Category Archives: Food & Beverage

Ramadan Preparations in Dubai

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Muslims in Dubai and around the world are preparing for Ramadan, which is scheduled to start around 6th June this year. We’re also getting ready – our iftar menus have been printed and we’re planning this year’s Ramadan decorations.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month of fasting for Muslims. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam; the others are confession of faith, five daily prayers, Zakah (almsgiving) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah).

The day of fasting begins with an early morning meal before dawn and ends at sunset. The evening activities include the traditional breaking of the fast usually with dates and water, the sunset prayer followed by dinner (IFTAR). Muslims then usually go to the mosque for congregational prayers in which at least one-thirtieth of the Qur’an is recited. The congregation would have listened to the recitation of the complete Qur’an by the end of the month.

Emarati hospitality and traditions are also very evident during this month as Iftars are hosted across Dubai and residents of different nationalities come together to share the spirit of Ramadan.

If you’d like to find out more about Ramadan in Dubai, you can do so here.

Our Cavendish Restaurant will host a daily iftar buffet, which features many Arabic delicacies, traditional sweets, and Iftar beverages. You’ll also be able to enjoy hot and cold mezze, and meat and vegetarian grills. A live Oud player will accompany your iftar with traditional music. You can reserve your table by emailing us or simply call +971 4 3560533 for more information & bookings.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us here at the Bonnington!

Celebrations are in full swing and we’ve already enjoyed a great St. Patrick’s Day lunch at our Cavendish Restaurant and a lively performance by the Irish dance troop in our lobby:

There’s much more to come over the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Dubai. For all details, check out http://www.stpatricksdaydubai.com

Italian Dinners, Irish Celebrations, and Hometown. There’s a mega weekend ahead & it starts now!

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Are you ready? We’ve got a mega weekend of food, parties, and live music line up for you and it starts tonight!

For a start, we’d like to take you to Italy: Our new Italian promotion in the Cavendish Restaurant & Terrace starts tonight and runs until the summer. Try our new Italian al la carte menu and join us for an exciting trip around the world of Italian cuisine. Have a look at the menu:

After eating great Italian food, let’s celebrate with the Irish! This Thursday will see Dubai’s biggest and best St. Patrick’s Day event kick off at our McGettigan’s JLT. You can find out all about it in this blog post, but here are some of the highlights:

  • Pop into McGettigan’s JLT before 5 p.m. on Paddy’s Day (17th March) and enjoy drinks for only AED 17!
  • Enjoy a great Irish lunch or dinner at our Cavendish Restaurant and Terrace on Paddy’s Day! Lunch is only AED 175 pp (food only) and dinner is AED 299 pp (food & beverages). Find out more & book your table here.
  • Catch Louis Walsh’s newest Irish boy band Hometown live at McGettigan’s JLT on 17th March, followed by one of Ireland’s top rock bands Hermitage Green, who will take to the stage at 10pm.
  • As always, there’ll be traditional Irish dancing performances throughout the day. Check the McGettigan’s JLT Facebook page for timings.
  • On Friday 18th, don’t miss Hometown in our Authors’ Lounge – the boys, who took time out from their UK tour, will be around from 12 noon for a meet & greet. All ages welcome!

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If you fancy a break from all thing Irish, there’s also #VisneBand in Healey’s! Following several packed performances, the boys are back with more blues and classic rock:

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As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already? Check out these two videos:

Leap into February with the Bonnington!

Are you ready for February? We are and a very special February it’ll be, too! You’ve got an extra day to try out all our promotions and offers. Oh, and Valentine’s Day is coming, too!

If you’re in the mood for romance, don’t forget about our Valentine’s early bird offer, which runs until 10th February. Book your gourmet Valentine’s experience at our Cavendish Restaurant & Terrace before the 10th and you save AED 100, because we’ll give you 5 courses for the price of 3 courses. Find out more about the offer here.

