dubai and Catch Abu Dhabi on his resumé. It includes hamachi crudo with ponzu, pistachio, citrus zest, shallot rings and olives, scallop tiradito with tiger milk, apple and red radish, and slow-roasted wagyu short ribs with pomelo, candied peanut, Swiss chard and pave potato. There’s indoor and outdoor seating as well as the chance to recline with a shisha at the end of it all.
Where: Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Road
Contact: +9714 301 7600
The new Lebanese restaurant in Jumeirah has launched their “After Hours Meal” concept, which was partly responsible for their rise to prominence in Beirut. They will satisfying any late-night cravings until 4:40am with a menu that includes mana’eesh and saj, hummus with meat and pine nuts, sujuk and country-style labneh – all perfect for post-party snacking.
Where: Opposite Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Road