It’s a brand new year which means we get to wipe the slate clean of all the food eaten and drinks slurped in 2015 and say hello to brunching 2016 style.
Whether you’re looking for a fancy, blow-the budget brunch, a quiet dinner a deux or a good excuse to get your group together, our picks of the 10 brunches to try this Jan will leave you wishing there were more days of the weekend ( as if you don’t already ).
1. Nobu High Brunch, Atlantis
Celeb haunt Nobu is right up there with the most sought after Dubai brunches. Make like an A-lister and dine on delicate dishes such as fresh Sushi and signature Black Cod at this take on classic ‘high tea’. Great for couples and groups alike, although don’t expect dancing on tables, that’s not the Nobu way.
Every Friday noon-4pm
AED 320 inclusive of soft drinks
AED 490 including bubbly and alcoholic drinks
Tel: +971 04 426 0760
2. The Vintage Friday a Brunch at PER AQUUM Desert Palm
Looking for something slightly different? PER AQUUM Desert Palm has redefined brunch. A European menu sparkled with Asian influences is created on live cooking stations at Rare restaurant and terrace. that takes place at the award-winning Rare restaurant and terrace. One for wine lovers, for this brunch features specific wine pairings with the cuisine on offer. The Pan Seared Foie Gras is a must! What’s more this is a brunch with that all important Dubai view, looking out across the polo fields and the impressive city skyline beyond.
Every Friday 12:30pm-4:30pm
AED 295 inclusive of soft drinks
AED 395 including half a bottle of Taittinger champagne per person, unlimited cocktails, wine pairings and house beverages
Prices start at AED 295 including soft drinks
Tel: +971 04 602 9333
3. Rose Chic Brunch at Le Classique
Famed for its ‘French Fridays’ Le Classique located at Emirates Club is not only a fantastic brunch featuring both a la carte and sharing dishes but now it’s somewhat revolutionary. Understanding that some ladies ( not all mind you ) don’t eat as much as their male counterparts at a brunch, this easy-going brunch is offering a special price just for the ladies! The fairer sex can indulge in the best traditional French fare including house beverages, grape and special pink cocktails ( cheesy but we love it ) for an exclusive price of just AED 290! Enjoy delicious traditional dishes such as Oysters, Escargots and Mussels Mariniere as you’re entertained by the live entertainment.
Every Friday 12:30 – 3:30pm
AED 290 for ladies inclusive of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
AED 405 per person including unlimited food and selected grape
AED 435 per person including selected house beverages
Tel: +971 04 417 9999
4. Roberto’s Pranzo Italiano Brunch, DIFC
We’d expect nothing less than a classy brunch in DIFC and at Roberto’s none the less. Fine Italian dining is the order of the day at this upscale eatery and be sure to expect delectable dishes from the a la carte menu such as Carpaccio di Manzo ( beef carpaccio ) to start followed by Grilled Canadian Lobster for mains and topped off with a mouth-watering selection of deserts.
AED 350 per person inclusive of soft drinks and fresh juices
AED 425 per person including alcoholic cocktails and house wines
AED 495 per person including alcoholic signature cocktails, house and sparkling wine.
Tel: +971 04 386 0066
5. Buena Vista Brunch, Cielo
Our favourite creekside venue recently launched a brunch and it’s a corker! Dine al fresco taking advantage of the cooler climes and indulge in Latin street food and live, Cuban music. The party continues with a BBQ station stocked full of meats and seafood from sea bass to shrimp, chicken to ceviche. The views from Cielo are amazing with both Dubai creek and Downtown in its sights. This light-hearted fiesta of a brunch manages to be pure unpretentious fun whilst maintaing its reputation for exclusivity.
