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25 new Dubai brunches to enjoy this weekend

These FACT recommended soirees will take you from Friday to Sunday, providing the ideal way to kick-start your weekend and keep the celebrations going.

Friday
BA – Boldly Asian

Those looking to kickstart the weekend can discover Palm Jumeirah’s latest melting pot of Asian cuisine with a chef’s special selection of sushi, sashimi, and signature rolls at BA – Boldly Asian. Tuck into a diverse selection of dishes bursting with flavour, including sea bass with ponzu, pan-fried black pepper beef buns and wontons with pickled plum. Inspired by the playful streets of Tokyo, the eclectic menu pairs well with the party vibes from DJ Harry. Fridays, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 225 (ice teas),  AED 375 (house beverages) and AED 450 (cocktails).

GO: Email palm.dining@fairmont.com or call 04 457 3457 for reservations and more information.

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Hudson Tavern

This new Friday evening brunch is inspired by the ultimate New Yorker, Carrie Bradshaw. Diners will be handed a Cosmo upon arrival and feel like they’ve stepped onto the streets of the Big Apple as they dine on New York classics, including Shrimp Cocktail, Caesar Salad, Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders and Praline Cake. Master mixologist Tony Paul will be behind the bar whipping up signature cocktails such as ‘Carrie’s Cosmo’, ‘Mr Big,’ and a ‘Tartini.’ The laidback neighbourhood venue will also be decorated with props inspired by the legendary series with nods to Carrie’s shopping habits and love of shoes. Fridays, from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. AED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 395 (cocktails and bubbly).

GO: Visit hydedubai.com for reservations and more information.

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Saturday
Address Boulevard

The Garden Artisan Bruch offers diners a vibrant culinary experience that brings together the freshest ingredients in a selection of sophisticated dishes inspired by Mediterranean favourites. Expect garden salads, freshly shucked-oysters and a grill section featuring succulent meats and seafood. Take a seat on the sunshine-filled where you’ll be rewarded with views of the world’s tallest building while indulging in a selection of beautifully crafted non-alcoholic cocktails from Bôtan Distillery. Don’t panic though, alcoholic beverages are served too. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 550 (bubbly).

GO: Visit www.addresshotels.com or call 04 561 8888 for reservations and more information. 

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Bar du Port

The first restaurant opening at Dubai Harbour has launched a Mediterranean inspired brunch that is not to be missed. The appealing three-course menu features chicken truffle pops, smoked salmon, Australian beef tenderloin, chargrilled chicken, tarte tatin and dark chocolate coffee cake. The Instagrammable restaurant showcases a luxe bohemian décor and brunch is accompanied with free-flowing beverages tunes from a resident DJ. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 290 (soft beverages), AED 360 (house beverages), AED 460 (premium beverages) and AED560 (Champagne).

GO: Visit www.barduportdubai.com or call 050 969 9820 for reservations and more information.

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Bastion

Located on the 25th floor of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Bastion offers a simple yet elegant feast paired with live entertainment. Set against the backdrop of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Bastion’s brunch menu features Beetroot Tartare, Goat Cheese Tart Salad and Croissant Monsieur. Guests can tuck into sharing dishes for mains, including Brandade Code with Mash Potato, Vacherin Mont D’Or and Steak Frites. In addition, diners can indulge in Baked Alaska, Gateau Basque, or Frozen Yoghurt with Wild Mixed Berries for dessert. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 390 (soft beverages), AED 490 (house beverages) and AED 690 (Champagne).

GO: Email reservations@jumeirah.com or call 04 432 32 32 for reservations and more information.

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Bla Bla Dubai

Secret Parties are at it again with the launch of a new brunch at Bla Bla Dubai this weekend. The Secret Bla Bla Brunch will feature a sharing menu and a variety of live stations. Expect cuisines from around the world, including Japanese, Italian and smokehouse dishes, alongside entertainment from international DJs, dancers and musicians. Saturdays from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 300 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 450 (sparkling).

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.

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Blue Seafood Asia 

Dive into the flavours of South East Asia, with a raw bar offering kombu cured Tuna alongside a sushi platter of Nigri and Maki Rolls. The new Blue Seafood Asia brunch offers an array of appetisers to get the party started, including dumplings, spring rolls, prawn nori tempura and chicken satay. Main course options feature catch of the day, baby chicken and crispy eggplant, followed by the chef’s special cheesecake, chocolate tart and sorbet selection. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 275 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages) and AED 399 (bubbly).

