Indulge in Luxury, History, and Culinary Mastery with Waldorf Astoria DIFC

Date Posted:Thu, 1st Feb 2024

Indulge in Luxury, History, and Culinary Mastery with Waldorf Astoria DIFC


Bull & Bear

Dinner at Bull & Bear

Nestled within the heart of Dubai's bustling financial district, Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a culinary gem that seamlessly blends history with modern luxury, offering a vibrant and sophisticated dining experience like no other. Steeped in a legacy of financial lore, this restaurant has evolved into a multi-award-winning destination for food connoisseurs, proudly presenting the finest cuts of meat in an opulent, open kitchen atmosphere that marries marble, plush velvet curtains, and verdant greenery.


The history of the Bull & Bear can be traced back to the late 1800s, when New York Stock Exchange brokers would gather at the Waldorf Astoria New York to unwind amidst the opulence of the hotel's bustling bar. This hallowed ground bore witness to the highs and lows of bull and bear markets, where fortunes were made and lost. To honor these patrons, statues of a bull and a bear were placed behind the bar, and it was there that the iconic Bull & Bear was born. Today, the Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria DIFC continues to uphold this rich legacy while infusing modernity into every aspect of its design and culinary offerings.


The menu reads like a love letter to carnivores. The restaurant has earned a well-deserved reputation for offering the finest cuts of meat, and it continues to be a signature destination for foodies worldwide. Start your culinary journey with classic favorites like the “Beef Tartare”, a delectable masterpiece that embodies the restaurant's commitment to quality and mouth-watering flavor. The signature Bull & Bear “Prawn Cocktail” is a tantalizing blend of fresh seafood and zesty sauce, a testament to the chef's culinary expertise.


For those seeking an adventure on their plates, the menu has exciting additions like Conchiglioni - a tantalizing dish featuring Sea Urchin, Homemade Ricotta, Shellfish Bisque, Candied Tomato, and Lemon Foam. Each bite is a harmonious symphony of flavors, a culinary masterpiece that exemplifies the restaurant's dedication to pushing culinary boundaries. Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria DIFC not only tantalizes the taste buds but also delights the ears. While you savor your meal, a resident DJ provides a musical backdrop that oscillates between ethnic and instrumental house, elevating the dining experience to new heights. It's an auditory journey that complements the visual and culinary extravagance of the restaurant.


This revamped and upgraded concept of Bull and Bear is poised to shake up the DIFC dining scene. With its rich history, modern design, and a menu that celebrates the finest cuts of meat, it's a place where the past meets the present in perfect harmony. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or someone looking to embark on a culinary adventure, Bull and Bear at Waldorf Astoria DIFC is an invitation to indulge in luxury, sophistication, and unforgettable flavors. Come experience the evolution of dining at its finest.


Reservations: Call 04 515 9888 or email 



Valentine’s Dinner at Bull & Bear

Join us for an unforgettable Valentine's Day at Bull & Bear. On February 14th, from 7 PM to 11 PM, savor a 4-course tasting menu at AED 425 per person, featuring Canapés, a sumptuous 3-course meal, and Petit Fours.


Wine pairings are available at AED 250 (New World) or AED 350 (Old World) per person. Indulge in a romantic evening with panoramic views, delightful flavors, and live music by our resident DJ and Clara. Bull & Bear invites you to create lasting memories of love and gastronomy this Valentine's Day.


For reservations: 

Date: Wednesday 14th February 2024

Timing: 7 PM – 11 PM

Priced: AED 425 Per Person

Location: Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai

Reservations: Call 04 515 9888 or email 



4 Hands in Bull & Bear

Unveiling a true Culinary Odyssey as 2 – Star Michelin Chef Alex Atala's meets award-winning Head Chef Depalo's Mastery for an unforgettable experience in the renowned  Bull & Bear in Waldorf Astoria DIFC. 

Embark on a culinary journey like no other as Bull & Bear proudly presents a one-of-a-kind, intimate dining experience with the renowned 2 star Michelin celebrity Chef Alex Atala and our award-winning Chef, Luca Depalo. This exclusive 4 Hands Experience, taking place on Friday, 1st, and Saturday, 2nd March from 7:30 PM onward, promises to be an extraordinary celebration of flavors and innovation.

Friday 1st March Dinner : 7:30pm - 8 pm- 8:30 pm 

Saturday 2nd March Lunch : 12:30pm - 1 pm 

Saturday 2nd March Dinner: 7:30 pm-8 pm, 9:30 pm - 10 pm  

On these special evenings, a la carte options are not available as we invite you to immerse yourself in the Chef's Tasting Menu. The dinner is priced at AED 995 per person, while the lunch option is available at AED 650 per person. Elevate your dining experience by opting for wine pairings, starting from AED 350 per person.

