38 of Dubai's best brunches under Dhs300, including house drinks
It’s never to early to lock in your next brunch…
Now, more than ever, we’re expecting maximum bang for our brunching buck. To help stretch your discretionary dirhams, we’ve rounded up some of Dubai’s best brunches under Dhs300 – all including house drinks.
For late-night revelers, the Late Late Brunch from Secret Parties kicks off at 8pm on Saturdays at 1Oak, in the JW Marriott Marquis. The three-hour session includes a three-course meal with free-flowing wine and spirits, and party-starting tracks from resident DJ Lucasdirty.
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
Al Habtoor Polo Brunch
The polo season is about to kick into full swing again, and with it comes the alfresco brunch at Al Habtoor Polo Resort. Take in all the action from the terrace of Andalusia, with a three-and-a-half-hour feast, brought to your table. A great day out for the family, with a dedicated kids’ room, entertainment and activities.
Fabulous Polo Brunch, Al Habtoor Polo Resort, Wadi Al Safa 5, Dubailand, Fri 12.30pm to 4pm. Dhs295 with house drinks, Dhs395 with bubbly, 50% off for children aged six to 12, under six free. Tel: (0)56 545 8391.
In the mood for a casual brunch that evolves throughout the day? Look no further than speakeasy-style Americano, in Madinat Jumeirah. Satisfying bites include the 1.2 metre jalapeno hot dog, wagyu sliders, ‘hangover Benedict’, salads and more. The house beverages package includes cocktails, beers, wines and spirits.
Americano, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, Fridays, 12pm to 3pm, Dhs199 soft drinks, Dhs249 house drinks. Tel: (04) 584 6475. americano.ae
BB Social Dining
Promising a ‘lively, unconventional’ event, the all-new Big Rainbow Brunch is spread over three floors at BB Social Dining. 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
Beano’s Family Brunch
Beano’s Family Brunch at The Scene by Simon Rimmer is a winner for all ages. This is one brunch that puts family front and centre, with a crowd-pleasing British menu and live entertainment for the little ones.
Beano’s Family Brunch, The Scene by Simon Rimmer, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Fri 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Dhs199 with soft drinks, Dhs299 with house drinks, Dhs349 premium beverages, ages seven to 12 Dhs49, six and under free. Tel: (04) 422 2328. thescenebysimmonrimmer.com
Beau Rivage Bistro
This bistro and bar in the Grand Millennium Business Bay has just launched a new Friday brunch, which includes access to the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, health club and children’s play area. The Beau Rivage brunch is priced at Dhs295, including three hours of unlimited house drinks. On the menu, you can expect live cooking stations dishing out Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and Indian cuisine, with vegan and vegetarian options, and a crepe and waffle station for sweet treats.
Beau Rivage Bistro, Grand Millennium Business Bay, Fri 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs295 with three hours of house drinks, Dhs195 with soft drinks. Tel: (0)4 873 3333. millenniumhotels.com
Savour traditional Turkish recipes that have been handed down for generations at the Taste of Besh Brunch. Expect hot and cold mezze to start, Turkish grills for mains, and authentic desserts, all served direct to your table.
Besh, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Fri 1pm to 4pm, Dhs295 with house drinks, Dhs195 with soft drinks. Tel: (04) 377 2353. @beshdubai
Cloud Restaurant and Lounge
This pretty alfresco eatery in Studio One Hotel offers a three-course brunch of tasty Middle Easter-meets-Mediterranean fare.
Cloud Lounge, Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, Fri 1pm to 4pm. Dhs260 with house drinks, Dhs180 with soft drinks. Tel: (0)56 219 8919. cloud-lounge.com
Pink Brunch has launched at COCO Lounge, the chic pool offering at Media One Hotel in Dubai Media City. It kicks off from 2pm (perfect for those late-risers) and runs until 5pm, offering unlimited food, drinks and a party atmosphere.
Pink Brunch, COCO Lounge, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai, Fridays, 2pm to 5pm, Dhs199 ladies, Dhs299 gents, Dhs399 sparkling. @pink.brunchdxb
Fancy a late start for your Friday brunch? The all-new Brewski Brunch at Distillery includes unlimited shared starters (think wings, poutine and popcorn chicken), a choice of mains (chimichurri chicken, slow-cooked brisket, or tacos perhaps), and all-you-can-eat cheesecake, Eton mess and chocolate mousse for dessert. On the drinks front, expect an assortment of beers and classic cocktails. Extend your brunch for one hour for Dhs99.
