Fun fine dining: 7 brunches to check out in DIFC

Add these to your list of go-to brunch spots…

DIFC is a hotspot for fine-dining, premium restaurants, perfect for foodies and fun-lovers alike. With so many great outlets in one area, guests are spoilt for choice. While many of the exclusive spots don’t currently offer brunches as we know them, we’ve sourced out a few that do. So, here’s seven cool brunches to check out in DIFC.

BB Social Dining

Promising a ‘lively, unconventional’ event, BB’s affordable Big Rainbow Brunch is spread over three floors. The globe-trotting menu features dishes such as lamb barbacoa, cauliflower popcorn, and chicken bang bang bao.

The Big Rainbow Brunch, BB Social Dining, DIFC, Fri 1pm to 4pm. Dhs250 with soft drinks, Dhs299 with wine and beer, Dhs450 with French bubbles. Tel: (0)4 407 4444. bbdifc.business.site

Bull and Bear

The Bull of Wall Street is Bull and Bear’s classy eighties themed weekly brunch. On the menu you’ll find premium signature dishes such as wagyu beef tartare with slow cooked egg yolk and saffron aioli and beef rossini accompanied by foie gras and truffle sauce as well as palamos octopus topped with lemon eggplant purée, shaved fennel salad and chimichurri.

Bull & Bear, Waldorf Astoria DIFC, Burj Damman, DIFC, launches Friday Oct 2, 1pm to 5pm, Dhs290 soft drinks, Dhs450 bubbles. Tel: (04) 515 9888. @bullandbear.difc


Zuma’s popular brunch runs every Friday and Saturday between 12.20pm and 4pm. Guests will be treated to an array of delicious fine-dining Japanese food as well as a drinks package. Served to the table will be salads, hot starters, skewers, tempura, meat and poultry, vegetables. a selection of sashimi, nigiri and maki. Then you can choose your main course, before sampling Zuma’s famous dessert platter.

Zuma, DIFC, Fridays and Saturdays, 12pm to 4pm, Dhs473 soft drinks, Dhs625 wine, beer and prosecco, Dhs688 with champagne. Tel: (04) 425 5660. zumarestaurant.com/dubai


Hutong’s Dim Sum brunch runs from 1pm to 4pm every Friday, offering guests free-flowing dim sum and Champagne or prosecco. There’s 15 different dishes for you to tuck into, so make sure you arrive hungry. For free-flowing dim sum and food, the package is priced at Dhs358 per person. The package inclusive of unlimited dim sum, food and prosecco or Champagne, plus Hutong cocktails is Dhs588.

Hutong Dubai, Gate Building 6, DIFC, Dubai, Fridays, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs358 food only, Dhs588 with house drinks including bubbles. Tel: (04) 2200 868. hutong-dubai.com

Flair 5


One for the party animals, Secret Garden Brunch at Flair 5 has tunes playing from the moment you arrive, extensive drinks stations and dishes designed to share. Running every Friday from 1pm to 5pm, it’s Dhs299 with soft drinks, Dhs399 with house drinks and Dhs499 with sparkling.

Flair 5, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Sat to Thu 5pm to 2am, Friday 1pm to 4.30pm then 6.30pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 372 2395. ritzcarlton.com

Spark by Caramel

Love Brunch by Love Parties takes place at Spark by Caramel in DIFC. Perfect for those who don’t like to start too early, this brunch runs from 4pm to 7pm, with unlimited drinks and food. Sharing starters will be served to the table. They include TNT shrimps, Mac and Cheese and chicken lollipops. You’ll then choose one main course from Wagyu rib eye, lime chicken or chili crab linguine and conchiglie morel with truffle cream.

Love Brunch, Spark by Caramel in DIFC, DIFC, Dubai, Fridays, 4pm to 7pm, Dhs299 soft, Dhs399 house, Dhs449 premium with bubbles. lovebrunchdxb.com


Amazonico interior

Coming Soon

Tropicália is the brand new brunch launching at the beautiful jungle-themed Dubai restaurant Amazonico. The launch marks the first time that Amazonico Dubai has launched a weekly brunch, which will run on Fridays between 1pm and 4pm. As the Rio de Janeiro Carnival was originally scheduled to take place on February 12 this year, this is the launch date for the Tropicália brunch. The new brunch concept promises a fusion of art, music, fashion and creativity.

Tropicália Brunch, Amazonico Dubai, DIFC, Fridays from February 12, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs450 soft drinks, Dhs650 house drinks, Dhs750 Champagne. Tel: (0)4 571 3999. amazonico.ae