Whether you’re looking to impress a client or simply fancy a delicious meal at one of Dubai’s best restaurants to break up the day, there are plenty of establishments in the city for a stylish business lunch.
Read on for MOJEH’s edit of our favourite spots for a business lunch in the city…
The number one spot for unique Mediterr-Asian cuisine, this upscale bar and lounge serves delectable dishes alongside a spectacular view of Dubai’s Canal and skyline from the terrace. Between 12-3.30pm on Sunday through to Thursday, enjoy a two- or three-course meal comprising everything from cream of mushroom soup and sushi for starters to grilled baby chicken, miso salmon and Brazilian ribeye for mains plus mouth-watering desserts.
INFO: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai; Dhs70 for a two-course meal; Dhs85 for a three-course meal; Sunday-Thursday, 12-3.30pm; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sum of Us
Nestled in the heart of Dubai’s business district, making it the perfect setting for a client meeting or delicious lunch with colleagues, we love The Sum of Us for its industrial-chic vibe. There’s complimentary WiFi and water should you want to continue working post-lunch, which comprises a starter and main dishes that vary each week.
INFO: Ground Floor, Burj Al Salam, 6th Street, Trade Centre; Dhs70 for a starter, main and coffee or juice; Sunday-Thursday, 12-3pm; 056 445 7526
One of the newest Italian eateries in the city, Bella is a dream spot to enjoy a hearty lunch with prime views of Burj Khalifa sparkling in the city skyline. Its three-course business lunch is inspired by different regions of Italy, and each week the menu changes to reflect these with its delicacies and special products. Bellissima.
INFO: Grand Millennium Business Bay; Dhs135 per person for a three-course set menu; available daily between 12pm-4pm; 04 87 33377
Beluga Restaurant and Lounge
Located in the exquisite grounds of the Mandarin Oriental, the recently relaunched Beluga Restaurant and Lounge has introduced a three-course business lunch comprising its signature seafood pasta, which comes prepared with freshly-made pasta with tiger prawns in flavourful white sauce. Elsewhere on the menu there’s the chef’s special bresaola & burrata pizza with white sauce, beef bresaola, parmesan, and burrata, plus a creamy and decadent dessert of crème brulée, made with mango espuma. This is one to impress.
INFO: Mandarin Oriental Dubai; Dhs185 per person; Sunday-Thursday; 1-3pm; email@example.com
Cé La Vi
With some of the best views in the city, a business lunch at Cé La Vi will be sure to seal the deal. Kick things off with a burrata salad or winter squash soup before indulging in mains of roasted black cod or tagliatelle mushroom fricassee. With nine options to choose from plus four desserts, it’s sure to make your midweek that much more enjoyable.
INFO: Level 54, Address Sky View Hotel; Dhs140 per person; Sunday-Thursday; 12-3pm; 04 582 6111
Drawing inspiration from the traditions of Peruvian cooking and hospitality along with Asian influences, seasonal ingredients, and a light, healthy slant for the midday meal, Coya’s set lunch delivers a choice of two starters and one main course, with vegan options available. Loved for its buzzy atmosphere, this will be a welcome break from the office.
INFO: Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road; Dhs130 per person; Sunday-Thursday; 12:30-3:30pm; firstname.lastname@example.org
Marea, the famous celebrity-loved concept hailing from New York, 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 an array of Italian coastal dishes including calamari fritti, gnocchi with san marzano tomatoes and burrata, sea bream plus a sorbet of the day to finish, the Italian Riviera is at your fingertips.
INFO: DIFC, Gate Village 7; Dhs120 per person; Sunday-Thursday; 12-5pm; 04 583 6366
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 pans. Including salads, bites & wok, main courses and desserts, Amazónico’s Ejecutivois cuisine will take you through a rich Latin-American culinary journey during your much-needed break.
INFO: DIFC, Gate Village 11; Dhs148 per person for four courses; Sunday-Thursday; 12-2pm; email@example.com