6 great restaurants to visit in Dubai this week
There's tons of food to be eaten this week. No, really. Eggspectation has a great food challenge to try. There's a new Lebanese Friday lunch menu at Khaymat Al Bahar and one of our favourite Indian restaurants, Peppermill has just opened a new branch at The Dubai Mall.
There’s a sweet (and savoury) challenge taking place at Eggspectation this July. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Canadian restaurant is challenging guests to take on its 25-stack – one for each year they’ve been going, obviously – of pancakes. Take the tower down in 25 minutes or less and you’ll get a voucher for a discount on your next meal. If you fail, then you hand over AED98. To make it slightly easier, you can take three friends with you to help out. Just be sure to go hungry.
Where: Eggspectation, JBR and City Walk
Contact: +971 4 430 7252 (JBR) and +971 4 240 6877 (City Walk), website
Hip Hop Karaoke
Palms a bit sweaty? Knees weak? And what’s that on your sweater? It’s time to showcase that lyrical flow you’ve been practicing in front of the mirror all these years at Tribeca’s resurrected Hip Hop Karaoke. It all goes down from 11pm, following the all you can eat and drink madness of Limitless Thursdays (AED249).
Where: Tribeca, Ocean View Hotel, JBR
Contact: +971 50 345 6067, website
Lebanese Friday Lunch
The popular upmarket Lebanese restaurant with snap worthy beach views has launched a new Friday lunch menu. Not only can you enjoy the delights from the live cooking stations, but you can also take in the Lebanese music and live entertainment. It’s AED237 and runs 1pm to 4pm.
When: 1pm-4pm, Friday
Where: Khaymat Al Bahar, Jumeirah Al Qasr
Contact: +971 4 366 6730, website
Head to the top of Pier 7 in Dubai Marina and you’ll find this unique and vibrant nightspot that has a little something for everyone. The restaurant serves up fantastic food, and when you’re done eating you can go to the lounge to party.
Where: Pier 7, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 450 7766, website
Located inside the JW Marriott Marquis hotel, this lively sports bar is illuminated by wall-spanning TV screens showing NBA, football, rugby and tennis. Wood is fused with iron across the venue – from tables and chairs to ceilings and wall fittings – to give it the all-important industrial vibe. Bar stools pepper the outside of its central island as more sports screens loom down to the craned-necked clientele below. And, while it may be a sports bar, the food is five star. Expect to find everything from moreish boneless chicken wings to the venue’s signature black burger – a black brioche bun served with a perfectly seasoned slab of beef that literally melts on the tongue, to equally delightful Nutella donuts.
Where: JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay
Contact: +9714 414 0000, website
If you’re a fan of Indian food, head to the Peppermill’s newly opened store in The Dubai Mall where moreish treats like duck uttapam, Andhra chicken curry or cod fish biryani await you. Our advice is to bring friends and wear loose clothing because you’re going to be eating a lot.
Where: Level 2, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall
Contact: +971 4 332 7337, website