There's no need to spend your precious time planning your foodie week or looking through endless online menus, because every Sunday, the Guides team is going to give you the greatest ideas on where and what you should eat. With our handy guide, you won't have to wonder about where to go for a bite.
1. Jaan at the Penthouse
Jaan is a modern and progressive Indian dining concept located in the penthouse floor of the Sofitel Downtown Dubai. Jaan is the brainchild of Chef Farrokh Khambata a successful restauranteur from India. Jaan is his first restaurant venture in Dubai after running 5 incredibly successful eateries in India. The second we walked in, we absolutely loved the décor and the floor to ceiling windows that showed amazing views of the spectacular city. We definitely recommend heading there during sunset, so that you can experience the sweeping sights of Dubai in both light and dark. We love that this Indian restaurant has a very imaginative raw bar, with our favourite being the Jhaal Muri Ceviche, made with yellowtail amberjack, Indian mangosteen and topped with the Indian street bite jhaal muri. Have you ever had prawns wrapped in beef bacon? Well I never did until I tried them at Jaan. They’ve successfully added another regular craving to my long list of food yearnings. The stand out hero main course dishes were the Butter Scrambled Paneer and the fall off the bone tender Black Angus Chuck Ribs. The food is truly flavourful and is very accommodating to those who aren’t fans of Indian cuisine. Make sure you leave some room for dessert, because the saffron infused panna cotta was nothing like we’ve ever tasted before. Jaan at the Penthouse now has lifelong fans.
Location Sofitel Downtown Dubai, Penthouse floor Cost varies Timings Weekdays from 1pm to 3pm and 7pm to 1am, Weekends from 1pm to 3pm and 7pm to 3am Contact 04 4573735
2. Pai Thai
Pai Thai is a high quality, five-star restaurant at Al Qasr Hotel in Madinat Jumeirah. Getting to the restaurant in itself is a beautiful journey, as you ride in with an abra through the water canals of the Madinat. In celebration of Loy Krathong, a Thai festival celebrated every year in the southern regions of Thailand, Pai Thai is inviting food lovers everywhere to experience a set Loy Krathong menu. We got to try a selection of the perfectly put together set menu, which features delicacies such as crab dumplings with onion and sweet potato; definitely a favourite, as well as a sweet papaya salad for a refreshing and light start to your meal. Another sure-fire winner was the Gaeng Panang Goong, a red prawn curry with lychee, kaffir lime leaves, coconut meat and Thai basil, which was unbelievably fragrant and one dish we couldn’t stop eating. The Nuea Phad Phed, a wok fried beef in a red curry paste with long beans, Thai eggplant, coconut shoots and sweet basil, went perfectly with the sticky rice and had the perfect blend of sweet and spice.
Location Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah Cost Dh280 per person Timings The Loy Krathong menu is available between November 10 to 20 from 6pm to 11:15 Contact 04 4323232
Bareburger, the legendary organic burger restaurant originally from New York City, has just opened its doors in Dubai Festival City Mall. Bareburger stands our from other burger joints, because the entire restaurant serves up a diverse menu of scrumptious burgers, salads and sides that are made from only organic ingredients as well as a selection of free-range meats, making you happier and your burgers healthier and tastier. Go organic and feed your body clean food.
Location Dubai Festival City Cost varies Timings Weekdays from 10am to 12pm, Weekends from 10am to 1am Contact 04 3387110
This week Paris-born Angelina, is celebrating Mont-Blanc Day with their famous Mont Blanc pastry. Taking place in the UAE from November 2-12, Mont-Blanc Day will see the exclusive availability of 8 new flavours of the pastry. Mont-Blanc Day at Angelina will feature the pastry with various luxurious flavours including chocolate, praline, a blackcurrant twist on the classic, as well as Mont-Blanc framboise, a raspberry pairing, a beautifully zesty lemon edition, a Mont-Blanc coco passion with coconut and passion fruit and a strawberry-vanilla, the Mont-Blanc fraise-vanille. We know where we are getting our sweet tooth fix this week.
Location The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and YAS Mall Cost varies Timings Weekdays from 10am to 12pm, Weekends from 10am to 1am
5. La Mome
La Môme Dubai, one of the city’s favourite home-grown French restaurant and bar is now open during lunch time. The latest dining hotspot located on the 49th floor of the Nassima Royal Hotel, will now be open to anyone who wants to enjoy a lovely French lunch with sweeping views of the city. There are three options available for La Môme Dubai’s lunchtime offerings. The first is a main course and coffee for just AED 80. The other two options consist of a main course and a coffee; one is with starter included, the other is with dessert and both cost AED 130. Every day there will be a selection of four starters, four main courses, and a desert of the day to choose from.
Location Nassima Royal Hotel, Shaikh Zayed Road Cost Dh80 for main course and coffee, Dh130 for starters and main course, or main course and dessert, as well as coffee Timings Daily from 12.30pm to 3pm, last order at 2:45pm Contact 04 3080470