Ramadan is nearing its end in a week’s time, which gives you all the more reason to check out restaurants serving some of the best iftars in the UAE. It’s now or never to indulge in hearty and mouth-watering dishes to break your fast with, all in menus curated especially for the holy month.
Embrace the holy month with your family and friends with the UAE restaurants listed below, which offer some of the best iftar meals around.
Basko, Dubai’s hottest upscale restaurant with a speakeasy, has curated a special menu of its much-loved Mediterranean dishes for Ramadan. Taking in the 60s-inspired interiors, or at the balcony with picturesque views of Dubai’s skyline, guests will be able to choose their meal from a delectable six-course set menu.
Inspired by the Mediterranean region, the menu starts off with tartines and brioches including Crispy Tuna Tartines, Tuna Brioches, Smoked Brisket Brioches, and Cecina and Tomato Tartines, alongside a selection of soups, sides, and salads. For main, Basko is serving its perfectly al dente
Swinging Linguini, Short Ribs that are known to melt in your mouth, a saucy Langoustines Risotto, succulent Smoked Whole Chicken, rich Pappardelle Carmones, and tender Grilled Octopus. Guests can end their hearty meal on a sweet note with dessert options of The Rose Cookie, St Honoré, and Choco Hazelnut.
04 582 4242, Baskorestaurant.com
Make your way for iftar to LPM for an infusion of French Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, and an elegant experience with the restaurant’s Belle Époque-inspired decor. After a taste of some warm lentil soup and a date to break the fast, each guest can begin their iftar with a selection of two starters—options include butter bean dip with aioli and quinoa crisps, grilled aubergine with mozzarella and prawns, and burrata with cherry tomatoes and basil, to name a few—followed by a main dish of their choosing, ranging from poultry to seafood. The evening ends on a sweet note with special desserts and a cup of tea or coffee.
04 439 0505, Lpmrestaurants.com/dubai
Sofitel, Abu Dhabi Corniche
Head to Grills@Chill’O for a Mediterranean culinary experience and a mouth-watering iftar with your friends and family. Diners can enjoy a wide array of dishes such as Ouzi, Chicken Rotisserie, Mansaf, and Lamb Couscous, finishing off with Arabic coffee and tea. The hotel also invites guests to its Silk & Spice, the award-winning Thai restaurant where fasters can indulge in a family-style menu consisting of vegetable green curry, jasmine rice, pad thai and stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts.
02 813 7777, Sofitelabudhabicorniche.com
Indian cuisine favorites meet British twists at this new Dubai hotspot with a cozy and quirky decor. Tandoor Tina’s iftar menu will leave you spoilt for choice with its mouthwatering Snack Thali with a variety of dishes such as the scotch egg, green pea samosa, and
cauliflower croquettes. For mains, the restaurant has pulled out all the stops in its non-vegetarian course with butter chicken, lamb biryani, and grilled seabream, while its vegetarian course features much-loved dishes like paneer makhani with basmati rice and saag aloo (shepherd’s pie) with stilton gravy. The dessert offering includes the classic Umm Ali as well as Tandoor Tina’s unique Nutella naan & coconut ice cream, alongside Arabic sweets.
04 210 2500, Tandoortina.com
Fusing Italian cuisine with Arabic flavors, Roberto’s provides a special and limited multi-course set menu for Ramadan this year. Diners are welcomed to embark on choices between 8 appetizers, including Castelluccio lentil soup or the creamy, flavorful burrata with Sicilian Datterini tomatoes and pomegranate molasses. Fasters may then select between the oven-baked Sea Bass al Cartoccio with artichoke and pepe sauce, and the Costolette d’Agnello Marinate (marinated lamb chop) paired with delicious purple mashed potato.
o4 386 0066, Robertosrestaurants.com
Fouquet, Abu Dhabi
Blending rich Emirati ingredients with the likes of the sophisticated French cuisine, diners are invited to experience two different, but equally stunning, tastes at Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi this Ramadan. A wide array of flavors inspired by an Emirati-French iftar menu is available amidst the beautiful ambiance of Louvre Abu Dhabi, where the restaurant resides.
02 205 4200, Louvreabudhabi.ae