The Fountain The Fountain

The service and the food need refining, but this is a lovely venue for an informal meal Reviews

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Friday Brunch with the Full Monty

The Full Monty is traditional brunch buffet with a British twist. Aside from Brit favourites, there’s seafood, sushi and a breakfast platter. There’s also a supervised play area with plenty of activities for children as well as a healthy ‘Power Bites’ menu. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (house beverages) Timings: Noon-4pm (Friday)

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The seating spills out into the lobby area in this bright, spacious restaurant. It is an informal and comfortable venue with the said fountain contributing to ambience. There is a buffet on offer for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as the à la carte menu.

The buffet was extensive, but lacked freshness and vitality, especially in the hot section where many dishes had clearly been sitting in their chafing dishes for some time. The desserts too, looked as though they had been out of the kitchen too long.

The menu offered predominantly light choices including salads, starters, sandwiches, hot dishes and desserts. A huge basket of bread was accompanied by three flavoured butters which were sadly stale and rancid tasting on the day of our visit.

The risotto was simply presented and looked attractive but was very stodgy and bland. Our waiter assured us that the marinated tuna in the baked potato would be fresh and not tinned. As we suspected, it was not fresh and he smiled broadly and agreed that it was tinned when we questioned him a second time.

The service and the food need refining, but this is a lovely venue for an informal meal.

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  • Location: Oud Metha, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 310 4320
  • Travel: Oud Metha Street
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Brunch served

User reviews:

Posted by: Peter McConville on 28 Aug ' 13 at 07:05
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Unbelievable Jeff

Posted by: Eddy Markiewicz on 14 Mar ' 11 at 10:44
  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We have tried both the Friday Brunch & the Full Monty; both were so good we went back to see if it was a one-off. Indeed it wasn't! The quality of the food from the buffet, which is regularly replenished is excellent. The Full Monty is a great idea and will appeal to expats and locals alike as it doesn't disappoint with large, well cooked and traditional portions of a hearty feast.
We would return weekly of our regimes would allow us!

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