Limited Seats Available

Reservations: Call 04 515 9888 or email 



Iftar at Bull & Bear

Bull and Bear invites you to enjoy Iftar at our award-winning restaurant, which for the Holy Month has added an Arabic-inspired twist to the celebrated everyday menu. Diners can look forward to an à la carte Iftar including classics such as Josper grilled flat bread with dips, red lentil soup and Bull & Bear’s take on an Iftar mixed grill. In addition to the classic dishes, guests can also choose from mouthwatering options such as lamb melanzane, homemade Mediterranean oriental rice and some sweet delicacies such as cheese kunafa, Arabian dates sticky toffee pudding, and carrot sliced baklava.

Price: AED 245

Timings: From sunset to 8:30 PM

Reservations: Call 04 515 9888 or email 



Business Lunch at Bull & Bear

Our Business Lunch menu unveils a treasure trove of healthy and invigorating options, showcasing farm-to-table salads made from the freshest, hand-picked local ingredients. Each vibrant creation is a testament to our unwavering dedication to both taste and well-being, delighting even the most discerning palates.

For connoisseurs of exceptional taste, Bull & Bear presents an array of perfected steaks that embody the pinnacle of flavor and tenderness. Our culinary artisans have painstakingly crafted each cut to ensure an unparalleled gastronomic journey, complemented by a selection of exquisite sauces and accompaniments

Price: AED 125

Timings: From 12:30 PM – 4 PM

Reservations: Call 04 515 9888 or email 




Valentines Dinner in St. Trop

St. Trop Elevates Valentine's Day with a Romantic Rooftop Dining Experience at Waldorf Astoria DIFC

This Valentine's Day, St. Trop invites couples to indulge in a captivating rooftop dining experience, featuring a specially curated 4-course set menu at AED 600 per couple.

Begin your evening with a complimentary Valentine Cocktail or Mocktail and savor a tantalizing Amuse Bouche. The appetizers include Pressed Local Heritage Beetroot with Salmon and Local Burrata with Organic Heirloom Candy Tomatoes, offering a delightful sharing experience.

For the main course, choose from Roast Atlantic Cod with salted cod croquette, Braised Short Rib with seasonal vegetables, or a tempting Wild Mushroom Risotto. Each dish promises a symphony of flavors to enchant your palate.

End the night on a sweet note with a dessert selection, including the Cherry & Vanilla Nest or the decadent Chocolate and Berries. 

This enchanting Valentine's Day dining experience is priced at AED 600 per couple. Reserve your table now for a truly special celebration of love at St. Trop

Date: Wednesday 14th February 2024

Timing: 8pm - Midnight

Priced: AED 600 per couple

Location: Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai


Reservations number: +971 4 515 9800 


Suhoor in St. Trop

The Suhoor experience at St. Trop features an a la carte menu, allowing guests to choose from a variety of dishes that are available from midnight until 3 AM. This flexibility allows individuals to customize their Suhoor according to their preferences and dietary needs.

One of the highlights of the Suhoor at St. Trop is the breathtaking views of the city that guests can enjoy while dining. The venue's elevated position provides a picturesque backdrop for the Suhoor experience, creating a serene and memorable atmosphere.

To enhance the cultural ambiance, St. Trop incorporates elements of traditional Middle Eastern hospitality. During Ramadan, the venue serves shisha, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the aromatic and social aspect of this popular Middle Eastern pastime. Additionally, Arabic coffee and traditional Moroccan mint tea are served, providing a touch of authenticity to the Suhoor experience.

Price: A la carte

Timings: From midnight until 3 AM.

Reservations: Call 04 515 9999 or email  



Peacock Alley

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea

If you are looking for a daytime romantic escape can savour the “Pinch of Love” Afternoon Tea at Peacock Alley is not to be missed. With an extremely appealing ambience, this afternoon tea can be availed between 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm. Adorn in appealing décor, the whole venue will come alive with the magic of love on February 14th. With a range of taste sensations on offer, plus a tantalizing selection of teas and coffees, each couple will be well looked after during our tea time ritual. For guests looking to make the day even more specia.

Timings, 12 February until 18 February, 3PM-6PM

Meet me at the Clock Afternoon Tea – AED 350 Per Couple

With a glass of Perrier Jouet – AED 295 Per Couple

With Bottle of Perrier Jouet – AED 850 Per Couple

Location: Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai


Reservations number: +971 4 515 9888

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