A weekend isn’t complete without a spectacular brunch with family and friends. Here’s our suggestions for the best brunches for every budget in the UAE
The St. Regis Downtown Dubai
Make your way to The St. Regis Downtown Dubai for this fabulous all-new, al fresco Saturday St. Regis Brunch overlooking the Dubai Water Canal, surrounded by lush greenery and shimmering waters. Expect impressive live cooking stations from each restaurant at the property, including irresistible Italian delicacies from Basta, Mediterranean bites from Bleu Blanc, sinful pastries and desserts from The Library and decadent handcrafted concoctions from the St. Regis Bar. The brunch also pays homage to the traditions and rituals of the brand with unlimited tomato-infused creative concoctions and bubbly sabrage. While children can enjoy the kids’ fun corner, live entertainment sets the mood with smooth tunes from singer Gari Deegan and Khalil B.
Saturdays from 1:30-4:30pm. AED350 per person (inclusive of soft beverages) and AED450 per person (inclusive of house beverages). Children under the age of 12 dine complimentary. Call +9714 512 5555. Visit the website or Instagram.
Besh Turkish Kitchen, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates
Experience the first ever Taksim Night Brunch in Dubai, at Besh Turkish Kitchen at Sheraton Mall of the Emirates. The exceptional evening offers a true replica of the buzzing Taksim Square Street in the heart of Istanbul, where diners can look forward to a traditional Turkish feast boasting Besh’s signature dishes, elevated with inspiration from the vibrant Taksim district. Enjoy unlimited, free flowing servings of Turkish mezze platters, flavourful salads and Mangal grills served straight to your table. Complement your meal with newly-crafted winning Turkish mocktails and creative concoctions, as you revel the night away with spectacular Turkish live entertainment. What’s more, the Taksim Night Brunch at Besh Turkish Kitchen also features an exotic Turkish bazaar and live portrait artists to capture special moments on your unforgettable evening.
Friday from 6-11pm. AED225 per person (inclusive of soft beverages) and AED350 per person (inclusive of premium beverages). Call +9714 377 2353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website or Instagram.
DESEO, ME Dubai
Embark on a journey of worldly epicurean desires and Latin-American festivities with the Fiesta DESEO Brunch at ME Dubai. Boasting sensational Latin-inspired cuisine, diners at DESEO can enjoy a selection of vibrant dishes served straight to the table from the restaurant’s resident chef, James Knight-Pacheco. Think Maiz maiz (a savoury sweet corn dish), followed by an array of tropical Peruvian ceviches made from local and seasonal fish and irresistible Anticuchos, a contemporary interpretation of the traditional grilled skewer dish. Mains call for Wagyu picanha, Wagyu rib-eye, Red snapper, Chilean sea bass, Lobster, Shrimps and more. Sip on creative concoctions, complemented by upbeat tunes performed live and end the brunch on a tempting note with Tres leches or Pina colada ice cream.
Saturdays from 1-4pm. AED295 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), AED395 per person (inclusive of house beverages) and AED440 per person (inclusive of sparkling package). Call +9714 525 2500. Visit Instagram.
Cordelia, The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm
The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, invites discerning foodies to the newly launched North 370 Brunch at Cordelia. The afternoon feast will have diners sipping on free-flowing beverages and indulging in a range of sharing-style starters, buffet bites and dishes from live carving stations, all curated by head chef, Thomas Pendarovski. The menu, brimming with flavours native to Italian, Spanish, Greek, Macedonian, Levant and North African cuisines, inherits Chef Thomas’ age-old family recipes passed down from generations through his grandmother. Diners can also look forward to unique experiences featuring oyster shucking; a Mediterranean inspired ‘Sea Salt’ trolley with flavoured salts and infused olives; an abundance of sweet treats; and multiple beverage stations offering perfect pairings and special smoked sips, backed by ambient live entertainment.
Saturday from 1-4:30pm. AED400 per person (inclusive of soft beverages) and AED550 per person (inclusive of house beverages and bubbly). WhatsApp +97152 698 0526 or email email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
Bôtan Distillery x Address Boulevard
Bôtan Distillery, the field-to-table, non-alcoholic distillate brand has collaborated with Address Boulevard to introduce an award-winning clean drinking experience to the Garden Artisan Brunch at The Restaurant at Address Boulevard. The elegant brunch, celebrated for its authentic take on Mediterranean European fare, boasts two carefully-crafted, Halal certified organic cocktails from Bôtan’s drinks repertoire, the refreshing Basil Smash created using Bôtan’s Pine Haze blend and the gold medal winning Peruvian Sour, featuring the brand’s Citrus Spice. Enjoy a leisurely weekend feast, elevated by delectable dishes, winning sips and live music.
