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The Saturday brunches you need to try this weekend

These FACT recommended Saturday brunches offer the ideal way to kick-start the celebrations as we adjust to the new working week.

Abu Dhabi
COYA Abu Dhabi

Lively, colourful and filled with fabulous dishes and enrapturing beats, COYA Abu Dhabi’s weekend brunch has a reputation as one of the most fun and frivolous in the capital. The feast begins with a selection of fresh salads, ceviches, maki rolls, grilled skewers, spicy tacos and beef rib empanadas. Diners can then take their pick from a choice of mains, featuring beef ribs, corn-fed baby chicken, Chilean sea bass rice pot, miso salmon and vegetarian quinoa with ricotta cheese and pumpkin iron pot. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 278 (soft beverage), AED 398 (house beverages) and AED 578 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit www.coyarestaurant.com or call 02 306 7000 for reservations and more information.

Saturday brunches

Dino’s Bistro Italiano

With its casual and friendly atmosphere, Dino’s brings diners refined Italian flavours, paired with a selection of premium beverages. Visit with your friends or family for an à la carte brunch served directly to the table. Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm. AED 180 (soft beverages) and AED 240 (signature cocktails)

GO: Email dinos.pearl@rotana.com or call 02 307 5551 for reservations and more information.

Saturday brunches

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Living up to its name, the Dusit Extraordinary Brunch has everything you could want in a brunch. The expansive global selection includes fresh seafood, roasted meats, and culinary highlights from Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi’s signature restaurants, Benjarong and Namak. Innovative beverages will also be flowing throughout the afternoon. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 270 per person (soft beverages), AED 400 per person (house beverages) and AED 90 per child (soft beverages).

GO: Call 02 698 8137 for reservations and more information.

Saturday brunches

LPM Restaurant & Bar Abu Dhabi

After its successful trial of the exclusive brunch throughout the festive period, fans of LPM’s brunch will be delighted that the weekly event is here to stay. Lovers of LPM’s menu can enjoy unlimited starters to share, inclusive of the LPM Burrata and snails with garlic butter. Main course highlights include grilled sirloin steak and lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine. In addition, decadent desserts such as warm chocolate mousse with malt ice cream, vanilla crème brulée or LPM’s celebrated cheesecake are served for the whole table to share. Sundays, from 12pm to 4.30pm. La Vie en Rosé packages start from AED 375 (minimum of two people).

GO: Visit https://lpmrestaurants.com or call 02 692 9600 for reservations and more information.

LPM Brunch Abu Dhabi

PJ O’Reilly’s 

Enjoy the sunshine on the transformed terrace, listen to music and be transported to the Emerald Isle at Abu Dhabi’s oldest Irish pub. The three-hour Hogfest Brunch package features traditional Irish favourites paired with unlimited beverages and pints of the black stuff. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 225 (house beverages) and AED 275 (premium beverages).

GO: Email restaurants.lrmad@lemeridien.com or call 800 101 101 for reservations and more information.

Saturday brunches

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

The Rosewood Garden Brunch at GLO features a delightful garden setting overlooking the waters of the Arabian Gulf and the spectacular hotel swimming pool. If you’re craving breakfast favourites, you can stop by the ‘Good Morning Mr. Benedict’ station to kick off your day or head to the Italian station for pizza, pasta and risotto. Elsewhere diners can discover poke bowls, ceviche, cheese, cold cuts, and a spread of salads. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 365 (house beverages) and AED 465 (bubbly).

GO: Email abudhabi@rosewoodhotels.com or call 02 813 5550 for reservations and more information. 

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W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Inviting guests to go big or go home, the Secret Parties team have transformed the popular B.I.G Brunch at Garage. The racetrack-themed restaurant has five kitchens serving freshly made Asian, Arabic, and Nikkei dishes. A tiled wall features 11 beverage taps with a concoction for every mood and occasion. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 279 (soft beverages), AED 379 (house beverages) and AED 529 (sparkling).

