Friday brunch review: Traiteur, The Promenade, Park Hyatt Dubai

What’s it like?

Dubai brunch heavyweight, Traiteur is well-known for being one of the city’s best brunches. Having just recently re-launched at the newly opened waterfront dining destination, The Promenade, we visited to see how its offering now fares – and let’s start by saying this is a must-try brunch for all foodies.

Idyllically located overlooking the Dubai Creek and city skyline, Traiteur brunch is the perfect place to dine this al fresco season with generous outdoor and indoor seating options available. The chic, nautical-inspired surroundings are welcoming, while the live band is upbeat yet relaxing, creating an all-round beautiful scene to enjoy an afternoon in the sunshine paired with the finest selection of food and beverage.

Sophisticated and laid-back, this brunch welcomes a well-heeled crowd and is suitable for a special brunch date with your other half, or a fantastic dining experience to celebrate an occasion with your family or friends, and children are also welcome.

What are the food highlights?

Served buffet-style, the food selection here is expansive and oozes quality. Set across The Promenade’s restaurants, Brasserie Du Park and NOÉPE, the offering is well spread out and sectioned.

Start by heading to NOÉPE to dig into a fresh selection of seafood. Expect to find everything from freshly shucked Fine de Claire oysters, caviar, razor clams, mussels, meaty crab claws, prawns, sushi-grade salmon and tuna sashimi, seabass ceviche served from coconuts, plus much more. If you’re a seafood lover, like me, my only warning here is to save room for more to come as it’s all equally as impressive.

Moving onto mains, journey into Brasserie Du Park, where you can venture into the kitchen itself for an interactive, theatrical experience. A few of the live stations include a seared-to-order foie gras and scallops station, plus a live grill serving up lobster, steaks, salmon, shrimp and more, not forgetting the pasta station.

There’s also a live carvery within the station, serving everything from succulent tenderloin and prime rib, to rotisserie chicken and roast leg of lamb. Not forgetting all the sides and sauces to accompany.

Now, no matter whether you’re a fan of a sweet or savoury ending to your meal, you can expect to be well-catered to either way. With a dedicated desserts room and patisserie counter serving up over 50 different types of sweets, including a crepe station, a chocolate fountain and the most tempting eclairs and cakes on offer, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice.

Then there’s an area just for charcuterie and cheese, which features one of the largest selections of cheese I’ve seen anywhere in the city – I was in heaven (and pleasantly bursting at the seams).

How was the service?

Service at Traiteur brunch is attentive but not overbearing. Staff are always on hand should you need them and ensured guests are always well looked after.

The bottom line:

A truly stunning brunch offering scenic vistas, high-quality food and an all-round fabulous atmosphere.

Details: Brunch takes place every Friday at The Promenade from 1pm till 4.30pm, with packages starting from AED 495. Children aged between 6 and 12 years are priced at AED 247.50, while children below 6 dine for free. For more information or to make a booking, call 04 602 1814 or e-mail

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