Brunching In Dubai
It’s official mamas, brunch season is back on the menu and we’re planning some epic weekend feasting! Whether you’re gathering a group, brunching as a fam or keeping it an entirely adult affair, we’ve put together some of the best new brunches in Dubai. Enjoy!
Chic Brunch at Pierchic
Honestly one of the most beautiful brunches we’ve been to – this is one to save for a special occasion or an adult only party (kids are totally welcome but don’t expect entertainment etc). Not only is the Pierchic setting completely magical, over the water with views of Burj Al Arab and the beaches of Madinat Jumeirah, the entire experience is super classy – from the bike ride along the pier to champagne and oysters on arrival followed by an array of the most delicious seafood dishes and a post brunch coffee on the deck – heavenly. Go for the full monty with unlimited premium bubbles or choose the soft drinks or select house drinks options- either are amazing. And then sit back, relax and listen to the sounds of live jazz and the waves lapping beneath you. Definitely one to take visitors to if you need to impress!
Friday 12pm – 4pm
Brunch with soft beverages: AED 450
Brunch with house beverages: AED 595
Brunch with premium beverages: AED 750
For bookings call +971 (0) 4 432 3232 or email email@example.com
Chill & Grill Beach BBQ at Ritz Carlton, JBR
What are weekends for? BBQ’s of course – but if you don’t fancy slaving over hot coals and don’t have much faith in hubby’s ability not to burn everything to a crisp then let the experts do it for you! The Ritz Carlton on JBR has launched a super chilled out Saturday brunch with a difference – complete with beachside dining at rustic wooden tables, the sand under your feet, an open grill, buckets of fresh seafood, freshly shucked oysters and island inspired cocktails. There’s no kids entertainment as such but frankly you can’t go wrong with letting them loose on the sand to dig holes and build castles right?! And live music might have them jumping and jiving too.
Saturdays 1pm – 4pm
AED 380 per person, inclusive of BBQ, five tropical fruit cocktails, mojitos, house wines or beers.
AED 300 per person, inclusive of BBQ, five tropical fruit cocktails or mojitos
AED 250 per person, food only
For bookings call +971 (0) 4 318 6150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Brunch at Bread Street Kitchen, The Atlantis Hotel
Fancy brunch at Gordon Ramsay’s latest Dubai venture? Of course you do, mamas! Not only is the food a-ma-zing at this cool modern European resto but there are treats galore for the whole family at the Bread Street Kitchen Friday brunch. First-up, dishes are brought to the table so there’s no waiting at buffet tables and endless getting up and down (which means you can actually have a conversation with your fellow brunchers) – and the menu includes British faves such as a classic roast and the Michelin Star version of fish ‘n chips. And while the grown-ups relax? The kids can enjoy cooking masterclasses, music by a street style busker and free entry to The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Perfect.
Fridays 12:30pm – 4pm
AED 395 with selected alcohol beverages
AED 265 per person with non-alcoholic beverages
AED 95 per child
For bookings call +971 (0)4 426 1110 or email email@example.com
Family F’unch at Ting Irie, Manzil Downtown Dubai
Ya Mon, mamas! How about doing Brunch Caribbean style? Ting Irie is the city’s first and most colourful Jamaican dining spot in the heart of Downtown Dubai, serving up traditional island ingredients and spices. This is a non-licensed brunch so don’t expect rum-based cocktails, but hey – never a bad thing when kids are around – plus the thirst quenching whole young coconuts and fresh juices are just the thing on a hot day. Tuck into family sharing plates of jerk chicken and Jamaican patties with sides of slaw and rice ‘n beans, soak up the laid-back reggae vibes and chill in the vibrant colourful interiors. A kiddie area including colouring books and toys will keep younger diners (over 3 as this area isn’t supervised) entertained.
Fridays and Saturdays 1pm – 4pm
AED195 per person
AED 95 for ages 6 – 11, under 6’s eat free
For bookings call +971 (0)4 557 5601
Grown-up brunching at Marina Social, Intercontinental Dubai Marina
If you don’t have kids in tow (or if yours are so well behaved that you can trust them to sit nicely at a table for a couple of hours) then the new Share & Social and Saturday Social brunches at Jason Atherton’s Marina Social are a real treat. Relaxed but very special, the venue itself is gorge with stunning panoramic views of the water – and as for the food? Modern British/Mediterranean and completely delicious (seared yellow fin tuna with avocado puree, goat’s cheese churros with truffle honey and banoffee pie soufflé for example…need we say more?!).
Fridays and Saturdays 12:30pm-3:30pm
Share & Social from AED315 and The Saturday Social from AED215
For bookings call +971 (0)4 446 6664
Ocean Brunch at Sofitel The Palm
Oh how we love a brunch that includes pool and beach access – there’s nothing like swimming (sleeping?!) off all those courses especially when you’re at a picturesque palm Jumeirah location at Sofitel The Palm. Build up an appetite before you eat or keep the kids happy with the promise of a splash about after tucking into the most delicious fish and seafood, brought to your table (hooray for not having to get up every few minutes to reload your plate). Very relaxed – a fab way to spend a Friday.
