Family Brunch at Bread Street Kitchen

A fun Friday brunch that’s equally as enjoyable for kids and parents

Family Brunch at Bread Street Kitchen
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The brunches that do well with families, are the ones that go beyond a colouring book, pot of pencils and a stab at a kids’ menu (chicken nuggets and hot dogs don’t always cut it). Which is just one of the reasons why Bread Street Kitchen & Bar last month picked up the Time Out Dubai Kids award for Best Family Brunch, 2019.

If you can, nab a table on the roomy terrace, surrounded by an appealing bougainvillea-lined lawn. Being able to sit al fresco is also a welcome move, especially for kids as there’s a playground, bouncy castle and face painting outside in winter.

When it comes to the food, the Atlantis The Palm restaurant by Gordon Ramsay is about traditional British fare and the brunch provides a showcase of some the celebrity chef’s signature dishes.

Kick things off by loading your plate from the small, but well-stocked raw bar where healthy salads, smoked salmon and cured meats can be found.

A dedicated cheese station is loaded with artisanal offerings including pungent blue-veined stilton and creamy brie.

Meanwhile mini pots of satisfying cottage pie, fall-off-the-bone ribs and dinky Yorkshire puddings piled high with hearty slices of roast beef are among our favourite of the homely dishes lined up in front of the kitchen.

When it comes to mains there’s plenty of choice, too. We opt for sea bass – flaky, meaty, tasty – and the waiter suggests we have the lamb shoulder to share as well, which we’re glad we take note of as it’s perfectly-cooked and incredibly tender.

Meanwhile the children’s menu has four starters and five mains to choose from. The kids go for macaroni cheese (better than they get at home apparently) and chicken wings, followed by cheeseburgers as the unanimous choice for mains – though there is a grilled chicken, broccoli and mash option that will appeal to health-conscious parents.

And there’s even an the ice cream bar and cupcake decorating station for pudding, which is a real treat.

The adult dessert offering looks pretty standard and not all that inspiring – little glasses filled with mousses and parfaits – so we make a beeline for the ice cream bar and queue up alongside the kids to choose from a good selection of flavours – cookie dough wins. One regret? Not choosing a cup for the creamy frozen pudding as the cone is not as crunchy as expected.

And if you’re dining with kids you’ll also get free access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium.

If you’re looking for a brunch for all the family to enjoy, this has long been, and remains, a solid choice for a Friday afternoon.
Dhs240 (soft drinks), Dhs355 (house beverages), Dhs105 (kids). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2000).

A fun Friday brunch that’s equally as enjoyable for kids and parents

It’s a Time Out Dubai Kids award-winner

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