These brunches are not to be missed this weekend!
Brasserie 2.0 at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa – Thursday Night Brunch
The brunch will leave you spoilt for choice with the sheer variety of food on offer. Choose from meats and fish cooked on the BBQ, and several live cooking stations, including sushi and sashimi, a pizza oven and an Indian counter. Thursdays, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 250 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages):
GO: Visit www.braserie2point0-dubai.com for reservations and more information.
Vanitas at Palazzo Versace Dubai – Ambiente
The evening is an ode to old school Italian glamour and draws inspiration from the island of Sicily. Guests will feel like they have been transported to an era of vintage Vespas and vibrant piazzas, thanks to the elaborate performances and traditional cuisine. Expect colourful salads, homemade ravioli and tagliatelle, creamy burrata, fresh seafood paella and wood-fired pizzas topped with buffalo mozzarella, black truffle and lobster. Dive into signature Palazzo Tiramisu, Mousse au Chocolat and golden churros to end the meal on a sweet note. Thursdays, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 550 per person.
AER at Emirates Financial Towers – Soul Brunch
Marrying soulful music with indulgent soul food and a celebratory atmosphere, this new brunch promises a party for the soul. Brunch-goers can enjoy a menu featuring popular southern-inspired soul food favourites such as kale salad, chicken wings, catfish, fried chicken and waffles, mac and cheese and chocolate molten cake. Soul Brunch Dubai’s energy is elevated by DJ Scottie B and DJ Allad as they spin R&B, hip-hop, Afro beats and old school party tunes. Fridays, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages) and AED 449 (premium beverages).
GO: Call 058 540 7617 for reservations and more information.
Flair 5 at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC – The Secret Garden Brunch
Famed as one of the most Instagrammable venues in town, this al fresco brunch ticks all the boxes for food, drinks, entertainment and atmosphere. This Secret Parties favourite is back and ready for a new season with delicious food such as black cod miso glaze, maki rolls, ceviche and sharing dessert platters. Entertainment comes from a live DJ, saxophonist and dancers. Fridays, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 445 (house beverages), AED 545 (sparkling) and AED 745 (Champagne).
GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.
La Casa del Tango at DIFC – Arriba Brunch
The chic DIFC Tango bar and restaurant will launch a new brunch on Friday 22 October, melding Argentinian cuisine with performances from World Tango champions. Guests can look forward to a sharing menu of empanadas, stuffed Argentinian-style pizza, charcoal-grilled mini steaks, beef tartare, chorizo sausage in Creole sauce and an indulgent Domo de dulce de leche. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages) and AED 400 (sparkling).
Li’Brasil at Address Beach Resort – Brunch Beleza
Brunch Beleza serves a sharing-style menu of homely Lebanese food and exotic Brazilian cuisine. Brunch begins with Dibba Bay Oysters, pineapple carpaccio and Camarão Tropical and hot mezze. Li’Brasil’s signature mains include Brazilian rump cap steak, halloumi cheese with shredded chicken breast, and marinated seafood served with wild rice. The selection of desserts includes baklava garnished with blood orange sorbet. Fridays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 388 (soft beverages), AED 488 (house beverages) and AED 698 (bubbly).
McCafferty’s JVC at Circle Mall – Friday Brunch
The Irish are known across the globe for their warm hospitality and it’s no different at McCafferty’s. Guests will feel welcome with free-flowing drinks and a selection of sharing starters, including creamy chicken and mushroom vol au vents, John Stone Irish beef sliders and 24-hour smoked brisket nachos. For the main event, guests can choose from fish and chips, homemade pies or the signature roast. Brunch ends with sharing desserts and live music. Fridays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 295 (house beverages) and AED 350 (premium beverages).
GO: Follow @mccaffertysjvc on Instagram for more information.
Nobu Dubai at Atlantis The Palm – Nobu Friday Brunch
Nobu’s brand-new Friday brunch concept celebrates the world-famous signature dishes that have earned their place on the menu at Nobu restaurants worldwide. The brunch begins with an unlimited selection of starters, including the signature yellowtail jalapeño, salmon new style, truffle edamame, black cod croquettes and sushi. Brunch-goers can then choose from one of seven Nobu mains, including the Wagyu ribeye flambe, beef and foie gras gyoza, lobster shiso salsa and the signature black cod miso. Brunch culminates with an extensive dessert selection, including mochi ice cream, Nobu cheesecake and assorted seasonal fruits. Fridays, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 555 (soft beverages), AED 655 (house beverages) and AED 795 (Champagne).
