Look here for the best business lunch deals and locations
The idea of grabbing a quick lunch break at your desk with a slightly sad sandwich and cup of store bought coffee doesn’t exactly sound appealing. Many countries around the world make a point of taking a proper lunch hour, they go out, stretch their legs and dine on something that will give them renewed energy for the day ahead.
Now, eating out everyday will most definitely take a toll on your wallet, however, many of the fine restaurants of Dubai offer a ‘business lunch’ deal, with great offers and mouth-watering menus.
Here are Keep Dining’s top 10 lunches for busy professionals, that won’t break the bank.
Bazxar – DIFC
Bazxar in the DIFC is offering working professionals the choice between a regular business lunch for 125DHS per person or an express lunch at only 90DHS per person (not including 10% authority fee). For their business lunch you can have the choice of 2 starter dishes, with anything from salmon Carpaccio to beetroot with goat’s cheese, all perfectly sized and guaranteed to wake up your taste buds. You can then choose one main course, the dishes sound delicious, if you want something light then go for the cèpes risotto or if you fancy a more homely meal then why not try the slow cooked short ribs. If you are in a hurry then the express menu is a great choice offering a soup of the day and one main course option.
Caramel – DIFC
Located in the heart of DIFC, Caramel is the perfect place to take a break from work and go out for an excellently prepared lunch. A trendy wine bar at night time, in the day it is transformed into a bustling yet calm restaurant, with appetizers for only 29DHS each and main courses for only 49DHS (not including 10% authority fee), this is a great way to sample the food and have a satisfying meal. With dishes like Wagyu Carpaccio and grilled prawn spaghetti Caramel will guarantee that you will head back to the office satisfied, energized and also without having broken the bank.
Cocktail Kitchen – Armada BlueBay Hotel, JLT
The power lunch at Cocktail Kitchen is a great chance for you to try out some of the delicacies available on their menu. Even though they are famed for their cocktails their food is well worth a try. Priced at only 100DHS, you will get a starter and a main course…and glass of wine and a tea or coffee! I heartily recommend the grilled octopus and delicate squid pillows, absolutely delicious! If you are looking for something a little lighter then you can take advantage of their lunchtime offer of starters for 30DHS and mains for 45DHS, the perfect place to kick back and relax during lunch.
Mint Leaf of London – DIFC
The always elegant Mint Leaf of London is offering a chic business lunch for those of you over in DIFC. Dine out on their award wining Indian cuisine, the menu is constantly changing and evolving every week, so no two visits will be the same. You can choose either 2-courses for 80DHS or the 3-course menu for 99DHS (not including 10% authority fee). They are offering a vegetarian and a non vegetarian offering, which will include some well loved classics and some more unique dishes, we recommend you head over there and try out something new!
Gaucho – DIFC
Gaucho’s business lunch is a fresh taste experience; there are two menu options the Feel Good or the Feel Great. On the Feel Good menu you can choose between 2 courses for 120DHS or 3 courses for 150 DHS (not including 10% authority fee), with dishes such as fire-roasted peppers with avocado and oven baked sea bream you can treat yourself to a healthy lunch option at only around 500 calories! Or if you are looking to indulge a little opt for the Feel Great option for the same price, a luxurious menu of confit mushrooms, Malbec braised ribs and banana rum cream sponge…is your mouth watering yet?
Dusty’s – DIFC
For a chic work lunch option then I recommend you head over to Dusty’s restaurant in the DIFC. They have a large menu for you to choose from featuring their eclectic dishes with flavours from the Far East, Europe and classic British dishes. You can either choose the 2-course option for 79DHS or 3 courses for 99DHS (not including 10% authority fee). For appetizers there you can choose a hearty North African tagine, followed by a lamb burger or prawn fettuccine for mains, and for those of you with a sweet tooth Dusty’s has a wholly chocolate dessert menu, complete with chocolate tart or a chocolate cake. Why not indulge a little!
Bussola – The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
Bussola’s classic North and South Italian inspired menu is the brainchild of Chef Marco. Featuring well loved traditional dishes with a bit of a twist, their business lunch is a fun and innovative take on the concept, changing daily to ensure that you keep returning. You are invited to enjoy a 2-course meal for only 120DHS per person. So if pacchero pasta and seared swordfish or tuna tartare with basil and strawberry vinegar whets your appetite then head on down to the Westin Hotel!
Q43 – Media One Hotel
For those busy workers down the Marina end Q43 is laying on for you a delicious 3-course business lunch. For only 69DHS you will be treated to a soup of the day, selection of starters and a main course, choose from Venison Goulash, shrimp and chips or egg fried rice. If you are looking for something a little lighter then go for the sushi menu for only 89 DHS per person. You can eat in style with views over Dubai in their chic restaurant, in a great location with food expertly prepared, you can be sure to return to work with a bit of a skip in your step.
BOCA – DIFC
For a European and Mediterranean inspired business lunch head over to BOCA in the DIFC. They are offering a daily Market lunch, where 3 courses will be served to you within an hour for only 120DHS per person (including 10% authority fee). This is a truly unique concept where the dishes will be decided daily based on what is available in the market at the time. BOCA is famous for its fresh and inventive cuisine and aims to give its clientele a memorable and satisfying lunchtime experience.
The Observatory is offering a business lunch with one of the best views around, an unobstructed vista of Dubai’s JBR. Their Lunch on 52 is a great option if you are looking for a place to have a meeting or just want to chill out with friends, priced at only 99DHS for two courses or 129DHS for three courses, you can sample their renowned menu for a very reasonable price. And, if you are looking to maybe settle in for lunchtime, for an additional 79DHS you can also enjoy 4 complimentary drinks.