‘Tis the season to paint eggs and meet the Easter bunny
Al Khaima: Enjoy Arabic-inspired creations at an Easter brunch, featuring cold and hot mezza as well as delicacies from the grill. Al Khaima will also be serving Eshaa al Fusah (dinner) on Easter Sunday, which will include an assortment of eight mezza, a main course of lamb shank with beans followed by a dessert.
Family Brunch, April 24-27, Dhs170 not including drinks, Eshaa al Fusa, April 24, Dhs250. Le Royal Meridien Resort and Spa (04 316 5550)
AOC French Brasserie:Easter Brunch Buffet featuring international classic Easter dishes and dessert specialties, on April 22, with live cooking stations, outside BBQ brunch and carving stations. A separate kids’ buffet, along with face-painting, clown entertainment, an egg-painting competition and a special chicken farm will also entertain families.
Dhs225 all-you-can-eatfood, Dhs305 including bubbly and selected drinks, Dhs150 for ages 13-16, Dhs100 for ages five to 12, free for ages four and under. Friday, April 22, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4873)
Armani/Mediterraneo:Foie Grais terrine with figs, roasted Easter lamb, cod fish “Pil-Pil,” brioche filled with meat ragout and chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs will tickle your taste buds.
April 21- 24, Dhs210 for Easter lunch and Dhs280 for Easter dinner, 12.30pm-3pm; 7pm-11pm. Armani Hotel (04 8883444)
Armani/Ristorante:Armani’s Italian restaurant will feature an Easter degustation menu from April 21 to 24. Crab ravioli with lemon emulsion, Easter lamb with rosemary potatoes and traditional Italian Colomba Pasquale is how Armani/Ristorante does it at Easter.
Dhs700 per person, 7pm- 11pm. Armani Hotel (04 8883444)
Cabana:International dishes, live cooking stations by the pool and a selection of sweet Easter favourites will feature on April 24, along with children’s activities including an Easter bunny rabbit, egg hunting games and assorted gifts and surprises.
Dhs185 including soft beverages, Dhs245 including selected beverages, 12.30pm-4.30pm. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999)
The Cellar:Traditional family brunch for Easter.
April 24, Dhs135 per person all you can eat, Dhs225 all you can eat and drink, Dhs89 for children 2 to 12 years old, Noon-3.30pm. The Aviation Club (04 2824122)
Certo:Chef Matteo has created an Easter special four-course menu, featuring traditional Italian favourites.
April 24 and 25, Dhs199 per person. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111)
Choices:A buffet with international dishes with live cooking stations and an Easter party for kids.
Dhs260 with selected beverages, Dhs130 for kids aged 6-12 years, free for kids 5 years-old and younger, Sunday April 24, Noon-3.30pm. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai (04 705 4818)
Cucina:An Easter egg hunt and an appearance by the Easter bunny, not to mention movie screenings and face-painting, will entertain children while parents are encouraged to tuck into a breakfast-heavy selection from the buffet.
April 24, Noon-4pm, Dhs175, including non-alcoholic drinks, Dhs275, including house drinks, children aged six to 12 Dhs75, including soft drinks. Courtyard By Marriott, Green Community (04 885 2222)
Elia:Sample a special set menu traditionally enjoyed in Greece after the midnight mass on the Saturday before Easter. On April 23, from 8pm to 1am, tables will be strewn with traditional Greek soup margaritas, red eggs and tsourekia, a sweet bread for Dhs160, excluding drinks. From noon to midnight on Sunday, enjoy the authentic ovelia and kokoretsi along with a buffet of Greek mezedes. Kids can enjoy the restaurant’s children’s area.
Majestic Hotel (04 501 2690)
Esca:Enjoy a little taste of Italy with a brunch buffet on April 22, interactive cooking stations and outdoor barbeque on April 24. Look out for free-flowing Prosecco, Italian wines and other beverages.
Dhs295 with bubbly and selected beverages, Dhs195 inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages, 12:30-4pm. Qamardeen Hotel (04 428 5923)
Jumeirah Emirates Towers:Celebrate Easter Sunday with a spring buffet lunch at Mosaico for Dhs160, or enjoy spring business lunches at Vu’s Restaurant or the Rib Room for Dhs155.
April 24, from 12.30pm lunchtime only, 04 319 8088, www.jumeirah.com
JW Marriott Dubai:Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, feshly baked buns and more traditional favourites at the dessert counter as The Market Place, Bamboo Lagoon and Hofbräuhaus join forces between Friday 22 and Sunday 24 April.
Simple treat Dhs220 per person including non-alcoholic drinks, Deluxe treat Dhs330 per person including house drinks, Royal treat Dhs440 per person including premium drinks, Exceptional treat Dhs550 per person with free-flowing bubbly, Child (6-12) Dhs110 including food and soft drinks. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai (04 607 7977)
Karat Lounge:Don’t miss the impressive chocolate show performed by the luxury bespoke chocolate-maker Daniel Hutmacher at Karat on April 24. The Swiss chocolatier will impress guests with his finest delicacies made of 100% natural - hand-made Swiss chocolate.
