Brunch is a local passion in Dubai, and best enjoyed early on a Friday afternoon with a group of friends and family. Whether you're an absolute foodie, or just looking for somewhere with a great atmosphere, live music or spectacular views, here is your guide to some of the best brunches to be sampled in Dubai.
The Zuma Brunch
Gate Village 06, Podium Level, Al Sa'ada St.
Zuma Dubai definitely delivers one of the best Japanese brunches in town. The brunch menu is made up of the finest and freshest ingredients, and you can enjoy unlimited amounts of hot starters, salads, sushi and sashimi, as well as one main course and unlimited desserts. Signature brunch dishes include the infamous black miso cod, jumbo tiger prawns with yuzu pepper, finished off with green tea and banana cake, and a Sake cocktail. The ambience and décor is top-notch and there is also a children’s playroom upstairs for the duration of brunch where you can leave your kids in the hands of attentive nannies, whilst you dine.
Brunch at Pierchic
Al Sufouh Rd, Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah
The seafood brunch at Pierchic is an elegant affair, and very much the place to be seen on a Friday afternoon. The set brunch offers a delectable four-course set menu of fresh seafood and shellfish, using freshly caught and sustainably sourced fish. A bubbly package of champagne, fine wines and cocktails is also available, as well as a non-alcoholic alternative. The best part of brunch is the stunning scenery from your al fresco table, with sweeping outlooks over the Arabian Gulf and an unrivalled view of the Burj al Arab.
The Waldorf Astoria Secret Garden Brunch
Crescent Road، The Palm Jumeirah
The food really is the star of the show at the Waldorf Astoria brunch. The weekly event invites guests to dine in a beautiful secret garden, whilst feasting on gourmet seasonal ingredients and enjoying live, acoustic entertainment. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, and is perfected for families as well as groups of friends. Delicacies include seafood bouillabaisse, freshly baked pies, and rotisserie chickens, seasoned with edible flowers and herbs from the hotel’s garden. Make sure you try the pistachio cupcakes to finish off, and don’t forget to take home your complimentary basil plant – a gift for all guests who attend brunch!
Brunch at Nikki Beach
Get a feel for the Côte d'Azur with brunch at the world famous Nikki Beach. Choose to soak up some sun with an al fresco table and outstanding views of the Arabian Gulf, or take a table inside to absorb the chic interior amongst fellow foodies. Nikki Beach has made a name for itself as a unique beach club concept with famous live DJs, lavish entertainment and a hip, unpretentious hospitable vibe. Once you have finished eating, make use of your complimentary pool-side sunbed for up to 4 people, and continue the party into the evening.
The Atlantis’s Ronda Locatelli Brunch
Paying homage to the traditional Italian family mealtime, Ronda Locatelli’s brunch offers an indulgent, sharing-style concept, delivered in a warm and inviting environment. The brunch takes the form of four appetizing courses, served to the centre of the table. Calamari, Bresaola, creamy Burrata and selections of Pizzettes all feature as starters, followed by Mediterranean favourites including handmade ravioli, lasagne, and grilled Sea Bream. Saving the best for last, desserts include delicious Pannacotta, Semifreddo Alla Nocciola and the ever famous sweet Tiramisu. Be sure to leave extremely full and ready for an afternoon siesta beside the pool.