Dubai’s best à la carte brunches 2020

These are the top à la carte brunches in Dubai as revealed at the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2020 in association with Dubai Food Festival

Dubai’s best à la carte brunches 2020

WINNER

Zuma
This world-famous restaurant’s Friday brunch is always packed, so book early. Enjoy a buffet of sushi, dim sum and robata while your choice of main course is brought to the table. The black cod and grilled lobster are both fantastic if you love seafood.
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).

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Hell’s Kitchen
Dig into a mix of buffet and à la carte dishes at this brunch from British chef Gordon Ramsay. There’s a huge cheese table, plus of course that famous beef Wellington. Don’t miss the competitive Eton mess contest at the end of brunch too. With live music and a buzzing vibe this is a fun-loving Friday feast.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs600 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Caesars Palace, Bluewaters Dubai (04 556 6466).

Marina Social
Jason Atherton’s Dubai Marina restaurant has a gorgeous terrace for the winter months and boasts a lively Friday brunch. There’s loads to dig into and you won’t go home hungry, it’s all of top quality too. Expect sharing starters including beef tartare and salads as well as sourdough pizzas before a main of your choice. Desserts are traditional British puds, plus a drinks trolley does the rounds.
Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs435 (house beverages), Dhs485 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6664).


SHORTLISTED

BB Social Dining
Head to this cool spot in DIFC on a Friday for unlimited bites, bao and more, plus a choice of main course. The desserts are exceptional, too.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages) Dhs450 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-4pm. Happiness Street, DIFC (04 407 4444).

COYA
This is a grown-up party brunch and is popular with groups celebrating and couples alike. The Latin American restaurant serves up sushi, tableside guac and a choice of mains, plus some delicious desserts. Worth pushing the boat out for.
Dhs419 (soft drinks), Dhs619 (house beverages), Dhs709 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 (04 316 9600).

La Cantine du Faubourg
A relaxed and elegant brunch at the French chic restaurant, this Saturday offering starts off with breakfast dishes followed by signature mains and desserts.
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs400 (house beverages), Dhs650 (bubbly). Sat noon-4pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 352 7105).

MasterChef The TV Experience
Get a range of starters, a choice of main and sharing desserts from the regular menu all served to the table at this brunch from the restaurant based on the world-famous TV programme. There’s even a special vegan and vegetarian brunch menu so everyone is well looked after.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs429 (house beverages), Dhs489 (sparkling). Fri 12.30pm-4.30pm. Ongoing. Millennium Place Marina (04 550 8111).

RÜYA
This classy Turkish restaurant offers up signature dishes from chef Colin Clague and food is consistently good. There’s a pretty terrace overlooking the Marina for winter, too.
Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs445 (house beverages), Dhs545 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 399 9123).

STK JBR
Ready for a lively afternoon out? This picked up our Best Party Brunch of 2019 at the Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards and it’s a full-blown fiesta. Expect live entertainment and plenty of dancing. But it’s not just the vibe, the steaks are top-notch too.
Dhs399 (soft drinks), Dhs599 (house beverages) Dhs649 (sparkling). 1pm-4pm and 8pm-11pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 323 0061).

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