Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 22 October 2019

Chinese Golden Week: the best restaurant offers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Set menus, dim sum lunches and brunches are some of the options on hand for China's Golden Week

Wok- seared tiger prawn in golden egg yolk at Hakkasan Abu Dhabi. Courtesy Hakkasan 
Wok- seared tiger prawn in golden egg yolk at Hakkasan Abu Dhabi. Courtesy Hakkasan 

China’s Golden Week is almost here, one of the country's biggest holidays of the year. Held twice annually, the upcoming celebration marks China's National Day. This year's holiday runs from Tuesday, October 1 until Monday, October 7. From set menus to specially-themed brunches, here are the Golden Week food offers to take advantage of:

Hakkasan, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

The eatery inside Emirates Palace will offer an exclusively curated Cantonese menu for Golden Week. This menu will allow guests to savour decadent and exquisite Chinese dishes such as Stir-fry Wagyu beef with yam bean and pine nut, wok-seared tiger prawns or a dim sum platter. It's followed by a Golden Ring dessert that's made of black tea and yuzu pear with ginger and dulcey cream (see above) and an exclusive drink created from Hakkasan’s in-house mixologists.

October 1 to 7, 7pm to midnight, Dh398, Hakkasan, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 02 690 7739, www.hakkasan.com

Tribes, Dubai Mall

Head to the all-you-can-eat casual dining concept and enjoy a Heavenly Meat Platter for Dh380. In celebration of the Chinese holiday, the tribal-themed restaurant will serve up the sharing platter featuring a variety of juicy steak cuts along with a side of fresh prawns and dipping sauces.

October 1 to 8, Dh380, 11am to 1am, Tribes, Dubai Mall, 04 226 4974, infodm@tribesrestaurant.com

Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

The fried dim sum platter. Courtesy Shangri-La hotel
The fried dim sum platter. Courtesy Shangri-La hotel

Head to Shang Palace and enjoy two bespoke set menus crafted for the occasion by their executive Chinese chef Xu. Delicacies include Peking duck rolls, baked Boston lobster with cheese and sizzling beef with mushrooms and asparagus. Guests can also enjoy a dim sum lunch with a variety of options. The dim sum lunch starts at Dh70 while the Gold Week Set Menus start from Dh108 or Dh288. Chinese nationals will also get 30 per cent off their total bill when ordering à la carte.

October 1 to 7, Dh70 for dim sum lunch or Dh108 or Dh288 for set menu, Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, 04 405 2703, f & breservations.sldb@shangri-la.com

Saffron, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai

Saffron will offer a range of Cantonese, Szechuan, Shandong and Anhui dishes for Golden Week. With more than 220 dishes to choose from, food-lovers will be spoilt for choice with offerings such as the oyster station, steamed dim sum, live-carving stations, Peking Duck and a vast dessert selection.

October 1 to 7, 6pm to 11pm, Dh257 for food only, Saffron, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, 04 426 1166, restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com

Asia Republic, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai

Those looking for a more casual dining atmosphere can visit Asia Republic. Guests can watch chefs practice their art through the open kitchen. The Lobster and Tiger Prawn menu starts at Dh158, featuring a variety of dim sum, appetisers, soups, vegetables and rice, wok-fried noodles, main courses and desserts. Drink prices range from Dh25 to Dh265, including mocktails and other beverages. An A la carte menu will also be available for guests to indulge in.

October 1 to 7, Noon to 10pm, Dh158 for tiger and prawn menu, Asia Republic, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, 04 426 1166, restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com

Hakkasan, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai

As well as hosting their own Golden Week menu that includes morel mushroom in golden pumpkin soup and wok-seared tiger prawn with golden egg yolk, Hakkasan Dubai will also have a Golden Week Brunch on Friday, October 4. The dedicated team of chefs will serve up special dishes for the themed brunch.

The Golden Week set menu is from October 1 to 7, 6pm to midnight, Dh498, Golden Week brunch is Dh328, from 12.30pm to 4pm, Hakkasan, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, 04 426 1166, restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com

The Grill Shack, Dubai

American-inspired restaurant The Grill Shack will be offering buy one, get one free offer on its menu items for Chinese National Golden Week. Offering burgers, steaks and ribs, chicken and seafood, guest can enjoy the special deal of two dishes for the price of one.

October 1 to 8, 11am to 11pm, varies, Dubai Mall, 04 388 2382

Updated: September 30, 2019 12:59 PM

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