Set menus, paella nights and the return of a Saturday indoor summer brunch…

From wallet-friendly dinner deals perfect for pairs, to unique dining experiences you wouldn’t get anywhere else, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to dining out in Dubai.

And if you’re looking for somewhere to head to this weekend, we’ve rounded up three spots we reckon you won’t want to miss out on. This week, there’s a new summer menu to check out at City Walk tapas spot Toro + Ko, a Paella night launches at Festival City’s The Fish House, and if it’s a budget brunch indoors you’re after on Saturday, look no further than Barasti.

Here are three new restaurants to dine at this weekend. 

Summer menu: Toro + Ko

Bringing a self-described ‘Boston meets Barcelona’ cuisine to Dubai, Toro & Ko have launched a three-course summer menu for Dhs199 this summer. Available daily from 6pm to 8pm, it’s a sharing platter of tapas to start, a choice of main such as beef tenderloin or octopus, and a classic Spanish dessert selection.

Toro & Ko, The Courtyard, City Walk, 6pm to 8pm, daily, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 590 5433.

Paella night: The Fish House


Sticking on the Spanish theme, you can tuck into a new traditional Valencian Paella every Saturday night at The Fish House in the Intercontinental Festival City. Wind down your weekend with a spread of top seafood alongside a carafe of Sangria and homemade apple pie for Dhs110 per person.

The Fish House, Intercontinental Festival City, Dubai Festival City, 7pm to 11pm, Saturdays, Dhs110. Tel: (04) 701 1127.

Brand new brunch: Barasti

On the weekends legendary beach bar Barasti has brought back its Saturday brunch, with a three hour feast of food and drink priced at Dhs175 for ladies and Dhs250 for men from 2pm to 5pm.This year, the air conditioned tent has had a dinosaur-themed makeover, but you’ll find the same hearty bites from a roast dinner to curries, and a wide selection of beverages on the menu. It’s washed down with live music from resident band Sweet Chili Jam, and a happy hour from 5pm to 8pm afterwards.

Barasti Beach, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, 2pm to 5pm, Saturdays. Dhs175 ladies, Dhs250 gents. Tel: (04) 318 1313.

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