Summer Survival: Daytime Delights
Leisurely lunches, delectable afternoon teas, lavish themed dinners, whatever time of day it is that you want to say peace out to the heat; we've got you covered!
Sidra Lounge, The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City
Caroline Astor Afternoon Tea: If you’re going to afternoon tea, you’ve got to do it right. And what better place to gather than the brand with a long-standing tradition of its own? Inspired by Caroline Astor’s renowned afternoon tea get-togethers at The St. Regis New York, this interpretation revives the timeless experience at Sidra Lounge. Partake in an elegant afternoon tea ritual complemented by a delicious spread of mouth-watering treats like finger sandwiches, yummy pastries and, of course, clotted cream and scones. What more can you ask for to while away the summer days? AED195 per person. Served daily from 3pm to 6pm.
La Farine Café & Bakery, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Baker’s Breakfast: Start your summer’s day off on a scrumptious note at the award-winning La Farine. Featuring a Viennoiserie Basket and Charcuterie Platter to begin, the Baker’s Breakfast offers La Farine’s signature dishes such as Eggs Benedict, savory Crêpes and the deliciously moreish Croque Madame, accompanied by fresh fruit, tea and coffee. An ideal weekend treat for anyone who wants to avoid the brunch crowd but still wants to feast! AED210 per couple. Fridays and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.
Publique, Souq Madinat Jumeirah
Evening Brunch: Take your summer dining up a notch with true French flair. Publique offers a daily evening brunch as well as the a la carte menu packed with delicious French food, including the gloriously gooey cheese raclette and cheese fondue sharing concept. These dishes have become massively popular in Dubai given that they’re available in few other venues, with guests often seeking the ultimate ‘food experience’. As well as being super instagrammable, they’re authentic and most importantly, delicious. Three-hour evening brunch takes place daily, including Friday and Saturday, with a minimum booking of six people. AED295 to include a range of starters, a main of choice and a selection of desserts served to the table. House beverages including house spirits, vinos, magnums of hops and cocktails are included. Served from 8pm to 11pm.
Observatory Bar & Grill, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
Queen’s Social: Ladies can enjoy ‘Queen-privileges’ from tiaras to free flowing sparkling rose vino all-night. Catch up with the girls, overlooking Palm Jumeirah and Marina or dance the night away with DJ Alona’s trendy mixes. Indulge in the ‘Only for a Queen’ menu featuring crafted cocktails starting at AED33 and delicious bites at AED45. Gents, you can join in too as the lovely ladies in your life are treated to yummy food and beverages! Every Monday from 8pm to 12am.
Links, Address Montgomerie
Curry Nights: Love curry? Make Links at Address Montgomerie your weekly curry destination. Every Tuesday, spice up your evenings with a superb range of delicious and authentic Indian curries such as Murgh Makhanwala, Badami Lamb Korma and Madras Fish Curry. Enjoy classic flavours of butter chicken or try something traditional like Dal Makhani. The menu also offers a variety of accompaniments to amp up the flavour of your curry night. Relax and enjoy a great atmosphere as you take in the picturesque skyline of Dubai Marina and Address Montgomerie’s impressive driving range. AED104 per person including one skewer of chicken tikka and AED146 per person including unlimited chicken tikka. Every Tuesday from 7pm to 11pm.
Cucina, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
A Journey Through Italy at Cucina: If you are as interested in travel as you are in food, this is a must. Chef Mauro and his team take you on a unique expedition of discovery around Italy’s most exciting destinations, each with its distinct culture and cuisine. More than just pasta, you’ll experience a palate-pleasing tour of one of the world’s most popular cuisine exports. There’s a new Italian destination each month; get your “Dining Passport” and collect a minimum of six visas to be in with a chance to win a trip for two to Rome, Italy.
SOBO, Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community
With temperatures soaring, Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community has a hideout away from the city waiting to be discovered. Located just 15 minutes away from Dubai Marina and nestled within a cosy community with peaceful lakeside views, the hotel has just slid its doors open to a contemporary, indoor edition of its existing Arabohemian poolside restaurant and bar, SOBO. Open daily from 12pm to 1am, serving up a combination of Arabic flavours with dishes designed for sharing and socialising, reflecting the true family style of a locals’ kitchen. First thing’s first, order and dip the warm, toasted bread into the oh-so-good Beetroot Hummus – we promise it’s good! Or if you’re trying to retain that summer bod and fancy a salad, try out the refreshing Watermelon, Feta Cheese, Avocado and Mint Salad – great to keep you full but also good for watching the calories. For AED100, enjoy bites and free-flowing fizz with a DJ setting the mood. The very glam GlitterBox will be making an appearance, so ladies looking for a little pre-weekend sparkle, this is your spot. On the night, people will be able to take home a little piece of SOBO with them plus there will be prizes up for grabs throughout. Pool access is open for all SOBO customers so you can enjoy a cool dip, sunbathing and just have to take a few steps to a delicious meal inside.