Check out the latest offerings from Dubai’s best restaurants, with profiles on Sloane’s, La Residence, The Act and many more new brunches.

Friday brunches


What: The world’s highest theatre club is set to kick off brunch season with a bang. Starting July 31, every Friday for only four weeks, The Act will begin hosting ‘Brunch Club’. Expect a line-up of delicious Peruvian food accompanied by the venue’s spectacular live entertainment.
When: Friday, 2pm to 5pm
Price: Dhs450 (for ladies), Dhs550 (for men)
Contact details: The Act Dubai, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4438215. Metro: Financial Centre.

The Act Dubai, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai


What: Hakkasan Dubai has reopened after Ramadan and is now serving a special Friday brunch comprising four courses. While the menu rotates each week, you can expect a variety of steamed, baked and fried dim sum. Guests can even taste a selection of signature Hakkasan dishes cooked at live stations, including favourites such as Peking duck.
When: Friday, noon to 3.45pm
Price: Dhs199 (incl soft drinks and teas), Dhs398 (incl house drinks), Dhs558 (incl champagne)
Contact details: Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3848484. Metro: Emirates Towers.

Hakkasan, Emirates Towers


What: This cute café in Internet City serves up dishes such asThai beef salad or tandoori chicken salad, with mains including oven roasted chicken with Mexican corn salsa. Breakfast favourites include the full works of beef bacon, hash browns and sautéed mushrooms. You’ll probably find yourself eating a ‘little more’ than you should. [applause].
When: Fridays, 11am to 4pm
Price: Dhs95
Contact details: Business Central Tower B, Internet City, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4200100. Metro: Nakheel.

Little More


What: Brunch at the Movenpick is back with their Talk & Soul Brunch, adding an extra splash of jazz to the line up. With a live jazz singer and saxophone player, guests can unwind and tuck into food from several live cooking stations serving sushi and seafood, grilled meats and international cuisine.
When: Friday, 12.30pm to 4pm
Price: Dhs279 (incl soft drinks), Dhs379 (incl house drinks), Dhs595 (incl champagne)
Contact details: Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence. Tel: (04) 4498888. Taxi: Mövenpick Jumeirah Beach.

The Talk


What: With an impressive view over the Dubai Marina, diners can sample the fruits of the sea at Sloane’s new Seafood Brunch, offering up everything from sushi to scallops. Sourced from seas all over the world, you can enjoy fresh French oysters, Caribbean lobster and freshly caught Alaskan king crab along with fish picked straight from the market. Expect a chilled seafood section, grill stations and the option to have your fish cooked table-side.
When: Friday, 1pm to 4pm
Price: Dhs220 (incl soft drinks), Dhs430 (incl house drinks)
Contact details: Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3176000. Taxi: Grosvenor House.


Saturday brunches


What: La Residence restaurant and lounge has created a brand new French-inspired brunch concept under the watchful eye of renowned Michelin Star Chef Frederic Vardon. Guests can expect welcome drinks on arrival, followed by 14 exquisite dishes to be shared, featuring Vardon’s own signature style of classic French fare combined with contemporary haute cuisine.
When: Saturday, noon to 4pm
Price: Dhs250 (drinks only), Dhs300 (incl house drinks and food), Dhs350 (incl champagne and food)
Contact details: Raffles Hotel, Wafi, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3962211. Taxi: Raffles.

La Residence

All weekend


What: Complemented by a live jazz and swing band, the new Rib Room Friday brunches offer diners three options including the ‘Rib Room Tasting Menu’, a ‘Rib Room Sharing Menu’ or the ‘Choose your own’ à la carte option. We’ll take all three options, thanks.
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Price: Dhs350 (for food only), Dhs475 (incl house drinks), Dhs595 (incl champagne)
Contact details: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4530664. Taxi: The Palm, west crescent.

The Rib Room


What: This fine dining Indian hot spot is bringing back its brunch with a brand new menu. Guests can enjoy a selection of contemporary Indian cuisine, while overlooking the Dubai skyline. Dishes include chicken masala, lamb bhoona, sigri prawn skewers and dal makhni.
When: Friday and Saturday 1pm to 4.30pm
Price: Dhs195 (incl soft drinks), Dhs295 (incl house drinks), Dhs345 (incl Prosecco), Dhs435 (incl champagne)
Contact details: 15th Floor, South Tower, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC Dubai. Tel: ( 04) 706 0900,

New brunches in Dubai - Mint Leaf Of London


What: A proper Belgian feast with an extensive menu offering various platters along with traditional Belgian mussels, beef carboande voul-au-vent, rabbit stew, grilled salmon, toast cannibal, shrimps croquette and a selection of cheese and desserts.
When: Friday and Saturday 4pm to 8pm
Price:Dhs345 per person with a free flow of selected Belgian brews, house drinks and bubbly
Details: Grand Millennium Dubai, Tecom, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4299999.