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Traiteur, Park Hyatt Dubai
Best Brunch Winner
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Easily ranked among the best brunches you’ll have the pleasure of experiencing in Dubai, Traiteur’s unique approach sees diners brush shoulders with the chefs as they make their way through the open kitchen, helping themselves to an exquisite selection of dishes. Start with delightful morsels that include smoked duck, tuna tartar, crème brûlée pâté and freshly shucked oysters, then move on to cuts of meat, spit roasts, seafood skewers and barbecued lobster, accompanied by various salads and French-style vegetables. There’s also a sizeable cheese table and a dessert room featuring made-to-order crêpes, cakes, chocolates and more. But it’s not just the high-quality food that makes the Traiteur brunch stand out; it’s also the tasteful surroundings and sophisticated yet laidback atmosphere, pleasantly lacking any air of exclusivity you might expect and thus attracting the full spectrum of brunchers. Service is swift, friendly and the right side of inconspicuous, making for a hugely enjoyable afternoon of feasting.
Dhs465 (with soft drinks), Dhs180 for children aged six-12 years, Dhs570 (with sparkling grape, hops and grape). Dhs690 (with bubbly), Dhs2,998 (with premium bubbly, limo pick-up and drop-off, plus a gift from the hotel’s boutique patisserie). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

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