14 Thursday evening brunches in Dubai to kick off your weekend

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Because brunch is the most important meal of the day…

If you ask us, you can brunch at any time of the day or week. So there’s no reason you should have to wait until Friday afternoon to get brunching, why not start on Thursday night? From crazy karaoke, Dubai Fountain views, to musical icons, these brunches have it all. Some of these are ending this weekend so be sure to catch them before they’re gone.

Here are 14 Thursday evening brunches to try this weekend.

1. Matagi Mantra at Matagi

Fans of pan-Asian cuisine will love the new brunch at Matagi in Emerald Palace Kempinski. Matagi Mantra offers two or three hours of sharing-style dishes alongside signature cocktails. The four-course menu includes sashimi and maki, foie gras wagyu gyoza, Phoenix wagyu ribeye and yakitori followed by mikan cheesecake and coconut mousse with mango sorbet. Make sure to get a table near the kitchen for the ultimate show from the Matagi masters.
Matagi Mantra, Matagi, Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah, 9pm to midnight, Thursdays, Dhs299 for two hours, Dhs399 for three hours. Tel: (04) 248 8850. matagidxb.com

2. DXB Experiments presents WTF Music Rebels

 

This weekend, #DXBExperiments takes you on a musical journey through the decades. From Wednesday May 1 to Friday May 3, pick a seat at the dinner table where each course is paired with not only a creative cocktail, but also an era of music. Start with the 1960s and the icon that is Aretha Franklin, and dine your way through the decades to finish with legendary band Nirvana in the 1990s. Taking place this weekend, the brunch will pause and restart after Ramadan.

WTF Music Rebels, #DXBExperiments, Weslodge Saloon, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, May 1-2 7.30pm to 11pm, May 3 1pm to 4pm, Dhs395. Tel: (04) 560 1700. weslodge.ae

3. 7 by Skorpeus

‘7’ is the immersive dramatic dinner which will both surprise and entertain you throughout the evening. This theatrical experience give a new meaning to the idea of ‘dinner and a show’. Indulge in a set menu of multiple courses along with creative cocktails and selection of other drinks. Based around the seven forbidden values, the performance is a powerful portrayal which will keep you guessing. This weekend will also feature performances from Layla Kardan. Booking required.

7, Skorpeus, Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 8pm to 11pm, every Thursday and Friday until Ramadan, Dhs300 house drinks only, Dhs350 soft with dinner, Dhs495 house with dinner. Tel: (052) 715 6278. @skorpeusdxb

4. TGIT at McGettigan’s JLT

Kick off your weekends at McGettigans with their TGIT Thursday evening brunch. The party starts at 8.30pm and runs until 11.30pm with free-flowing beverages and a three course meal of McGettigan’s classic pub grub. For Dhs230 you can enjoy three hours of brunching fun while the DJ gets you in the weekend spirit.

McGettigan’s, Bonnington Hotel, Cluster J, JLT, 8.30pm to 11.30pm, Thursdays, Dhs230. Tel: (04) 356 0560. mcgettigans.com

5. Club Inc at Zero Gravity

Every Thursday, Zero Gravity serves up a six-hour package of unlimited food and drink from 8pm to 2am for a bargain Dhs199. Guests are welcome to come and go as they like through the night, whether you’re heading there pre-night out, or planning on spending all six hours in the venue. Kickstart your evening with a visit to ‘Eat Street’, where the team of chefs will be serving up street food bites such as noodles, pizzas, hot dogs and burgers as well as sweet treats such as cotton candy. There’s also a fairground themed garden, with street artists performing between Giant Jenga, Connect 4, ping pong tables and basketball hoops.

Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina, 8pm to 2am, Thursdays, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae

6. Wok & Roll at Mr Miyagi’s

The ever-popular, Asian hotspot Mr Miyagi’s has an evening brunch packed with live entertainment, karaoke, glitter stations, games, beer and prosecco pong and plenty more. Enjoy five courses of Miyagi’s signature dishes and three-hours of unlimited beverages to get you in the party spirit.

Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel, Wok & Roll brunch Thursdays 8pm to 11pm, Fridays 3pm to 6pm and 8pm to 11pm, Dhs299 house, Dhs349 sparkling. Tel: (04) 420 7489. mrmiyagisdubai.com

7. Bottoms Up at Copper Dog

JBR Scottish pub, Copper Dog, has launched a new evening brunch happening every Thursday from 8pm to 11pm. Expect an array of authentic pub grub including sliders, nachos, ribs and wings, all washed down with beer, wine, cocktails or spirits. There’s a live band playing before DJ Andy Swift kicks off the party into the evening, you can also enjoy games of pool or beer pong in the games room.

