8 fabulous new brunches to try in Dubai this weekend
Saturdays are the new Fridays…
Brunch is a bonafide Dubai pastime and if you feel like you’ve tried and tested the city’s best, fear not, we’ve rounded up some brilliant new brunches for you to check out with your crew.
Here are 4 new brunches to try in Dubai this weekend…
Start the weekend off with a bang at Hudson’s Tavern’s new evening brunch. It’s inspired by Sex in the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, and has all of the trappings of New York. Dishes include sharing-style menu includes shrimp cocktail, fresh caesar salad, Nashville hot chicken sliders with a side of crispy fries and a variety of tasty tacos. Sip on signature New York-inspired cocktails.
Hudson’s Tavern, Hyde Hotel Dubai, Fridays, 7.30pm to 10.30pm, Dhs295 soft beverages, Dhs395 cocktails and bubbles. Tel: (0)4 871 1016. accor.com
The London Project
Bringing a taste of London’s epic Notting Hill Carnival to Dubai, The London Project will launch its new brunch extravaganza on Saturday February 5. Guests will be greeted with a high energy wave of colour, sequins, feathers, and a delicious welcome tipple, followed by a three-course brunch menu designed to share, washed down with free-flowing drinks and paired with performances from samba dancers, traditional steel drummers, and a sultry saxophonist.
The London Project, Bluewaters, Saturdays 1pm to 4pm, Dhs350 soft, Dhs450 house, Dhs550 sparkling. Tel: (0)54 306 1822, thelondonproject.com
Another new brunch to bookmark for February 5, Matagi at the ultra-luxe Raffles The Palm will introduce a brand new Saturday brunch next week. Conceptualised by head chef Mauro di Leo, Matagi the brunch features a delectable sharing set menu that highlights Matagi’s signature dishes including the hamachi crudo, miso black cod, Wagyu striploin and seabass clay pot rice. Alongside the array of dishes, there will be live music and theatrical Japanese experience curated by Raffles’ misuc curator, Timo Higgs.
Matagi, Raffles The Palm, Saturdays 1pm to 4pm, Dhs475 soft, Dhs650 house, Dhs795 premium. Tel: 04 248 8888, rafflesthepalmdubai.com
Bringing a vintage vibe to its Saturday brunch is Bastion, the elegant brasserie and grill perched on the 25th floor of Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Presenting a culinary flight through gourmet dishes such as croissant monsieur, goats cheese tart salad, Vacherin Mond D’Or and baked Alaska set against the backdrop of iconic Burj Al Arab views, this foodie brunch is all about high quality ingredients and contemporary twists on classic dishes. It’s all paired with crafted cocktails, house beverages and bubbles.
Bastion, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Saturdays 1pm to 4m, Dhs390 soft, Dhs490 house, Dhs690 bubbly. Tel: (0)4 432 3232. jumeirah.com
Enjoy your brunch out on the terrace overlooking the Dubai Canal at sleek restaurant Basta. You’ll be able to taste dishes from some of St. Regis Downtown’s top restaurants. such as Italian-inspired bites from Basta, Mediterranean flavors from Bleu Blanc, and fine pastries and desserts from The Library. A live jazz band and DJs will elevate the experience.
Basta, St. Regis Downtown, Dubai, Saturdays, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Dhs350 soft beverages, Dhs450 house beverages. Tel: (0)4 512 5555 or visit stregisdowntowndubai.com
The Hyde Hotel Dubai is coming in with another fabulous evening brunch, this time on Saturday evenings. This chic Mediterranean restaurant is a beautiful spot for a brunch with friends, and it also has an outdoor terrace overlooking the Dubai Canal. The cuisine is Eastern Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with a Levantine twist, and you can make your way through hot and cold mezze, followed by mains such as chicken shish tawouk skewer, and desserts including a baklava tower.
Hyde Hotel Dubai, Saturdays, 7.00pm to 10.00pm, Dhs299. Tel: (0)4 871 1016. accor.com
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For a French Mediterranean menu in a chic setting with amazing views, look no further than Jolie. It opened at the end of last year inside The Dubai Edition, and serves up a varied menu with a fusion of French & Mediterranean flavours. Its new weekend brunch is available on both Saturday and Sunday, when guests can enjoy a three-course set menu inclusive of a starter, main and dessert.
Jolie, The Dubai Edition, Downtown Dubai, Saturdays and Sundays, Dhs300 soft, Dhs445 house, Dhs545 sparkling. Tel: (0)4 602 3366. @jolierestaurantdubai
For a trip to the Amalfi Coast without the cost of a flight, Mura Restaurant hosts its colourful La Vita e Bella brunch every Saturday, featuring the venue’s signature Tarantella dances plus a live DJ. With its ultra-Instagrammable decor, the restaurant serves rustic and authentic dishes, starting with sharing antipasti: cheese arancini, baked parmesan salad and seabass ceviche, followed by a choice of main and a duo of desserts: Mamma’s timeless Tiramisu and Mura’s signature dessert “The Lemon”.
Mura, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Saturdays 1pm to 4pm, Dhs299 soft, Dhs379 house, Dhs450 sparkling. Tel: (0)4 575 5097, @mura_restaurant