Welcome to the first in a series of posts on High End Happy Hours Dubai.
High End Happy Hours are such a good idea, especially in Dubai where we know drinks are expensive.
Read on for where we recommend in DIFC. What to drink, is there any food with the offer, exact timings of the deals and any restrictions.
Did you know that you can only sit in certain areas of some venues to avail the Happy Hour offering?
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1. CLAP – DIFC
NAME OF THE HAPPY HOUR: Golden Hour
DAYS AND TIMES: Mon to Fri – 4 to 6.30pm
Choice of wine AED 35 per glass
Prosecco AED 40
Cocktails AED 40
Beer AED 35
Comprehensive selection of hot and cold bites plus sushi ranging from AED 20 to AED 50
NOTE this selection of food includes dessert at AED 35
MONICA'S CHOICE AT CLAP
Glass of Minuty Rosé – AED 35
Rock shrimp tempura with spicy chilli mayo AED 52
Note you can only sit at the bar for this Golden Hour Deal.
2. INDOCHINE – DIFC
NAME OF THE HAPPY HOUR: L’Apero Indo
DAYS AND TIMES: Mon to Fri 4pm to 7pm
Sommelier’s Selection of wine red, white, rose all at AED 35
Signature cocktails from AED 45 to AED 65
House Spirits AED 35
Chang Beer AED 45
Small selection of South Eat Asian snacks ranging from AED 40 to AED 55
MONICA’S CHOICE AT INDOCHINE
PERFUME RIVER COCKTAIL
lime leaf gin, elderflower, ginger, bergamot, celery AED 65
SALT AND PEPPER SQUID
fermented black bean, salt & pepper, sriracha mayo, lime AED 50
3. MINA BRASSERIE – Four Seasons DIFC
NAME OF THE HAPPY HOUR: Appertivo
DAYS AND TIMES: Monday to Friday 5pm to 8pm
NOTE different time for bites and drinks
Bar Bites from 3pm onwards Monday to Friday
Selection of good wines, classic cocktails, Heineken beer and spirts
all priced at AED 45
Small selection of Mediterranean style Bar Bites ranging from AED 60 to 80
MONICA’S CHOICE AT MINA BRASSERIE
Glass of white Gavi de Gavi aed 45 and burrata crostini aed 75
Drinks available till 8pm which is late for a Happy Hour/Apperitivo,
but limited selection of snacks here.
4. ROBERTO’S – DIFC
NAME OF THE HAPPY HOUR: Roberto’s Aperitivo part of Roberto’s Sipping Club.
DAYS AND TIMES: EVERY DAY from 4pm to 7pm. Yes every day!
Small selection of wines and spirits AED 32 to AED 35
Peroni Beer AED 30
Classic Cocktails AED 40
Selection of Italian Cicchetti ranging from AED 40 to AED 50 AND a good selection for vegetarians, we really liked the truffle agnolotto shown below. Have a look at the MENU for exactly what’s on offer here.
Seating for this deal is only in the lounge or the bar area. Despite it being the smoking section at that time of the day we were told it’s not that smoky. I think as we visited at 4pm, they permitted us to sit in the restaurant as it was still quiet.
MONICA’S CHOICE AT ROBERTO'S
Calamari (D)(S) Spicy salted squid with garlic mayo aed 55
Aperol spritz cocktail aed 40
UPDATE FROM ROBERTO'S SEPTEMBER 2023
Roberto’s also has an early evening champagne and gourmet pizza offer on from WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY 4pm to 7pm! A cool way to celebrate a special occasion I think! Have a look at the MENU of what’s on offer here.
If you’d like to book or want to look at the a la carte menu then these are the details you’ll need:
Booking Link: https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/robertosdubai
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Number: +971 4 386 0066
5. LA NINA – DIFC
NAME OF THE HAPPY HOUR: The Garden Hour
DAYS AND TIMES: EVERYDAY from 4pm to 7pm but last orders from the Garden menu for food and beverages are at 6.30pm
A selection of cocktails, beers, wine and cava from aed 30 to aed 60.
Quite a large selection of mainly non vegetarian dishes with a very wide price range. Starting from aed 50 for some cod fritters (really nice) but then going up a lot for things like fresh seafood platters and caviar dishes.
I’ve tried the cod fritters and their Gambas al Ajilo as part of a dinner, both are very good, but I haven’t tried the offering at Garden Hour as yet. I’ve also tried their cava sparkling wine, it was also good but I would like to have seen a bit more in the way of tapas on the Happy Hour menu and some more vegetarian options.
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