Nominated for Best Brunch 32 Comments
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Six days a week Saffron tends to be lifeless and the cuisine disappointingly bland. But it explodes with boisterous activity every Friday when the clock strikes (half past) 12. But unfortunately even the hubbub of brunching antics fails to combat the establishment’s peculiar neon lights and Formica-style surfaces. It offers unrestrained opulence, with more than 220 dishes to choose from, many with a loose Asian theme as well as European staples, salads and desserts. The house is kept entertained by a roving magician performing mind-bending tricks and a DJ spinning ’70s funk – showing great promise for the afternoon, but the quality nosedives as festivities reach their peak. The age old adage of quality and quantity rings true at this brunch, which boasts more choice than a supermarket. That said, the range of dim sum is strong – try the ha gau, which is a real treat. This is an exceedingly opulent party brunch suited to those in large groups out for a bash.
Dhs435 including mixed beverages. 12.30pm-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
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