3 fresh restaurants to check out in Dubai this weekend

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Fashion afternoon tea, a new vegan menu at a fancy French spot and a breakfast pizza at a beach club…

We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to dining out in Dubai – from celebrity chef-led restaurants to indie gems, there are new openings every week. So, if you’re looking for somewhere fresh to book a table this weekend, these are our top picks.

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The high-fashion afternoon tea: Shai Salon

Shai Salon & Terrace at Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah has launched a chic new afternoon tea in collaboration with Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoe brand, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker. Available daily until May 5, the new menu features an array of sandwiches, scones and pastries such as egg and cress brioche with Piquillo pepper and sundried tomato, mango passion fruit chocolate cake and a traditional strawberry jam and clotted cream scone with a hazelnut chocolate spread. The collection will also be displayed throughout Shai Salon, allowing guests to admire the shoes while enjoying their fashion afternoon tea.

Shai Salon, Four Seasons Jumeirah, Jumeirah, daily 2pm to 11pm, Dhs270. Tel: 04 270 7805. fourseasons.com

The vegan menu: Bagatelle

Dining vegan in Dubai is becoming easier thanks to an array of restaurants launching dedicated vegan menus – and the latest to do so is dinner-meets-party spot, Bagatelle. Extending way beyond a simple salad, the new menu features dishes such as The Pizza aux Champignons, a vegan pizza topped with a mix of Roasted Garlic and Wild Mushroom, Poule des Bois Roti, Josper roasted Maitake mushrooms served on a bed of olive oil mash, lemon confit and herb dressing an Le Potager – grilled seasonal vegetables atop toasted sourdough bread and piperade sauce.

Bagatelle, The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road, daily 8pm till late. Tel: (04) 354 5035. bagatelledubai.com

The breakfast pizza: Riva

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and at Riva Beach, there’s one more incentive to eat it with the launch of the ‘Breakfast Pizza’. Part of the brand new breakfast menu, the The RIVA Signature Breakfast Pizza is forest mushrooms, vine tomatoes, peppers and eggs, served on a just out-of-the-oven base, topped with rich tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil.

Riva, Building 8, The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, breakfast served 7.30am to 11am weekdays and until 1pm weekends. Tel: (04) 430 9466. riva-beach.com

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