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Nominated for Best Brunch

A swish restaurant, decked out in cowhide and black and white leather, Gaucho certainly looks the business. It specialises in South American food – think empanadas, ceviche, and chimichurri – but the Argentinian steaks are what draw in the customers. You can sit at your own table and can order as many starters as you like, followed by a choice of main courses, then unlimited desserts. The meat and fish is all wonderful, but the sauces and accompaniments lift them to another level – you’ll be sure to manage more than one plate of these. A relaxed, romantic brunch, one for the foodies and meat lovers.
Dhs320 (with unlimited soft drinks), Dhs395 (with house beverages), Dhs495 (with sparking grape). Fri noon-4pm. Gate Village 05, DIFC (04 422 7898).

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