Friday brunch at 24TH ST.

A family-friendly brunch showing off a vast range of cuisines

Friday brunch at 24TH ST.
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24TH ST. promises to transport guests to the streets of Asia with “vibrant offerings bursting with historical inspirations”.

The sprawling restaurant in the Dusit Thani Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road takes the form of a high street split into different ‘stalls’ – each with a live kitchen where chefs prepare classic dishes from Korea, China, Vietnam, Japan and more.

Highlights include a live shawarma station, two huge tandoor ovens heating up fresh and fragrant Indian breads – as well as a wide range of tasty dim sum baskets.

But there are also plenty of traditional brunch favourites to di into, too, including a cheese selection and miniature cheesecakes for dessert.

The crown jewel – and the busiest area of the ‘street’ – is the sushi counter, where chefs work throughout the brunch to construct rolls and hand out freshly sliced sashimi.

The brunch gets off to a clumsy start as staff attempt to explain the way through five different packages and a confusing system of summer discounts (whereby prices start at a bargainous Dhs129 instead of Dhs249), but following the initial hiccup the service is swift and attentive.

Views from the bright and airy restaurant are spectacular, offering a look at the new Coca-Cola Arena and buzzing Sheikh Zayed Road from the 24th floor location. If it gets busy, diners can opt to sit in neighbouring Thai restaurant Benjarong – a far darker and moodier setting.

The majority of tables here are families, although there are a few large groups too. It’s by no means an intimate brunch, and there’s a lively vibe throughout the afternoon.

And while the food isn’t the most authentic you’ll find in the city, there’s a solid range on offer.

Yes, the noodles are a bit stodgy. Yes, we’ve had better Indian food. And yes, expecting one venue to conquer a whole continent’s cuisine at a super-high level is a big ask.

But all in all, this is a fun brunch with a wide selection that will keep the whole family happy – no matter their tastes.
Dhs129 (soft drinks), Dhs218 (three drinks), Dhs228 (house grape), Dhs248 (grape and hops), Dhs268 (sparkling).  Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 3333).

A family-friendly brunch showing off a vast range of cuisines

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