New brunches

Whether your brunch goals are to party, chill out, or the sole aim is to devour as much as possible, we’ve got you covered when it comes to trying out something fresh in Dubai. We’ve gone down to plenty of venues to find out what’s on offer in terms of the crowd, entertainment, location, and of course the food and drink.
New brunches

Time Out Dubai is the guide to the best brunch in Dubai. Here we profile the pick of new brunches in Dubai. Get reviews, contact details and more

Whether your brunch goals are to party, chill out, or the sole aim is to devour as much as possible, we’ve got you covered when it comes to trying out something fresh in Dubai. We’ve gone down to plenty of venues to find out what’s on offer in terms of the crowd, entertainment, location, and of course the food and drink.

Thai 04 602 1816 Deira

The Thai Kitchen may not be as glitzy, new or swanky as some of the other Thai res-taurants in the city, but that’s certainly not to its detriment.

This Thai restaurant has been impressing us for years, as it consistently turns out authentic, tasty Thai food.

The open kitchen means you can see your food being prepared and the chefs and waiters will take into account your fondness (or otherwise) of spice.

Go with their suggestions and you’ll be hit with wave after wave of excellent food.

Opt for one of the set menus to experience the best selection of dishes, or choose off the main menu that boasts a range of classic dishes – pad Thai, green curries et al – as well as more unusual options such as a whole hot and sour sea bass to share.

Park Hyatt Dubai’s dining scene has also been redeveloped to form The Promenade this year, so alongside The Thai Kitchen, there are new additions to the culinary zone in NOEPÉ and Brasserie Du Park, meaning there’s a fresh lease of life to the area.

With stunning views of the Creek, a buzzing vibe and some authentic dishes, you can’t get much bet-ter Thai food than at this Dubai classic.

The bottom line:
An oldie, but a goodie.

Indian +971 4 706 0900 DIFC

If you’re after a romantic evening full of top-quality Indian food and views of the Burj Khalifa, then Mint Leaf of London should be top of your list. The dimly lit dining room has stylish décor and floor-to-ceiling windows, offering a fantastic view all down Sheikh Zayed Road.

It’s the perfect setting for an evening out, whether you’re on a date or catching up with a group of friends, as the vibe is upbeat yet intimate.

One of the consistently high-quality Indian restaurants in the city, Mint Leaf has so far resisted the urge to join in with the molecular gastronomy crowd. And we like it all the more for that reason. Instead, what you get at Mint Leaf is a fine dining take on classic Indian flavours and ingredients.

If you’re a fan of curries then you won’t be disappointed, as at the heart of the restaurant’s menu are wonderfully fragrant and subtly-spiced dishes (including an excellent dhal makhani and sea bass mussalam) and grills (prawns roasted in Goan coconut sauce and tandoor lamb chops).

Everything looks and smells the part as it comes to the table, too. If you’re after a drink, the lounge and bar area is equally cool and moody. It also has a top ladies’ night  in the bar area.

The bottom line
All in all, a great place to spend an evening.

052 634 1040 Dubai Marina

It turns out this Habtoor Grand location can do anything it turns its hands to. Even the party brunch is packed with atmosphere and finesse. But it is at night, when podium dancers perform alongside the private booths and swimming pool, that it really takes off. International DJs recreate one of the more Ibiza-like experiences in Dubai.

European +971 4 399 0009 Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)

Located directly in the ‘drop zone’ of SkyDive Dubai, beach club-meets-lounge bar concept Zero Gravity has grown in popularity as a hotspot for al fresco beverages. It has also been carving out a name for itself as a dining destination. Although in the heart of Dubai Marina, the long, winding path down to Zero Gravity gives it a slightly exclusive, destination feel that adds to its charm. Visit in the evening and you’ll miss out on the view, but the club itself still has plenty of visual charm with a clean mix of white and chrome. On the varied, international food menu you’ll find ceviche and caviar, pizzas, burgers and simple fish and steak dishes from the grill. There’s a lot of charm and attraction to Zero Gravity. It looks shiny and new, yet manages to feel laid-back and causal. The food menu, however, lacks the wow factor to ensure repeat visits.

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