Latest Rock Around the Brunch review at the Pyramids at Wafi, a new brunch in Dubai for 2016. Includes details, start time, hours and restaurant information
Time Out Dubai staff
You can hit three restaurants in one at this brunch at Wafi: British pub Carter’s, Italian restaurant Medzo and Asian venue Thai Chi.
If you’re familiar with the layout of the complex, you may be confused about how this one functions – and, yes, it is a bit of a walk from Carter’s and Medzo to Thai Chi. But it just about works, with outdoor terraces loosely connecting the restaurants.
It’s mostly a buffet affair, with some live stations in each room. At Thai Chi you can get Peking duck pancakes made for you, at Medzo there are chefs cooking up pasta and pizza, and in Carter’s you’ll find a roast dinner carving section.
Thai Chi is probably the least well-known of the restaurants at this brunch, but it impresses the most. The array of Chinese and Thai dishes is appealing, especially the sweet and sour chicken, prawns in pepper sauce and the aforementioned Peking duck. While Medzo is usually worth a visit during its à la carte service, its brunch offerings aren’t quite up to the same standard. And with Carter’s you get what you expect: hearty British fare.
Drinks are standard whatever package you go for, while service is there or thereabouts, with no major dramas. If you’re sitting in Carter’s, you can listen to live music from the house band, mostly cover versions of classic pop hits.
It’s billed as a family-friendly brunch, but there’s no special entertainment for little ones. It can be fairly quiet at this one, and not the best quality, but it’s cheap, which is something. Dhs145 (soft drinks), Dhs230 (house beverages), Dhs75 (children aged six-12), free (children under six). Fri noon-3pm. Pyramids Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 410004 324 4100).
Most impressive dish The moreish Peking duck pancakes from Thai Chi.