Just in case you don’t really care about Valentine’s Day, check out what our friends in McGettigan’s JLT are organising: The guys & dolls anti-Valentine’s brunch. Find out more here.

We’ve also got a night of great live music ahead in Healey’s Bar & Terrace. On February 4th, catch Visne in Healey’s and enjoy a night of non-stop rock and blues classics:

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What else do we have lined up for you in February? In our Author’s Lounge, you can take off on a cheese & wine flight for only AED 119:

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Pop into Healey’s in February and try our Cocktail of the month, the Kyoto Breezer:

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We’ve also got great food promotions in our Cavendish Restaurant & Terrace, on our Leisure Deck, and in the Authors’ Lounge. You can find them all on our dedicated Pinterest board here or or on Google here.

Our Golden Book at Reception had  a busy January and here are some of the great comments we received from our guests. You can find more on our dedicated Pinterest board or in our Google photo album:

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As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Calling all romantic early birds! Valentine’s Day at the Cavendish & Healey’s!

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Pssst! Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! This Valentine’s Day, say it with dinner and enjoy a romantic & sumptuous gourmet meal in the elegant and cosy atmosphere of our Cavendish Restaurant.

Even better: Book before 10th February and get 5 courses for the price of 3! How’s that for an early bird offer?

 

You can chose from a 3 course gourmet meal for AED 399 or 5 courses for only AED 499 – both include a half bottle of French bubbly for you to enjoy with our compliments.
Later you and your loved one are invited to enjoy a delicious cocktail at Healey’s Terrace with our compliments. It is certainly the perfect way to begin or complete this special day.

There’s also a lucky draw and one lucky couple will win a 1 night stay with breakfast at the Bonnington!

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As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

A New Year. A New Ladies Night. Discover the Bonnington this January!

Well, hello there! It seems, like us, you’ve made it safe & sound into the new year. Welcome to 2016! Like many people, we thought we’d start the new year with something new: Please welcome our all new Ladies Night in Healey’s Bar & Terrace! From 4th January, it’ll take place weekly on Mondays and it’s now even better value – all ladies get four free beverages!

Same stylish surroundings, same great atmosphere and service, new day: #HeelsInHealeys !

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Sure enough, we’ve also got great offers in our other restaurants and bars this January, so pop in & (re)discover the Bonnington this month:

How about a yummie dark chocolate and marshmallow brownie? It’s available throughout January in our Authors’ LAuthor's Lounge Month January-1-Dark Chocolate Marsh Mallow Brownieounge, the stylish and relaxed cafe in the heart of JLT. Ultra deliciousness for only AED 35! While you are there, why not grab one of the many local and international newspapers and magazines on offer or sink into one of our cosy armchairs with a book from the Authors’ Lounge library? In the evenings, our open fire place adds to the atmosphere and provides the perfect setting for a late night snack and a catch up with family and friends. Planning a special function or celebration? We also make custom cakes to order, from tasty cupcakes to large celebration cakes in all shapes & sizes.

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You can find ever more special offers on our dedicated Pinterest board or on Google.

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

 

Long Weekend Alert!

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A very happy UAE National Day from all of us here at the Bonnington! If you’re in the UAE, you get to enjoy a long weekend – it’s the perfect time to meet friends and enjoy the fine weather!

feel-good-thur-cavendish-flyerWhy not pop into the Bonnington on Thursday night for our weekly #SocialDiningJLT night brunch? Unwind over sharing platters of food in the heart of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers and enjoy unlimited house beverages.

Relaxing over good food and drinks is also a great opportunity to plan the upcoming festive season. If you’re looking for Christmas Lunch or Dinner in Dubai or if you’re after a great-value New Year’s Eve party, we have a lot of offers for you. You can find them all here.

Right now, we’ve got a limited-time early bird offer for bookings before 15th December:

festive-2015-line-upTo help you get into the festive mood, we’ve also got great offers in all our food & beverage outlets throughout December:

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We hope to see you at the Bonnington this December!