Fridays 12.30pm – 3.30pm
AED 350 inclusive of soft drinks and pool and beach access
AED 495 inclusive of house beverages and pool and beach access
For bookings call +971 (0)4 4555656
Rosso, Benihana and Horizon Brunch at Amwaj Rotana, JBR
What do you get when you cross 3 cuisines, great value and a family friendly vibe? An award-winning brunch combo! Whether you want Italian pasta, pizza, risotto and other Mediterranean munchies, sushi and Teppenyaki or a a cheese table to-die-for, this brunch at the Amwaj Rotana has it all. And there’s a little family area with your kiddos can chill out to cartoons (come on, it’s the weekend), dance along to dj spun tunes and help themselves to their very own buffet. Be quick – this brunch is currently due to finish at the end of October (tbc) – when the weather cools enough to take things outdoors again.
Fridays 12.30pm – 4.30pm
AED 235 including soft drinks
AED 355 including house beverages
AED 495 including house beverages and unlimited bubbly
AED 690 includes unlimited premium French bubbles along with butler service (this means you will be served at your table)
50% off for children aged between six and twelve; kids below 6 eat for free
For bookings call +971 (0)4 428 2000
The Saturdaze Brunch at Vida Downtown Dubai
Fancy hanging out by a chilled pool, lounging in a cabana while sipping on a cool drink and watching the children splash about? The newly launched Saturdaze Brunch at Vida Downtown Dubai will let you do just that – after munching on delicious food and listening to dj spun tunes indoors. This New York inspired Saturday offering takes brunch back to its original meaning – basically a huge breakfast with everything from eggs to cereal plus loads of a la carte options. Long and lazy and perfect for snapping lots of pics in the pool floating on giant citrus fruits!
Saturdays 11am -3pm
AED 139 inclusive of soft drinks and 1 signature drink (extra drinks will be charged separately)
Additional AED 100 per guest for poolside cabana and pool access
For bookings call +971 (0) 4 888 3444
Secret Garden Brunch at Mezzerie, Waldorf Astoria
Escape the heat and enjoy brunch in an indoor garden setting complete with lush greenery and seasonal ingredients – including some veggies and herbs grown in the hotel’s own organic garden. The Secret Garden Brunch at Waldorf Astoria is definitely a brunch for foodies, with scrummy delicacies including a pickled vegetable bar, organic salad bar plus seafood, grills and the most amazing puds plus summer drinks mixed with fragrant spirits and fruits. An acoustic guitarist will roam the tables to add more summer atmosphere and kids will be invited to visit the organic veggie garden to learn about all that grows there plus touch and taste to their heart’s content! And to continue on the green theme, every guest will be given a basil pot to take home and nurture.
Fridays 1pm – 4pm
From AED 345 to AED 725 per person
Kids below 6 years old dine for free and between 6-12 dine with a 50% discount
For bookings call +971 (0) 4 818 2222
Ultimate Family Brunch, Fairmont The Palm
It’s not exactly new – but it’s back – and we have to shout about it! One of the most family-friendly options in town, this brunch at Fairmont The Palm really lives up to its name. For mama and dad there’s the promise of really great food (from dim-sum to traditional roast) and a cocktail or two (if that’s the package you go for). And for the kids? Well, this is where the Ultimate Family Brunch really comes into its own with a dedicated space for littles to enjoy face painting, balloon twisting, arts & crafts and a magic show plus meet cartoon characters for photos and fun. Not only is there also a special buffet area specifically for the younger diners (and including healthy options – hooray!) but also entry/activities at the fabulous Fairmont Falcon Kids’ Club. AND, if that isn’t enough, you get 50% discount on beach access so you can lounge/swim/chill to your heart’s content while the sun sets over the water. Heavenly.
Fridays 12.30pm – 3.30pm
AED 255 inclusive of soft beverages
AED 355 inclusive of house beverages, selected cocktails & soft beverages
AED 100 – kids between 6 years to 12 years inclusive of soft beverages and kids’ activities
50% discount on beach access
For bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +971 (0) 4 457 3457
Un Brunch A La Marina at Bistro Des Arts, Dubai Marina
Et voila – a little slice of Paris right here in Dubai, Bistro Des Arts is an escape to the city of love without the airfare (read our date night review to get more on the vibe). And now this Sassy fave is offering brunch with a difference in the form of a lazy breakfast Parisian style – with a menu that offers everything from egg dishes and incredible freshly baked pastries and breads to a ‘creperie’ for delicious thin crepes with plenty of filling options. A ‘Social Table’ at the center of the restaurant is stacked high with cold cuts, the best French cheeses and lots of delicious baked treats to which you can help yourself as much as you like (tip: wear loose fitting clothing!). And for afters there are French brekkie faves from Croque Monsieur to Eggs Florentine to choose from – all washed down with very good coffee – or something a little stronger if that’s more your style.
Children are very welcome and under-sixes eat for free. And after you’ve had your fill – there’s the marina to explore and burn off some of those calories.
Fridays and Saturdays 8am – 2pm
AED 99 with soft drinks
AED 199 with premium drinks
AED 49 for under-13’s
For bookings call +971 (0)4 5511576
Featured image via Vida Hotel Downtown Dubai