Food guide: Must-try weekend spots

Food guide: Must-try weekend spots

Senara, Thiptara, Armani Ristorante

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

The weekend is here, the weather is on point and this week's gastronomic guide includes a surprise for our furry friends.

As the weather continues to cool down, it seems the perfect opportunity to seek new food to nosh. Whether you prefer the indoors or out, this weeks' top spots will satisfy every cheat-day craving. Best of all, it includes a dog-friendly restaurant as well!

Senara invites you and your furry best friend

Cue that scene from Legally Blonde en route to Senara. One of the few rare dog-friendly restaurants in Dubai, Senara offers a big terrace for your waterfront culinary indulgence at the Palm Jumeirah, as well as a big bowl of water for your furry best friend. With your dog by your side, enjoy the signature Saturday roast or sample the delicious seafood menu with the restaurant's famed seafood bucket that includes grilled shrimp, breaded scampi and crispy calamari.

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For reservations, call +971 4 451 6460.

Truffle mania at Armani Ristorante

Discover what makes the truffle a highly sought after commodity in the culinary world at Armani Ristorante. From an a la carte truffle menu to a truffle-inspired seven-course meal, including parmesan and truffle crème brûlée, seared sea bass with black truffle and truffle ice cream, it's all about the appreciation of the exquisite king of funghi.

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For reservations, please call +9714 888 3282.

Be spoilt for choice at The Palace

The Palace Downtown Dubai offers not one but two new brunch options: The 1001 Flavours Brunch at Ewaan and HypnoThai Brunch at Thiptara. At Ewaan, enjoy eclectic food fare, including a range of healthy detox drinks, with views of the Burj Khalifa, surrounded by lush gardens as well as the inviting pool. If your taste buds are screaming for Asian cuisine, then Thiptara's signature dishes of vegetable spring rolls, chicken satay, Thai crab cakes and stir-fry beef with black pepper sauce might hold the key to gastronomic satisfaction.

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For reservations, call +971 4 428 7806.

Then, discover the newly opened Anatolian restaurant, Ruya.