Bazxar brunch

A street food event that feels like a hug from an old friend


As it continues to evolve as a nightlife destination, DIFC is throwing up a few anomalies. Bars juxtaposed with offices, a smattering of art galleries and this cool hangout neighbouring a supermarket.

The décor has a very urban feel to it, with New York-inspired graffiti adorning one wall and a sleek, chic feel to the bar and dining areas.

One of the first attractions of this brunch is that it starts at 2pm. And being late to rise and with stomachs rumbling, we’re eager to sample the à la carte options on offer.

Round one at Bazxar, if you’re a party of two, involves a selection of eight entrées with portions easily big enough to share even when hungry.

First to arrive is the deep-fried, crispy mac ’n’ cheese balls filled with some wonderfully gooey pasta and dairy.

While devouring these, we also grab some pieces of the tasty dynamite shrimp.

We try the duo of pizzas next, and while neither is particularly ground-breaking, they are both pleasant.

Arguably though, the king of the starters comes from the Asian selection.

The black pepper beef is full of flavour and has a lovely peanut crunch to it.

Moving on to mains and we find the grilled fish of the day is sea bass. We’re instantly smitten with both the fish and its accompanying puttanesca sauce. The “naked dog” is a beef hot dog with no frills (but plenty of taste).

Tummies happy, we bid our adieus and head out in search of a taxi, or a forklift...
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house grape and mixed beverages), Dhs495 (sparkling and hops). Fri 2pm-5pm. Gate Precinct Building 4, DIFC (04 355 1111).

The Bottom Line
Swerve breakfast and have this friendly lot fill you up with some great street food.

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