Brewski Brunch at Distillery, Souk al Manzil, Downtown Dubai, Fri 5pm to 8pm, Dhs189 for women, Dhs249 for men. Tel: 054 998 2003. @distillerydubai
Farriers 90s Forever Evening Brunch
If you love the 90s, you’ll dig this evening brunch at Farriers at The Meydan Hotel. Classic 90s nostalgia plays on a loop and the venue is kitted out with props and a photo booth. The menu features dishes such as a slow-cooked brisket and Texas-style sandwiches, which pair nicely with themed cocktails. Time to dig out those cut-offs and crop tops and wear them with pride.
The Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, Thur 7pm to 10pm from September 3, Dhs149 soft drinks, Dhs299 house drinks. Tel: (04) 3813333. @themeydanhotel_dxb
Fogueira Big Brazilian Brunch
Meat lovers, this one’s for you. Settle in for an afternoon of endless Brazilian churrasco barbecue, Latin beats and cocktails at this lively rooftop brunch in JBR.
Fogueira Restaurant, Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach, Fri noon to 4pm, Dhs299 with house drinks, Dhs199 with soft drinks. fogueiradubai.com
Garden on 8
This laidback alfresco brunch in Media One Hotel packs a double-whammy on Fridays. Take your pick of two slots for the Friday Garden Brunch: noon to 3pm, or 4pm to 7pm. Your brunch package also includes pool access for the afternoon.
Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Fri noon to 3pm or 4pm to 7pm. First session, Dhs229 with house drinks, Dhs299 premium package; second session, Dhs269 house drinks, Dhs339 premium package. Tel: (0)4 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com/venues/garden-on-8
Graze Grill in City Walk offers the Graze Supper Club on Thursdays, from 7pm to 11pm. Feast on classic dishes such as steak tartare, burrata, Josper-grilled octopus and cuts of beef prepared three ways – smoked brisket, braised short rib and grilled tenderloin. A selection of classic, spicy and sour cocktails can be paired with your meal.
Graze Grill, La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, Dubai, every Thur 7pm to 11pm, Dhs199 soft Dhs299 house, Dhs399 premium – a minimum of two guests for all packages. Tel: (04) 403 3111. livelaville.com
Take your pick of three weekly brunches at Joe’s Backyard, all landing at less than Dhs300 with drinks. On Thursdays, the Caribbean Night Brunch runs from 9pm to midnight, and costs Dhs280 for three courses and three hours of unlimited drinks. The next day, Joe’s Friday Brunch runs from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, or 8pm to 11pm, and costs Dhs275 for free-flowing food and house drinks. Then on Saturday, the Hubble Bubble Brunch from 1pm to 6pm or 7pm to midnight costs Dhs199 for three courses, four house drinks and shisha (it’s Dhs395 with unlimited house drinks).
Joe’s Backyard, Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City. Tel: (0)55 709 4509. @joesbackyard
Modern Japanese restaurant Kyo, at The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah, offers the Escape to To-Kyo brunch on Saturday afternoon. This leisurely affair includes sushi, savoury courses and sweets.
Kyo, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah. Sat 1pm to 5pm. Dhs265 with soft drinks, Dhs295 with house drinks, Dhs365 with sparkling. Tel: (0)4 557 5182. kyorestaurant.com
Mexican haunt La Mezcaleria returns to its rooftop perch in The Oberoi hotel this week. The Friday brunch is back too, offering unlimited food and house drinks for Dhs250.
La Mezcaleria, The Oberoi, Business Bay, Fri 1pm to 5pm. Dhs280 with wine and beer, Dhs360 with premium drinks, Dhs195 with soft drinks. Tel: (050) 423 4044. @lamezcaleriadxb
La Tablita’s Friday brunch is a lively Mexican affair, featuring unlimited tacos, enchiladas, churros and margaritas. Ole! It’s priced at Dhs299 for the alcoholic package, and Dhs199 with soft drinks, and it runs from 1pm to 5pm.
La Tablita, Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Fri 1pm to 5pm, Dhs299 with house drinks, Dhs199 with soft drinks. Tel: (04) 553 1212. @LaTablitaDubai
Spanish newcomer Lola Taberna has bounded onto the Dubai brunch scene with not one, but two brunch offerings. On Fridays, La Fiesta De Lola promises a market-style brunch, with live cooking stations, a jamon bar, paella stand, sangria and Spanish cocktails. It’s Dhs199 with soft drinks or Dhs249 with house drinks. On Saturdays La Sobremesa Saturdays is a relaxed brunch served to your table, including Spanish starters, paella to share, and authentic desserts. It costs Dhs199 with soft drinks or Dhs210 with house drinks. Kids under six dine free, and it’s Dhs99 for ages six to 12.
