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Yalumba Yalumba

Nominated for Best Brunch Comments

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If by some bizarre fluke you were unaware of Yalumba’s reputation before booking, this brunch’s intentions become as crystal clear as a bubbly glass the minute you take a seat among the balloons, party hats and hooters that line the tables. This one’s a renowned party brunch. The small and cosy indoor restaurant is far from the most exotic venue in Dubai, but things are livened up by a cheese-tastic DJ, which can have punters on the dancefloor by 3pm on rowdier days. It’s better in winter months when the pleasant terrace becomes a bearable place to linger throughout the afternoon. Food-wise, there’s both an à la carte menu and a small buffet area, but it’s far from spectacular. The buffet itself is pretty miniscule and largely unappealing, and the à la carte options rarely stretch beyond adequate.
Dhs499 including the full range of drinks. 12.30pm-3.30pm, Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

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Posted by: Peggy on 03 Jan ' 13 at 09:39

I went to a terrible brunch here for xmas day. Usually the food here is immense - but it was all served outdoors, stewed in big vats. Their was no roast potatoes for xmas dinner. Yorkshire puddings were cold. At the BBQ area meat was blackened on the outside and raw in the middle. They clearly tried to pack a ridiculous anount of people in this venue for the day. We paid 600 aed for 3 hours of terrible food.

Posted by: Janet on 25 Aug ' 09 at 17:40

Posted by: Mamta on 16 Jun ' 09 at 05:24

Buffet is average, but value for money during the 99dhs promotion! Great ambience, lively place and lots of fun while hanging out with a big group.

Posted by: Roxanne on 07 May ' 09 at 10:05

Food is definitely not worth going back for

Posted by: Juliette on 17 Mar ' 09 at 11:21
  • Best for: Brunch served

Lots of fun, great atmosphere, nice a la carte options, but buffet is a bit average and limited and unoriginal.