Friday Brunch at The Thai Kitchen

Longstanding Thai restaurant with a cracking Friday brunch

Friday Brunch at The Thai Kitchen
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There are few better things than slurping up a bowl of spicy tom yum soup or digging into a steaming dish of Thai green curry on a chilled-out weekend afternoon. Unless they’re accompanied by free-flowing inventive mixed beverages and a side of super Creek views, that is.

This established waterside spot has long been a top choice for Thai food fans, and (breathe a sigh of relief) it shows no signs of slowing down. And although it’s set next to the Time Out Dubai-award-winning Traiteur brunch, this is no poor relation.

Set just back from the marina, the restaurant has wonderful views over the yachts and in winter has an outdoor terrace. But it’s just as enjoyable to sit inside, with dark furnishings giving a classy feel, and massive windows allowing in plenty of natural light. Chefs work hard in open kitchens, adding a fun element to see your dishes being sliced, diced and stir-fried with expert skill and speed.

Service is efficient, and at Dhs355 for the house package – including sparkling and some creative mixed drinks – it’s also a decent deal. And it’s well
worth your hard-earned, as dishes are fantastic.

If you’re looking for a party, this isn’t one for you as the focus is firmly on the food, with couples and small groups digging in with gusto. It’s all served sharing-style, which is a winner when you want to try everything. Food comes in petite dishes that you can order more of – which means targetted food choices and less wastage.

We can’t help but go back for a second portion of the wonderfully zingy chicken satay to start, dunked greedily in a punchy peanut sauce. We also love the fresh and fragrant papaya salad, that’s sweet, sour and salty.

But the stand-out is the prawn summer rolls, jam-packed with juicy prawns and crunchy veg, going some way to our five a day.

Moving on to an authentic green curry, which has just enough kick, we also delve jubilantly into a lobster and asparagus stir-fry. This is a grown-up brunch, after all.

Stuffed, we can only nibble at the sweet, sticky mango rice.

The vibe is buzzing, service is swift and friendly and the food is traditional and top-notch. While things move rapidly in Dubai, we’re happy our old favourite has kept up with the pace.

WHAT IS IT...
Longstanding Thai restaurant with a cracking Friday brunch

WHY GO...
If you’re a firm foodie

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