Let someone else deal with the pressure
It’s turkey season, and that means plenty of pressure on wannabe chefs to deliver a perfect bird.
And be it a roast for Thanksgiving or a Christmas Day carve, there are plenty of tasty solutions for those who don’t know their snood from their wattle.
Here are some top spots to order takeaway turkey in Dubai this festive season.
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Address Fountain Views
Turkey season is here and you can now book and enjoy a special bird for you and your family. Treat your family and friends to a whole-roasted turkey from the comfort of your home. This delicious festive hamper includes perfectly cooked turkey stuffed with roulade, complete with all the trimmings such as brussels sprouts, broccoli, beans, parsnips, celeriac, carrots, chestnuts, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.
Dhs850 for one Turkey for 8 persons. Dec 5-30. [email protected] (04 245 8888).
Aloft Me’aisam Dubai
Like your turkey plump and juicy? Get a 5kg butter basted turkey with two sides of your choice for Dhs399, and score a voucher for two free glasses of grape. Place your order before Monday December 20 and pay a reduced price of Dhs321. Tasty.
From Dhs321. Aloft Me’aisam Dubai (04 248 7070).
Atlantis, The Palm
The Atlantis F&B team will focus on the cooking so everyone else can focus on the festivities. Score special festive top-up sides or order from the dessert menu to make the season extra special.
Nov 25-Dec 23. Pick-up location is Plato’s at Atlantis. atlantis.com/dubai/whats-on/festive-celebrations/turkey
Besh Turkish Kitchen
Turkey to go? If you’re entertaining at home this Christmas, let Besh Turkish Kitchen at Sheraton Mall of the Emirates do all the hard work. Turkeys come from a juicy and tender oven roasted stuffed turkey or leg of lamb served with classic condiments including Brussels sprouts with turkey bacon, mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potato, glazed carrots with chestnuts, gravy and cranberry sauce. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.
Dhs450 (roast leg of lamb 3kg with 1kg Christmas condiments), Dhs549 6-7kg (turkey with 1kg condiments, pick up from hotel), Dhs100 for home delivery Dubai only. Until December 31. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Al Barsha (04 377 2353).
If you’re looking for your Thanksgiving festivities to include more time with loved ones and less time in the kitchen, Cafe Society has just what you’re looking for. This turkey-to-go comes in three sizes and a selection of trimmings. A free dessert (Pantone chocolate, hazelnut filled) is thrown in with every order to ensure things end on a sweet note.
Dhs350 (6kg), Dhs450 (8kg), Dhs600 (10kg). Dhs100 delivery charge applicable for some locations. cafesociety.ae
CMP Bar & Grill
Love Thanksgiving but couldn’t cook a turkey if your life depended on it? You’re in luck. CMP Bar & Grill is bringing back its sell-out Thanksgiving offering this November in Dubai: a 24-hour, brined, slow-roasted bird. Complete with roasted Brussels sprouts, sourdough stuffing, homemade gravy and roast potatoes, that’s Turkey Day sorted.
Dhs850 (Thanksgiving takeaway for 6-8 diners), orders to be received by Nov 23. Dhs200 (per person) available Nov 25 (04 580 7983).
Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights
Order a 6kg or 8kg rotisserie turkey, served with all the sides and trimmings, plus a slab of pumpkin pie, throughout December. Or add a Middle Eastern twist to the festivities with a traditional lamb ouzi. Do you think we can have both?
Dhs159 (roast chicken), Dhs699-899 (turkey), Dhs899 (lamb ouzi). Throughout December. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (04 429 9999).
Can’t be bothered cooking this holiday? Joe’s Backyard will be preparing fat roast turkeys with all the trimmings and cranberry sauce and gravy for Dhs699. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance, but that’s the only thing to worry about ahead of your feast. Bliss.
Dhs699. Throughout December. Dubai Festival City (055 709 4509).
