Nine Business Lunches That Are Sure To Impress

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Deciding where to treat a client can be tricky business, especially when you need to seal the deal before dinner. Here, MOJEH rounds up the best business lunch offerings in Dubai

The Artisan

Artworks by local designers adorn the walls of The Artisan, changing frequently to spotlight new talent

Be transported to Tuscany and detour through the Amalfi Coast at The Artisan, tucked away in the Waldorf Astoria, DIFC. Sophisticated, calming surroundings are a welcome relief from office environments, with even warmer staff on-hand to ensure a delightful, well-informed culinary journey. Explore a three-course menu brimming with authentic Italian fare, beginning with lentil soup, sea bream carpaccio and bruschetta followed by mushroom risotto, Angus beef tenderloin and spaghettini with tomatoes and burrata for mains. MOJEH‘s recommendation? Invite as many guests as you can so you can sample the entire menu. Although generous portions may have you second-guessing, be sure not to miss dessert: a homemade cheesecake so delicious you’ll be making return reservations after your first bite. Book Now


Hutong serves fiery Northern Chinese cuisine

An award-winning Northern Chinese restaurant in the heart of DIFC, Hutong has curated a business menu for those of us staying in the city this summer. Choose from soups, starters and mains or, if you’re searching for a lighter meal, a smaller (yet still satisfying) soup-and-main combination. Menu highlights include the hot and sour soup, wild mushroom bao, wok-tossed beef tenderloin and spicy mapo tofu. Opt for the grape pairing to make your return to an overflowing inbox easier to digest.  Book Now


Roberto’s is a long-time favourite thanks to award-winning Italian cuisine

Homegrown hero Roberto’s kicks off mid-week celebrations at 12pm, offering guests the elevated Italian favourites for which the restaurant is renowned. Discover brand-new dishes every week – using locally sourced ingredients, no less – across a three- or two-course menu, served alongside coffee or tea. MOJEH-approved dishes include the homemade cannelloni and zucchini and basil soup. Book Now

La Cantine du Faubourg

Airy interiors are a much-needed relief from the workplace

If you’ve never popped down to La Cantine du Faubourg (have you been living under a rock?) then a business lunch is the opportune time to explore the establishment’s French cuisine. Sea bream ceviche, beetroot salad, smoked duck breast and tailor-made poke bowls are all on offer, with desserts and grape rounding out the afternoon. Book Now


Italian fare meets New York elegance at Marea

Marea, the famous celebrity-loved concept hailing from New York, made it into Dubai’s Michelin Guide and it’s easy to understand why. It offers a three-course special lunch menu that is perfect for entertaining clients, impressing connections or just enjoying the company of your loved ones over a midday meal. Think: Italian coastal dishes including grilled octopus, salmon carpaccio and lamb chops, plus a zesty sorbet to finish. Book Now


Lampshades Dubai

Journey to the Amazon with rainforest-inspired interiors

Skip the usual lunch at your desk and head over to Amazónico for a much-needed change of scenery and irresistible business lunch options that promises to curb those hunger pangs. Amazónico’s Ejecutivois three- and four-course menu will take you through a rich Latin-American experience where choices include raw favourites, starters, mains and desserts. Alternatively, opt for the sushi-focused Japazonico menu if you’re after something lighter. Book Now


Roka Dubai

Foliage juxtaposes minimalist furnishings at Roka

Occasionally billed as ‘Zuma’s little sister,’ Roka has made a name for itself in Dubai’s culinary scene thanks to exquisite Japanese cuisine. Roka has both standard and premium business lunch menus, each providing sharing starters and one main course. The main courses are the same on both menus – beef fillet with chilli, sea bream and cedar-roast baby chicken are highlights – while starters differ. You’ll find more seafood starters on the premium menu, including a sashimi selection, salmon tartare and king crab dumplings, while the standard menu is more simplified. Book Now


Myrra infuses creativity-boosting ingredients into every authentic dish

Stuck in a creative rut? Indulge in a business lunch menu designed to inspire. The aptly named Creativity Lunch is the perfect opportunity for businesspeople to brainstorm, thanks to its calming beachfront location and Greek-Spanish cuisine created to boost brain power. Kicking off with the mood-balancing, nutrient-rich Myrra salad, the Mediterranean menu also features roasted cauliflower with tahini for a much-needed serotonin boost and iron-rich Kleftiko lamb shoulder, alongside immunity-boosting beverages packed with good-for-you ingredients. Book Now


The zingy salmon Crudo is sure to put a pep in your step

Sucre is beating the summer heat with a sumptuous business lunch menu brimming with bold flavours and authentic ingredients. Renowned for marrying the simplicity of seasonal ingredients with complex complements, Sucre’s open-fire approach has taken Dubai’s dining scene by storm. Brand-new dishes include a feta-dusted grilled peach salad; salmon Crudo with orange and chilli; zingy, lemon-topped chicken piccata; and orzo pasta with asparagus, lemon and broccoli. Though dessert is not included in the two-course menu, be sure to tuck into the restaurant’s famous Dulce De Leche fondant before heading back to the office.  Book Now

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