Time Out Dubai is the definitive voice on Dubai's best restaurants, including the best brunch in Dubai. Here's your guide to brunch in Dubai of all prices.
Looking for a party, a nice place to enjoy with the family or just some really good food and lots of it. Brunch is a must-do for a great selection of dishes and we’ve been on the hunt to find which ones are top of the pile. Time Out has visited each and every restaurant to put them through their paces, assessing factors including quality of food, ambience and service. Popular or relatively unknown, we’ve gone undercover to find out what you’re getting for your money at each venue.
You can wonder about amid the live cooking stations and in among the chefs as you pick up plates of succulent grilled lobster, foiegras crème brûlée and a mind-blowing cold cauliflower and black truffle soup. Seafood lovers can knock themselves out on oysters and more from the raw bar at The Terrace next door, or queue up at the gourmet carvery found outside. Finally, if you’ve got the room, you’ll find Traiteur’s private dining room re-invented as a dessert room. But first, get to grips with the dedicated French cheese display, where you’ll find some really knock out examples to try. Dhs465 (with soft drinks), Dhs570 (with sparkling grape), Dhs690 (with bubbly), Dhs235 (for children aged six-12). Fri 12.30pm-4pm.
For this opulent brunch the hotel’s three restaurants ¬– AlHambra, Arboretum, MJ's Steakhouse – come together to put on an extravagant Friday lunchtime affair. With live cooking stations aplenty and numerous beverage stations lining the walk ways between venues, this brunch is more a feast for the eyes. Expats come to celebrate an occasion and visitors take in the pure luxury that Dubai, Al Qasar and the Madinat Jumeirah have to offer. MJ’s is a pleasant venue to experience the afternoon from if you’re in a small group, while the main dining area on the ground floor is perfect for large, celebrating groups. Dhs475 per person (with soft drinks), Dhs575 (with bubbly), Dhs795 (with premium bubbly), Dhs250 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Fri 12.30-4pm.
Whatever food you’re looking for, you can find it at Bubbalicious, the Westin’s expansive brunch offering. There are over ten live cooking stations to peruse, serving up everything from traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings to Arabic mezze. With the brunch taking place in Blue Orange, Hunters Room and Spice Emporium, diners are free to move around as they wish, with seating also available on the outdoor terrace. The atmosphere is lively and buzzing thanks to the band, while kids are kept entertained with a trampoline. Dhs450 (with soft drinks), Dhs550 (with sparkling grape), Dhs680 (with bubbly). Fri 1pm-4pm.