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Your culinary journey begins with our recommendations of the six restaurants to try this week

Image Credit: Yousra Zaki'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. At.Mopsphere


There’s a new menu at Level 122, At.mosphere Restaurant in Burj Khalifa. Ingredients inspired from the natural beauty and purity of garden produce, their new seasonal menus are made with the best of the best. We literally started our day on a high, by trying the new breakfast menu at At.mosphere.  Once you get past the incredible view of Dubai, you get an amazing 3 course menu which includes pastries and cheese, coldcuts, muesli and fruit from the continental stand. Then you can choose a main course from classic choices such as waffles, French toast, sweet and savoury crepes and their delicious stuffed omelets. There are additional options, known as the signature dishes, which include truffle scrambled eggs and slow cooked beef fillet with organic eggs. An a la carte menu is also available to allow guests to select individual favourites from a wide selection of hot dishes. We couldn’t stop looking out of the floor to ceiling windows as we sipped on our green tea and enjoyed some delicious pain au chocolat. The new At.mosphere dining occasion will extend a relaxed welcome for all, including children.

Location Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai Cost Dh325 per person including soft beverages, a supplement of Dh95 applies to signature dishes, 35 per cent discount for Emirates ID holders or Dh200 minimum spend Timings Daily from 7am to 10.30am Contact 04 8883828

2. Dragonfly

Dragonfly Dubai

This brand new contemporary Asian restaurant has just opened its doors. With two-Michelin-star chef Tim Raue’s culinary masterpieces in tow, Dragonfly, a contemporary Asian restaurant offers unique food with rich flavours and sophisticated textures. This venture is Chef Raue’s first foray outside of Germany. Dragonfly’s fare will definitely cast a culinary spell with a distinct, delicious and delightful dining experience, set right in the heart of Dubai’s urban living destination at City Walk in the city’s vibrant downtown district. Dragonfly stands out because the new eatery does not shy from experimenting with flavours, serving up zestful and zingy recreations of Asian staples. Embracing a modern approach to traditional Asian cooking, its blend of unusual flavours and rare ingredients will be a welcome addition to the city’s vibrant and flourishing food scene. We started the night off with some cold snacks followed by the winner of the night, the Wasabi Langoustine. It was a roller-coaster of textures and flavours that incorporates hot and cold; sweet, sour and spicy; crispy, smooth and tender. Followed by a turbot fish with Kamebishi, Leek and Ginger. It was a hearty and healthy main course in which a perfect cut of turbot was accompanied by leek, young pickled slices of ginger and Kamebishi soysauce. We also tried Peking duck three ways. Instead of just using the crispy duck skin like most people do, at Dragonfly they use a whole duck instead. The first way is a dish with roasted duck breast and crispy skin, leek, green apple and a sauce made with duck feet; the second way was a hot stock made from the legs and bones of the duck and flavoured by winter melon, bamboo mushroom, duck gizzards and duck hearts. It was delicious. The third, was a cold mousse of Foie Gras served with barbeque sauce, pickled cucumber as well as a leek and ginger puree.  We finished off the meal with a mango tapioca sauce infused with passionfruit seeds, topped with vanilla ice cream and meringue. Dragonfly opens this week a must try.

Location City Walk Cost varies Timings Weekdays from 12pm to 12am and Weekends from 12pm to 1am 

3. Billionaire’s Mansion

Billionaire Mansion has recently introduced a new dining night! One of Italy's most treasured rituals, known as the ‘Aperitivo Italiano’ is making a name for itself at Billionaire’s Mansion. Now the weather is nice and cool, the shisha terrace is the perfect spot for this leisurely affair. The night will focus around the Italian cuisine and delightful beverages on offer. The best thing about the aperativo is that you get complimentary succulent Italian canapes when beverages are purchased. The incredible chef at Billionaire’s Mansion will cook up a feast of Italian favourites including fresh ricotta crostini & artichoke and tomato panzanella, which can be enjoyed in a gorgeous setting overlooking the spectacular Burj Khalifa.

Location Taj Hotel, Business Bay Cost varies Timings Every Saturday from 7pm onwards Contact 04 5103100

4. High Tea Asian Style Shangri-La Hotel

Lobby Lounge

The Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai is putting an Asian twist to the afternoon delight with an ‘East meets West’ new Asian High Tea. The savories plate includes BBQ Chicken Buns with Sesame, Asian Crab and Slaw, Squid Ink Tiger Rolls, Peking Duck and Foie Gras Truffles as well as Tom Yum Lobster Spring Rolls and Vietnamese Tuna Tartar Cones. Meanwhile there is an array of sweets for dessert, such as Yuzu and Tonka Bean Macarons, three varieties of scones, (Five Spice and Fruit, Coconut and Traditional Scones) all served with clotted cream, homemade Strawberry and Shiso or Kumquat and Ginger Jam. In addition, Ivory and Matcha Green Tea Éclairs and Chocolate and Raspberry Spheres infused with Shang Palace Signature Tea make this a taste experience not to be missed.

Location The Shangri-La Dubai, World Trade Centre Cost Dh135 per person including tea and coffee, Dh235 per person, including a glass of bubbly Timings daily from 1pm – 6pm only in the Lobby Lounge Contact 04 4052703

5. Ramusake


Ramusake is usually known for its night time dining and moonlit ambience. But now you can stop by for a spot of lunch on the weekend! The high end Japanese restaurant will be serving their usual delicious dinner menu in the afternoon on Fridays and Saturdays in the comfort of the restaurant and their authentic Japanese garden terrace. Perfect for the nice weather. On Saturdays, you can expect to enjoy live entertainment by German songstress Laura Lopez.

Location Double Tree by Hilton JBR Cost various Timings Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 5pm Contact 04 5595300