Fancy a fresh feast this weekend? Here are four great new brunches to try in Dubai

01. Loca 2.0


Guacamole. There are, of course, other delights to be found at this top Mexican spot – which has just opened a new branch in Downtown – but the guac’ is the thing that will excite brunchers the most. Aside from dishing up Mexican favourites such as burritos, ceviche, enchiladas and their famous, made-at-the-table guacamole, Loca’s brunch includes free-flowing house drinks and margaritas.

Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, Fri noon until 4pm. Dhs175 with soft drinks, Dhs350 with house drinks and margaritas. Tel: +971 4 449 4455. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall.

02. The Hide


Take a modern day feasting menu, mix it with Prohibition era-inspired sharing cocktails, and throw in a warm, American-style atmosphere and you have The Hide’s unique Meatopia brunch. Carnivores can indulge in whole cuts of meat and steaks, or tuck into burgers, lamb or roast chicken.

Jumeirah Al Qasr, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, Fri 11.30am to 4.30pm, Dhs395 with soft drinks, Dhs495 with house drinks. Tel:+971 4 366 6750.

03. Toko


A favourite hotspot among celebs visiting Dubai (singer Ne-Yo was spotted here last month), patrons now have a new reason to come to this chic Asian restaurant – its new, family-friendly garden brunch. The kitchen whips up everything from dim sum and Japanese sliders to sushi and sashimi, and you’ll find carving and robata grill stations too. Little ones will be kept busy by the entertainment zone, which features face painting and balloon twisting courtesy of the Toko clown.

Vida Downtown, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, Fri noon until 4pm, Dhs195 with soft drinks, Dhs350 with house drinks. Tel:+971 4 442 8383. Taxi: Vida Hotel.

04. The Eloquent Elephant


Expect this new neighborhood favorite, tucked away inside the Taj Dubai, to be filled to capacity every Saturday now that the Fill Your Boots brunch has arrived. Classic pub grub — eggs Florentine with truffle hollandaise, fish and chips, roast of the day, homemade pie and mash — is available on an all-you-can-eat basis for a pocket-friendly Dhs199. Should you feel tempted, house drinks cost an extra Dhs30 from noon until 7pm.

Taj Dubai, Business Bay, Dubai, Sat noon, Dhs199. Tel: +971 4 438 3127 (04) . Metro: Business Bay.

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