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Food: A new culinary dawn in the UAE. These restaurants are back open!

David Light

Published on August 4, 2020 at 16.01

Open doors, promotions and the finest food - there's never been a better time to get out and dine

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We are receiving notices restaurants are back up and running almost every day now and couldn't be more excited. After months of some venues playing it cautious it appears establishments wish to capitalise on those taking the opportunity to explore the UAE during a time of year everyone usually looks to scarper. We haven't all flitted away to cooler climes, so staying put and taking advantage of some of the world's most sought-after restaurants is a decent way to pass the time and explore other countries' cuisines, right?
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Japan calling

Sushi, creative salads and buttery Wagyu steak: these are just a few dishes which spring to mind when thinking of 3FILS. This Dubai Jumeirah Fishing Village gem is back open for business and is perfect for a weekday lunch or a weekend evening out. And more of you can do so as the restaurant has expanded the seating area to accommodate the demand whilst maintaining social distance. It's open from 12pm to 11.30pm seven days a week.
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Fun food

Operating every day from this Thursday, popular Madinat eatery folly by Nick & Scott has a capacity to seat around 24 guests, so book ahead. Offering a three-course menu, priced at Dh250 per person, Nick Alvis and Scott Price have pulled together their classic dishes with over 15 to choose from, including crispy hen’s egg, pancetta and maple syrup, lamb saddle, whipped pine nuts with salsa and their chocolate, root ginger and milk dessert.
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Travel the city

Abu Dhabi Culinary Season’s Chef’s Tables have returned and will be on until the end of the month. The Chef’s Table theme is ‘Travel Through Food’, taking you on a gastronomical journey through five sumptuous courses carefully curated by 11 of Abu Dhabi’s best chefs, each showcasing the cuisine of their restaurants and drawing on inspiration from across their lives and careers. During the month various gastronomic destinations will be represented. Participating restaurants include Middle Eastern restaurant TEAN at Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort, L.A favourite BOA Steakhouse, the jewels of Italian and French cuisine at Cipriani and Fouquet’s, Cantonese-inspired street food at Dai Pai Dong, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Japanese flair at Aja Asian & Teppenyaki at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, Peruvian cuisine at COYA Abu Dhabi, Asian flavours at Sontaya, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, modern Indian cuisine at Punjab Grill, sensational steaks at The Forge, Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, and a European excursion at Market Kitchen in Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi. Menus for the Chef’s Table series are priced at Dh350 for the five courses.
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Celeb special

Located at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Nassau by celebrity Chef Silvena Rowe opening up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm to midnight. Nassau boasts Mediterranean cuisine inspired by Chef Silvena’s European and Arabian heritage and uninterrupted views of the golf course.
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Barbie world

If you find yourself in Downtown Dubai, CLAW BBQ has just reopened with a whole lot of great deals on food and drinks from 12pm daily. If you’re feeling really brave, and fancy a Person Vs Food moment, why not test that appetite of yours by taking on the Inferno Wings (12 wings in 20 minutes) or The Beast (7lb Bad Boy Burger in under 45 minutes) challenges?
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