8 Indoor Brunches For Summer
LOCK, STOCK & BARREL’S
LOCK, STOCK & BRUNCH
Between the glitz of Downtown and glam of the Marina, you’ll find the hip and trendy Lock, Stock & Barrel in Barsha Heights. The venue’s Lock, Stock & Brunch offers a sharing concept of all things USA over three rounds. All rounds are delivered to your table, and highlights include bayou popcorn shrimp, mac ‘n cheese balls, Josper grilled spatchcock chicken and Black Angus beef sliders. Still hungry after three rounds? No worries! You can order as much food as you like. The party continues after brunch with a variety of drinks deals, so there is no need to rush home.
INFO: Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), Fri 1pm-4pm, Lock, Stock & Barrel, Grand Millennium Hotel, 04 514 9195, lsbdubai.com
FORK & CORK FRIDAY BRUNCH
Experience a Friday feast that’s fine-tuned to tantalise your taste buds at Anantara The Palm’s trendy new brunch. Take a seat in Crescendo at the heart of the resort to sample a delicious array of mouth-watering dishes from around the world. Providing fun for the whole family, embark on a culinary journey that takes the usual Friday brunch to another level.
INFO: Dhs345 (soft beverages), Dhs499 per person (house beverages), Dhs599 (Italian bubbly), Dhs699 (bubbly), Fri 1pm-4pm, Crescendo Restaurant, Anantara The Palm, 04 567 8304, dubai-palm.anantara.com
CULINARY KARMA BRUNCH
Celebrate the weekend with a stunning à la carte brunch-with-a-view featuring yummy Pan-Asian dishes such as shrimp soba noodle, ginger mirin glazed salmon and Black Angus flank steak. To make things more exciting, order unlimited servings from the Japanese barbecue carvery with a selection of meats straight from the Japanese robata grill, including slow-roasted lamb and braised teriyaki beef. A brunch that promises an elegant atmosphere, delicious food and stunning views in one sitting? Count us in.
INFO: Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs495 (bubbly), Fri 1pm-4pm, Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar, 04 423 0909, karma-kafe.com
METROPOLITAN HOTEL DUBAI’S
THE GODFATHER BRUNCH
Don Corleone, the neighbourhood Italian restaurant at The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, recently launched an exciting new themed brunch, The Godfather Brunch. As the name suggests, The Godfather Brunch offers an extensive array of live cooking stations, serving up a variety of authentic Italian flavours from antipasti, delicious salads, authentic pizzas, homemade pastas, selection of main courses and a choice of traditional desserts.
INFO: Dhs109 (soft beverages), Dhs199 including (grape), Dhs239 (house beverages), Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm, Don Corleone, Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, 04 343 0000, metropolitanhoteldubai.com
MCGETTIGAN’S JLT BRUNCH
The much-loved Irish hangout has created a brunch packed with five hours of fun. They bring the food and drinks, you simply bring the fun. The buffet is centred on homely roasts with a juicy carvery, huge Yorkshire puddings and every type of veggie you can imagine. Even the gravy tastes homemade. As well as the buffet, guests are invited to order from the à la carte menu. Breakfasts, burgers and main dishes such as lasagne are all on offer. If you want to hit the buffet again, we recommend trying the varied salad bar. Drinks on offer throughout the day include the usual house beverages, hops and grape. The party goes on well after the brunch ends.
INFO: Dhs129 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (house packages), Fri 12pm-5pm, McGettingan’s JLT, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, 04 378 0800
Novikov may have its roots in Moscow (the brand was created by Russian entrepreneur Arkady Novikov in 2005) and then gone on to become a hit in London’s Mayfair too, but there’s an argument it’s found its spiritual home in Dubai, a city where it can fully embrace its stylistic decadence. From a purse point of view, though, their brunch – that runs Fridays from 12pm till 4pm – is a very smart way to get in on the action, as it is competitively priced. The dim sums are possibly the best in Dubai!
INFO: Dhs310 (soft drinks), Dhs410 (house beverages), Dhs545 (bubbly), Fri 12pm-4pm, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, 04 388 8744, novikov-dubai.com
LUCKY VOICE FRIDAY BRUNCH
Is there ever a time when karaoke is a bad idea? We don’t think so. Weddings, birthdays, work dos… you name the event, karaoke makes it better. And now brunch joins the list, thanks to Lucky Voice! With temperatures steadily on the rise, opting to indulge in a Friday brunch indoors is definitely a savvy choice. It isn’t posh or fancy; it’s fun, filling and frivolous. Once inside, you will forget it’s only the middle of the afternoon outside! Because every Friday should be a huge, happy party with mates.
INFO: Dhs196 (soft drinks), Dhs296 (house beverages), Dhs360 (bubbles), Friday 1pm-4pm, Grand Millennium Hotel Dubai, Tecom, 04 429 9999, luckyvoice.ae
THE HIVE FRIDAY BRUNCH
When it comes to lively party brunches in the UAE, Warehouse at Le Méridien Dubai has got quite the reputation. And having a reputation in this case is a good thing, because it merely means the brunch is consistently busy, upbeat and a guaranteed good time. Have you ever heard of someone going to The Hive Friday Brunch at Warehouse and calling it “boring” afterwards? Exactly our point. Whether it’s light bite sandwiches or hearty spare ribs you’re looking for, the quality of the food is also top-notch.
INFO: Dhs259 (free-flow house beverages), Fri 1pm-4pm, 04 217 0000, lemeridien.com