Every Saturday 1pm-5pm
AED 225 inclusive of soft drinks
AED 275 including house beverages
AED 325 including alcoholic bubbles
Tel: +971 04 416 1800
6. Claw Friday Brunch
An oldie but a goodie. No Dubai brunch round-up would be complete with including CLAW. This American inspired eatery famed for its ‘Legendary Bucket List’ and lethal cocktails opens its doors each and every Friday to hungry revellers in the mood for a party. Cowboy hat optional. Enjoy a late breakfast with eggs galore accompanied by a zesty Margarita or opt for one of the many a la carte offerings. A trip to CLAW brunch is not complete without a ride on the Mechanical Bull and a trip to the rock’n’roll jukebox. It’s quirky, fun and a great place to spend an afternoon.
Every Friday noon-4pm
With three packages to choose from:
AED 229 – The Beginner
AED 329 – The Pretender
AED 399 – The Professional
Tel: +971 04 432 2300
7. The Hide Meatopia Brunch
Brand new Madinat resident The Hide jumped on the brunch bandwagon to quite the standing ovation such is the cult following this recent opening has already gained. This is the ultimate meat lovers brunch; think steak, chicken, seafood- you name it The Hide offers it. However, The Hide is no regular steakhouse for its variety of ‘Forgotten Cuts’ and innovative waistline-expanding dishes make this menu quite unique. Feast on Chicken Liver Parfait with Duck Pastrami or munch on Flat-Iron Steak as you soak up the raucous atmosphere. The best thing about this brunch is that different timings are offered to suit early birds and late risers alike as well as extendable drinks packages. Who says the party has to stop at 4pm?!
First Seating– 11:30 – 3:30 (Alcohol service beginning at 12:00)
Second Seating– 1:00 – 4:30
Third Seating– 2:00 – 5:30
Guests can purchase an additional 1 hour drinks package at the first or second seating for AED150 (Last upgrade 4.30pm)
AED 395 inclusive of soft drinks
AED 495 including welcome drinks, prosecco, selection of hops and grape and 1x sharing cocktail per table.
Contact Madinat Jumeirah Restaurant Reservations on: Tel: +971 4 366 6730 or email: MJRESTAURANTS@JUMEIRAH.COM
8. The Waldorf Astoria Brunch, Waldorf Astoria a Palm Jumeirah
This elegant New York inspired brunch is perfect for those looking for a slightly more sedate option to the traditional Dubai brunches. Whether you opt to dine inside or Al fresco you’ll be wowed by the excellent international cuisine on offer, designed with the more discerning palette. Sample the best of the Waldorf Astoria with signature Italian dishes from the renowned Social by Heinz Beck and a selection of Southeast Asian dishes from LAO amongst many other dishes as you’re entertained by the live jazz duo.
Every Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm
AED 345 per person inclusive of soft drinks
AED 465 per person inclusive of house beverages
AED 600 per person inclusive of sparkling
Children below 6 years old dine for free and children between 6-12 years old dine with a 50% discount.
9. Gaucho, DIFC
What Gaucho’s Friday brunch menu lacks in bells & whistles it more than makes up for in quality for this is a brunch that is worth every single dirham spent. Featuring a selection of Gaucho favourites with a Seafood Sampler and a Hot Sampler to start followed by Lots of delicious, perfectly cooked beef for main ( a la carte options from the main menu also available ) and topped off with a Desert Sampler ensuring that there is no dish left untasted. In fact, this is the very best way to explore the Gaucho menu at its best, encouraging you to try dishes you might not usually choose. A great one for the guys!
AED329 inclusive of soft drinks and selected mocktails
AED 395 including house beverages
AED 495 including house beverages and Argentine sparkling
Tel: +971 04 422 7898
10. Sun& Sunset Brunch, Palm Jumeirah
This new casual dining eatery on Palm Jumeirah offers an alternative take on the Friday brunch. From 5pm until 8pm you can enjoy a delicious 6 course tasting menu of Mediterranean fare as you relax under the setting sun being against a backdrop of the resident DJ. Forget your heels and your pocket squares, this is an informal affair that’s every but about chilling out as it is about the dinky dishes.
Every Friday 5:00pm-8:00pM
AeD 202 per person inclusive of 3 house beverages
Tel: +971 4 375 9333