GO: Visit www.blueseafoodasia.com or call 04 432 2300 for reservations and more information.

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Brunello

The arrival of mild winter weather means alfresco dining season is back. Head down to Brunello at Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah and enjoy plate after plate of BBQ, fresh oysters and seafood. There will also be plenty of fun activities for the little ones and live music. There’s no better way to start your weekend. Saturdays. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 545 (house beverages) and AED 655 (sparkling).

GO: Email fbreservation.thepalm@kempinski.com or call 04 444 2000 for reservations and more information.

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Cleo

The formidable Cleopatra inspires this lavish sharing-style evening brunch, where diners can enjoy Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with a Levantine twist alongside free-flowing Arak cocktails and shisha. Dine on a range of mezze, vegetarian cheese rukakat, fried akawii cheese filo rolls, shish tawouk skewers and the Cleo spit-roasted whole lamb musahab. Brunch ends on a sweet note with a show-stopping baklava tower served in the chic coastal interiors or on the terrace with views of the Dubai Canal and Burj Khalifa. Saturdays, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 299 per person. 

GO: Visit hydedubai.com for reservations and more information.

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Cordelia

The North 37° Brunch at Cordelia is set to deliver an exquisite experience designed for the finest tastemakers. The brunch menu inherits Head Chef Thomas Pendarovski’s age-old family recipes blended with modern techniques. The North 370 brunch promises unique experiences featuring fresh oyster shucking and a Mediterranean inspired ‘Sea Salt’ trolley with various flavoured salts allowing guests to sample distinct flavours and an abundance of sweet treats. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 400 (soft beverages) and AED 550 (house beverages and bubbles).

GO: Email sr.dxbpx.f&b.reservation@stregis.com or call 052 698 0526 for reservations and more information.

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DESEO

Brunch at DESEO promises a menu of Latin-inspired cuisine featuring authentic bites and desirable cocktails. Brunch-goers will begin their culinary adventure with signature appetiser Maiz Maiz, followed by an impressive array of fresh Peruvian Ceviches and irresistible Anticuchos. Diners can then select Wagyu Picanha, Wagyu Rib-Eye, Red Snapper, Chilean Seabass, Lobster or Shrimps for their main course. Brunch culminates on a sweet high with Tres Leches or the Instagrammable Pina Colada Ice Cream. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 440 (sparkling). 

GO: Visit www.melia.com for more information.

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Garden of Dreams

Located on the expansive terrace of DREAM and hidden away within a blur of lush greenery on the waterfront, guests can enjoy a set brunch menu whilst enjoying the views of Bluewaters Dubai and the Ain Dubai. The menu includes delicious brunch favourites such as beef carpaccio, prawns tempura, burrata and pizza rucola. Main course options include mushroom pasta, grilled chicken sliders and seafood risotto. Daydreamers can also enjoy a sweet ending to their brunch with a selection of indulgent desserts, such as Gianduja coffee chocolate bar and creamy strawberry meringue cheesecake. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 280 (soft beverages), AED 360 (premium beverages) and AED 500 (bubbly).

GO: Call 04 220 0224 for reservations or more information.

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Hola Rooftop

Hola’s brunch menu offers a culinary fiesta with a magnificent selection of Spanish dishes instilled with a unique fusion twist. Take a trip to the islands with a menu of tempting tapas, including crispy chicken sliders, tempura coated gambas fritas, watermelon and feta salad, and patatas bravas with a fiery salsa coating. The appetisers are followed by a selection from the raw bar, which features ceviche, sushi and beef carpaccio with parmesan crumble. Main courses promise to leave you satisfied and include grain-fed ribeye, plump tiger prawns, grilled sea bream fillets, pollo Milanese and gnocchi with truffle cream and spinach fondue. This Saturday soiree culminates on a sweet note with churros, seasonal fruits and sorbets. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 350 (hops and grapes), AED 420 (house beverages) and AED 595 (bubbles).

GO: Call 056 358 3333 for reservations and more information.


