In a tweet: The clue is in the name: every base is covered at this vast brunch. Best for those with big appetites.
The venue: Part industrial chic, part modern design, Feast comes to life with some clever splashes of colour in the furniture and a rainbow of it in the serving stations. The finish is sleek and the lighting clever, while the vast metal fans and kitchenware in the open areas is very trendy. The outdoor area is cool, too.
The food: Sheraton may have all bases covered with this brunch, but they don’t let the quality of any dishes suffer. For example, the lamb is responsibly sourced and gloriously juicy, and the waft of spice from the open kitchens transports you to Asia. Seafood lovers should make a beeline for the Irish oysters, and one of the biggest stations is dedicated to desserts.
The drinks:There’s a specialist beverages station in addition to your usual house options and bubbly packages.
The crowd: Feast is still finding its feet on the busy brunch scene, meaning the crowd is mixed and the atmosphere a little lacking. We’re confident it will become livelier, though.
The dress code: Everyone seems pretty laidback, but most guests are smartly dressed as if they are heading out afterwards.
The service: The chefs in the open kitchens are more than happy to chat about their creations, and the staff are quick with drinks.
Extras & entertainment:There’s no entertainment as such, but watching the world go by from the terrace overlooking Sheikh Zayed Road is a nice distraction, and the open kitchens are fun to observe.
Highs & lows: The lamb and roast stations are terrific. In many ways, this could be the perfect place for some weekend comfort eating rather than any sort of party starter. The cheese selection is great, but the fact it’s over inside three hours is disappointing – it’s not nearly enough time to make the most of the spread.
The after party: In the same hotel, rooftop lounge Dawn & Dusk is open for mixed beverages, or head next door to The H Dubai where you’ll find 40 Kong lounge and The Black Lion pub.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs495 (sparkling). Fri 1pm-4pm. Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.sheratongranddubai.com/en/fridayfeast (04 503 4444).