3 fresh restaurants in Dubai to check out this weekend
A big brunch extravaganza, an anniversary menu and all-you-can-eat Dim sum…
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 big brunch extravaganza: Cirque de Cuisine
It’s one of the biggest events on the brunching calendar, and the wildly popular Cirque de Cuisine megabrunch at Atlantis, The Palm is making its this Thursday February 28. This time around, the megabrunch has got a ‘Carnival de Brazil’ theme, so as you make your way through the avenues, enjoying unlimited food and drink from six of Atlantis’ finest restaurants (including Hakkasan, Bread Street Kitchen and Nobu), expect to be entertained by circus performers and live music. Keep the party going from 11pm and head to the resorts latest opening, Wavehouse.
Atlantis The Palm, Thursday February 28, 7pm to 11pm, Dhs535 adults, Dhs335 teens. Tel: (04) 426 2626. atlantisthepalm.com
The anniversary menu: Social by Heinz Beck
Social by Heinz Beck is celebrating its five-year anniversary this year, and it’s marking the milestone with a ten-course tasting menu paying homage to the restaurants most popular dishes from the last half-decade. Guests can expect to tuck into signature dishes such as scallops with green pea and mushroom and risotto with scampi carpaccio at the Waldorf Astoria restaurant. And no dinner would be complete with out the signature ‘Raspberries’, a stunning pink dish of raspberry served no less than 11 different ways.
Social by Heinz Beck, Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah, daily 7pm to 11pm until March 20, Dhs950 per person. Tel (04) 818 2222. waldorfastoria.com
The unlimited Dim sum deal: Zheng He’s
Set on the stunning Mina A’Salam waterfront, Zheng He’s is a Chinese restaurant with a Dubai twist. The long-serving restaurant is set to transport its visitors to the far East every Friday and Saturday lunchtime with a four-course menu that includes unlimited serving of Dim sum. Available from 12pm to 2.30pm every weekend, starters include cucumber and peanut salad, followed by unlimited steamed, baked and fried dim-sum including chicken Shu Mai, spiced spinach dumpling and deep fried minced shrimp to name a few. If that’s not enough, mains such as wok-fried beef black noodles with beansprouts, Chinese chives and X.O chilli sauce, sizzling homemade tofu and seafood fried rice will be served, followed by Jian Dui red bean paste and sesame seed balls with strawberries for dessert. It’s priced at Dhs148.
Zheng He’s, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 12.30pm to 2pm, Fridays and Saturdays, Dhs148 per person. Tel: (04) 432 3232. jumeirah.com