We’ve rounded up some new openings, deals and returning favourites for you to try this weekend
If you’re spending the week daydreaming and meticulously planning your weekend, then your diary is now sorted. Here are eight new, returning or limited-edition brunch offers you need to try this Friday and Saturday, plus a cheeky Sunday brunch chucked in too, if you can’t face the prospect of going back to work.
Scroll through the gallery above to find a brunch near you this weekend.
Cash-back brunch offer at BiCE BiCE, at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, has launched a promotion to get you through the rest of summer and help you make the most of your weekend. Head to Friday brunch until September 15, and when you spend Dhs500 or more on brunch, you’ll get a voucher worth Dhs250 back to spend in-house.
You can redeem the voucher on any à la carte dinner menu item seven days a week at BiCE in JBR, and is valid until Saturday September 30, so you’ve got plenty of time to make the most of this great offer. The voucher can’t be used in conjunction with any other promotions or discounts though.
With brunch packages starting from Dhs295 for soft drinks, Dhs395 for house beverages and Dhs430 for bubbly, you only need to pay for two people to claim the offer. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs430 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 399 1111).
Feast Feast at the Sheraton Grand has returned, complete with a new musical backdrop from local band Rita & The Rogues. The trio will be at Feast every Friday brunch starting from September 8, playing a range of soul, jazz, swing and ‘90s hits.
The brunch offers live cooking stations with dishes from Malaysia to India, to all over Europe. Plus, new for autumn is a chocolate table, packed with desserts including pralines, brownies, mud cake, cookies and mousse. We’re holding out hope for a table made of chocolate. Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages), Dhs595 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-4pm. Sheraton Grand, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 503 4444).
Fumé The Pier 7 eatery has launched a Friday brunch for the first time. Specialties include calamari with sweet chilli sauce, feta and watermelon salad, lamb chops, burgers, pulled beef, buttermilk fried chicken, tiramisu and mini éclairs. The set menu means you get to dig into a range of dishes, all brought to your table.
The all-new brunch menu is a steal at just Dhs199 including house beverages and is available every Friday from noon to 4pm. Meanwhile your kids can indulge in their own mini brunch with a buffet for Dhs30 per child. With views across the Marina, this new brunch is sure to be popular, so get booking. Dhs199 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 421 5669).
Mr Miyagi’s This popular new Asian restaurant at Media One Hotel is running an evening brunch, on top of its afternoon edition. The Wok & Roll brunch at Mr Miyagi’s runs from noon to 3pm, and again from 4pm to 7pm, with the three-course menu including sushi and sashimi, Thai and katsu curries, mango sticky rice and ice cream.
Plus for an extra Dhs100 you can get an hour of house beverages at next door Cobra Kai post-brunch. Chill out, or try your hand at hops pong. Dhs275 (house beverages), Dhs550 (sparkling). Fri noon-3pm, 4pm-7pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Media City (04 420 7489).
Quattro Passi After some Italian cuisine? The new brunch from Quattro Passi is the one for you.
The Italian restaurant at FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai is offering up a Friday Famiglia lunch, where you’ll get a three course meal served to your table. There’s plenty of pastas, risottos and salads, plus traditional home-made desserts and gelati. Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs480 (house beverages), Dhs780 (bubbly), Dhs125 (kids age five to 11), Dhs175 (kids aged 12 to 18). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai (04 455 9988).
Turquoise Rixos Premium Dubai at JBR is serving up its first brunch. The Friday offering will be hosted in the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Turquoise and the buffet will include a wide range of international dishes, with plenty of Turkish specialities as a nod to the hotel chain’s roots. Turkish-style pasta, doner kebab, grilled meat, stuffed mussels and Turkish kunafa will be available.
The family-friendly brunch will including live cooking stations, as well as a large dessert area with plenty of Turkish pastries from a special baklava chef. There will also be live music from a band, as well as a “singing waiter”, to serenade guests. Dhs270 (soft drinks), Dhs370 (house beverages), half-price (kids six-11), free (kids under five). Fri 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Rixos Premium Dubai (04 520 0000).
Waldorf Astoria The Secret Garden Brunch is back after a summer break. The brunch, which focuses on the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients, also stars live music. It features live cooking stations with fresh and seasonal ingredients from the property’s organic garden, plus there’s now rotisserie and raclette stations. Dhs390 (soft drinks), Dhs490 (house beverages), Dhs590 (sparkling). Fri 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).
And there’s a Sunday option, too…
Amazing Sundays at Nikki Beach Popular beach club Nikki Beach has re-opened for the winter season and is resuming its Amazing Sundays Brunch this weekend (Sunday September 10).
The world-famous brand has a full-on schedule of events to kick off the cooler season, including this brunch offering.
It runs from 1pm to 4pm and includes food, drink and live performances, as well as a complimentary pool bed for you to chill on.
Worth taking a day off for, we’d say. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs460 (house beverages). Sun 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeira (04 376 6162).