Brunch, the magical combination of breakfast and lunch that is acceptable to eat at 3pm. This afternoon treat is considered something of a social occasion in Dubai, where most hotels and restaurants offer a food buffet and all-inclusive drinks during the early afternoon, which is popular with large groups of expatriates and tourists ready to start off their weekend.
In this article we look at three of Dubai’s luxury brunch spots that shouldn’t be missed, whether you’re a resident or a visitor.
Saffron – Atlantis The Palm
This gem, situated at the beautiful Atlantis The Palm Beach Resort, should be the first on your ‘brunches-to-eat’ list. Saffron is an award winning Dubai restaurant which has 220 delicious dishes to choose from. Every Friday you can expect a lavish event, with chefs cooking Asian food in front of you at live viewing stations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to indulge in, and entertainment in the form of their resident DJ to kick off the afternoon party. Regulars will argue that the buffet selection at Saffron is the biggest they have ever experienced, and we couldn’t agree more. At the 2014 What’s On Awards, Saffron won the Best Brunch Award and continues to impress everyone with their delicious and extensive brunch offering.
Warehouse Dubai – LeMeridien
With two excellent brunch options to choose from, the Warehouse offers an urban styled brunch you’ll never forget. Choose from the Malt Brunch, or their Brunch with a Twist, but either way you’re guaranteed to leave feeling full and satisfied. The Malt Brunch includes a selection of delicious mouth-watering barbeque options with unlimited draught beer and meats, crisp salads and indulgent sweet desserts. The Bruch with a Twist includes a selection of creative cocktails to sip on while sampling various Asian cuisine delights. What’s more, there is an added bonus of being able to order main meals to your table in addition to the buffet styled brunch.
If you like to start your weekend off with a nice, long snooze, this brunch is for you! Zero Gravity opens at 3pm and music is at the centre of this venue, with various DJs jamming at the decks and the music playing long into the night. When it comes to food, their big platters include a selection of delicious options – with dim sum, steaks, scallops and British-styled desserts, to name a few. But once you have had your fill, the fun doesn’t stop there. You can head over to their club venue where you can see some of the best international music artists and dance the night away.
For those who prefer a more sophisticated and elegant setting, QBara has the perfect brunch and venue offering. Attracting socialites who enjoy great food and company, you will find everyone enjoying a selection of drinks while live music plays in the background. Their extensive menu offers spicy lamb cutlets, nut encrusted sea bream and wild mushroom risotto – and that is just to name a few – and a glamorous atmosphere that would be hard to forget. You will thoroughly enjoy your brunch experience at QBara, and are more than likely to be making it a weekly tradition for you and your family or friends.