Top 11 Outdoor Brunches To Try This Season
UNFORGETTABLE SECRET GARDEN BRUNCH, WALDORF ASTORIA
Newly launched, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah’s Unforgettable Secret Garden Brunch is perfect for budding foodies. With top notch ingredients, some of which have been cultivated in the hotel’s grounds, and the tastiest concoctions, the food is the star here. That’s not to say the setting is anything other than gorgeous with beautiful views of the Arabian Gulf to calm you.
INFO: 1pm-4pm, Dhs345 (soft beverages), Dhs425 (house beverages), Dhs600 (sparkling), Dhs725 (French bubbly), Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah Dubai, 04 8182222
EL SUR, THE WESTIN
Request a seat on the spacious terrace and take in the pretty views whilst dining on all-you-can-eat tapas. Combining traditional Spanish recipes with modern twists, the food is belly-popping good here.
INFO: 12.30pm-3.30pm, Dhs265 (soft beverages), Dhs395 (house beverages, hops, grape), The Westin, Sufouh Road, Dubai, 04 399 7700
SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA BRUNCH, ROTANA TOWERS
Fish fans rejoice! This seafood-centric brunch will fulfil all of your wildest dreams. Take a seat by the pool in the cool breeze then wander over to the chilled seafood station to try the varied selection of sushi. On the hot grill indulge in fresh lobster, jumbo prawns and the tastiest fish. There’s also a large dessert station so don’t overdo it on the crab…
INFO: 12.30pm-4.30pm, Dhs279 (house beverages), Dhs315 (bubbly), level six of Towers Rotana Annex, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Safa, Dubai, 04 343 8000
GARDEN BRUNCH, DOWNTOWN TOKO
Toko’s pretty garden area is made for outdoor brunches. With tons of greenery and the chicest outside décor, it feels super swish. Sink into the thick cushioned chairs then enjoy delights such as Salmon Sashimi Salad and Crispy Duck Salad before moving onto fresh sushi and meaty grilled dishes.
INFO: 12noon-4pm, Dhs190 (soft beverages), Dhs325 (house beverages, sparkling), Downtown Toko, Vida Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Near Burj Khalifa, Dubai, 04 442 8383
BUBBALICIOUS, THE WESTIN
Known to be one of the biggest, boldest brunches in Dubai and for good reason. Every single type of cuisine is catered for at Bubbalicious which takes over the lower level restaurants and the outdoor terrace of The Westin. As well as a hundred dishes there are beverage stations, dessert rooms and live entertainment. Now the weather is cooler guests can sit outside and enjoy the views of the sea whilst sitting barely a few metres from food stations. Go hungry then fill up for the week! FYI, the staff here are super attentive. Your glass will rarely be half full.
INFO: 1pm-4pm, Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (sparkling), Dhs650 (bubbly), The Westin, Dubai Marina, 04 399 4141, blueorangedubai.com
180° BRUNCH, 360°
THU, FRI, WEEKLY
The evening 180° brunch includes unlimited house beverages and sharing platters of Pan-Asian bites such as sumptuous dim sum, sushi and innovative bar snacks for only AED295 between 7-10pm. The hardcore party-goers can continue into the night with a line-up of sets from renowned DJs playing the best in house tunes.
INFO: 7-10pm, Dhs295, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, 055 500 8518
WANDERLUST, JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS
A team Ahlan! fave, Wanderlust has it all. Masses of food station packed with the tastiest bites, beverage stalls, and a live DJ. The section where you can walk through the kitchen sampling their wares is brilliant. The vibe here is always fun but it is made better with the terrace.
INFO: 1pm- 4pm, Dhs425, Garden Restaurant, JW Marquis Hotel, Dubai
SUPERNATURAL BRUNCH, ZERO GRAVITY
Taking place every Saturday by the beach and pool, Zero Gravity’s big brunch is perfect for anyone wanting to drag out the last glorious moments of the weekend. With all-day beach and pool access, it’s a great brunch for anyone looking to catch some rays. Live food stations line the bar area with everything from fresh salads, pizzas, burgers, stir-fries and more being created. The dessert station also has a member of staff dedicated to chopping juicy chunks of watermelon. Just the thing when the sun gets a little warm. Some of the world’s best DJs will be playing at SuperNatural over the next few months including Ben Santiago, and Lovely Laura.
INFO: 12noon-5pm, Dhs225 ladies, Dhs275 gents, Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, 04 399 0009, 0-gravity.ae
BRIGHTON BEACH BRUNCH, REFORM SOCIAL & GRILL
We love a themed brunch, especially one that takes us back to our childhood fave. Reform’s new monthly Brighton Beach Brunch is set on the lakeside and includes all the treats you loved as a kid. From fish, chips and mushy peas in newspaper to doughnuts and yummy BBQ bites, it’s a veritable British party in your mouth. There’s also music from the past and present, face painting for kids and even classic games such as hook-a-duck for adults.
INFO: Next event will take place on Fri 8 Dec, 1pm-4pm, Dhs260 (soft drinks), Dhs360 (house beverages), Dhs405 (sparkling), Dhs150 for kids (under 6 years old go free), The Lakes, Dubai, 04 454 2638, reformsocialgrill.ae
THE PICNIC PANTRY, CROWNE PLAZA FESTIVAL CITY
If packing up your wares and trotting off into the county to nibble on sandwiches and gorge on cakes if your idea of fun, you’ll love this brunch with a twist. Featuring a walk-in pantry, BBQ stations, live music and activities to keep little ones occupied, all outdoors, there’s something for everyone.
INFO: Kids under 12 dine free, Dhs245 (soft beverages), Dhs345 (house beverages) both with pool access, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Festival City, 04 701 1127, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BIG EASY CARVERY FEAST
FRI, SAT, WEEKLY
Now that the weather has calmed down and we’re no longer dripping in sweat within minutes of being outdoors, we can take full opportunity of the lovely terrace at Big Easy Bar & Grill. Every Friday and Saturday hit the juicy carvery stations and load up on homemade delights then head to the terrace to relax with views overlooking the lush golf course.
INFO: 12.30pm-3.30pm, Dhs149 for kids, Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs399 (bubbly), The Els Club, SZR, Dubai, 04 425 1000