Dare to Brunch at STK JBR
You know it’s a party when some kind of firework goes off. And at STK you’ll get them by the bottle-load. Literally. Flaming bubbly bottles go past at a rate of knots as revellers live it up at this party brunch. At Dare to Brunch, STK promises the “ultimate blend of food-meets-party” and the crowd are dressed to the nines.
As the brunch goes on, the atmosphere picks up and dancers flail energetically on raised platforms surrounding dining tables in the restaurant to lively music.
The atmosphere is excellent, the crowd is lively and steaks are top. A party brunch with substance.
Dhs399 (soft drinks), Dhs549 (house beverages), Dhs599 (sparkling), Dhs699 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-4pm and 8pm-11pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 323 0061).
Dim Sum Disco at Maiden Shanghai
It’s loud, It’s lively, and when it comes to Dubai party brunches, it’s downright legendary. We’re talking about Candypants, of course, and its Friday fiesta at Chinese restaurant Maiden Shanghai in the swanky FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai.
In terms of atmosphere it’s buzzing, and the crowd dance around in true Candypants style as a Chinese dragon propelled on sticks is paraded around the tables. Expect to see everyone up on their feet and enjoying the opportunity to show off their best moves on the seriously packed dancefloor. Candypants delivers yet another cracking party brunch – this time with noodles
Dhs395 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-4pm. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 9989).
The Stage at Jazz@PizzaExpress
Pizza? Check. Live music? Check. Dough balls? Double check. This a standard night at jazz@pizzaexpress – with a twist. The stars of the show – as always – are the dough balls though. (Sorry, Chef.) Mains include classic pizzas and salads, and it’s all as delicious as you’ve come to know and expect from this chain. Live performances vary on the nights, but whoever’s playing the crowd will be guaranteed to be up on their feet and dancing within record time.
Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages), Dhs250 (bubbly). Thu 8pm-11pm. Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).
Big Fat Brunch at Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR – The JBR
Get ready for a mega bash at this one. It’s a lively crowd and food comes in the form of all the favourites from wings to flatbreads. And what other brunch features sumo wrestling?
Dhs269 (soft drinks), Dhs369 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-4pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 520 0049).
This longstanding party brunch in Garhoud attracts a more mature partygoer, and it’s pumping. The science of brunching includes live cooking stations and free-flowing bubbly. Get ready to conga.
Dhs529 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455
Brunch Out Loud, Lucky Voice
Whitney or Britney? Grab the mic and belt out a tune while enjoying sharing plates at this karaoke brunch. It’s lively and gets packed out week in, week out.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs350 (sparkling grape). Fri 1pm-4pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (800 58259).
Hidden Brunch, Tesoro
This brunch from Love Parties takes place every Friday across Tesoro and Treehouse. Expect Asian and International cuisine, pumping music, confetti cannons and plenty of fun.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs425 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-4pm. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3100).
Saffron, Atlantis The Palm
As well as a party vibe and heaps of mixed drinks stations, there are 220 dishes served at this Asian-themed party brunch.
Dhs535 (selected house beverages). Over 21s only. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
The Wanderlust Brunch stars themed stations from Peruvian, Thai and Mediterranean cuisine, with lots of mixed drinks stations to visit.
Dhs425 (house beverages). Over 21s only. Fri 1pm-4pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 0000).
Wok & Roll, Mr Miyagi’s
If you’re looking for karaoke, spicy green Thai curry and a buzzing vibe, this quirky Asian restaurant in Media City’s the one for you. It also has a cracking after-brunch party – see page 74 for more.
Dhs290 (house beverages), Dhs390 (sparkling). Fri 3pm-6pm, 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Media City (04 420 7489).