Brunch concept at the Al Bustan Rotana Reviews

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Friday brunch

The Grand Friday brunch now spills into the hotel lobby and features food from Blue Elephant and Benihana. There is also a kids’ corner featuring face painting, clowns and a special buffet of yummy treats. Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (selected house beverages) Timings: 12.30pm-3.30pm (Friday)

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It’s hard to find fault with the global fare at Choices, Al Bustan Rotana’s new venue, with six front-of-house cooking stations, tandoori, noodles, pasta, grilled barbecue, falafel and teppan ice-cream. If you’re wondering, the seafood table is fantastic and the hot offerings are similarly impressive, with a mezze spread, Indian curries and spicy vegetable dishes. Children are well catered for too, with a dedicated table full of cholesterolsoaring fodder. Yet while the food is fine, for Dhs150 you can enjoy all-inclusive brunches elsewhere – Choices’ basic package doesn’t include alcohol, but the Dhs260 cocktail option is good value.

By Daisy Carrington
Time Out Dubai,

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Posted by: Chloe Tastet on 02 Sep ' 12 at 14:01
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It was just excellent ! I was speechless !

Posted by: Andres on 23 Jul ' 12 at 16:54
  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Amnazing Iftar dinner in the buffet! Al food was excelent, good selection of dishes from all the countries. the selection of drinks was very nice also, especially the lemonade. Dessert table incredible, especially the arabic part! The service was good, time to time the personal clean the table, fold the linen napkinng and replanish the glasses without been asked. Perfect selection for my iftar dinner!

Posted by: Lee on 04 Mar ' 12 at 23:45
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

What a disappointment. Two of us went for the seafood buffet on a Sunday night. When we walked in we were greeted with the sight of lovely seafood which smelled full of promise of a delightful dinner. Sadly this was not the case. The prawns were both peeled and whole had no flavour. May I say defrosted instead of the fresh produce advertised? The crabs were slightly better and my partner loved the oysters but it was hardly a wide selection of seafood. The grilled lobsters were also lacking in flavour and burnt. Twice! The sushi however, was lovely, as were the Arabian dips. . We paid the AED 290 for the package which included “premium” beverages. Hmmmm. Cheap Italian Prosecco and Chilean Merlot/Chardonnay are certainly not “premium”. This needs some attention. As does the wait staff. Although they were friendly, service is slooow. We had to ask to have our drinks refilled more than once which is offensive when you pay for the unlimited package. Strangely, 45 minutes before the end of the buffet timings the desert ice cream bar was closed, yet the grill was still attended. With the competition for dining in Dubai, and a number of amazing food experience to be had, I certainly have made the “Choice” not to go back.

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 23 Jun ' 11 at 08:28

This place never ceases to impress me. The variety of the food on offer is mind boggling. The starters are so many and unique, it's an advertisement for the chef's expertise. Have been there umpteen no. of times, always as part of a group, including many Tuesdays, which is a seafood night and I have always found something new to try. Even on a seafood night you can rest assured to find other meat and poultry. The dessert section is also one place where you can wishfully look at all that is on offer. Ice dream is another delight. Choice of ice cream scoops are mixed on a flat steel surface to which a selection of nuts, fruits pieces may be added.

The service is very good but can get stretched at times which is not a surprise considering around 30 or more hungry people appear all at once for the buffet.

A meal here is sure to leave you more than satisfied

Posted by: Teena Lee on 08 Jan ' 11 at 19:09
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

it's really a big mistake to choose this restaurant.....

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