Traiteur Brunch at The Promenade
This smart brunch at the Creek has stunning views and mountains of seafood. It also has an extremely impressive cheese table, traditional roasts, a walk-around kitchen and even a dedicated dessert room.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (sparkling grape), Dhs775 (bubbly), Dhs895 (premium bubbly). Fri 1pm-4.30pm. The Promenade, Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
If you want your fillet steak with a side of live music and energetic dancing, this is the brunch for you. The food, vibe and venue are all great, and you’re guaranteed a good time and a good meal.
Dhs399 (soft drinks), Dhs549 (house beverages), Dhs599 (sparkling), Dhs699 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-4pm and 8pm-11pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 323 0061).
This brunch, from one of the world’s most popular Japanese chains, is always packed, so make sure you book early. Enjoy a buffet of sushi, dim sum, robata and more, plus mains such as black cod and garlic lobster. It’s all exceptional, and a top way to try Zuma.
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).
This massive buffet brunch has heaps of live cooking stations, from curries to tacos and slider stations. There’s a huge display of fresh seafood and all food is super-fresh and tasty. One of the best buffet brunches out there, it’s classy and fun.
Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (house beverages and sparkling), Dhs795 (bubbly), Dhs230 (kids aged five-12). Fri 1.30pm-4.30pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
A grown-up party brunch, this Peruvian restaurant’s Friday brunch is a lively affair. Dig into a range of signature dishes, including tableside-made guac, sushi and grills.
Dhs419 (soft drinks), Dhs619 (house beverages), Dhs709 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 (04 316 9600).
La Cantine du Faubourg
This is a relaxed and elegant brunch at the chic eatery, which is the winner of our Best French Restaurant 2019. Dishes include breakfast options such as eggs Benedict, as well as signature dishes including octopus and truffle pasta.
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs400 (house beverages), Dhs550 (bubbly). Sat noon-4pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 352 7105).
This Indian-fusion spot, which is our Best Indian Restaurant 2019, serves up a lively brunch with a range of interesting, innovative dishes. It’s also ideally located next to the sea at beachside spot La Mer.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs475 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-5pm. La Mer (800 62784).
Enjoy sushi, grills and more from famous chef Morimoto at his eponymous Dubai restaurant. Food is excellent and the vibe is lively.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs499 (house beverages), Dhs650 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai, Business Ba (04 512 5577).
Love lobster? Head to this cute Cape Cod-inspired eatery on the banks of the Creek for a special Saturday lobster bake. You’ll get a full lobster to share, plus a range of lobster dishes from mac ’n’ cheese to traditional lobster rolls, plus desserts.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs550 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. The Promenade, Park Hyatt Dubai (04 602 1814).
A classy Middle Eastern Restaurant with top views across Dubai Marina from its pretty terrace. It also has a fun Friday brunch with an upbeat vibe and some incredibly flavoursome dishes. A great all-rounder.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs499 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 399 9123).