Buro 24/7 Middle East guide: Valentine's Day dining

Buro 24/7 Middle East guide: Valentine's Day dining

A date with gastronomy

Editor: Faizal Dahlawia

Enjoy the company of your loved one while indulging in the best cuisines the city has to offer this Valentine's Day.

Food can certainly be the way to the heart. From French to Italian and from Asian to Peruvian, these are the hot spots that you need to be dining at this Valentine's Day. Let Buro 24/7 Middle East be your guide to a night of gastronomic romance. 


The Peruvian culinary invasion is gaining momentum in Dubai, so indulge in the South American food fare at Garden. Under a setting of wooden tables and flora, enjoy a traditional three-course Valentine's menu created from the healthy ingredients from which Peruvian food is derived. For a fancier affair, Garden also offers private dinner under the stars, which includes a limousine service as well as your very own butler.

Colourful food and decor at Garden

Garden is located at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. For reservations, visit JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.

La Residence

Created by Michelin-starred chef Frédéric Vardon, La Residence invites you to sample Mediterranean cuisine with a variety of options. There's a three and five course Valentine's dinner menu, which includes the mouthwatering bouillabaisse. To make the night even more memorable, the restaurant has arranged for British singer Kerrie-Anne Phillips to provide the soundtrack to a romantic evening.

French cuisine in a lush setting at La Residence

La Residence is located at Raffles Dubai. For reservations, visit M Premiere.  

Mint Leaf of London

Mint Leaf of London offers a uniquely vegetarian menu. Award-winning head chef Vivek Kashiwale has put together a menu, which includes wild mushroom cigarolls as well as the intricately named dessert, the Entangled Hearts of 70% Valrhona & Strawberry. A VIP package can also be availed, featuring limousine and butler services, a box of luxury chocolates, as well as a private dining area, be it indoors or out on the terrace, both of which overlook Downtown Dubai's picturesque skyline.

Red rules the day at Mint Leaf of London

Mint Leaf of London is located at Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC. For reservations, visit Mint Leaf Dubai


Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo's five-star eatery will delight you with classic Italian cuisine. For Valentine's Day, a five-course set menu awaits amidst a romantic setting by the water. For those who prefer to stay in, but still crave chef Russo's five-star delicacies, Vivaldi is offering a delivery service with a romantic twist: a specially-designed pizza with your very own personalised message tucked within the box. While not as romantic as sitting in the restaurant, it does offer something uniquely different.

Classic Italian cuisine in a classy setting

Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo is located at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers. For reservations, visit Vivaldi Dubai.


Anantara's signature Asian restaurant touted as one of the best restaurants in Dubai, and for good reason. From soft shell crab to satay to its pandan crème brulee, the food is simply divine and will fix any Oriental food cravings. For Valentine's, a fabulous four-course menu will be served along with special chocolates. Once you're done with dinner, take a stroll along the hotel's private beach for a truly memorable night.

Burst of Asian flavours at Mekong

Mekong is located at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. For reservations, visit Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.