Nova at Address Dubai Marina – The Brunch Club
Taking brunch to new heights, Nova blends fine dining with theatre, employing a diverse host of entertainment acts to keep energy level high. The Brunch Club features a menu of contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, with dishes such as veal and beef meatballs, pan roasted sea bream, burrata and tomato salad, and oysters. The food menu will be accompanied by free-flowing beverages. Friidays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 215 (soft beverages), AED 300 (grape and house spirits) and AED 350 (hops, grape and house spirits).
Siddharta Lounge at Grosvenor House Dubai – The Siddharta Brunch
This new brunch is brimming with eye-popping colour, floral nuances and fun décor. Start your Friday feast with an antipasti platter of premium cold cuts, fresh oysters, burrata, tuna tataki and shrimp tempura. Mains include Wagyu short ribs, pappardelle pasta, chilli chicken and branzino fillet. Expect ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheesecake, espresso panna cotta and churros guarantee for dessert. Plus entertainment from a DJ, percussionist, violinist and dancers. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (hops and grapes), and AED 550 (premium drinks).
GO: Visit www.siddhartalounge.com for reservations and more information.
Tipsy Lion at Sofitel Dubai Downtown – The 80s Project Brunch
The brunch features old school tunes, live entertainment, classic pub games, and gourmet bites. Brunch kicks off with hot and cold appetisers featuring chicken satay, mushroom ceviche, guacamole, and mini vegan sliders. Main courses comprise British pub classics such as fish and chips, truffle mac and cheese, and sticky beef with spicy potato mash. Desserts include caramel cheesecake and churros, while Jack Andrews performs all of your ’80s favourites. Adding to nostalgia, there will be pub games like giant Jenga and Connect 4. Fridays, from 2pm to 5pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages) and AED 399 (premium beverages).
GO: Visit www.tipsyliondubai.com for reservations and more information.
Village Bistro at The First Collection, Jumeirah Village Circle – Seaside Brunch
Welcoming guests of all ages, the nautical-themed Seaside Brunch presents a host of seaside pier-inspired activities for families to enjoy both indoors and outdoors, whilst indulging in an impressive selection of food and drinks. Alongside access to the pristine pool at The First Collection, parents and little ones can compete in fun seaside games such as bucket throwing and the tin can ally, alongside sand architecture in the sandpit which is nestled inside a real boat. The entertainment doesn’t end there – families will be in stitches at Magic Phil’s special ‘Lost at Sea’ comedy show, stand in awe of the regal Seaside Princess, get a tentac-tular visit from Oscar Octopus and see the talented balloon artist. The feast of food and drinks will include classics such as a British roast dinner, and fish and chips with mushy peas. Friday, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 150 (children aged four to eleven years), AED 250 (soft beverages) AED 350 (house beverages) and AED 450 (premium beverages).
Zengo at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa – Fridaze Brunch
When it comes to Dubai weekend brunches, fire up your weekend with the return of Zengo’s Fridaze Brunch. The brunch gives brunch-goers three hours of unlimited hot and cold starters, mains and desserts, accompanied by a free-flowing menu of selected house beverages and beats from DJ Shenon. Fridays, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 350 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages).
GO: Visit www.zengo-dubai.com for reservations and more information.
Señor Pico at West Palm Beach – Señor Pico’s Mexican Brunch
Packed with delicious California-Mexican flavours, guests can satisfy their food cravings with house favourites including spicy homemade salsas, velvety queso dip and sweet and sour Mango salad alongside a variety of tacos and quesadillas. End the brunch on a sweet note with Mexican churros, creamy Tres leches cake and refreshing popsicles to beat the heat. Saturdays from 11:30am to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (cocktails) and AED 379 (cocktails, hops and grapes).
GO: Visit www.senorpico.com/thepalm for reservations and more information.