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Beachcombers

Nominated for Best South-East & Pan Asian 13 Comments

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel is home to numerous restaurants, but this beachside set-price buffet venue certainly takes the cake in terms of location. If the weather permits, you won’t have to think twice about sitting outside. Snacking on Malay and Thai buffet treats, your meal will be accompanied by Dubai’s most iconic guest: the Burj Al Arab. This restaurant sits smack-bang in front of the sail-like building and has perhaps the best view of the hotel in all of the city. The food isn’t too bad either (without being fantastic). There’s plenty of it, from prawn crackers and popadums to stir fries, curries and some rather tired looking salads. The beef and chicken satay is a must, as is the chicken laksa and roti canai with traditional Malaysian dal or chicken curry. Vegetarian options are pretty slim, but sweet-tooths will go nuts for the dessert table, which is stacked with everything from mango cheesecake to apple crumble, chocolate orange cake and a chocolate fountain.
Open daily 7.30am-midnight. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Road, www.jumeirah.com (04 406 8999).

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Posted by: ikik on 29 Oct ' 11 at 18:01
  • Best for: Romantic

Place is nice. FOOD IS TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!! such a waste!!!!

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 16 Aug ' 11 at 08:01
  • Best for: Family friendly

Tried the brunch last Friday.. Extensive array of food which the charming hostess walked me through explaining. The highlight should be the seafood laksa with noodles. The broth was hot , spicy and flavourful. Grilled prawns were also a delight.
At the end, I was more than stuffed and attempted to drink some tea. I decided to stay off any more Dubai brunches - hopefully till next Friday.

Posted by: Pi on 28 Mar ' 11 at 08:12
  • Best for: Family friendly

Great service and atmosphere. Very nice mojitos on friday brunch. Very friendly for kids.

Posted by: Jack Johson on 24 Mar ' 11 at 07:55
  • Best for: Family friendly

The restaurant is fantastic for kids, very nice kids area and kids buffet. Also the location is great, on the beach in front of Burj Al Arab, kids can enjoy and play on the beach while parents relax and enjoy a nice meal. I tried the brunch last friday and was impressed with the mojitos as well as the kids entertainments such as the magician and the bounce castle on the beach. Great value for money!!!!

Posted by: Vera Ligia on 24 Mar ' 11 at 07:43
  • Best for: Brunch served

The new brunch is great, wonderfull atmosphere and nice value for money. I love the new mojitos bar!!!!

Posted by: Jean Paul on 23 Mar ' 11 at 18:27
  • Best for: Brunch served

The brunch looks great, very nice selection of beverages with the addition of Mojitos bar. Great value for money

Posted by: Audrey on 26 Feb ' 11 at 14:10
  • Best for: Family friendly

one of the best view in Dubai - right in front of the burj al arab.
the band is fantastic. the service is great.
it feels like holiday in Dubai...

Posted by: Mary on 10 Nov ' 10 at 17:01
  • Best for: Family friendly

The ambiance was very good, view of the Burj Al Arab. Staffs were very friendly. The thing that makes them down was the food, it tastes alright. But it would have been better if it's served warm.

Posted by: Ingy on 02 Jul ' 10 at 07:27

Hi, ii would love to know if i can take my girl 2 years and half with me in this restaurant
thanks

Posted by: Bo on 05 Jun ' 10 at 16:25
  • Best for: Family friendly

We have just been to Beachcombers for brunch and we are not sure we would go back. On the plus side the location is perfect - right on the beach looking straight at the Burj-Al-Arab. The staff are really friendly and attentive and our glasses were never empty, but, the choice of alcohol was limited to Tiger Beer, house red wine or house white wine which seems a bit limited for a mid-priced brunch. Our biggest gripe though was the food - it was the usual Thai staples like papaya salad, minced chicken and spring rolls to start, then curries, satay, seafood and rice etc for mains - the quality was unfortunately very hit and miss and some of the beef dishes were impossible to chew. The kids selection was quite bizarre with only egg noodles, shepherd's pie and baked beans! Our 8 year old said he found the food and play room 'lame' although we were all fascinated with the magician who came round to each table throughout the afternoon. All in all, not a bad brunch but not one of the best for the money.

Posted by: Torsten Ahlers on 07 Feb ' 10 at 08:39
  • Best for: Family friendly

Posted by: Neil Roberts on 02 Apr ' 09 at 09:12

A bit of a bugbear, this. Beachcombers has, in my opinion, one of the best views in Dubai and the food is consistently good. My one complaint is the family-friendly aspect. We have taken our two children, aged 6 and 2, three times now and been less than impressed with the quality of child-friendly facilities on offer. The first time, we had to wait 45 minutes for someone to come and supervise the children's area, the second time there was a bored-looking staff member watching DVDs while unruly other children caused havoc with the video games (which didn't work) and the third time a surly eighteen -year-old sat immobile after we complained that the children's room was unsupervised.
We complained the first time and received an apology in the post. The second and third times we just felt that things would never get better - and we will not return. It is truly a shame, as a visit to Beachcombers has the ability to offer guests the 'wow' factor in spades.
We now go (when finances permit) to the Movenpick - so much more child-friendly and the food is also excellent value.

Posted by: Ruchika Dhawan on 31 Dec ' 08 at 09:54
  • Best for: Brunch served

 

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