10 of the best family brunches in Dubai
Planning on spending your weekend with the little ones in tow?
Dubai is full of interesting and entertaining restaurants, which are perfect for family days out and fun-filled afternoons. From beachside buffets to superhero-themed parties, here are 10 of the best family brunches in Dubai…
Bread Street Kitchen
With live music, children’s entertainment, and over three hours of unlimited beverages, the British buffet-style brunch is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with family and friends. Guests can choose between an array of hot and cold starters including a seafood and oyster bar as well as classic British pies, roast beef carving station, and traditional fish and chips for mains. We recommend saving some room for dessert to indulge in the Eton mess and sticky toffee pudding. Plus, all guests will receive free access to the Lost Chambers Aquarium after brunch.
Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. Saturdays, 12.30pm to 4pm. Dhs305 soft, Dhs425 house, Dhs130 for children aged 4 to 11. Children under three dine free. Tel:(0)4 426 2626. atlantis.com
The Family Brunch, Canary Club
The Family Brunch by Canary Club boasts a four course set menu, a supervised play area, live entertainment, and special children’s menu. Dishes include coconut shrimps, mixed sushi platter, waikiki chicken, celeriac root steak with crispy potatoes, and more. Accompanied with unlimited wine, beer, spirits, and signature cocktails including a selection of sangria – this is a must try for brunch lovers.
Canary Club, Banyan Tree Residences, JLT. Sundays, 12pm to 4pm. Dhs250 soft, Dhs390 house. Tel:(0)4 584 5999. @canaryclubdxb
Sun, sand and Saturdays at the seaside go hand in hand with Café Nikki’s weekend brunch. This three-hour party comes with pool and beach access, entertainment courtesy of a resident DJ, a strong selection of seafood on the sharing-style menu and free-flowing drinks. Children are welcome and the after-party continues right through to sunset and the early evening.
Café Nikki, Nikki Beach, Pearl Jumeirah, Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs350 soft drinks, Dhs500 house drinks, Dhs700 premium, Dhs175 kids under 12. Tel: (0)4 376 6000. nikkibeach.com
Farriers, The Meydan Hotel
Surrounded by greenery and breathtaking views of the racecourse and Downtown Dubai, the restaurant features an all-you-can-eat buffet, live cooking stations, plus an outdoor terrace to take advantage of the cooler alfresco weather. With a superhero theme, children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite superhero and can expect an appearance from their favourite superheroes as well as face painting, an arts and crafts corner, and live entertainment.
Farriers Restaurant, The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai. Saturdays 1pm to 4pm. Dhs249 soft, Dhs399 house, Dhs499 sparkling. Children 0 to 5 years free. Children 6 to 11 Dhs125. themeydanhotel.com
Taking inspiration from Gordon Ramsay’s famed TV show of the same name, Hell’s Kitchen’s Saturday brunch pits the red team against the blue team for a unique brunch experience. Expect a live band and an Eton mess challenge. The food mixes both buffet and a la carte styles, including a seafood counter and a live carving station. Don’t skip dessert for a decadent affair – chocolate fountain, anyone?
Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen, Caesars Palace, Bluewaters, Saturdays, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dhs450 with soft drinks (Blue Team), Dhs450 with house drinks (Red Team), Dhs500 with sparkling (Black Jacket), Dhs150 kids aged four to 11. Tel: (0)4 556 6466. @hellskitchendubai
Jardin Rose, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Once upon a time, one of Dubai’s most popular family-friendly brunches returned with fun-filled entertainment for both adults and little ones, a rich buffet full of French favourites, seafood section, oyster trolley, and more. Step into a fairytale at the Jardin Rosé brunch at Imperium Restaurant every Saturday from 1pm. Adults can groove the afternoon away listening to live bands, while children can live the ultimate dream with a fairytale corner, mini chefs corner, face painting, and a magician.
Imperium, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah. Every Saturday, from 1pm to 5pm. Children Dhs150 (under 4 free), Dhs350 soft, Dhs450 house, Dhs575 premium, Dhs700 bubbly. Tel:(0) 50 836 1513. familybrunchdubai.com
Le Jardin, Raffles The Palm
The family-friendly brunch takes place every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm and is packed with international cooking stations, live entertainment, a kids’ corner, and both indoor and outdoor seating. The kids’ corner is every child’s dream with a bouncy castle, trampoline, and arts and crafts to keep them busy, as well as candy floss, ice cream, and a popcorn machine. For a little bit of fun, there’s even games for the adults including petanque (boules), croquet, and Jenga.
Le Jardin, Raffles The Palm Dubai. Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm. Children aged 0 to 6 free, Dhs150 children aged 6 to 12, Dhs395 soft, Dhs495 house, Dhs595 premium. Tel:(0)4 248 8888. rafflesthepalmdubai.com / @rafflespalmdubai
London Social, Ritz-Carlton Dubai
The London Social brunch has returned and we don’t know which is better: the picture-perfect backdrop of the beach and Ain Dubai or the London underground themed cooking stations and stalls. The brunch showcases the best of London’s diverse gastronomy with a variety of cuisines from butter chicken to crispy duck pancakes and everything in-between. Don’t forget to leave room for cheese and crackers and pick ‘n’ mix from Ye Old Sweet Shop.
The Ritz Carlton, JBR, Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs395 soft, Dhs495 house, Dhs650 premium, 50 per cent discount kids six to 12 years, kids under five free. Tel: (0)4 318 6150. ritzcarlton.com/london-social
The Roast by Bubbalicious
Is it even a Sunday if you don’t have a roast dinner with all the trimmings? We think not. A Dubai brunch institution like no other, Bubbalicious, has a royal new brunch called The Roast by Bubbalicious. The Sunday brunch consists of seven carvery options, a fish ‘n’ chip shop, and a British balti serving up typical curries you’d find in your home town. Help yourself to free-flowing sips from one of the beverage stations serving up gin mixes, sparkling, bucks fizz, and espresso martinis. All of this while the little ones engage in a range of fun, supervised activities from magic shows to mini golf. What more could you ask for?
Mina’s Kitchen, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai, 1pm to 4pm, Sundays, Dhs450 bubbly, Dhs350 house, Dhs295 soft, Dhs200 children between 6 and 12 years. Tel: (0)4 511 7373. minaskitchendubai.com @minaskitchen_dxb
Bring your bunch to the fambam brunch at Social Distrikt for four hours of fun. Meet your favourite Marvel and Disney characters, enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting, and more. Dishes include a chef’s selection of sushi, greek salad, and pizza followed by a loaded doner kebab, chicken quesadilla, meatball spaghetti and Gambas Al Ajillo (sauteed shrimp), complete with a fresh flavourful mango sorbet and assortment of cakes. You can throw it back to the good old days with a mix of 80’s, 90’s, RnB hits and noughties tracks spun by the DJ.
Social Distrikt, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Sundays, 1pm to 5pm. Dhs199 soft, Dhs299 house, Dhs40 for children aged six to 11. Tel:(0)52 515 8995. socialdistrikt.com