Dhs80 per person, 6pm- 8pm, The Address Dubai Mall, Down Town (04 438 8999)
The Market Café:A lavish Easter Sunday brunch sees Grand Hyatt Dubai offering international cuisine at its buffet on April 24. Spring decorations and eggs in almost every style will be on show and children’s entertainment including face-painting, egg hunting and clown entertainment will appeal to some.
Dhs195 per person including soft drinks, Dhs215 per person including selected house beverages, Dhs95 per child including soft drinks (6 to 12 years of age), Children under six dine for free, 12:30pm - 4:00pm. Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222)
Maya by Richard Sandoval:Time Out’s Latin American Restaurant of the Year will offer a Playa Buena Vista promotion throughout Easter, or visit Maya on Easter Sunday for a sharing menu for Dhs700 per couple, including a pitcher of cocktails April 21-25 and 28-30, Playa Buena Vista Dhs300 with pool and private beach access, 10am-6pm, lunch from 1pm to 3pm, 30% discount on cocktails 5pm-7pm, Easter Sunday dinner, April 24, sharing menu Dhs700 including pitcher of cocktails.
Le Royal Meridien Resort and Spa (04 316 5550)
Mistral:On April 22, guests can enjoy the Easter activities and Easter brunch for Dhs395 per adult including free flowing bubbly; Dhs105 for children between 13 and 16 years old, Dhs65 for children aged between six and 12 and free of charge for children aged under six.
Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel (055 400 3279)
The Palace - The Old Town:Benjamin Bunny’s afternoon tea party at the Palace gardens will see kids joining in with a treasure hunt, try egg-decorating and listen to Easter storytelling. Afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and chocolate delicacies for parents rounds off a family Easter.
April 23, 3pm-6pm, Dhs140 or free for children under 10. Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 428 7852)
Pergolas:A sumptuous international buffet with live cooking stations and fun activities for the kids, including a dedicated area with games, face painting and an Easter Egg hunt, on April 24.
Dhs249 with selected beverages, Dhs125 for kids under 12. Sunday, April 24, Noon-4pm. Al Murooj Rotana (04 321 1111)
Rhodes Twenty 10:The Easter Sunday menu has been created by celebrity chef Gary Rhodes. Choose from roast tomato and basil soup with melting mozzarella toasts, seared duck foie gras a l’orange on toasted brioche or a delicious twice-baked white asparagus soufflé to start. Main courses on offer include a succulent grilled turkey steak or roast loin of lamb on buttered spinach with a lemon, garlic and mint cream, or a pan-fried salmon with prawns, scallops, ginger butter sauce and passion fruit vinaigrette, for seafood-lovers.
April 24, Dhs350 per person, excluding beverages. Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa (04 399 5555)
Sezzam:An afternoon brunch featuring specialities from all over the world will be followed by an Easter egg hunt and other fun activities, such as face painting and children’s entertainment, from April 22 to 24.
Children aged up to six eat for free. Dhs75 for children aged from six to 12 and Dhs240 for adults, including drinks, or Dhs150 excluding drinks, noon-5pm Kempinski Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5999)
Sloane’s:A vibrant and colourful Spring brunch buffet will be on offer from April 22 to 24. Herb-crusted rack of lamb and whole baked sea trout will be on offer and hot cross buns will be available to round off lunch.
Dhs220 per person, excluding drinks, 1pm-4pm. Grosvenor House (04 317 6000)
Spice Island:A family celebration at Spice Island includes an Easter buffet filled with chocolate bunnies and eggs on April 24. Kids can join the Easter Bunny treasure hunt throughout the lobby and win chocolate eggs.
Tee total Dhs159, original grand Dhs209, premium experience Dhs279, Noon-3pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira (04 4 262 5555)
Talk Restaurant and Lounge:Easter brunch on April 22 with a fruits of the sea buffet. The chocoholic buffet will also prove popular. Children can play with the Easter bunny and enjoy other activities, including egg-hunt challenge, at the garden terrace.
Dhs199 including soft drinks or Dhs350 with a free flow of selected beverages. Children aged 12 and under dine for free. On April 24, the venue will host its Easter feast, including traditional roasted items with selection of sweet Easter favorites. Both events cost Dhs199, including soft drinks, or Dhs350 with a free flow of selected beverages. Children aged 12 and under dine for free. 12:30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888)
The Terrace: While your children join in with the Easter egg hunt, you can try the international grill, seafood and leg of lamb before tucking into a traditional Easter-themed dessert buffet.
April 23, 12.30pm-4pm, Dhs180 including soft drinks, or Dhs248 including food, soft drinks and draught drinks. Dhs94 for children aged from six to 12. Children under six dine free. Park Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222)
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Vishal Apr 21, 2011 05:33 am
Thanks Time Out but these are hardly Easter DEALS. Perhaps in the spirit of a significant religious occasion you could stop pandering to 5 star venues and suggest something more down-home and reasonably priced?