Lola Taberna Española, Tryp by Wyndham Dubai, Barsha Heights, Fri and Sat 1pm to 4pm. Tel: (04) 247 6688. @lolataberna
The Live and Loud Brunch rocks into McGettigan’s JLT every Friday, from 1pm to 4pm. Expect plenty of live music action, plus unlimited food and drinks for Dhs249. Top up with a ‘drunch’ pass for Dhs199 to keep the drinks flowing until 8pm.
McGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J, JLT, Dubai, Fri 1pm to 4pm, Dhs249 with house drinks, Dhs299 premium. Tel: (04) 356 0470. mcgettigans.com/brunch/
McGettigan’s Souk Madinat
At McGettigan’s Souk Madinat, the Laid Back Brunch takes place on Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm, and Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm. It’s Dhs299 for a brunch menu that includes Thai-style mussels and cheese-stuffed chicken breast, paired with house drinks.
McGettigan’s, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Fri 1pm to 4pm and Sat 2pm to 5pm, Dhs299 with house drinks, Dhs349 premium drinks, Dhs139 soft drinks, Dhs75 ages 6 to 12, under 6 free. mcgettigans.com/brunch
McGettigan’s DWTC is pulling out the big guns with its all-new Wall Street Exchange Brunch. It runs from 2pm to 5pm on Fridays, and is priced at Dhs299 for an afternoon of unlimited food, fun and stock exchange-inspired games.
McGettigan’s DWTC, Fri 2pm to 5pm, Dhs299 with house drinks, Dhs50 for additional drinks credits. mcgettigans.com/brunch
This vibrant new pool bar has bounded onto the scene with two brunches. On Fridays, the Pool Brunch includes unlimited food and sips for Dhs299. On Saturdays, the Family Pool Brunch promises all-ages fun, priced at Dhs299 for sharing platters and house drinks.
Missippi’s Pool Bar & Social Hub, Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai, Fri and Sat noon to 4pm, Dhs299. facebook.com/MissippisDXB/
Motorino’s late brunch on Thursday nights is perfect for fans of pizzas and pasta. Each week, the chefs pick a different pizza to share, signature pasta dishes and new dessert creations. For Dhs199 you can get spirits, hops, grapes and more, or upgrade your package to Dhs299 for cocktails and sparkling.
Motorino, JA Ocean View, JBR, Dubai, Motorino late brunch every Thur 6pm to 9pm, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 814 5590. motorinodubai.com
Dubbed the Miss Chief Brunch, Muchachas is bringing Mexican flair to the Holiday Inn Express Al Safa. This four-course Mexi fest includes unlimited frozen margaritas and house drinks, for Dhs239.
Muchachas, Holiday Inn Express, Al Safa, Fri 12.30pm to 4pm. Tel: (0)4 327 5878. muchachasdubai.com
Dine alongside your furry friends at Social Company’s Thursday evening brunch, which runs from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Tuck into sharing platters of contemporary fare, plus free-flowing drinks. Your pet will also be given treats and water.
‘The Social Brunch’, Social Company at Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, Dubai, Thur 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Dhs259 house drinks including beer, spirits and wine. Tel: (04) 519 1111. zabeelhouse.com
Soho Beer Garden
Adjacent to Soho Garden in Meydan, the fresh-faced Soho Beer Garden combines a British-style pub with a relaxed outdoor beer garden. Its new Friday Street Brunch includes hearty pub grub, such as croquettes and pretzels for starters; a selection of sausages, herbed chicken and wagyu beef for mains; and double-chocolate brownies and profiteroles for dessert. There’ll also be live bands and games throughout the afternoon.
Soho Beer Garden, Meydan, Fri 1pm to 5pm, Dhs299 with house drinks. @sohogardendxb
For those who don’t like to say goodbye to the weekend, a Saturday evening Asian brunch is launching ‘Pho Real’ will take place at pretty Asian restaurant Sui Mui. Feast on sushi, Asian tacos, dim sum, short ribs, curries and more. With house beverages, it’s a wallet-friendly Dhs225.
‘Pho Real’, Sui Mui, in The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, every Saturday evening from August 29, 6pm to 10pm, Dhs169 soft drinks, Dhs225 house beverages. Tel: (04) 511 7373. suimuidubai.com
The Bungalow is back, and with it comes Drunch on the Deck on Friday nights. From 5pm to 8pm, enjoy unlimited surf platters and selected drinks for Dhs249. Tunes come courtesy of Those Guys Events, with afro, soul, house, RnB and hip-hop on the table.