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

Saturday Brunches

Dubai
Brasserie 2.0

With striking views of the Arabian Gulf, more than ten live cooking stations and a refreshing juice and smoothie bar, Brasserie 2.0 is the perfect spot to indulge in a world of multicultural flavours. Expect fresh seafood, cuts of meat from the grill, a bread and cheese counter, plus a pizza and tandoor oven. Saturday, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 400 (soft beverages), AED 550 (house beverages and sparkling grape), AED 850 (house beverages and bubbly) and AED 200 (children aged five to twelve years)

GO: Visit www.brasserie2point0.com or call 04 316 5550 for reservations and more information. 

Braserie 2.0

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar 

With a menu made up of Gordon Ramsay-signature dishes served in a laidback atmosphere, brunch at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar is a treat for the whole family. Kids will love the on-site entertainment and activities, including the ever-popular self-serve ice cream station. At the same time, the adults can relax and sip on delicious drinks, all accompanied by a live one-piece band. Saturdays, 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 305 (soft beverages), AED 425 (house beverages) and AED 130 for children.

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.

Bread Street Kitchen

Café Belge

The classic European restaurant sets the stage for the perfect Saturday afternoon with a Great Gatsby style brunch. Enjoy a varied selection of appetisers, main courses and desserts served family-style to the table, including a signature seafood platter, beef tartare, steak, seared salmon and risotto. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 445 (house beverages), AED 545 (Prosecco) and AED 745 (Champagne).

GO: Call 04 372 2222 for reservations and more information.

Cafe Belge

Flair 5

The rooftop charms of Flair 5 offer the perfect setting for a vibrant Saturday garden brunch. Savour a selection of flower-inspired appetisers, main courses and desserts served family-style to the table, including tuna and passion fruit ceviche, quinoa and pumpkin salad, glazed salmon and striploin steak. The delicious desserts feature marshmallow chocolate dip and devil sponge. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 445 (house beverages), AED 545 (Prosecco) and AED 745 (Champagne).

GO: Call 04 372 2222 for reservations and more information.

Flair 5

GRAZE Gastro Grill & Bar

Discover the finest Australian Wagyu beef, a wide variety of delicious seafood dishes and sides so mouth-watering that four hours of brunching may not be enough. Enjoy the best of R&B and dynamic electro-soul by Bruno Fave, whose mix of old and new paired with incredible live vocals will have you swaying to the music all afternoon. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 299 (soft beverages) and AED 399 (house beverages),

GO: Email laville.dining@autographhotels.com or call 04 403 3111 for reservations and more information.

Friday Brunch at GRAZE

Hotel Cartagena

Saturday afternoons at Hotel Cartagena are devoted to the decadent fervour of brunch. Feast on chicken chicharones, smoked BBQ quesadilla, carne asada or pescado à la plancha. All washed down with sparkling Chilean bubbles and ending on a sweet note with swoon-worthy desserts served in spectacular cages. Brunch-goers can also expect a DJ on the decks and an extended live dance show. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 445 (sparkling).

GO: Call 04 560 1799 for reservations and more information.

Hotel Cartagena

Li’ Brasil 

Showcasing an exciting haute cuisine that blends Lebanese and Brazilian flavours, Li’Brasil introduces Brunch Beleza. Offering more than a delicious curation of flavours, guests will be immersed in a vibrant experience with a live DJ on the deck. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 388 (soft beverages), AED 488 (house beverages) and AED 698 (bubbly).

GO: Email dineatbeachresort@addresshotels.com or call 04 879 8866 for reservations and more information.

Li Brasil

Maya Mexican Kitchen + Bar

Bringing you a taste of Mexico, Maya offers diners a brunch filled with exciting flavours from a vibrant and colourful menu. Expect an afternoon filled with fun and an extensive brunch menu consisting of rich and earthy flavours. There is something for everyone from traditional guacamole, an array of authentic taco options, to the popular chimichanga. Saturdays, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 350 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages).  

GO: Visit www.maya-dubai.com or call 04 316 5550 for reservations and more information.

