7 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 7 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
Into The Jungle, Palazzo Versace
Palazzo Versace’s popular family brunch is back every Saturday from 1pm to 5pm with fun-filled entertainment for both adults and little ones. Taking place at the all-day dining restaurant, Giardino, the jungle-themed brunch features dancing monkeys, a live performance from Magic Phil, an appearance from Moana, pool access, planting station, face painting, and more.
Into The Jungle, Giardino, Palazzo Versace, Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai. Every Saturday, from 1pm to 5pm. Children Dhs150 (under 4 free), Dhs350 soft, Dhs450 house, Dhs570 premium, Dhs810 bubbly. Tel:(0) 50 836 1513. familybrunchdubai.com
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 hometown. 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