The H Dubai brunch review. Get contact details, hours, drinks deals for Hollywood Brunch at Delphine, and find nearby restaurants and bars in Sheikh Zayed Road
Time Out Dubai staff
In a tweet: A brunch with a classy American menu. Best for one for everyone.
The venue: Located on the ground floor of The H Hotel, Delphine occupies a smart space that opens up to the hotel’s lobby. The restaurant has comfortable leather chairs and is decorated in shades of gold and black, giving it a glamorous 1920s feel. While this brunch is suitable for families, there isn’t a separate area for kids to play and eat in, but the staff here tend to seat families together.
The food: This venue offers a Californian-inspired menu, featuring cuisine that is fresh and seasonal, with plenty of seafood. The buffet of starters includes an array of sushi rolls, prawns served with mango, lobster, oysters and fresh salads. The main courses can be ordered à la carte from a set menu. Diners can order as much as they like from dishes such as fried chicken, home-made pasta and tender beef ribs.
The drinks: Diners are greeted with a welcome drink as they arrive, and the brunch menu offers American grape varieties, house shorts and an assortment of fruity mocktails.
The crowd: The venue attracts a mix of couples, small groups and families.
The dress code: Smart casual is fine here.
The service: Very warm and friendly. Waiting staff and management are on hand to walk you through the buffet and offer recommendations, and are always attentive and accommodating.
Extras & Entertainment: Delphine has a lively house band playing jazz and swing during the brunch. The band is fun and engaging and even gets the kids involved as they parade through the restaurant.
Highs & lows: Service is impeccable and the main courses are worth saving space for. While the band is entertaining, it doesn’t really make up for the general lack of atmosphere. That might improve as the brunch becomes more established.
The after party: Head to Delphine Bar for happy hour from 5pm-8pm, then continue the party on the rooftop at 40Kong.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs390 (house beverages), Dhs590 (bubbly), Half price (children aged 6-12), free (children under six). Fri 12.30pm-4.30pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.h-hotel.com (04 501 8623).