Maya Dubai

Nobu 

The Nobu brunch features inimitable cuisine and chic surroundings. With a world-renowned reputation for expertly made, innovative Japanese-Peruvian dishes, guests can enjoy specialities such as the much-emulated black cod miso while enjoying handcrafted drinks prepared with flair. Saturdays, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 575 (soft beverages), AED 675 (house beverages) and AED 795 (Champagne).

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.


Observatory Bar & Grill

A Saturday brunch that will take you to new heights. Dine on a four-course brunch menu serving tantalising grills along with fresh beverages from around the world whilst enjoying panoramic views of Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. Saturdays, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. AED 499 (house beverages).

GO: Visit marriottharbourdubaidining.com or call 04 319 4000 for reservations and more information.

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel

Prime68

Prime68 presents a new generation of steakhouse, where supreme quality ingredients are served in an elegant yet modern style. Enjoy an afternoon feast above the clouds with prime steaks and signature dishes, served family-style. Saturdays, from 1pm until 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).

GO: Visit jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com or call 04 414 3000 for bookings and more information.

Prime68

Punjab Grill Dubai

Kick off the new UAE weekend with The Great Indian Saturday Brunch at Punjab Grill, where diners can enjoy a lavish brunch featuring 40 dishes paired with refreshing beverages. The menu includes some of the restaurant’s signature dishes, such as Dibba Bay oysters, pani puri, tandoori apple salad, and coconut prawns. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 450 for two people (including water, soft drinks and chilled juices). 

GO: Call 050 194 1107 for reservations and more information.

Punjab Grill Dubai

Saffron 

Brunch-goers can sip on beverages from one of Saffron’s legendary drink stations and while enjoying cuisines from across the globe with more than 220 dishes. From dim sum and seafood to a low and slow BBQ, experience 20 live cooking stations, including meat carving, sushi, noodle soup and desserts. Alongside live DJs, the Saffron brunch will also feature dancers, singers, and magicians, each week set to a different theme. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 455 (house beverages) and AED 495 (sparkling)

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com or call 04 426 0800 for reservations and more information.

Saffron

SHI

SHI, the opulent Chinese restaurant located close to Ain Dubai offers a social dining journey featuring an indulgent three-course set menu. The brunch commences with a variety of sushi served at the table to share, followed by appetisers featuring the likes of crispy duck bao buns, dim sums, prawn salad and crispy soft-shell crab. Soon after, guests can treat their senses to the main course, with a choice of Wagyu beef in black pepper sauce, wok-tossed lobster, grilled Chilean seabass with honey sauce and corn-fed chicken with black bean sauce. Desserts include taro crème brûlée and mochi, while DJ Joker takes the lead on entertainment. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 380 (soft beverages), AED 480 (house beverages) and AED 650 (bubbly).

GO: Email reservations@shirestaurant.com or call 04 393 9990 for reservations and more information.

SHI Bluewaters Dubai

Siddharta Lounge

This fabulous brunch will be brimming with eye-popping colour, floral nuances and fun décor. Start your Saturday feast with an antipasti platter of premium cold cuts, fresh oysters, burrata, tuna tataki and shrimp tempura. Mains include Wagyu short ribs, pappardelle pasta, chili chicken and Branzino fillet. Desserts on offer include ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheesecake, espresso panna cotta and churros to guarantee a sweet finish to the afternoon. Saturdays, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (hops and grapes) and AED 550 (premium beverages). 

GO: Visit www.siddhartalounge.com or call 04 317 6000 for reservations and more information.

 Siddharta Lounge Dubai

Sloane’s

Enjoy tastes and aromas from around the world and indulge in delicious international cuisine and a choice of live cooking stations, serving g up seafood and meat. As a special treat, you can also enjoy signature dishes and drinks from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants Indego by Vineet, Toro Toro, Siddharta Lounge, Buddha-Bar and Bellavista. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).

GO: Visit www.sloanes-dubai.com or call 04 317 6000 for reservations and more information.

Saturday brunches

The Croft

Enjoy a British brunch inspired by tastes from across the Commonwealth. Dine al fresco on the terrace while taking in the view, or inside close to the open kitchen to watch The Croft’s culinary team at work. Saturdays, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 399 (house beverages).