Joe’s Backyard Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse
Joe’s Backyard at Jumeirah Islands Clubhouses is offering a roast turkey dinner special with all the trimmings that will be available every day until December 25, 2021. Guests can either order it for dine-in or takeaway during the festive season. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.
From Dhs110 (dine-in roast turkey), Dhs350 for two people (takeaway turkey). Until Dec 25. Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse (04 583 3124).
Jones the Grocer
Choose from a ‘Jones Roast Turkey’ or Aussie roast leg of lamb, then impress your guests with a festive cheese and charcuterie board on the side. You can definitely pretend you made it.
Starting from Dhs495 (ready to serve boards), Dhs695 (roast packages). Jones The Grocer, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 56637).
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
For four days only, there’s also the option of Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s famous turkey takeaway, with turkey and all the trimmings, roast vegetables, potatoes, chicken chipolatas, herb & onion stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. You’ll bespoiled for choice with dessert from Jumeirah Beach Hotel, with everything from a passion fruit and mango festive log to gingerbread cookies and stolen.
Dhs750 (serves 8), Dhs950 (serves 12). Dec 23-26. [email protected] (052 680 1334).
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
For the Palmies and Marina folk, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray should be your first shout for turkey, especially if you like your Christmas feast to be that little bit fancy. This meal kicks off with a foie gras parfait, preserved fig jam and truffle brioche creation, followed by roast Norfolk turkey with duck fat roasted potatoes, pumpkin and truffle mash, sausage and prune patties and gooey cauliflower cheese along with your usual veg. Round it off with Christmas pud with confit orange and mince pies. For the real novice, there’s even a video to help you reheat to perfection. Delia, eat your heart out.
Dhs399 (serves two), Dhs699 (serves four), Dhs949 (serves 6), Dhs (1199), Dhs1,399 (serves 10). Nov 21-Dec 26. [email protected] (055 138 6937).
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Eat your heart out at Kempinski Hotel with enormous turkey offerings for you and your family. Indulge in a succulent roasted turkey served with delicious sides with the likes of creamy mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables and sweet cranberry sauce.
Dhs755 (5 to 6kg serves six), Dhs995 (8 to 9kg serves ten). Until Jan 8. Al Barsha (04 341 0000).
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah
An organic free-range turkey is cooked to perfection and presented in a carefully packaged hamper, together with all of the luxury trimmings. Delights include truffle mash, buttered beetroot, Brussels sprouts, roasted herb potatoes, chestnut and seasonal mushroom sauté, bread stuffing and more.
Dhs850 (serves four) or Dhs1,400 (serves eight). December 15 to 30 December 2021. Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah [email protected] (04 444 2000).
Lime Tree Café
Looking for a delicious turkey takeaway this Christmas in Dubai? The Lime Tree Café presents a beautiful collection of turkey platters, cheese boards, dessert trays and more, all available for delivery now through to the end of December.
Dhs595 (serves five to six), Dhs795 (serves six to eight), Dhs575 (festive cheeseboard serves five to six), Dhs895 (festive cheeseboard serves eight to ten). Throughout December. The Springs Souk (04 325 6325).
Irish pub McGettigan’s is having a big ol’ Christmas this year, with a sack load of cracking events running across its branches between now and the big day. Can’t join the merriment? Then get your chops around a takeaway turkey with all the good stuff thrown in. Each bird comes with chipolata sausages wrapped in blankets, buttery brussels sprouts, honey-roast carrots, rosemary, garlic and thyme roast potatoes, sage, onion and apricot butter stuffing, gravy and cranberry Sauce. There’s plenty else on the menu too, so dig in.
Dhs699 (serves 6-8 people, 48-hour notice required). Collection from The Bonnington Hotel JLT, mcgettigans.com.
Organize your own party without the hassle of cooking with OUD lounge festive unhampered turkey packages. Choose from two turkey options either the traditional roasted turkey for Dhs650 or a turkey combo with salad and yule log for Dhs750. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.
