In a tweet: A chilled-out afternoon by the Creek with a stunning array of food. Best for sophisticated foodies.
The venue: It’s all about the theatre of the cooking here, with numerous open kitchens dotted throughout the venue. Inside it’s not quite as bright and airy as Traiteur next door, but the lighting and mood, as well as stylish South East Asian art on the walls, heightens the sophistication. In the cooler months, head outside to the plant-lined terrace.
The food: There’s a reason Thai Kitchen is so often mentioned among the best Thai restaurants in the city (it was shortlisted for a Time Out Dubai Restaurant Award in 2015), and the quality isn’t compromised at brunch. The à la carte menu is essentially a long taster list, from where you can order an unlimited selection – which is great since some of the dishes are little more than finger food.
The crowd: To say it is a place for couples would suggest it’s all candlelit dinners, which is not the case. However, it’s probably not the type of place you’d head with a large group. The atmosphere is more sophisticated.
The dress code: On our visit, everyone certainly looked like they’d put some effort in, but it’s not over the top. Smart casual jeans and shirt, or a dress would fit best.
The service: You’re well looked after, although delivery of drinks can be a little slow.
Extras & entertainment: The food is the primary focus of this brunch.
Highs & lows: Make no mistake, this is one for foodies. If Thai is your thing, you’ll be hard pushed to find better, and the open kitchens make sure there’s some of your typical brunch atmosphere. A shortage of traditional Thai drinks perhaps let the restaurant down slightly.
The after party: For those who want to continue the party after brunch, head next door and mix with the Traiteur crowd at The Terrace.
Dhs240 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs375 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira, restaurants.dubai.hyatt.com, (04 602 1814).