Three new brunches to try in Dubai

From fancy feasts to innovative Indian dishes, check out these newbies

Three new brunches to try in Dubai
miX by Alain Ducasse

The weekend is fast approaching, and Dubai’s treating us with some beautiful weather. So if you’re not spending the day at a beach club, or going on a pool day, it’s time to tuck into brunch. There are three new brunches ready to try – from fancy Japanese food on the Palm to creative Indian dishes, plus an offering from a three-time Michelin-starred chef. Which will you choose?

Akira Back
Back at Brunch from Michelin-starred chef Akira Back not only provides top views out across the water, it’s promising some inventive dishes too.

On the menu is hirame carpaccio, grilled octopus and tuna tataki, plus plenty of sushi.

There are also tacos and the chef’s famous tuna pizza. Main courses include wagyu beef, black cod and jidori chicken, and there’s a vegan menu too.

Desserts include salted macadamia caramel popcorn, coconut sorbet butter mochi, yuzu citrus and black and white sesame cake.
Dhs445 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (house beverages), half price (kids aged 6-12), free (kids under 6). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. The W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 245 5555).

This new Indian spot in Barsha Heights is throwing a Friday brunch packed with interesting dishes.

Think dum pukth arancini, spiced lamb and pistachio burrata to start. Mains are sharing plates of curries, rice bowls and more, while there’s a chocolate fondant or lotus milk cake for dessert, too.

And it’s a five-hour affair, running from noon until 5pm every Friday. Kids are welcome too.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages). Fri noon-5pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (052 687 4081).

miX by Alain Ducasse
The Secret Brunch at miX by Alain Ducasse takes place at the extravagant Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai on Palm Jumeirah.

The brunch from the famed French chef runs every week from 1pm until to 5pm, and offers up a selection of à la carte dishes and a buffet from the famed French chef. Dishes include Milanese risotto, roasted chicken, fish of the day and a live station with sea bream ceviche and tuna tataki. Desserts such as date soufflé, labneh sorbet and miX cheesecake are also on the menu.

There are also drinks stations and entertainment from DJ Chris Wright, DJ Tom Higham and a live band including vocalist, pianist, violinist and saxophone.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs499 (sparkling). Fri 1pm-5pm. Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (050 226 1662).

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