Dubai’s Foodie News: The Great British Roast and the Taste of Bengal festival

A classic British roast. Courtesy Wheeler's of St James's
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La Porte des Indes at The Address Dubai Mall will host a Taste of Bengal festival to mark Navratri, the nine-day festival dedicated to the Hindu deity Durga. The restaurant will feature an authentic Bengali menu from September 25 to October 3. Call 04 438 8610,

Marco Pierre White's restaurant Wheeler's of St. James's in DIFC has just launched their Great British Roast every Friday and Saturday from noon until 5pm. The roast will feature carved roast meats (including salt marsh lamb, grass-fed beef and corn-fed chicken breast) with all the trimmings and seasonal vegetables. From Dh225 per person, 04 386 0899,

Cafe Belge at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC is launching a new weekly jazz night with live music from Jazz Par Trois with vocalist Alice Grace, who was formerly with London's Ronny Scott's. Held every Tuesday, starting September 30, the jazz night will also serve up classic Belgian cuisine. From 7:30pm, 04 372 2323.

Seafire Steakhouse and Bar at Atlantis, The Palm has just launched Jazz on Fire – a new weekly promotion. The restaurant's new jazz band will play soul, funk and old school jazz while diners fill their bellies with Seafire's signature steaks. Another new promotion at Seafire is the introduction of their chef's table. Diners sitting at the chef's table will have front-row seats to watch the chefs work at the grills. Need another reason to head to Seafire? Kids eat free from 5pm – 7pm every day of the week. Jazz on Fire runs from 7:30pm to midnight every Thursday; dining at the chef's table ranges from Dh450 – Dh545. For reservations, call 04 426 2626.

Back by popular demand, SoHO Bar & Grill in Century Village is re-launching their Dinner for a Dirham promotion on Tuesday, September 30 (which also happens to be ladies's night at the restaurant). The promotion includes a 3-course meal that includes dishes such as the famous SoHo sliders, Kansas back ribs and new veggie options that include Vietnamese salad and veggie burgers. Diners can get Dinner for a Dirham every Tuesday from 6pm to 10pm with live music from Emmanuel Marie. For reservations, call 04 286 8520.