Brunch might traditionally be a Friday afternoon event, but night brunches in Dubai are increasingly popular. Whether you can't drag yourself out of bed for a 12.30pm start on a Friday, want to head to the gym or stay by the pool for the day (click here for summer pool day offers), there are plenty of reasons why sometimes a night brunch in Dubai is the ideal option for you. From Thursday night brunches to Friday night brunches, there are plenty of evening brunch deals out there for you to enjoy. For more brunches in Dubai click here.
Looking for a night brunch in Dubai's Business Bay? ‘The Late, Late Brunch’ takes place between 8pm and 11pm and partygoers can expect a three-course menu (sharing-style starters, one main course and desserts to share) featuring sushi rolls, flatbreads, burgers and salads.
Dhs275 (ladies), Dhs375 (gents). Sat 8pm-11pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay, www.secret-parties.com.
This brilliant funky little spot runs a Friday evening brunch between 4pm and 7pm and the ‘picnic style’ menu caters to meat-eaters and veggies alike. Highlights on the innovative menu include hops-battered veggies with a corn mousse, cucumber and wasabi tea sandwiches, Sunday roast-style chicken, Asian-style leg of lamb, pumpkin and ricotta ravioli with a sage butter sauce. Plus there's a DJ and a lively vibe.
Dhs395 (select house beverages), Dhs595 (premium house beverages). Fri 4pm-7pm. The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, www.acappelladxb.com (058 971 9542).
Expect confetti cannons, big party vibes and a glamorous crowd at We Brunch: After Dark at Accents, a Friday night brunch from Dubai-based party planners, Love Parties. Taking place at Accents in InterContinental Dubai Marina, the brunch kicks off at 8pm and it’s Dhs299 for soft drinks, Dhs349 for house beverages and Dhs399 with bubbly. Dress to impress for this one.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs399 (bubbly). Fri 8pm-11pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, www.webrunchdxb.com (052 798 7292).
This Downtown Dubai gastropub’s Wednesday evening 'Mad Monkey Brunch' takes place every Wednesday evening from 8pm until 11pm. Dishes include hickory BBQ or spicy buffalo wings, popcorn prawns with kimchi slaw, burgers topped with caramelised onions and a side of mac and cheese and apple crumble for dessert.
Dhs149 (soft drinks), Dhs229 (house beverages). From Wed Sep 16. Wed 8pm-11pm. Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai (054 998 2003).
This Friday evening brunch from the Palazzo Versace’s shape-shifting Enigma restaurant promises a menu from the mind of chef Mansour Memarian. Expect appetiser dishes including Peruvian tiraditos and causa limeña (potato with seafood), and Persian plates of masto laboo (beetroot and yoghurt) and salad shirazi (cucumber and tomato salad), as well as mains of kebabs and slow-cooked stews.
Dhs250 (food only), Dhs269 (with soft drinks), Dhs425 (with house beverages), Dhs125 (kids aged five-12). Fri 7pm-11pm, launching July 31. Palazzo Versace Dubai, Al Jaddaf (04 556 8830).
A new evening brunch in Dubai for those who can’t get enough of the good ‘ol '90s. Set in Farriers Restaurant with views of the Meydan Racecourse, expect a menu heavily inspired by the “'90s sunset” of arcade gaming, free-flowing drinks and the resident DJ churning out the best of the decade.
Dhs149 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (house beverages), Dhs75 (kids ages six-12), free (kids under six). Thu 7pm-10pm. Farriers Restaurant, The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba, www.themeydanhotel.com/90sbrunch.
Priced from Dhs199 for soft drinks and Dhs299 for house beverages, tuck into classics such steak tartare, burrata and Josper-grilled octopus, along with three cuts of beef prepared three ways – smoked brisket, braised shortrib and grilled tenderloin.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages). Thu 7pm-11pm. La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk, www.livelaville.com/dining/graze (04 403 3111).
This popular Thursday night brunch at Jazz@PizzaExpress in JLT is a regular in our nightlife awards lists for its party brunch vibes. It promises unlimited pizza and selected beverages and you can be sure of a good time (and loads of doughballs). One of the best night brunches in Dubai, and you'll need to book in advance to secure a space.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (bubbly). Thu 8pm-11pm. Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, JLT; www.pizzaexpress.ae.
An Asian-inspired party evening brunch in Downtown Dubai, this Friday night brunch stars unlimited sushi at this Japanese restaurant.
Dhs349 (soft drinks), Dhs449 (house beverages), Dhs549 (premium beverages). Thu 7pm-10pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 441 9262).
The Friday night brunch at this Downtown Dubai spot offers a choice of the restaurant’s signature dishes, freshly-rolled sushi and Japanese barbecue.
