From new Dubai brunches to re-launched favourites, these ten brunches are not to be missed this September.
Al Forsan at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa – The Garden Brunch
With a choice of indoor and outdoor seating, The Garden Brunch promises a socially distanced spread of flavoursome fun. The brunch menu includes hot and cold mezzeh, fresh seafood stations, sushi, lamb ouzi and an extensive dessert selection. Make a full day of it by upgrading to the pool access package and enjoy a relaxing soak in the tranquil waters of this luxurious desert resort. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 550(soft beverages and pool access) and an additional AED 195 per person to upgrade to house beverages.
Bella Restaurant & Lounge at Grand Millennium Hotel Business Bay – Bella Vita Brunch
Known for its Italian cuisine and downtown views, Bella Restaurant & Lounge has launched a new party brunch. Expect delicious dishes such as Salmone Marinato (marinated salmon with beetroot, burnt bergamot mayo, cream and salmoriglio oil), Margherita pizza, Burrata, Calamari E Gamberi (fried calamari, prawns, homemade tartare mayonnaise) and Arancino Al Tartufo (deep-fried rice ball, mushroom, truffle and Emmenthal cheese). There’s also entertainment from singers, dancers, acrobatics, and a DJ, Fridays, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 495 (sparkling).
Clap at DIFC – Clap Friday Brunch
Expect the unexpected with the Clap Friday Bruch! Indulge in a selection of meat and mixed seafood platters, signature bites, salads and an assortment of Clap sushi and sashimi rolls. Resident DJ Frederick Stone and Dubai based soul band ABRI will be providing the entertainment, while Clap’s Japanese Anime characters will also be on hand to entertain you, with visits from Pikachu and Totoro. Fridays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 549 (soft beverages), AED 649 (house beverages) and AED 749 (Champagne).
GO: Call 04 569 3820 for reservations and more information.
Hutong at DIFC – Imperial Brunch
Hutong’s new Imperial Brunch pays tribute to the Manchu-Han Imperial Feast, a legendary banquet in the Qing dynasty. Become immersed in traditional Chinese entertainment from Hutong’s resident DJ whilst indulging in a three-course menu of Northern Chinese cuisine. The sharing feast showcases dim-sum, steamed bao buns and signature dishes, such as Yun Nan chicken stir-fried and pan-fried sea bass. The celebratory feast finishes with an assortment of beautifully presented desserts. Fridays, from 12pm to 3:30pm. AED 288 (soft beverage), AED 388 (house beverages) and AED 588 (premium beverages and bubbles).
KOYO at InterContinental Dubai Marina Hotel – Kabuki Brunch
Designed around the high-energy, culinary-driven social lives of the trendy Tokyoites, Kabuki Brunch explores the tradition of exaggerated Japanese drama and highly visual performance for expression through music and dance. Roving entertainment, live music and a contemporary take on traditional Japanese cuisine are all the agenda throughout the lively brunch. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages), AED 550 (sparkling) and AED 650 (Moët).
GO: Visit https://koyodubai.com for reservations and more information.
LARTE at Studio One Hotel – Family Festa Brunch
Neighbourhood Italian eatery LARTE has launched a brunch for the whole family. Expect live pizza and pasta stations, free-flowing drinks and a games room with foosball and board games to keep children entertained. The brunch also includes pool access, a mime artist, singer and access to the private screening room, where family movies will be played throughout the day. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 175 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 75 (children under twelve years).
Saffron at Atlantis The Palm – Saffron Brunch 2.0
This popular Dubai party brunch is back after a year’s hiatus. 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. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 455 (house beverages) and AED 495 (sparkling)
STK Dubai JBR at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR – Dare to Bruch
The FACT award-winning Dare to Brunch has been re-imagined and re-curated for the new season, bringing plenty of energy and a new lineup of entertainment. Featuring aerial acrobatics, live musicians and mind-blowing choreography, the double-take party brings with it a fresh menu of show-stopping steakhouse starters, mains and sweets. Fridays from 1pm to 4pm and 8pm to 11pm. AED 300 (soft beverages), AED 375 (house beverages) and AED 425 (sparkling).
The Restaurant at Address Dubai Marina – The Reel Cinema Brunch
If you believe that food and a good movie are the perfect Friday recipe, then Address Dubai Marina’s new brunch is perfect for you! Inspired by the Reel Cinemas theme, expect classic cinema dishes such as popcorn, nachos and sliders. The brunch mixes food, drinks, kids games, plenty of dessert, plus complimentary tickets to Reel Cinemas. There will also be live performances, a bouncy castle and kids activities throughout the afternoon. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm, AED 225 (soft beverages and one cinema ticket), AED 325 (house beverages and one cinema ticket), AED 425 (bubbly and one cinema ticket).
Yalumba at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre
As Dubai’s first party brunch, it’s clear to see why Yalumba has retained so many loyal fans over the years. The relaxed, casual, and fun brunch is back and better than ever, playing host to various cuisines that include Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, and European dishes. With over a decade in the brunch game, revellers can expect live music, entertainment, delicious food, free-flowing Bollinger and an infectious party vibe, making Yalumba a go-to destination for serious brunchers, as well as families. Fridays, from 12:30pm to 4:40pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 385 (sparkling and selected beverages) and AED 980 (Bollinger and premium spirits).
GO: Call 04 702 2455 for reservations and more information.