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Nominated for Best Brunch
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This spacious, open-plan restaurant is bright and airy and opens up onto a terrace with views of the pool and beach. Expect a relaxed yet lively atmosphere, suitable for families, friends and couples. The ‘fork and cork’ Friday brunch is definitely one for foodies, with everything from a mouth-watering selection of fresh breads and an impressive range of exotic cheeses to salad stations, cold mezze and platters including fresh fish, smoked salmon and oysters. Desserts are just as impressive, from chocolate fountains to fresh fruits and crème brûlée. Kids will love the sweet cart that rolls around, piled with gummy bears and fizzy creations. You’ll also find a drinks counter with all sorts of mixed beverages on offer, and there’s even a tea specialist on hand to recommend a brew best suited to your taste.
Dhs300 (soft drinks). Dhs420 (house beverages). Dhs530 (bubbly). Fri 1pm4pm. Crescendo, AnantaraThe Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).

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