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6 business lunch deals under AED100

Tue, October 6, 2020

From upmarket eateries to casual hotspots, take your pick of Dubai's best business lunches and fill up on a budget.

From upmarket eateries to casual hotspots, take your pick of Dubai's best business lunches and fill up on a budget.

1

Carnival by Tresind

Carnival by Tresind

Indian food takes a trendy turn at Carnival by Tresind. Known for its post-modern take on traditional dishes including papdi chaat tacos and bihari burgers, this popular restaurant in the DIFC district serves up signature dishes for a flavour-packed business lunch. From Saturday to Thursday, you can choose between vegetarian or non-vegetarian set menus. Start with a playful amuse-bouche, followed by a sorbet palette cleanser, choice of flavourful mains and, for dessert, banana yoghurt ice cream with warm fig cake topped with besan laddu granola. Delicious!

Cost: AED89

Availability: Saturday to Thursday, 12-3:15pm

2

Intersect by Lexus

Intersect by Lexus

Launched by Lexus as a luxury dining concept, Intersect by Lexus is branded as a space for creative minds to mix and mingle over inventive cuisine. A perfect stop for a midday pick-me-up, settle in for Intersect's two-course business lunch. For just AED90, choose a small plate starter from the a la carte menu and one exotic main from their set menu, which includes tender lamb paired with smokey eggplant, fresh octopus with crushed potatoes, and light vegetable gratin with sunchoke purée. Or, raise the stakes with three courses for AED110. 

Cost: AED90

Availability:  Sunday to Thursday, 12-4pm

3

Couqley

Le Couqley

This charming bistro in Jumeirah Lakes Towers is a one-way ticket to Paris. It has a warm homely feel with exposed brick wallpaper and tavern-like interiors, while the menu masters regional French delicacies. On weekdays, their flexible business lunch means you can choose between two starters, one starter and a main, or a main and dessert. From quintessential French dishes such as onion soup to homemade ravioli and steak frites, it's a wallet-friendly way to sample house favourites.

Cost: AED99

Availability: Sunday to Thursday, until 3pm 

4

Black Tap

Black Tap

New York's award-winning craft burger and shakes joint Black Tap has whipped together a business lunch exclusively for its outlet at The Dubai Mall. Anyone looking for creative comfort food can choose from three hero burgers – including the All-American Burger, Crispy Chicken Sandwich and Falafel Burger – a choice of sides and soft drinks for just AED55. Black Tap's gourmet burgers hit the spot if you're craving something hearty and succulent, and you can top it off with one of their Instagram-famous milkshakes for an additional AED14.

Cost: AED55

Availability: Sunday to Thursday, 12-5pm

5

Crab Market

Seafood lovers, this one's for you. The Crab Market in DIFC is a nautical-themed restaurant that specialises in fresh and delicious seafood from oceans near and far. They've put together an adaptive lunch menu so you can choose what and how much you want to eat – one course for AED65, two courses for AED85 and three courses for AED105. You can't go wrong with their fish of the day special, or bestsellers such as mixed seafood rice, and spaghetti with spinach sauce and octopus.

Cost: From AED65

Availability: Sunday to Thursday, 12-4pm

6

Café Belge

Enjoy authentic Belgian fare at this art deco-inspired eatery in The Ritz-Carlton in DIFC. The menu is as glamorous as the surroundings with Wagyu beef carpaccio and tuna ceviche to start, and paccheri pasta and corn-fed chicken as part of the mains. Pick two courses for AED95 or throw in a third for AED120, so you can enjoy delicious desserts such as Belgian waffles drizzled with chocolate sauce, or an oven-baked cherry and pistachio tart for something sweet and tangy.

Cost: From AED95

Availability: Sunday to Thursday, 12 - 3pm

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