7 new Dubai brunches to book this weekend
Take your pick of seven new brunches in Dubai…
Looking for a change of scene this weekend? We’ve rounded up the latest brunches to land in Dubai, including a pan-Asian feast on Palm Jumeirah, a French affair in Downtown Dubai, a late-starting brunch for the night owls, and a trio of brunches at Kyo.
Mekong Pan-Asian Brunch
We’re big fans of the pan-Asian menu at Mekong, the vibrant eatery at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. Now, you can enjoy the contemporary tastes of Thailand, Vietnam, China and beyond at Mekong’s brand-spanking Friday brunch.
The meal kicks off with dim sum, satay and zesty salads, followed by a choice of mains and Asian desserts to share. As the weather cools, the tuk-tuk tables on the terrace are the place to be.
Mekong, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah, Fri noon to 3pm. Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 house beverages, Dhs495 sparkling, Dhs199 12 to 18 year olds (under 12s not permitted). (0)4 567 8304. anantara.com/en/palm-dubai/restaurants/mekong
La Belle Vie Brunch at Bleu Blanc
Indulgence is the order of the day at Bleu Blanc’s La Belle Vie Brunch. The French-inspired feast begins with oysters, mussels, prawns, beef tartare and more, followed by your choice of prime rib, corn-fed chicken or wood-roasted salmon, and a decadent chocolate tart for dessert.
To drink, there’s a cocktail station for mixed-to-order marvels, punch on tap, plus wine, spirits and beers, with the good cheer enhanced with tunes from DJ Julien Noma.
Bleu Blanc Oysters & Grill, Mezzanine Floor, Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai, Fri 1pm to 4pm. Dhs325 with soft drinks, Dhs425 with house drinks, Dhs650 with bubbles. Tel: (0)4 512 5555. facebook.com/BleuBlancDubai/
Secret Parties The Late Late Brunch at 1Oak
There’s no stopping the Secret Parties crew, who seem to launch a new brunch in Dubai every second week. The latest installment is ‘The Late Late Brunch’ at 1Oak, in the JW Marriott Marquis.
Starting this Saturday at 8pm, the three-hour session includes a three-course meal with free-flowing wine and spirits, and party-starting tracks from resident DJ Lucasdirty. For more from Secret Parties, check out our review of Secret Brunch at the Ritz.
1Oak, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Sat 8pm to 11pm (after party 11pm to 4am). Ladies, Dhs275 including house wine and spirits; men, Dhs375 including house wine and spirits; beer packages, Dhs100 for 4. secret-parties.com
90s Forever Brunch at Farriers
Bust out your favourite Clueless fashion for a night of fun at the new 90s Forever Brunch, launching at Farriers Restaurant at The Meydan Hotel this Thursday. Said to be inspired by arcade games of the 90s, the menu will be served direct to your table, with a side order of 90s tunes for the ultimate throwback.
Farriers Restaurant, The Meydan Hotel, Al Meydan Rd, Nad Al Sheba 1. Thu 7pm to 10pm. Dhs249 with house drinks, Dhs149 with soft drinks, ages six to 12 half price, under five free. Tel: 04 381 3111. themeydanhotel.com/farriers
Three fresh brunches at Kyo
Modern Japanese restaurant Kyo, at The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah, is coming to the party with not one but three weekend brunches in Dubai.
On Thursday nights, the Evening Brunch at Kyo includes unlimited sushi and meats grilled over hot stones. Thu, 7pm tp 11pm. Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs345 with house drinks, Dhs395 with sparkling.
The Japanese Journey Brunch on Friday offers a gourmet tour of the nation, as you work your way through gyoza, sushi, sashimi, grills and desserts. Fri, 1pm to 5pm (after party 5pm to 7pm). Dhs265 with soft drinks, Dhs295 with house drinks, Dhs365 with sparkling.
And, finally, wrap up the weekend with the Escape to To-Kyo brunch on Saturday afternoon. This leisurely affair includes a feast of sushi, savoury courses and sweets. For more end-of-weekend action, take a peek at 23 Saturday brunches in Dubai. Sat, 2pm to 6pm. Dhs265 with soft drinks, Dhs295 with house drinks, Dhs365 with sparkling.
Kyo, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah. Tel: (0)4 557 5182. kyorestaurant.com