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Gaucho, DIFC
Nominated for Best Brunch

Boasting cool cow print decor, combined with cream leather furniture, black marble tables and eye-catching lighting, it’s easy to see why Gaucho is a popular haunt among city slickers. Relatively new to the Friday brunch scene, it’s quite a relaxed scene, with a DJ playing a mix of soothing beats. Brunch is served à la carte; hot and cold starter options, along with dessert, can be reordered as many times as you like, however only one main meal can be ordered. We love the variety of starters including doughy and crispy bread, served with creamy guacamole, and ceviche spoons of tuna, sea bass and prawns. For mains, we recommend the trio medallion of beef, which is juicy and huge in size. Try to keep room for dessert, too; the chocolate cake is a bit too rich, but the cheesecake is absolutely divine – so tasty that we reordered it twice.
Dhs350 (with soft drinks), Dhs450 (with house beverages), Dhs575 (with bubbly). Fri 2pm-5pm. Gate Village 5 DIFC, (04 422 7898).

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