Brilliant evening brunches in Dubai you have to try
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Brunches are a bonafide Dubai pastime, but if you’ve had enough of the standard 1pm to 4pm time frame, an evening brunch might be just what you’re looking for. There are plenty on in Dubai, so round up your crew and start that party when the sun goes down.
Here are 35 brilliant evening brunches in Dubai you have to try.
If you’re expecting anything other than seafood at the “Fishlish” brunch then you’re in the wrong place. This relaxed dining experience will offer an array of fresh flavours and seafood delights served sharing style. Taking place every Thursday get ready for an ex-sea-optional evening out.
Villamore, Kempinski Hotel & Residences, Palm Jumeirah, Thursdays, 7pm to 11pm, Dhs299 soft, Dhs489 house, Dhs150 kids aged 6-12. Tel: (0)4 444 2000 kempinski.com
On Thursdays, the vibrant sights and sounds of Japan are paired with a hip-hop soundtrack and “kabuki” style shows at Dubai Marina hotspot, KOYO. The Bau Bau Boujee night brunch comes with a choice of two sharing-style courses and unlimited drinks for Dhs300 from 8pm to 11pm.
Koyo, InterContinental Dubai Marina, Thursdays, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs300. Tel: (0)4 566 4088, koyodubai.com
The Dark Brunch an evening affair that happens every Thursday at the ultra-luxe Chinese bar. Experience unlimited starters and dim sum and the choice of one main. We would definitely recommend the prawn and chicken siu mai, as well as the incredible pan-seared sea bass.
Hutong, Gate Village, DIFC, Thursdays, 9pm to 12am Dhs288 soft, Dhs388 house, Dhs448 prosecco, Dhs588 premium champagne. Tel: (0)4 220 0868 @hutongdubai
Taking you back to your backpacking days is Take Me To Bali, the Friday evening brunch at Bla Bla which takes place by the beach. Come as you are to the relaxed beach bar and dance the night away to the best Latin and Afrobeats tunes played by resident DJ Whiteboy and live percussionists. Packages include a selection of food and unlimited beverages from 8pm to 11pm.
Bla Bla, The Beach opposite JBR, 8pm to 11pm, Fridays, Dhs249 soft, Dhs299 house. Tel: (058) 606 3535, blabladubai.ae
Graze Gastro Grill
Graze Gastro Grill in City Walk offers the Graze Supper Club on Fridays 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, Fridays, 7pm to 11pm, Dhs249 soft, Dhs349 house, Dhs425 premium. Tel: (04) 403 3111. livelaville.com
Head to Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen to enjoy dinner and three hours of unlimited drinks and live music for Dhs265 (grab a table outside next to the waterways at Madinat Jumeirah). Drinks include selected beers, spirits, wine and cocktails, and you can choose a main from authentic British dishes such as bangers and mash, fish and chips, or steak and ale pie.
Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, Fri 7pm to 10pm, Dhs265. Tel: (0)58 599 4659. @mezzaninedubai
Nova Restaurant and Lounge
Round the troops for your next Friday night brunch, at this chic Marina venue. Expect an evening of full fledge partying, from 8pm to 11pm, accompanied by delicious Mediterranean dishes. Soft packages are going for Dhs249, with house drinks at Dhs299 and premium for Dhs349. The party doesn’t have to stop there, with four drinks going for Dhs150 after 11pm.
Nova Restaurant and Lounge, Dubai Marina, night brunch Friday, 8pm to 11pm, soft Dhs249, house Dhs299, premium Dhs349. Tel: (0)58 603 0063, novarestaurant.me
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s showtime every Friday night at Nonya, JLT’s pan-Asian restaurant. Running from 8pm to 11pm, partygoers can expect to enjoy four courses of Asian sharing dishes, themed entertainment and DJ sets from DJ Romano and DJ Rainier.
Nonya, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, JLT, 8pm to 11pm, Fridays, Dhs329 house, Dhs449 premium, Dh699 Champagne. Tel: (0)4 574 1144, @nonyadubai
Notte by Mare
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Ease into the weekend with Italian flair. At Notte evening brunch at Mare by Bussola, the relaxing evening provides guests with authentic dishes and live entertainment. Taking place on Fridays from 7pm to 10pm the brunch prices start from Dhs395.