Copper Dog, DoubleTree by Hilton, JBR The Walk, 8pm to 11pm, Thursdays, Dhs149 soft, Dhs259 house. Tel: (04) 559 5355. copperdog.ae

8. Thank brunch it’s Thursday at Q43

Thursday night brunching at Q43 involves three hours of free-flowing beverages and three courses for Dhs199. If that’s not enough you can extend your drinks package by an hour for Dhs99. The menu is specially curated featuring dishes such as crudites and homemade pita, hummus and coriander dip, salmon ceviche, calamari, and DIY tacos. The resident DJ spins the latest jams all night so you’ll be up on your feet in no time.

Q43, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 8pm to 11pm, Thursdays, Dhs129 soft, Dhs199 house. q43dubai.com

9. Nara Pan Asian

Get the weekend started early with this upbeat evening brunch that delivers the style and sass of a Tokyo street party, just in the heart of Dubai. Enjoy premium beverages and unlimited dim sum and sushi as well as a diverse range of a la carte menu items. There’s also live entertainment from a sax player and DJ.

Nara Pan Asian, Cluster A, JLT, Dubai, 8pm to midnight, Thursdays, Dhs349. Tel: (04) 421 1356. naradxb.com

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10. Kanpai

Indulge in a night of Japanese cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails at Kanpai Dubai. Every Thursday evening feast on three hours of your favourite dishes including Shoyu Salmon, Black Cod, Tiger Prawns, Takoyaki, Chicken and Beef Yakitori. After brunch, there’s three more hours of unlimited beverages for Dhs150.

Kanpai, Souk al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 7pm to 10pm, Thursdays, Dhs349 soft, Dhs449 house and sparkling. Tel: (04) 441 9262 kanpaime.com

11. Stage at Jazz Pizza Express & Pizza Express Live Business Bay

Love Parties, the party people behind the sellout Friday brunches We Brunch and Hidden, also have a Thursday brunch at Jazz Pizza Express. There’s drinks for Dhs30 from 4pm to 8pm, before the brunch packages kicks in at 8pm. Expect a typical feast of Pizza Express pizzas and sides, with acoustic sets by multi instrumentalist/vocalist, Adam Baluch & vocalist Stephon LaMar. Afterwards, it’s five drinks for Dhs150 with music from DJ Nana B. So popular is this Thursday evening brunch, you’ll also catch it at Pizza Express’ second location in Business Bay

Jazz Pizza Express, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 8pm to 11pm, Thursdays, Dhs150 soft, Dhs225 house, Dhs275 sparkling. Tel: (052) 798 7275. lovepartiesgroup.com

12. Publique

Publique, the Alpine-themed restaurant in the Madinat Jumeirah, have an evening brunch package that runs from Saturday to Thursday from 8pm to 11pm. The cost is Dhs345 for three hours with a minimum booking of four guests. All brunch groups will get an ‘instructor’ that will guide them through the authentic alpine journey. A selection of starters will be served directly to the table, each guest can then choose a main of their choice, followed by cheese raclette and chocolate fondue to share, and wash it down with unlimited house beverages.

Publique, Madinat Jumeirah, 8pm to 11pm, Sunday to Thursday, Dhs345 with a minimum booking of four. Tel: (04) 430 8550. publique.ae

13. Blushing Dragon at Karma Kafe

Enjoy picturesque views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains indulging in miso black cod, Wagyu beef gyoza and Japanese tuna pizza, accompanied by a unlimited servings of soft, house or sparkling beverages.

Karma Kafe, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 8pm to 11pm, Thursdays, Dhs329 soft, Dhs449 house, Dhs549 sparkling. Tel: (04) 423 0909. karma-kafe.com

14. Supper Club at Bar Rumba

Bar Rumba, hosts a weekly Chino Latino inspired Supper Club every Thursday. Dishes such as sushi, adobe chicken with avocado purée, glazed sweet potato and crispy calamari are served to the table, paired with wines, beers and spirits. It kicks off at 9pm, with food served until 11pm and drinks until 1am.

Bar Rumba at Asia de Cuba Dubai, Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, 9pm to 1am, Thursdays, Dhs195 house. Tel: (04) 511 7333. Facebook.com/barrumbadxb

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