GO: Visit marriottharbourdubaidining.com or call 04 319 4000 for reservations and more information.

The Croft

The London Project

Guests can expect free-flowing beverages, a fusion of sharing-style starters, a choice of main course, as well as a selection of sweets and live entertainment at the foot of Dubai’s newest must-see attraction, Ain Dubai. An energy-inducing atmosphere is provided by a live saxophonist and resident DJ Rootical Deep. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 375 (house beverages) and AED 475 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit www.thelondonproject.com or call 054 306 1822 for reservations and more information.

The London Project

Torno Subito

Immerse yourself in a gastronomic experience as Chef Massimo shows diners glimpses of his childhood memories through his culinary creations. Fusing an energetic atmosphere that blends ‘50s retro with modern classics and a touch of rock and roll, be prepared for an audacious brunch experience with live entertainment. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 349 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages) and AED 499 (bubbly).

GO: Email tornosubitodubai@whotels.com or call 04 245 5800 for reservations and more information.

Torno Subito

Toro Toro

Across South America, food is a celebration between loved ones. So round up your friends and families and hit up the brunch at Toro Toro to enjoy a meal whilst surrounded by unique interiors, flashes of foliage, tribal Latin patterns, chic leather furniture and the latest beats by DJ Carlos. Experience the passion, sounds, smells and energy from the open kitchen throughout the afternoon. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 275 (soft beverages) and AED 499 (house beverages).

GO: Visit www.torotoro-dubai.com or call 04 317 6000 for reservations and more information.


Tortuga

The vibrant and colourful Mexican restaurant invites guests to enjoy a sensational sharing brunch. Hosted by Secret Parties, the brunch offers an array of authentic Mexican dishes and tempting drinks, paired with sizzling live music. A buzzing afterparty will follow the brunch. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 360 (soft beverages), AED 460 (house beverages), AED 560 (sparkling) and AED 760 (Champagne).

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

Saturday brunches

Wanderlust Brunch

Wanderlust returns for a new season where guests are invited to experience an eclectic and exotic journey through taste. Featuring seven live stations, including a comprehensive Japanese selection and various beverage stations, The Wanderlust brunch will satisfy even the most restless foodies. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 425 (house beverages).

GO: Visit jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com or call 04 414 3000 for reservations and more information.

Saturday Brunches

Weslodge Saloon 

Weslodge Saloon will take guests on a culinary trip across North America, including tunes from a rotating roster of guest DJ’s. Expect ahi tuna tartare, grass-fed ribeye, truffle mushroom and burrata, plus a selection of appealing desserts. Saturdays, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 450 (bubbly). 

GO: Visit www.weslodge.ae or call 04 560 1700 for reservations and more information.

Saturday Brunches

Zengo

Fire up your weekend at Zengo’s Saturday Brunch. The cold and hot starters on the Pan-Asian menu include the exciting options of sushi, firework shrimp, duck pancakes and salmon teriyaki. For the main event, you can tuck into tasty dishes such as lobster Kung Pao, corn-fed chicken curry and prime beef striploin steak with teriyaki sauce. Finally, a dessert platter of mango glutinous rice, chocolate fudge cake, passionfruit cheesecake and mochi ice cream create a dramatic finale to an exciting brunch. Saturdays, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 350 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages).

GO: Visit www.zengo-dubai.com or call 04 316 5550 for reservations and more information.

Saturday brunches

Zheng He’s

The stunning waterside restaurant invites guests to indulge in an authentic selection of carefully crafted Dim Sum at their Yum Cha Brunch. The menu offers diners a feast of flavours with highlights including Mushroom Dumplings, BBQ Chicken Bao, Crystal Lobster Dumplings and Vegetable Spring Rolls. Other stars on the menu include mains like Egg Fried Rice and Han Pulled Noodles with a choice of chicken or beef. Saturdays and Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 425 (house beverages) and AED 160 (children aged between four and twelve years).

GO: Call 04 432 3232 for reservations and more information.

Saturday brunches

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David Tapley - Editor
Dubai-based editor for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications across Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar. Specialised in food, hospitality, arts, culture, and travel-related content.

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