Mare by Bussola, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, Fridays, 7pm to 10pm, Dhs395 soft, Dhs475 house. Tel: (0)4 511 7319 @marebybussola
Laguna Beach Taverna
Kickstart your weekend with the weekly Dream Catchers evening brunch. One of Dubai’s new hot spots will be hosting guests every Friday from 7pm to 10pm. With a resident DJ on the decks and free-flowing drinks, this night brunch is a no-brainer.
Dream Catchers, Laguna Beach Taverna and Lounge, Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Palm Jumeirah. Fridays from 7pm to 10pm, Dhs299 for ladies, Dhs349 for gents. Tel: (0)52 925 0736 @lagunabeachdubai
One of Dubai’s top venues, not only for its awe-inspiring views but also for its weekly offerings. On Fridays, you can head to the venue and indulge in the night brunch at the lounge For Dhs480 and enjoy a range of Pan-Asian-inspired dishes and free-flow drinks.
Aura Skypool Lounge, St. Regis, Palm Jumeirah, Fridays, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs480 house, Dhs720 champagne. Tel: (0)4 566 2121 @auraskypool.dubai
If you’re looking to kick off the weekend with a lively evening brunch, STK’s ‘Rare’ party brunch is one to book. Expect to tuck into a three-course sharing menu of quinoa salad, salmon and seabass ceviche and sliders to start, followed by an array of mains including cauliflower risotto, roasted salmon and their signature steak all brought to the table. It’s finished off with a choice of New York cheesecake or cookie dough and creme brûlée. It’s served up to a playlist of lively hip-hop hits spun by the venue’s resident DJs. The three-hour package runs from 8pm to 11pm every Friday.
STK, Rixos Premium JBR, Dubai Marina, Fridays, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs375 house, Dhs425 sparkling. Tel: (0)4 394 1832, stksteakhouse.com
A taste of the commonwealth, The Croft offers guests an evening brunch experience to dine across the world with a variety of dishes that blend culture and tastes. Views overlook the Marina, so grab a seat and get ready for a lively evening brunch.
The Croft, Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Marina, Fridays 7pm to 10pm, Dhs274 house. Tel: (0)4 319 4000 @croftdubai
If there’s one restaurant that has stood the test of Dubai time, it’s got to be Jazz@PizzaExpress. Among their roster of brilliant live music nights, the What’s On Award-winning Stage Brunch is one of the most popular. Taking place every Friday night from 8pm to 11pm, expect unlimited starters (hello endless dough balls), an a la carte choice of main plus free-flowing drinks, all going down against the backdrop of multi-talented musician, Adam Baluch.
Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, JLT, Dubai, Fridays, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs199 soft, Dhs299 house. Tel: (0)4 441 6342. pizzaexpress.ae
A decadent foodie affair, The Hide’s Friday night brunch is a two-and-a-half-hour rolling package, featuring prime cuts and premium grapes. There is a plethora of different cuisines to choose from that offer an array of different flavour profiles such as Asian cuisine which features gyoza, while European cuisine features gratin dauphinoise. For dessert, pick from tiramisu, baklava, chocolate tart and many more. You can dine for 2.5 hours between 6pm to 12am, last orders are at 9.30pm.
The Hide, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Fridays, 2.5 hour package between 6pm to 12am, Dhs490 house, Dhs690 premium. Tel: (0)4 432 3232, jumeirah.com
Motorino’s late brunch on Friday and Saturday 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 a selection of spirits, while Dhs279 gets you spirits plus cocktails, like Aperol Spritz.
Motorino, JA Ocean View, JBR, Dubai, Fri and Sat, 8pm to 11pm, from Dhs199. Tel: (04) 814 5590. motorinodubai.com
The Nisi Night Brunch takes place at the award-winning rooftop bar, Paros, every Friday from 7pm to 10pm. Enjoy unlimited pan-Asian starters, a choice of a la carte main, plus a platter of desserts, all served up against the backdrop of live performances by Walter Scalzone and Sabrina Terence.
Paros, Taj JLT, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 7pm to 10pm, Fridays, Dhs245 soft, Dhs295 house, Dhs375 sparkling, Dhs650 Champagne. Tel: (0)4 574 1111, parosdubai.com
BA Boldly Asian
Those looking to kickstart the weekend in style can discover a melting pot of Asian cuisine at BA Boldly Asian at Fairmont The Palm. Diners can tuck into a diverse selection of dishes that start with a special selection of sushi, sashimi, and signature rolls, before tucking into mains like sea bass with ponzu and crispy wontons with pickled plum.
