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Time Out Dubai staff
In a tweet: A varied international brunch that doesn't compromise quality for quantity. Best for a family-friendly brunch.
Simple and understated, Kitchen 6 is a minimalistic combination of warm woods, glass and chrome. It's light and spacious, which means it doesn't feel crowded, but also that even when relatively busy, it has a slightly clinical edge – an out-of-place LED screen with scrolling headlines doesn't help. It's not bursting with character, but it has a casual-yet-refined vibe.
Large international buffets can run the risk of having too much choice of a mediocre standard, but Kitchen 6 does everything well. The Middle Eastern mezze-style dishes are perfect for piling on a plate to share at the table, and includes the particularly tasty spinach fatayer. The Indian curries are rich and well-seasoned, and you'll also find an impressive selection of noodles and soups as well as British favourites like roast beef, plus a station full of vibrant salads.
The drinks: Nothing particularly adventurous, with only two packages available, one with soft drinks, tea and coffee, the other with house grape and hops.
The crowd: Lots of families, large (but quiet and civilised) groups and a few couples.
The dress code: Laidback chic. Ladies can feel free to leave the heels at home, while shirts and chinos aren't necessary for guys, but don't opt for a t-shirt and shorts either.
The service: Impatient at times. On our visit, we felt a little rushed when a concerned staff member hurried over to remind us that brunch would soon be ending after we took a second helping of dessert. However, on the whole service is friendly and pleasant.
Extras & entertainment: A relatively standard brunch with no live entertainment or extras.
Highs & lows: The food has a number of unique standout dishes – the spicy strawberry sushi, for example, is definitely a must-try – but the overall atmosphere is a little lacking and will be too quiet for some.
The after party: Head to Vault for sundowners with a view from 5pm to 8pm, when selected drinks are half price.