5 to try: New family restaurants in Dubai
Looking for somewhere fresh and family friendly to eat with the brood?
Located at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort + Spa, Brasserie has introduced a new family friendly Friday brunch. As well as offering a huge selection of food for parents, with live cooking stations serving everything from sushi to juicy kebabs, the kids will be kept amused at the Penguin Club which boasts a resident magician, face-painting, a bouncy castle, balloon bending and more. The dedicated kids’ corner is a great way to get the little ones involved, wooing with its mega chocolate fountain that sits alongside a myriad of different toppings; sweet dreams are made of these!
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort + Spa. www.leroyalmeridien-dubai.com (04 316 5550).
With a chic bistro upstairs that boasts a cocktail bar and Mediterranean lunch and dinner offerings, and a boulangerie downstairs, serving homemade breads and pastries, La Serre, situated on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard is a one-stop-shop for all your dining needs. If the nippers are feeling hungry on the school run, pass by the boulangerie to avail of its homemade offerings freshly made by the head baker who arrives to work at 3am and bakes until dawn! For a special occasion, experience the Chef’s Table: a room adjoining the kitchen that offers an interactive experience with chefs attending the table throughout the meal.
Vida Downtown Dubai. www.vida-hotels.com/la-serre (04 428 6969).
New Zealand burger joint, BurgerFuel recently opened its world-first gourmet burger drive-thru, right here in Dubai. Conveniently located on Jumeirah Road, opposite Kite Beach, the eatery promises to serve its signature gourmet burgers in a fast and fresh manner. With a menu brimming with burger options made using 100 per cent New Zealand grass fed ground beef, and a Gourmet Mini menu featuring options such as the Chook Royale: a char-grilled chicken breast, pineapple, lettuce, natural tomato and aioli on a mini bun, and a Hamburgini with cheese, the kids will be begging for more.
BurgerFuel, Jumeirah Road. www.uae.burgerfuel.com (04 338 6924).
Nine7one located at The Oberoi has launched a new tapas brunch. Kids can have a ball at the supervised kids entertainment area, where they can enjoy activities such as cookie making and bed making classes, as well as indulging in their own buffet complete with candyfloss and waffle lollipops. While the kids are kept busy, you can sit back and enjoy a range of dishes, including freshly made dim sum, sushi, oysters and classic tapas dishes such as calamari con chorizo, and yummy pizza baked in the open ovens. Make sure you keep room for the chocolate fountain, offering both milk and white chocolate that can be enjoyed with either marshmallows or fresh fruit.
The Oberoi, Business Bay. www.oberoihotels.com (04 440 9300).
Fournil de Pierre
Freshly baked bread is at the heart of Fournil de Pierre’s offering, as it boasts an endless array of options including rustic, artisanal and stuffed breads. What’s more, for health conscious types, there are over 20 special breads made using Organic BIO flour, baked following a traditional French recipe. As well as bread, the little ones can enjoy the typically French atmosphere, and a kids menu showcasing options such as ‘Poulet Pane’: breaded and fried chicken nuggets served with salad and fries, and ‘Pierrot Thon’: tuna chunks scrambled with mayo, tomatoes, egg and lettuce served in mini Pierrette bread.
Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai. www.facebook.com/fournildepierreuae (04 420 3070).
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