Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re still blanking on the perfect romantic night out to woo your loved one, we’ve got you covered. Many of the city’s leading restaurants have put together feasts to spark romance with, whether you’re looking to pull out all the stops or prefer a romantic dinner. Discover Dubai’s best supper deals to mark 14 February at the city’s finest spots.
The London Project is celebrating the month of love with a special menu featuring their foodie favourites. Tenderloin carpaccio topped with candied nuts and parmesan cheese or king scallops served with burnt butter; fillet sausage roll with a side of heirloom carrots or hazelnut pappardelle – the menu alone sounds like love at first sight. The three-course menu starts from AED600 per couple and comes with a bottle of sparkling grape, but the live music and spectacular waterfront views are complimentary.
Details: 14 February, AED600 per couple
No one does romance like the French, so if you’re looking to really sweep someone off their feet, your best bet is a three-course dinner at Un Dimanche a Paris. Bringing a piece of the elegant Saint Germain des Prés quarter to Dubai, this chic eatery serves up gourmet cuisine and haute couture pastries inspired by the city of love. Tuck into a three-course menu with a bottle of grape and live music on the side. Don’t forget to take a selfie in the magical mirror for an instantly printed keepsake to capture the memory.
Treat your one and only to a glass of sparkling grape and Fresh Oysters along with Salmon Tarter served in the shape of a heart which is guaranteed to take your love to new heights. Raising the bar for date night, the venue with sounds of jazz playing in the background and the incredible view of the waterfront, couples will get to indulge in delicious dishes ranging from smooth and creamy Lobster Bisque to Truffle Mushroom Risotto full of aged parmesan and preserved truffle. With a breathtaking view of Bluewaters Ain Dubai, couples can enjoy the perfect romantic date with stunning views of Dubai’s famous skyline.
Details: 14 February, AED650 per couple
Treat your Valentine’s to a tiki-bedecked tropical retreat at Trader Vic’s. Savour island-inspired cuisine and sip on fun, fruity drinks over a curated a la carte menu featuring their popular surf-and-turf must-haves. Split a tart chocolate heart in two at the very end while revelling in Trader Vic’s tropical ambiance.
Details: 14 February, a la carte menu
Located on the ground floor of Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen juggles an extensive menu of signature British recipes perfect for first dates or couples going long and strong. For AED345 per couple, dig into a three-course meal, which also includes delicious vegan and vegetarian options, along the dreamy destination’s water canals and under the shadow of the Burj Al Arab.
Details: 14 February, AED345 per couple
The rich flavours and spices that make up Indian gastronomy reflect the country’s diverse cultures, culinary traditions and languages. Journey through India’s versatile landscapes with your loved one in tow at Ushna, where the chefs have put together a special menu for AED399 per couple. Tandoori salmon steak topped with creamy curry coconut sauce, spicy panfryed baby eggplant and a special Valentine’s Day dessert to top it off – you’ll find that it’s Ushna’s skilled chefs who deserve your love.
Details: 14 February, AED399 per couple
At Anar, 2,500-year-old recipes work in tandem with modern techniques to deliver a menu reflective of Persia’s rich culinary history. Fill up on a wholesome set menu for AED445 per couple, which features flavourful plates such as lime juice-marinated baby chicken, minced lamb on a bed of steamed saffron rice and lamb kebab with pomegranate sauce – an ode to the restaurant’s name. Tip yourself into a delightful food coma with the chef’s special homemade pistachio ice cream.
Details: 14 February, AED445 per couple
Explore an authentic and unprecedented alpine experience at Souk Madinat Jumeirah’s terraced eatery, Publique. The two-course menu starting from AED250 comes with a heart shaped raclette perfect for sharing, so you can dine and shine under the iconic glow of Burj Al Arab. It’s a two hour package, but you can keep the good times rolling for AED100 per hour.
Details: 14 February, AED250-295 per couple
The brainchild of gourmands Nick Alvis and Scott Price, folly is an award-winning culinary gem that boasts views as unforgettable as the food. Dig into a three-course Valentine’s Day menu made up of the celebrated chefs’ most notable concoctions, including their world-class Beef Wellington served with buttered spinach and creamed potatoes, indulgent banana-toffee cheesecake, and two hours of house drinks, all for AED892.
Details: 14 February, AED892 per couple
Lovely pairs beware of Newton’s romantic dinner running from 12-14 February. A trendy tribute to Berlin’s Mad Men-inspired lounge, Newton is luring couples in with a four-course set menu starting from AED399 per couple, which comes with soft beverages and the eatery’s tastiest treats — think skilfully grilled beef medallion and seared seabream filet with black tiger prawns.
Details: 12-14 February, AED399 per couple
If you’re on the lookout for a laidback meal where the food just keeps on coming, Modern Mediterranean Restaurant at JBR, The Walk is your ticket. The restaurant has put together a delicious set menu at only AED250 for two. Soups, starters and salads get your stomach ready for the real deal, whether you want Linguini salmon, Striploin steak or Cordon blue. Wrap it up with a Valentine velvet cake before walking it all off over a romantic stroll down the lively 1.7km promenade.
Details: 14 February, AED250 per couple
Have a lot in comment with your significant other, except for your taste in food? The Food Square offers global cuisine to satisfy every kind of foodie. For only AED89 per person on Valentine’s Day, settle in for a four-course feast with some of the restaurant’s signature plates to satisfy every taste bud.
Details: 14 February, AED89 per person