Saturdays from 1-4pm. Both Bôtan-based cocktails are available until March 26. AED350 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), AED450 per person (inclusive of house beverages) and AED550 per person (inclusive of bubbly). Call +9714 561 8888.
The Selfish Bull
Head to The Selfish Bull, nestled just beneath the majestic Ain Dubai on Bluewaters, and enjoy a fabulous brunch by the coast accompanied by picturesque views of Dubai’s shoreline. Opt to begin your midday feast with a platter or Oysters, before indulging in vibrant salads and signature dishes including a French onion soup and scrumptious Firecracker prawns. The brunch is enhanced by four mouthwatering mains, a succulent Braised beef short ribs, Corn fed baby chicken, tempting Truffle risotto or an expertly grilled Black angus striploin. Dessert calls for a warm Brownie à la mode or a creamy Cheesecake; while winning beverages and live entertainment followed by an electric DJ set elevate your experience.
Sundays from 2-5pm. AED299 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), AED399 per person (inclusive of house grape, hops and tomato-infused concoctions) and AED499 per person (inclusive of bubbly). Oysters at AED60 for half a dozen and AED120 for a dozen. Call +9714 399 3638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website or Instagram.
Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi
This Nikkei Brunch is shaking up the capital’s social scene with its immersive celebration of Peruvian and Japanese fare. Gather with your mates at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi for a reimagined Saturday feast, featuring a spectacular set menu of over 20 sharing dishes, catchy beats and a gorgeous al fresco terrace located just steps from The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort’s private beach. The spread of tempting creations begins with a selection of nibbles from a signature platter, ‘From the sea to your plate’, brimming with veggie ceviche, tuna midori ceviche, salmon truffle tataki and more. Hot starters will have you indulging in Beef aged gyoza and Prawn tempura, before the main event presents decadent dishes including Bife robatayaki and Black pepper chicken with sides. Finally, the tempting menu concludes with the sinfully rich 100 per cent chocolate and assorted Japanese mochi.
Saturday from 7-10pm. AED375 per person (inclusive of food and selected soft beverages) and AED495 per person (inclusive of food and selected house beverages). Call +9712 498 8888 or email email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
Garage, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
Kick start your weekend right and head to the B.I.G – Brunch In Garage, at W Abu Dhabi Yas Island. Boasting funky vibes and banging bites, you can choose to dine indoors or make the most of the gorgeous al fresco weather and sit on the terrace overlooking the Marina and racetrack with cars swooshing by. The culinary movement at Garage is driven by a passion for flavour and fuelled by diversity. Expect an irresistible culinary and beverage journey spanning five distinct epicurean experiences from the Nikkei House, Steam Table, Mezza Bar, Meat Vault and Tap Wall. Think Salmon sashimi the American way from Nikkei, scrumptious Jing jiang chicken rolls from Steam Table, glorious Pulled beef barbecue burgers from the Meat Vault, flavourful small bites from Dimsum trolleys and spiced fusion foods such as Butter chicken burritos. Don’t fill up just yet as tempting treats from the Tart Van offer a fabulous finale to your afternoon.
Ras Al Khaimah
Doubletree By Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
The spectacular Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island has launched season 6 of the fabulous Islanders Brunch. Bigger and better than ever, the unparalleled Brunch & Stay deal begins on Saturday and will have you indulging in irresistible gastronomy from five distinct dining venues, complemented by stunning shoreside views and groovy live entertainment. Picture food stations brimming with lobster, pizza, pasts, vegetarian bites, succulent meats and around 15 different types of seafood at a lavish Fish market. Enjoy a wide range of cheese and fresh burrata, juicy grills, selected roasts, antipasti; and end with tempting treats from chocolate fountains, the kid’s corner featuring cotton candy, popcorn machines and sweets. Winning sips in the form of soft beverages, creative concoctions, house beverages and bubbly keep you refreshed throughout and an after party at the beautiful roof top Anchor bar keeps the celebration going. The deal also includes breakfast and a late checkout the next day.
Brunch & Stay includes brunch, stay, breakfast and late checkout until 5pm for two adults or two adults and two children below 6. Islanders Brunch on Saturday from 1-4pm and After party at Anchor Bar until 8pm. Brunch & Stay + Hawaiian package at AED1121 net (inclusive of non-alcoholic package), Brunch & Stay + Bahamas package at AED1229 net (inclusive of house beverages, creative concoctions and bubbly) and Maldives package at AED1329 net (inclusive of house beverages, creative concoctions and bubbly, plus 1 hour of free beverages at the after party at Anchor Brew & Grill). Call +9717 203 0000. Visit the website or Instagram.
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