Zuma brunch

A world-famous chain that does everything well – especially brunch

Zuma brunch

Launched in London in 2002, German-born chef Rainer Becker’s brand Zuma has gone from strength-to-strength around the globe. And as the first fine dining restaurant to set up in DIFC, Zuma is undoubtedly the reason why the area’s dining scene is booming.

Becker says Zuma’s success is its consistency. And he’s right – it’s consistently excellent.

In 2020 the restaurant picked up three Time Out Dubai awards – Best Japanese Restaurant, Best Brunch and Restaurant of the Year. And if you’re wanting to get a taste of what this juggernaut of dining is all about, the brunch is a top way to dip a toe in the water.

It’s on the pricey side, but for what you get you won’t be disappointed. And if you’ve always wanted to try the world-famous chain’s signature dishes, a Friday lunchtime is your prime opportunity.

The concept is simple – buffet starters and desserts, and à la carte mains. There’s a large cold buffet, with heaps of super-fresh sushi. Across the other side of the room there’s a hot bar, heaving with robata and tempura. Don’t be shy, the food’s here to be eaten after all, and you’ll want to give a good go of sampling everything on offer.

Main courses include the brand’s famous black cod (as amazing as you’d expect – buttery soft, sweet and utterly indulgent) as well as a selection of other outstanding meat and seafood dishes.

Be sure to book well in advance, as this is one brunch that always fills up.

The vibe is fun and buzzing, with plenty of groups of friends and families out for a special occasion, as well as couples on brunch dates enjoying the atmosphere.
Dhs473 (soft drinks), Dhs625 (house beverages), Dhs688 (bubbly), Dhs236 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four) plus 7 percent DIFC fee. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 425 5660).

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