Jolie

French restaurant Jolie at The Dubai EDITION presents meticulously prepared French cuisine inspired by Mediterranean coastal flavours. The eclectic brunch menu features evolving seasonal dishes made from sustainably foraged produce, including burrata with marinated tomatoes, grilled harissa prawns, seafood risotto and vanilla mille-feuille. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 445 (house beverages) and AED 545 (sparkling).

GO: Call 04 602 3366 for reservations and more information.

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Le Rosé

A dreamy new Saturday brunch awaits at the stunning new restaurant Le Rosé. As well as the gorgeous aesthetic and fantastic vibe, diners can expect a delicious array of sharing starters, including salade niçoise, carpaccio de boeuf, calamars frits, and camembert au four. Then, moving onto the main course, the choice includes grilled Scottish salmon fillet doused in lemon butter sauce, organic black chicken roulade with black truffle sauce or grilled flank steak with pepper sauce. The finale of brunch will prove a delectable affair with sharing desserts such as French toast with caramelized apples, tarte de citron and a delightful selection of blueberry, strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla macaroons. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 225 (soft beverages), AED 345 (house beverages) and AED 395 (premium beverages).

GO: Call 04 422 5755 for reservations and more information.

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Lucia’s

Located in Address Sky View, Lucia’s boasts a stunning Amalfi aesthetic, authentic Italian food, and a beautiful terrace offering unobstructed Burj Khalifa views. The restaurant has now launched the “Dirty Brunch”, where diners can expect authentic Italian dishes, including Insalata Caprese, bresola, tartare di tonno, fritto misto capritano, gnocchi alla Sorrentina, grilled Mediterranean seabream, Black Angus rib eye, and tiramisu. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 485 (house beverages) and AED 550 (premium beverages).

GO: Email reservations@luciasdubai.com or call 04 422 4321 for reservations and more information.

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Matagi

Matagi at Raffles Dubai The Palm serves a fusion of contemporary Japanese-Italian cuisine known as Itameshi. This new brunch features a sharing menu highlighting Matagi’s signature dishes. The experience begins with a selection of appetisers, including Rock Shrimp Tempura, Crispy Fried Squid and Black Cod and Prawn Gyoza. This is followed by a selection of exotic Maki rolls such as Crispy Chicken and Quails Eggs with Teriyaki sauce, California King Crab and avocado, and T&T Tuna tartare with creamy black truffle and fried leek. For the mains, guests can tuck into a wholesome selection of dishes such as Miso Black Cod with pickled Italian Giardiniera, A5 Wagyu Striploin with lime ponzu, and Seabass Clay Pot Rice with herb butter and crispy nori. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 475 (soft beverages), AED 650 (sommelier’s selection) and AED 795 (bubbly).

GO: Call 04 248 8888 for reservations and more information.

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Mezzerie

The elegant Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah will bring back its popular brunch at Mezzerie restaurant from 12 February. The new surf and turf themed buffet pairs delights from the land and sea, such as charcoal-grilled tomahawk, beef tenderloin, duck and lamb chops along with live lobster, tiger prawns, salmon, sea bass and kingfish fillet. In addition, diners can indulge in a selection of poached seafood on ice, including fine de claire oysters, king crab, lobster claws, Hokkaido scallops and more. To complete the experience, guests can sample unique concoctions from a variety of beverage counters while live music keeps the vibe flowing. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 450 (soft beverages) and AED 600 (house beverages). Children under ten dine for free and can use the Coco’s Kids Club.

GO: Call 04 818 2153 for reservations and more information.


Nonya

The latest brunch from the Secret Parties team takes over Nonya on the 44th floor of Taj JLT. Guests will be transported to the bustling streets of Southeast Asia, with cultural elements apparent in every detail – from the cuisine to the décor. The vivacious Saturday brunch features a four-course contemporary Asian menu, free-flowing beverages and jovial entertainment, including international DJs, circus performers and a saxophonist. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 349 for grape (ladies only), AED 399 (house beverages), AED 499 (sparkling) and AED 699 (bubbly).

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.

