15 of the best deals for Jumeirah Restaurant Week
What’s On previews Jumeirah Restaurant Week, which showcases some of the best restaurants in Dubai and their best meal deals in May 2015.
More than 40 restaurants in Dubai will offer three-course set menus at knockdown prices for Jumeirah Restaurant Week, starting May 14.
Some of the emirate’s most popular eateries in its most popular locations, such as Madinat, Emirates Towers and Burj Al Arab, will showcase their very best with set menus – lunch and dinner – set across four price bands (Dhs95, Dhs120, Dhs180, Dhs370).
Here, we preview the pick of the deals.
May 14 to 23
Tel: 04 3665866. jumeirahrestaurantweek.com
Perry & Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse (Souk Madinat)
This game-changing outlet at Madinat brings a real taste of the South, with Sloppy Joe, Fried Chicken, Ruben Sandwich and Mississippi Mud Pie among your options. The Chocolate Brownie Banana Split is almost worth the reservation cost alone.
Tokyo (Emirates Towers)
Traditional Japanese food is given a cool, contemporary twist at this Emirates Towers eatery. Choose from the classic Bento Box or the Salmon Teriyaki, and between the Mochi Ice Cream and Yuzu Tofu Cheesecake.
D&A (Jumeirah Beach Hotel)
Tuck in to some good old fashioned pub grub at Dhow&Anchor. British classics like Cured Salmon, Fish And Chips, Eton Mess and Apple Crumble are all up for grabs.
Der Keller (Jumeirah Beach Hotel)
Try something a little different at Der Keller. One of the only Dubai restaurants to serve traditional German cuisine, this Bavarian beer hall has themed nights three times a week. Schnitzel, Bratwueste, Sauerkraut and Pfoertchen are all on the JRW menu.
Tortuga Mexican Kitchen and Bar (Souk Madinat)
One of the most popular Mexican restaurants in town, Tortuga also boasts a beautiful view right on the Mina A’Salam waterways. The JRW menu is a treat of both the popular and more diverse Mexican dishes, including Red Snapper, Beef Carnitas Michoacan, Enchiladas and Arroz Con Leche.
Amala (Jumeirah Zabeel Saray)
Head to Zabeel Saray for some top-notch fine Indian cuisine. Amala serves Mughlai dishes, rich in Persian influence. Choose from the likes of Chicken Jalfrezi, Seekh Kebab, Dal Fry, Rogan Josh, Kulfi and Hot Gulab Jamun.
Carnivale (Jumeirah Beach Hotel)
This cute Italian terrace is one of the best casual European dining spots in Dubai. Choose your typical pizza or pasta, or get adventurous with Tuscany Panzanella, Ferron risotto, or, as they say, simply the best tiramisu you can get outside Italy.
Alfie’s (Emirates Towers)
One for the boys, this. Alfie’s British restaurant in described as having an ‘elegant, muscular design’, while the Jumeirah Restaurant Week menu packs a punch, too. Ham and Eggs, Pint Size Sundae and Cut O’ Dirt are all up for grabs.
Rib Room (Jumeirah Zabeel Saray)
Try somewhere brand-spanking new. Sure, we’ve all tried and love the Emirates Towers original (and you can eat there, too, this Jumeirah Restaurant Week), but head round The Palm to Jumeirah Zabeel Saray for more succulent steaks, seafood and, of course, ribs.
Rivington Grill (Souk Al Bahar)
Dubai might well still be in mourning for the sudden closure of the Souk Madinat outlet, but classic British fare is still available at Souk Al Bahar. Braissed Lamb Shank is the pick of the bunch of main course options but the Green Pea Soup, and Rhubarb Burnt Cream are equally delicious.
360 (Jumeirah Beach Hotel)
One of Dubai’s most iconic night spots, did you know 360 also does a mean menu. This Jumeirah Restaurant Week choose from a selection of Asian-inspired dishes, like Yong Chow Fried Rice, Grilled Lobster Tale and Vietnamese Spring Rolls.
Zheng He’s (Souk Madinat)
Traditional Chinese flavours with a modern twist are the order of the day at this gorgeous Souk Madinat restaurant. The Dim Sum Platter kicks things off perfectly, and you can also enjoy Kong Pow Chicken, Black Pepper Soy Protein, and Lotus Puff.
Junsui (Burj Al Arab)
Treat yourself to an extravagant experience in the company of 45 chefs working across 12 live cooking stations in the Burj Al Arab, serving up ambitious dishes from all across Asia. This one will be a night to remember with live stations representing Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and China.
Pierchic (Al Qasr)
Listen out as the waves lap softly beneath the terracing at this recently renovated flagship restaurant at AL Qasr. Now with a contemporary edge but maintaining the elegant and stylish feel, your meal will be prepared by some of planet’s best seafood chefs. The menu includes Roasted Yellow Tail, Baked Lamb Loin, Coconut Pavlova and Grilled Scallops.
Al Iwan (Burj Al Arab)
Translated as ‘The Royal Hall’, you know exactly what you’re getting here. Situated in the Burj Al Arab’s atrium, the tallets in the world, the Arabic cuisine is among the best in the region. You’ll ve served a selection of hot and cold mezzeh (Spinach Fatayer, Meat Sambousik) and then a main course of Shrimp Majbous, Fish Sharmola, Arabic Mixed Grill and Lamb Ouzi.