Dhs650 (traditional roasted turkey with condiments), Dhs750 (turkey combo with salad and yule log). Nov 18 to Dec 25. DoubleTree Dubai Business Bay (04 551 1544).
Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Media City
Have your turkey to go this Christmas and take time to make memories with your family. This takeaway turkey comes in two sizes, served with stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Dhs439 (6-7kg), Dhs545 (7-8kg), available for takeaway until Jan 5, 2022. Reserve your turkey now by email [email protected] or (04 366 9137).
South Central Lounge
Treat your loved ones to a sumptuous turkey dinner. Tuck into an exclusive whole butter basted turkey, traditional stuffing, cranberry relish, turkey gravy, roasted market vegetables and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.
From Dhs495 (5 to 7 kg). Holiday Inn Dubai Al-Maktoum Airport, Jebel Ali (050 213 3831).
Stars ‘N’ Bars
La Mer restaurant Stars ‘N’ Bars has got you covered this Christmas. Order a turkey with all the trimmings and desserts for Dhs99 per person.
Dhs99 per person. Nov 27 to Jan 8, 2022. La Mer, Jumeirah (04 349 9903).
The Duck Hook
Dubai Hills’ favourite pub The Duck Hook is bringing back its legendary ‘Festive Roast In The Post’. Choose from par-cooked turkey, beef, or a vegan option with all the trimmings, sausages in blankets, duck fat roasted potatoes, honey roasted parsnips and carrots, sprouts, cauliflower cheese accompanied by gravy, bread sauce and cranberry sauce. There’s a choice of Christmas Pud, sticky toffee pudding or apple crumble with creamy custard for dessert, plus mince pies and crackers.
The roasts, which you simply pop in the oven at home et voila, are available to collect from Jumeirah Emirates Towers, or you can book delivery to anywhere in Dubai for Dhs50.
Dhs399 (serves two), Dhs699 (serves four), Dhs949 (serves six). Dhs1199 (serves 8), Dhs 1399 (serves 10) 21 Nov – 26 Dec. mydigimenu.com/festive-takeaway (055 781 3244).
The H Dubai
Grab a traditional whole roasted turkey stuffed with chestnuts, coupled with all the trimmings including herb-roasted baby potatoes, buttered carrots, caramelised brussels sprouts, glazed chestnuts as well as veal, turkey giblet jus and a cranberry sauce. To make your at-home festive feast extra special this Christmas,add a touch of sweetness to your celebration with a made-to-order traditional yule log, available in a variety of flavours including chocolate and chestnut, forest berries and snow vanilla. Also on the dessert menu is the traditional Christmas Pudding.
From Dhs299 for a 2.5kg-3kg turkey. Nov 25-Dec 25. 15 percent discount if booking before Dec 10. Orders 24 hours in advance at least. (04 501 8888).
The Meat Avenue
Catering to all home dining requirements this festive season, The Meat Avenue in Jumeirah Lakes Towers presents its range of sumptuous smoked turkeys with all the trimmings, now available for delivery across Dubai. Perfect for enjoying over the holidays, whether for Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or all those lovely family gatherings in between, The Meat Avenue has 6kg, 8kg and 10kg turkeys available, priced at Dhs150 per kg including all the traditional trimmings.
From Dhs150. Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 443 3738).
Vida Emirates Hills
Enjoy a Turkey Takeout from our kitchen to your table directly! Keep it mess-free this festive season by ordering your turkey, traditional gravies, mince pies and even cookies from Vida Emirates Hill’s kitchen. All you need to do is call your friends and family to enjoy a mouth-watering feast, perfect for six to 7 hungry festive feast lovers!
Dhs599. Vida Emirates Hills, [email protected] (04 872 8888).
Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens
Ensuring every end of town is catered for, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, has turkey and all the trimmings to go from December 1-26.
Dhs 490 (5-7kg), Dhs 680 (7-9kg), December 1-26. [email protected] (04 519 1111).
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