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

 

 

Venkadesh stands tall in 2nd position at the Global Sake Sommelier Competition!

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He’s done it! Congratulations to Venkadesh, our Healey’s Bar & Terrace Manager, for achieving an outstanding 2nd place in the recent Global Sake Sommelier of the Year competition! For more details about the competition, read our previous blog post here.

Venkadesh was one of six semi-finalists, who battled it out at the final, which was held in London on 23rd November 2015.

We’re all very proud that one of our team-members represented us and the UAE at this prestigious annual event and finished in the top two!

We wish Venkadesh all the very best for the future! Who knows, he might just grab the trophy for us at next year’s Sake Sommelier competition!

It’s definitely a great start to the festive season. If you’re looking to celebrate, we’ve got some great offers and events at the Bonnington. Check out the details here.

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Sake Expertise on the Move! Good Luck, Venkadesh!

We’re very proud to announce that Venkadesh, our Healey’s Bar & Terrace Manager, will represent the Bonnington and the UAE in the 2015 Sake Sommelier of the Year competition.

Venkadesh is one of only six semi-finalists from around the world and will travel to London next week to try and win the title of Global Sake Sommelier of the Year. If he’s successful, he’ll win a unique trip to Japan to take the Sake Sommelier Association’s Advanced Sake Sommelier Course.

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For those unfamiliar with sake and the Sake Sommelier of the Year competition, here’s what you need to know: Sake is a Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Unlike wine, sake is produced through a brewing process similar to that of beer. Undiluted sake contains 18%–20% alcohol content, which is more than that of wine or beer.

The Sake Sommelier of the Year competition is an annual event jointly organized by the Academy of Food & Wine Service and the Sake Sommelier Association. Held in London, it is the first of its kind to be held outside Japan. The competition aims to find the most skillful sake sommeliers, bring them to the attention of their customers, and raise the profile of their outlets and sake in general. More than 50 sommeliers from Europe, Asia and the Middle East entered the first competition in 2013.

The Sake Sommelier of the Year 2015 will be held at The Millennium Hotel, Knightsbridge on 23rd November 2015. We wish Venkadesh all the very best and hope he’ll bring the title to Healey’s and the UAE!

We’ll update you on the results on our social media pages!

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Social Dining Thursdays and some very early Christmas info…

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Start you weekend the Bonnington way! Join us at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers in the heart of Dubai’s thriving JLT community for a truly social dining experience.

Every Thursday from 7.30 p.m. – 11 p.m., gather your friends and colleagues at the Cavendish Restaurant & Terrace and experience Social Dining Thursdays, a great new casual dining concept with unlimited beverages, tasty sharing platters, and live music. Enjoy an al-fresco evening on the Cavendish Terrace or meet at a table in the stylish Cavendish Restaurant. Indoors or outdoors, you’ll find big social dining fun at a small all-inclusive price, great service, and freshly prepared innovative European cuisine.

We bring our famous “It’s all about you” service, your bring your friends. Together we’ll kick off the weekend and let the stresses of the workweek fade away over great food and great company. Come as you are! Our talented chefs will cook up a storm and present you with a variety of their best creations on sharing platters. We’ve got platters full of meat and platters for vegetarians – just take your pick, tell us what you’d like to drink, and let us do all the work while you chat to your friends and colleagues. Stay for an hour or for the entire evening – social dining Thursdays are all-inclusive, so you’ll always know exactly how much you’ll spend! Share your Bonnington Thursdays: #SocialDiningJLT .

 

 

We’re busy finalising our 2015 Christmas offers and details will be available shortly. Meanwhile, our friends from McGettigan’s JLT and DWTC have already released their offers, so if you’re after an Irish Christmas in Dubai, check this out:

 

 

You can also read the McGettigan’s blog here and get more info on their festive offers.

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?