10 UAE Brunches to Try in 2016
Here's your ultimate guide on where to brunch this year!
BRUNCH AT THE MANOR
ST REGIS DUBAI
The team at Brasserie Quartier have created a brunch catering to the demand for real French gastronomy, while the interior designers have worked hard to evoke the Parisian ambience of dining out on the Champs-Élysées. Called Brunch at the Manor, the experience begins with appetisers served to the table, followed by an impressive seafood platter of langoustines, lobster, oysters, mussels, and crab claws. For the main course, a carving trolley visits diners offering a variety of fish, beef and chicken, while freshly cooked sides and garnishes to complement the entrées are delivered. A refreshing sorbet is the cue for guests to move into the adjacent patisserie and salon de thé, where a plethora of desserts, cakes, pastries, freshly made candy floss, chocolate fountains and macaroons await. French cheeses and grape-pairings are also available with a sommelier-manned vino station, plus free-flowing hops, cocktails and mocktails.
INFO: Dhs450 including soft drinks, Dhs550 including house drinks, Dhs650 including Bollinger, 12.30pm-3.30pm Fri, The St Regis Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 0435 5577, email@example.com, bqdubai.com
BRASSERIE 2.0 BRUNCH
LE ROYAL MÉRIDIEN
Brasserie 2.0 launched a brand new brunch this January with an alfresco barbecue and grill, a juice and shake bar, a seafood station offering premium catch from Alaskan king crab to Fine de Claire oysters, hot options from pasta and pizza to beef Wellington, bubbles and live music!
With indoor and outdoor seating you can opt for Arabian Gulf views on the terrace or stay inside the bright and breezy dining hall. After brunch, continue the party at Vibe at Le Deck with various happy hour deals from 5pm to 8pm.
INFO: Dhs400 including selected soft drinks, Dhs525 including house drinks and sparkling grape, Dhs680 including house drinks and bubbly, Dhs200 for children six-12 years old, free for children five and under, 1.30pm-4.30pm Fri, Brasserie 2.0, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, 04 316 5550, leroyalmeridien-dubai.com
BICE HILTON DUBAI JUMEIRAH
If you love classic Italian food, this is probably your perfect brunch. Served in tasting menu format with 14 dishes brought to your table, you can expect to tuck into whatever’s freshest that week, from buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes, smoked salmon with fennel salad, pastas such as cheese orecchiette and ricotta and spinach ravioli with truffle sauce, whole seabass with rock salt and herbs, and meat and seafood platters.
INFO: Dhs295 including soft drinks, Dhs395 including house drinks, 12.30pm-4pm Fri, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, Dubai Marina, 04 318 2520, firstname.lastname@example.org, dubaijumeirah.hilton.com
FUNUSUAL BRUNCH AT ACCENTS
INTERCONTINENTAL DUBAI MARINA
Mixing classic brunch fare with some more innovative offerings (including one station serving dessert in a flower pot with an edible flower on top, and a golden bath filled with magnums of bubbles available to premium package holders), this experience aims to be fun and unusual.
INFO: Dhs295 including soft drinks, Dhs395 including house drinks, Dhs525 including bubbly, 1.00pm-4pm Fri, InterContinental Dubai Marina, Al Sufouh Road, 04 446 6669, email@example.com, icmarinadining.com
THIPTARA HYPNO THAI BRUNCH
ADDRESS THE PALACE DOWNTOWN
From wok-fried Canadian lobster to stir-fried Wagyu beef, this mesmerising taste of the world cuisine served Thai-style will seduce lovers of fragrant spiced fare. The resident DJ will keep the mood uptempo, while those who have booked terrace tables take in the ultimate Burj Khalifa view.
INFO: Dhs260 including soft drinks, Dhs320 including house drinks, Dhs390 including house drinks and bubbly, 1pm-4pm Fri, 04 428 7806, firstname.lastname@example.org, it theaddress.com
ROYAL BRUNCH AT IMPERIUM
JUMEIRAH ZABEEL SARAY
With live easy listening performances, a stunningly regal dining hall, international gourmet fare and first-class service – particularly for those enjoying the Royal Brunch experience – this brunch is among Dubai’s most elegant and elite.
INFO: Dhs330 for Classic Brunch including soft drinks, Dhs450 for Emperor’s Brunch including house drinks, Dhs575 for Sovereign Bubbly Brunch including free-flowing bubbly, Dhs2,500 for Royale Brunch including and additional bottle of premium bubbly per person, 1pm-4pm Fri, Imperium, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, 04 453 0444, email@example.com, jumeirah.com
‘CHILL & GRILL’ BEACH BBQ
Wear your flip-flops for this laidback brunch on the sand offering grilled meats and seafood, from salmon fillets and prawns to grilled southern-style barbecue chicken and Wagyu beef hotdogs. Delicious desserts complete the menu, with assorted sweet jars loaded with chocolate brownies and ‘blondies’, and a range of ‘campfire pies’ finished on the barbecue with a choice of fillings. The ‘island-style’ resident band completes this chilled-out experience.
INFO: Dhs250 including soft drinks, Dhs300 including island-inspired cocktails, Dhs380 including cocktails with house grape and hops, 1pm-4pm, Palm Grill, Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residences, 04 318 6150, firstname.lastname@example.org, ritzcarlton.com
PICNIC BY THE POOL
ADDRESS DUBAI MARINA
Spend a lazy afternoon by the infinity pool in your own private cabana and enjoy a picnic-style lunch prepared by the Address chefs, with baskets full of sandwiches, salads and nibbles.
INFO: Dhs295 for two people including soft drinks and pool access; Dhs455 for two people including soft drinks, a bottle of selected grape and pool access, 12noon-3pm Sat, Address Dubai Marina, 04 436 7777, email@example.com, theaddress.com
BEST IN ABU DHABI
THE ST REGIS SAADIYAT BRUNCH
Offering “an epicurean expedition of world cuisine”, dishes come from 55&5th The Grill, Sontaya and Turquoiz restaurants with St Regis Saadiyat while the live music comes from Naz Holland & Band at Olea Restaurant.
Purchase the Diamond Brunch Package for the chance to bag a trip for two to the Louis Roederer Champagne House in France with accommodations and flights included (raffle to be drawn 31 March) and win prizes every Friday from bottles of bubbly to dining vouchers worth Dhs500!
INFO: Dhs300 for Silk Package including soft drinks, Dhs395 for Pearl Package including house drinks, Dhs495 for Diamond Package including food and bubbly, Dhs150 for children six-12 years old, kids under five eat for free, subject to 10 per cent service charge and six per cent tourism fee; 1pm-4pm (with Apres Brunch at Turquoiz from 4pm), The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, 02 498 8443/8762, firstname.lastname@example.org, oleaabudhabi.com/en/home
BEST IN AJMAN
FRIDAY GARDEN BRUNCH, KEMPINSKI HOTEL AJMAN
The Friday brunch at Kempinski Hotel Ajman is brought outdoors on the lawn by the palm trees with cooking stations, wooden picnic tables and live music. Asian delicacies, exotic Middle Eastern treats, European delights and Arabian barbecue will fill plates while Arabian Gulf views satisfy the eyes. On its own private beach with 450m of white sand, Kempinski Hotel Ajman is as pretty as a postcard.
INFO: Dhs185 brunch only, Dhs250 beach pass and brunch, Dhs290 beach pass, brunch and selected drinks, 1pm-4pm, Kempinski Hotel Ajman, Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Street, 06 714 5582, email@example.com, kempinski.com/ajman