We avoided it for as long as possible but it seems that summer has hit us with full force. Including the dreaded humidity. While you mourn the loss of winter though, we’ve been signing some great new places for you to eat at! Just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean you can’t venture inside and try out these fantastic new June top picks for a bite to eat.
Han Shi Fu: Main Menu Item
Estimated Savings: AED50
Location: Aloft City Centre Deira Hotel
Our Opinion: Han Shi Fu is part of our June picks for a very good reason. It is simply unmissable! Everything about this place is cute personified. The chopstick rests are an array of cute little china animals and the huge selection of dumplings and dim sum are all adorably crafted into sweet little characters. Everything is colourful and delightful and is superbly decorated with quirky art. We will most certainly be back. Sooner rather later, preferably!
Top Tip: They even have a bar serving bubble tea for adults, if you catch our drift. It’s called Hanover Bar and it’s the perfect place to settle in and work your way through their amazing cocktail menu. Seriously, try the ‘adult’ bubble tea. It’s mind-blowing.
Hard Rock Cafe: Main Course
Estimated Savings: AED65
Location: Dubai Festival City
Our Opinion: The infamous Hard Rock has been a long-standing favourite in the UAE. Since it moved from its original spot on Sheikh Zayed Road, it has found it’s home at Festival City. They serve up classic American grub that really hits the spot and has a fantastic live band. It’s a great all-rounder and a whole lotta fun!
Top TIp: Order a strawberry basil lemonade. They’re famous for them!
Rhodes W1: Classic Afternoon Tea
Estimated Savings: AED195
Location: Grosvenor House Dubai
Our Opinion: If you’re a fan of afternoon tea, we strongly suggest you give Rhodes W1 a try. It’s so quintessentially British and is a wonderful thing to have ticked off your bucket list. For a change of pace, gather your friends, sip tea all afternoon and watch the sunset.
Top Tip: Skip the English Breakfast Tea and try a more exotic one you haven’t had before.
The Blacksmith: Thursday Night Brunch
Estimated Savings: AED579
Location: Wyndham Dubai Marina
Our Opinion: We don’t know about you but sometimes a Friday Brunch can be too full on and before we know it, we’ve ruined an entire weekend. We’ve been longing for a good Thursday night brunch and at The Blacksmith is where you’ll find it. Party the night away, have a lie in on Friday and make the most of that weekend!
Top Tip: Save room for dessert, they’re not to be missed!
Cali Poke California Seafood House: Main Menu Item
Estimated Savings: AED55
Location: Business Bay
Our Opinion: Fish, in our opinion, is best served raw. We adore poke bowls and Cali Poke is one of our top June picks because they do it best! That’s not all they do though, go for something different and try their tacos or be super healthy with a salad.
Top Tip: Definitely try the tacos! We mean, just look at them, how could you not?
Little Berry Ice Cream Shop: Frozen Yoghurt
Estimated Savings: AED15
Location: Jumeirah Village Circle
Our Opinion: There is nothing nicer than a well-earned sweet treat and frozen yoghurt is one of our go-to favourites. With a huge selection of toppings and flavours, you’re sure to find something to your taste at the adorable Little Berry Ice Cream Shop.
Top Tip: Try two flavours at once for a taste explosion.
Hard Rock Cafe: House Cocktail
Estimated Savings: AED45
Location: Dubai Festival City
Our Opinion: Hard Rock is famed for its cocktails and we speak from experience when we say, they really are some of the best in town. With the live music pumping and a seat at the bar, we challenge you to try as many as you can before you fall off said seat.
Top Tip: We suggest a shot to start…
Nandos: 25% Off Total Bill
Estimated Savings: AED44
Location: Multiple Locations
Our Opinion: It’s one of our wild card options! Who doesn’t love a cheeky Nando’s? Well, now you can enjoy it alone or with a big group because you can get 25% Off your total bill regardless of who you’re with or what you order. It’s just a dream come true for us Nando lovers, right?!
Top Tip: The pulled chicken burgers a little left field but they’re actually delicious!
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