BA Boldly Asian, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 6pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday, Dhs250 soft, Dhs395 house, Dhs495 premium. Tel: (0)4 457 3457, fairmont.com
Start the weekend right with a colourful Friday evening brunch whipped up by Blue Jade’s Chef de Cuisine, Chef Ta Van Huong. Saigon Social features an a la carte sharing-style menu, with signature Vietnamese dishes, including the famous Pho Bo (Vietnamese national noodle soup), moreish street food and a modern take on classics. The carefully selected dishes coupled with innovative crafted drinks, alongside friendly service, promise to be a culinary extravaganza. Complete with live entertainment, including the lively hand pan, guests should expect a vibrant and unforgettable night out.
Accents Restaurant & Terrace
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Prepare for a trip back to the 90s with Accent’s evening ‘drunch’, which takes place every Friday from 8pm to 11pm. Sip on free-flowing beverages, snap a few photos and sing along to tunes from the past and present, courtesy of DJ Dadou. With glittering views of the breathtaking Dubai Marina, it’s a lively spot to party into the weekend.
Accents Restaurant & Terrace, InterContinental Dubai Marina, 8pm to 11pm, Fridays, Dhs200 soft, Dhs295 house, Dhs335 sparkling. Tel: (0)4 446 6788, intercontinentaldubaimarina.com
Jumeirah Village Circle is not known as a culinary hotspot, but with so many residents in the vicinity and surrounding areas, competition amongst its restaurants is increasing. The lifestyle hotel called The First Collection brags a lively Latin American concept called Santé Ria and on Friday, it invites you to discover the flavours of Latina America with the Azúcar Brunch from 9pm to midnight, which pairs a set menu with free-flowing drinks and live entertainment from drummers.
Sante Ria, The First Collection JVC, Jumeirah Village Circle, Fridays, 9pm to 12am, Dhs199 soft, Dhs275 house, Dhs350 sparkling. Tel: (0)4 275 6630, santeriadubai.ae
For those on a budget yet looking to have a good time, Ella’s Eatery’s Friday evening brunch combines great food and even better service for an unforgettable experience. A perfect place for friends, family, and even your pets, the Friday evening brunch takes place from 4pm, with three hour slots available until closing. On the menu, expect to tuck into Ella’s Eatery’s favourite dishes, with unlimited soft drinks for Dhs99, or upgrade to house drinks and it’s Dhs250.
Ella’s Eatery, Palm View East, Palm Jumeirah, Fridays, 4pm to closing, three hour slots, Dhs99 soft, Dhs250 house. Tel: (04) 557 0984. @ellaseatery.
Looking for a place to party on a Friday night? Popular rooftop restaurant The Penthouse is home to a new Friday evening brunch called Eyes Wide Shut. Taking place from 8pm to 11pm, expect a three-course menu, unlimited drinks and the sounds of a live DJ and artist performing every week.
The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah Hotel, Friday, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs300 ladies, Dhs400 gents. Tel: (052)900 4868. thepenthouse.co
Barfly by Buddha Bar
The Soiree Brunch at Barfly by Buddha Bar takes place on a Saturday night, and serves up Barfly signature dishes, stunning views from its Palm Jumeirah perch, live entertainment, and free-flowing drinks. The four-hour package starts from Dhs365.
Barfly by Buddha Bar, Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Sat, 7pm to 11pm, Dhs365 soft, Dhs445 house, Dhs545 premium. Tel: (0)54 994 1460, barflydubai.ae
Enjoy flavourful dishes from all over the Middle East, North Africa and beyond. Scheherazade is an Arabian-inspired evening brunch that takes place weekly at Latest Recipe. Every Friday, you will be delighted by melodies from an Arabic singer while you enjoy stunning dishes accompanied by even more beautiful sea views.
Scheherazade, Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Waterpark, Dubai Marina, 7pm to 10.30pm, Saturdays, Dhs199 soft, Dhs299 house, Dhs499 Dhs69 children. Tel: (0)4 511 7373
Jazz fans are in for a treat at Sola’s Saturday evening brunch. Running between 8pm and midnight, jazz fans will be treated to live music by popular band Lady J Trio, as well as free-flowing cocktails, house grapes and spirits, plus Asian and Mediterranean snacks and bites from the set menu. Brunch is priced at Dhs449 per person including house beverages.
