Mina A’ Salam
Nominated for Best Brunch 3 Comments
This cosy buffet brunch takes place on the lower level of Mina A’ Salam, with views overlooking the bright turquoise canals and the surrounding courtyard (if you’re not tucked away in the corner). It's best to visit during cooler months when you can sit outside. Al Muna itself is light and airy, but make sure you ask for a seat near the windows to take advantage of this. Arabic-style archways line the corridors and stained-glass detailing lets even more light through. The old-school skirt-wearing chairs and tacky tablecloths are slightly off-putting, as is the slow service (at one point we had to clear our own plates). Cuisine is a bit of a mixed bag and includes sushi (but no sashimi), a decent seafood selection, roast lamb and beef, a pasta station, dumplings and rare brunch treats such as tacos and burritos, shawarma, doughnuts and bruschetta. The fresh oysters are a standout dish. Overall, it’s a low-key brunch with minimal entertainment and a good selection of food, although it’s missing a few qualities.
Dhs390 including soft drinks, Dhs465 including premium beverages, Dhs220 (children over eight), free (kids under eight). 12.30pm-4pm, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
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