The Bungalow, Laguna Waterpark, La Mer, Drunch on the Deck, Fri 5pm to 8pm. Dhs249 with selected drinks, Dhs199 with soft drinks, Dhs149 unlimited selected drinks only. Tel: (0)54 994 7971. bungalowdubai.com
The Daily at Rove
For those seeking brunch in its purest form, Rove’s Bench Brunch is hard to beat. This is a proper breakfast-meets-lunch spread, starting with fruit platters, pastries cheeses and salads, a choice of mains, and dessert from The Daily kitchen. It’s priced at Dhs99 a head.
The Daily at Rove Dubai Marina, Rove City Centre and Rove Healthcare City. Fri and Sat 11.30am to 4pm. Dhs99, Dhs49 children aged six to 12, free for under six. rovehotels.com/the-daily/
When the Emerald City Brunch kicks off at the Dubliner’s every Friday, you can eat your fill of fish and chips, cottage pies, and other Irish classics – along with free-flowing drinks –all for just Dhs199 for three hours.
The Dubliner’s, Le Meridien Dubai Airport Hotel, Fri 1pm to 4pm, Dhs199 with house drinks. Tel: (04) 702 2455
Ladies can sneak under the Dhs300 threshold for the Skyline Mask-erade Brunch, on Thursdays from 7pm and 9pm. There’s a Japanese three-course set menu available, as well as a selection of cocktails, brought straight to the table. For gents, it’s Dhs350.
Skyline Maskerade, The Penthouse, Five Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Thursdays, 7pm to 9pm, Dhs250 ladies, Dhs350 gents. Tel: (052) 900 4868. @thepenthousedubai
The Stage Brunch
Another popular Dubai evening brunch is The Stage Brunch, which takes place in two Pizza Express locations: Jazz @ Pizza Express and Pizza Express Live Business Bay. Tuck into unlimited sharing starters, mains and a dessert and enjoy live music.
The Stage Brunch, Jazz @ Pizza Express and Pizza Express Live Business Bay, Thursdays, 7pm to 10pm, max 6 people per table, Dhs199 soft drinks, Dhs299 house drinks including free bubbles upgrade. Tel: (052) 798 7292. lovepartiesgroup.com
Gather your tribe for the Family Quiz Brunch at the Void. Parents can enjoy a barbecue-style brunch menu for Dhs125, with drinks packages priced at Dhs99 per hour. It’s Dhs50 for kids, including access to the fun-filled Busy Kids Studio.
Twenty Three Rooftop Bar
Friday brunch at Twenty Three Rooftop Bar in Media City runs from 1.23pm until 4.23pm, and the 23 theme doesn’t end there, with ’23 unique essences created by the bartenders and chefs’. Expect starters of ceviche and cured salmon, Australian steaks or herbed ravioli for mains, and an array of desserts. Afterwards, enjoy happy hour drinks for – you guessed it – Dhs23 a pop.
Twenty Three Rooftop Bar, Grand Plaza Movenpick Hotel, Media City, Fri 1.23pm to 4.23pm. Dhs189 with soft drinks, Dhs289 with house drinks, Dhs329 with sparkling. Tel: (0)54 723 1425. movenpick.com/grand-plaza
A recent refurb brings Warehouse bang up to date, with exposed brick, leather banquettes and Soho-inspired details delivering a relaxed setting for the weekly Warehouse Brunch. At just Dhs199 for a three-hour package, it’s one of the best value brunches doing the rounds, ideal for a laidback catch-up with friends.
Warehouse, Le Meridien Dubai Airport Hotel, Fri 1pm to 4pm, Dhs199 with house drinks. Tel: (04) 702 2455
Dubai’s first ever ‘party brunch’ is still going strong, some 15 years since it first bounded onto the scene. Yalumba’s Brunchology continues to this day, and many long-standing Dubai residents still flock to it for the nostalgic vibes, flavourful food and curated drinks. At just Dhs259 with four hours of house drinks, it remains one of the most affordable brunches on the market.
Friday Brunchology, Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai Airport Hotel, Fri, 12.30pm to 4.30pm, Dhs259 house drinks, Dhs529 premium drinks. Tel: (04) 702 2455. yalumbadubai.com
Zero Gravity’s Long Long Brunch is priced at Dhs249 for ladies and Dhs299 for gents, including beach and pool access, all-you-can-eat food and unlimited drinks. Sun loungers will be given out on a first come – and don’t forget to bring your own towel.
Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Dubai, ‘Summer Brunch’, Fridays and Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs249 for ladies and Dhs299 for gents. Tel: (055) 500 9111. facebook.com/zerogravitydubai