Sola, Raffles The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Saturday 8pm to midnight, Dhs449. Tel: (0)4 248 8888. rafflesthepalmdubai.com
A quintessential nightlife outlet in Dubai, whether you’re there to belt out your favourite Adele track, or watch the crowd try their best to stay in key, Lucky Voice offers guests a Saturday Drunch that you won’t want to miss.
Lucky Voice, Grand Millenium Dubai Barsha, Al Barsha, Saturday, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs195 soft, Dhs275 house, Dhs350 sparkling. @luckyvoicedubai
Fancy a late start for your Saturday brunch? The Peaky Blinders Brunch at Distillery will transport you to old Birmingham, with traditional grub, that includes sharing platters, mains and desserts all served directly to your table.
Peaky Blinders Brunch at Distillery, Souk al Manzil, Downtown Dubai, Sat 8pm to 11pm, Dhs195 soft, Dhs299 house, Dhs350 sparkling. Tel: 054 998 2003. @distillerydubai
An after-dark brunch to make your weekends even more magical, the Secret Dinner Party at 3BK restaurant features a luxurious 4-course sharing style menu that includes sushi, decadent mains and classic desserts, with unlimited drinks and fabulous entertainment from talented artists through the night.
3BK, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Sat 8pm to 11pm, after party 11pm to 3am. Dhs349. Tel (0)52 394 8098. secret-parties.com
Take a trip to the Tuscan countryside and experience Italian hospitality with a picnic-inspired ‘Toscan Drunch’ at Carna Dubai every Saturday. The contemporary steakhouse by legendary butcher Dario Cecchini offers Italian delights and lavish drinks with non-stop entertainment.
Great food coupled with even greater entertainment, this renowned contemporary Japanese restaurant, Sumosan, invites diners to enjoy an evening brunch on Sundays. Indulge in delicacies with a Japanese twist, like salmon jalapeno or French toast topped with matcha ice cream and be spoilt for choice with a variety of beverage packages. Prices start from Dhs450.
Sumosan, Dubai Edition Hotel, Sun 6pm Dhs450 soft, Dhs600 house, Dhs700 premium. Tel: (04) 388 4540. sumosan.com
For those who don’t like to say goodbye to the weekend, there’s a great Sunday evening Asian brunch named ‘Pho Real’ which takes place at the pretty Asian restaurant Sui Mui every Sunday evening from 6pm to 10pm. Food is served buffet-style so make sure to go with an appetite, before feasting on sushi, Asian tacos, dim sum, BBQ short ribs, curries and so much more. With house beverages, it’s a wallet-friendly Dhs225.
‘Pho Real’, Sui Mui, in The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Sunday, 6pm to 10pm, Dhs169 food only, Dhs225 house. Tel: (04) 511 7373. suimuidubai.com
Get ready to party, as Sunday nights are for drunching at Lo+Cale’s ultimate nineties party. Running from 8pm to 11pm, you can kick back to the glorious nineties with a whole host of music tracks from that decade (and beyond) spun by a live DJ. Live food stations will be serving up an array of nostalgia-inducing goodies and there are drinks stations, too.
Lo+Cale, Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina, Dubai, Sundays, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs169 soft, Dhs219 house, Dhs319 sparkling. Tel: (0)54 997 8599. @localedxb
Play Restaurant & Lounge
Arguably the creator of the dinner-and-a-show concept, Play Restaurant & Lounge’s Shades of Play evening brunch has been a firm favourite on the night brunch circuit for years. Offering an all-immersive experience, the ‘Shades of Play’ night brunch is a two-hour sitting of free-flowing drinks, a curated live show and a la carte dining. Following the enthralling brunch, an elegant soiree awaits for guests to party into the night.
Shades of Play Midnight Brunch, Play Restaurant & Lounge, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Mondays, 8pm to 10pm, Dhs450. Tel: (0)4 336 4444, playrestaurants.com
If you’re not ready to let go of the weekend just yet, then don’t. Seven Sisters hosts an Under the Moon Brunch every Monday evening with a set menu and unlimited drinks. Get an earlier seating from 8pm to 10pm or go all out and enjoy the night brunch from 10pm to midnight.
Under the Moon, Seven Sisters, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Business Bay, Mondays, 8pm to 10pm and 10pm to midnight, Dhs199 house. Tel: (0)56 775 4777, 7sistersdubai.com