Tamarind brunch at Ramada Hotel Dubai review. Contact details, hours, drinks deals for award-winning brunch, plus nearby restaurants and bars near Bur Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Situated on the ground floor of the Ramada Hotel in Bur Dubai, Tamarind isn’t the most stunning of dining rooms. Seating is basic, though there are some more comfortable booths. It doesn’t seem to get full, so the buzz you might get at other brunches is missing. A designated kids’ area is available. This brunch’s USP is that it has 100 different types of chutney; if you have the patience to look, you’re sure to find the chutney of your dreams. Indian bread, served warm and direct from the open-plan kitchen, as well as fried and baked varieties of popadoms are perfect for scooping up the chutney. Chicken and vegetable biryani is served from a special tuk-tuk, while main courses are plentiful and brought to the table. The kingﬁsh Goan curry, in particular, is incredible. In all, there’s a good selection of meat from the tandoor, and plenty of curries with rice and naan breads. Indian grape is offered as part of the house beverages package, along with a variety of soft drinks. A self-service lassi bar is a popular addition, offering three varieties of the yoghurt drink, including mango and coconut. A singer with a keyboard plays relaxing Indian music next door at Cascade Lounge, which also houses one of the tallest stained-glass windows in the world. Dhs99 (soft drinks), Dhs145 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Ramada Hotel Dubai, Al Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai (04 351 9999).