Everything from steaks to Indian and five-course feasts in Dubai
We work hard and sometimes a business lunch somewhere swanky is justly deserved. There are plenty to be had across the city and we’re making an executive decision to check out as many as possible. There are loads of good deals to be had, meaning you can eat like a CEO regardless of your budget. It’s time to throw the soggy sandwiches to the wind.
Dine & Dash at Tesoro Nip into Tesoro for a two-course lunch that’s quick, easy and hits the spot. The menu consists of favourites from the global Tesoro menu including biriyanis, steaks and curries. Just make sure you don’t dribble it down your business suit. Dhs90. Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3.30pm. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3100).
Eat and greet at Gevora Kitchen If you’re looking to impress some colleagues with a selection of healthy dishes, Gevora Kitchen at Gevora Hotel has a three-course business lunch that will satisfy their appetites. As a special offer, four people can tuck in to a wealth of protein-rich meals for the price of three. Now there’s no excuse for your trio to expand into a quartet. Dhs69 (business lunch). Every Sat-Thu noon-3pm. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 524 0000).
European fusion at Certo Italy meets France this month at Fusion with traditional Italian food paired with French grape. The business deal involves three courses for Dhs198 and dishes include gold onion soup, tagliatelle pasta with peas and foie gras and a lemon tart. Dhs100 (two courses), Dhs120 (three courses). Sun-Thu, noon-3.30pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Express lunch at The Scene You’ll get one course for Dhs49 and two courses for Dhs75 here from a smashing menu including the likes of chicken kiev, fish and chips and pan-fried salmon at this Pier 7 restaurant. We’re booking in the meetings as we speak. Dhs49 (one course), Dhs75 (two courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 422 2328).
Five-course feast at BASTA! Prepare your appetites, there are five courses of Italian food you need to demolish. This deal sees you get five dishes for just Dhs149, from the menu from US Michelin-starred chef David Myers. Dhs149 (per person, minimum two people). Daily noon-midnight. Ongoing. Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 512 5522).
Let’s lunch at BASTA! Prepare yourself for another lunchtime offer from BASTA!. From Sunday to Thursday between noon and 4pm, you have a choice of two courses for Dhs79 or three for Dhs99. Dhs79 (two courses), Dhs99 (three courses). Sun-Thu, noon-4pm. Ongoing. Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 512 5522).
Lunchtime pizza offer at BiCE Dig into a pizza and a glass of hops every lunchtime for just Dhs79. Varieties include margherita, quattro formaggi, frutti di mare and bresaola. Dhs79. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2520).
Lunch special at Le Petit Belge Peckish at midday? Head to this JLT spot and get salad or sandwich with fries for just Dhs52, including a soft drink. Dhs52. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Pullman Hotel & Residence, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster T, JLT (04 242 7794).
Meat sweats at Gaucho Dubai You can get your teeth into three courses for just Dhs130 at Gaucho Dubai, choosing from the likes of salmon carpaccio and braised back ribs to start, followed by sirloin steak, Gaucho burger or lobster tacos. Dhs130. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Gaucho Dubai, DIFC (04 422 7898).
Menu du jour at Bleu Blanc Chef David Myers does it again. Choose from this chic French restaurant’s special daily lunch menu and get a starter and main for Dhs90, or three courses for Dhs120. Dhs90 (two courses), Dhs120 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 512 5533).
Mix it up with Moombai & Co. There’s a new menu every working day of the month for Moombai & Co.’s tiffin lunchbox containing a small plate, a main course, a selection of roti, naan or rice and a dessert of pistachio-stuffed gulab jamun for Dhs50. You can also opt for a biryani lunch with a vegetarian option available at Dhs55, and a chicken berry biryani option at Dhs60. Dhs50 (tiffin box), Dhs55 (vegetarian biriyani), Dhs60 (chicken berry biriyani). Daily noon-3pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8607).
Steak at Bisto Des Arts The Bistro Lunch is now available at Bistro Des Arts, putting a Parisian spin on proceedings. Every day features a different two-course offering, including our all-time favourite steak frites. Best of all, it will only set you back Dhs75 for two délicieux courses, or Dhs90 for three. The starter of the day is decided that morning by the head chef and ranges from a pot of mussels to devilled eggs, celeriac soup and crab croquettes. Sundays are reserved for rabbit ragout, Mondays are for mussels, Tuesday is the day for steak frites, Wednesdays are beef bourguignon and Thursdays will see roasted salmon and green beans served up at the restaurant. Dhs75 (two courses), Dhs90 (three courses). Sun-Thu, noon-6pm. Bistro Des Arts, Dubai Marina Walk, Dubai Marina (04 551 1576).
Top views at At.mosphere Restaurant This is definitely one for those times when you're set to close an important deal and need to pull out all the stops. The restaurant, situated on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, offers a swanky two-course lunch menu for Dhs220, or a three-course option for Dhs275. Starters include garden salad or beetroot salad and for main you can choose from the likes of corn-fed yellow chicken and seabass, with chocolate fondant for dessert. Dhs220 (two courses), Dhs275 (three courses). Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Burj Khalifa, Business Bay (04 888 3828).
Thali Lunch at Bombay Brasserie Who doesn’t want a platter for lunch? Especially when it’s an Indian thali. The lunchtime menu at Bombay Brasserie lets you get stuck into a load of authentic dishes from North India, including kebabs and curries. Best of all, they are served individually, meaning you don’t have to share a thing. Dhs125. Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3pm. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3100).