Brand new brunches looking to take the scene by storm in 2015
Time Out Dubai staff
c.taste The new ‘BubblOrange Brunch’ is an affordable option for a Friday afternoon out. Diners can tuck into a buffet spread of starters, salads and desserts, and choose a main course from the à la carte menu. Dhs129 (soft drinks). Dhs199 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Centro Barsha Hotel, Al Barsha (04 704 0000).
Lounge Café Italiano The Friday family brunch at this Italian concept is a weekly event, but changes its theme on a monthly basis. January is art month, and kids will be provided with art and craft materials, and able to let loose on their own mini canvas. Meanwhile, you can let loose on the Italian menu, with pasta and wood-fire pizzas available from live cooking stations, plus an antipasti and salad bar, and desserts. There is also a mini buffet for kids. Dhs130 (soft drinks). Dhs60 (kids aged four to 12). Free (kids under four). Fri noon-4pm. Arenco Tower Ground Floor, Dubai Media City (800 4825 4266).
Purobeach Urban Oasis The ‘Miami Grill’ Friday brunch at this rooftop pool bar offers meat and seafood dishes and includes a welcome beverage on arrival. Mixed drinks are also available, but these are charged on consumption. Dhs200. Fri 1pm-5pm. Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 444 7444).
The Rib Room The winner of Time Out Dubai’s Best Steakhouse award in 2014 introduces a brand-new Friday brunch. The à la carte selection offers guests a choice of signature starters, plus a meaty sharing platter that features striploin, chicken wings, lamb cutlets, veal short ribs and beef brisket (although fish and vegetarian alternatives will also be available). Finally, finish off with dessert and cheese. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs350 (mixed beverages and grape). Dhs390 (sparkling grape). Dhs550 (bubbly). Fri noon-4pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 366 5866).
The Kitchen Table This family-friendly ‘sip and win’ brunch offers guests food from live cooking stations, including a barbecue and other international options. There’s also entertainment for kids and free beach and pool access is included in the package. Dhs299 (soft drinks). Dhs379 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Until March 31. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai, The Walk, JBR (04 453 3333).