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Taiko Dubai

Launching on Saturday 19 February, brunch-goers can enjoy a vibrant social atmosphere and embark on a culinary journey along the ancient Silk Road, taking in flavours and textures from Asia and the Middle East. Executive Chef, Schilo van Coevorden’s contemporary Asian menu is fused with local, seasonal produce to create a unique dining experience. The five-course rotating set-menu comprises over 15 dishes, including Hiromasa King Fish Sashimi, Steak Tartare Bo Ssam, Rock Oysters with Passion Fruit Mignonette, Black Garlic Hummus and Kimchi Melon. Lamb and Date Gyoza, Shisha Sushi, Black Cod and Taiko Biryani further add to the excitement, with a sweet ending of Mango Sticky rice and rich Chocolate Structures with Wasabi Stone and Chocolate Sorbet. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 355 (soft beverage), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 750 (Champagne).

GO: Email reservations@taikodubai.ae or call 04 281 4111 for reservations and more information.

Taiko Brunch

Tandoor Tina

Tina’s Thali brunch is whimsical, entertaining and full of fun. Begin with a large thali filled with snacks, starters and dips, including fried poppadoms, gunpowder fish and butter chicken naan. Next, guests can select Black Angus beef, chicken tikka, shepherd pie, cottage pie, wild mushroom, or shrimp baked rice for mains. Ending on a mighty sweet note, Tandoor Tina serves a giant naan with sweet. The afternoon is complemented with signature G&Ts and a soundtrack of 80s and 90s British pop from the resident DJ. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 300 (soft beverages), AED 400 (house beverages) and AED 500 (premium beverages). 

GO: Email dubai@tandoortina.com or call 04 210 2500 for reservations and more information. 

Tandoor Tina

TH8 Palm

The signature restaurant of trendy resort Th8 Palm, it starts the weekend with a bang, inviting free-spirited partygoers to dance the weekend away in true Miami style. The Insta-worthy buffet set-up houses everything from mezze platters, delectable cheeses, and a fresh variety of salads to a show-stopping carving station serving juicy herb-and-pepper grilled salmon and slow-roasted beef rump. Walk into the special observatory, and you’ll be greeted by an endless selection of sweet treats such as a chocolate fountain, delicate macaroons, a selection of dessert tacos and more. To top it off, a live oyster station is placed on the open terrace, where abject decadence comes in the form of freshly shucked oysters and bubbly. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm.  AED 250 (soft beverages) and AED 399 (house beverages).

GO: Visit https://th8palmdubai.com or call 04 525 8896 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday
Armani/Mediterraneo

Head to Armani/Mediterraneo and embark on a culinary journey across the Mediterranean region while savouring an authentic selection of regional specialities. Enjoy the diverse flavours of Mediterranean classics alongside a collection of signature dishes such as butter chicken from Armani/Amal, spicy tuna rolls and beef tataki from Armani/Hashi and creamy risotto made à la minute from Armani/Ristorante. Elsewhere diners can discover a wealth of colourful Arabian mezze, a traditional carving station, plus eggs cooked to your preference. Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 399 (soft beverages) and AED 499 (house beverages). 

GO: Email restaurant.reservations@armanihotels.com or call 04 888 3666 for reservations and more information.

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Basko

The Basko brunch experience offers Downtown views, chic retro interiors, a lovingly curated cocktail list and a menu from the legendary Youseff Akiki. At brunch, the seamless service style brings your choice of starters and mains from the kitchen with an upbeat flair. For starters, choose from an array of brunch classics including the timeless salmon avocado with poached eggs, shrimp carpaccio, creamy saffron cecina spaghetti and the succulent braised beef cheeks. The delightful lemon tarte, rose cookie and Basko cake will close the Basko Brunch experience. Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 4pm. Prices from AED 390 per person 

GO: Visit https://baskorestaurant.com or call 04 582 4242 for reservations and more information.

Basko Brunch

NOÉPE

Inspired by the classic coastal splendour of Cape Cod, NOÉPE at Park Hyatt Dubai has recently launched a Sunday brunch. Guests can expect an afternoon of live music, a fresh spread of oysters, ceviche, lobsters, sashimi and sushi, live cooking stations, gourmet sliders, mouthwatering desserts, free-flowing beverages and breathtaking panoramic vistas overlooking the marina and Dubai skyline. Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. Packages from AED 395 per person.

GO: Call 04 602 1814 for reservations and more information.

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Dubai-based Editor-in-Chief for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications. Lover of all things, food, travel, street art and hip-hop.

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