Dhs330 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs550 (sparkling). 8pm-11pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (058 592 7107).
This late brunch runs every Wednesday from 9pm until midnight. Diners can enjoy an unlimited selection of signature starters including avocado tartine, flatbread pizza and corn salad, plus mains to share including rib-eye and jumbo shrimp, along with the chef’s dessert selection.
Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs230 (house beverages), Dhs320 (sparkling). Sat-Thu 9pm-midnight. Gate Village 5, DIFC (050 423 4044).
Expect a culinary exploration of the Riviera, to a soundtrack of lively beats from a DJ. Packages feature a three-course dinner and two hours of drinks, with seatings starting from 8pm onwards. Dishes include octopus carpaccio with salsa verde, and La Serre’s riff on salad Niçoise – tuna tartare with olives and quail’s egg – as well as mains of roasted sea bass and grilled guinea fowl.
Dhs299 (three-course menu with two hours of soft drinks), Dhs399 (three-course menu with two hours of house grape), Dhs499 (three-course menu with two hours of short measures, grape and sparkling). Fri 8pm-2am. Vida Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (0 4 528 3779).
This trendy Italian restaurant has a bargain Thursday and Friday night brunch in Dubai's JBR. Food is decided by the chef and includes free-flowing starters, pizzas, pasta and desserts.
Dhs199 (house beverages), Dhs299 (sparkling). Thu-Fri 6pm-9pm. JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR (04 814 5918).
Love a bit of pad Thai and a spicy green curry? Mr Miyagi’s has all that and more, so kick-start your weekend at this party spot for a cracking Thursday night brunch in Dubai's Media City.
Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs499 (sparkling). Thu &Fri 8pm-11pm. Media One Hotel, Media City (04 420 7489).
This is a Thursday night brunch in Dubai's JLT where you can enjoy unlimited dim sum, sushi and desserts as well as a choice of main course. A lively and fun vibe, and a decent way to start the weekend with an evening brunch in Dubai.
Dhs399. Thu 7pm-10pm. Cluster A, JLT (04 421 1356). Cluster A, JLT (04 421 1356).
This late starting brunch has dishes including antipasti, handmade pastas and more. If you have a sweet tooth, make a beeline to dessert room and stock up on panna cotta, gelato, cassata cake and other Italian classics. The evening brunch takes place every Thursday and Saturday from 6pm until midnight and it’s Dhs195 for food only. If you fancy a tipple there are buckets of hops available for Dhs85.
Dhs195 (food only), half price (six-12 years old), free (five and under). Thu & Sat 6pm-midnight. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 6485).
Fancy chilling out in a ski lodge? There's a night brunch from Sunday until Thursday at Publique. Expect a sharing brunch with fondue and more at this cool Alpine-themed bar in Souk Madinat Jumeirah.
Dhs295 (house beverages). Daily 6pm onwards (three-hour slot). Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 430 8550).
Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens is kick-starting the Dubai weekend in style with a Thursday evening brunch at Social Company. Running from 7.30pm to 10.30pm, the new Social Brunch features sharing-style platters and free-flowing house beverages against a backdrop of live acoustic music from singer and guitarist, Khalil. Dishes include shrimp avocado cocktail, mushroom risotto, slow-roasted chicken and fudge brownies topped with vanilla ice cream.
Dhs259 (house beverages). Thu 7.30pm-10.30pm. Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens (04 519 1111).
Looking for a night brunch with a lively vibe? The atmosphere is excellent, the crowd is glamourous and the steaks are top. This lively soirée takes place every Friday at both the Downtown Dubai and JBR branches from 8pm to 11pm. Starters are shared and include oysters, burrata, beef tartare and some hefty prawns. For mains there’s a choice of fillet, striploin, roasted salmon and porcini risotto and the sides are also tremendous, including creamy mac ‘n’ cheese and crispy fries. You know it’s a party when some kind of firework goes off. And at STK you’ll get them by the bottle-load.
Dhs400 (soft drinks), Dhs600 (house beverages), Dhs650 (sparkling). Fri 1pm-4pm, 8pm-11pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 323 0061) and Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (055 796 8133).
The Asian eatery, which can be found at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, showcases dishes from Vietnam to Thailand, China to Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia, so if you like a lot of choice this is the brunch for you.The ‘Pho Real’ brunchfeatures a selection of live cooking stations (we’re talking sushi, Asian-style tacos, dim sum and more), while mains include dishes such as spiced barbecue short ribs, Chinese-style steamed sea bass and seafood red curry.
Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages). Sat 6pm-10pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh, www.suimuidubai.com (04 511 7373).
Every Friday, the restaurant hosts an evening brunch with a range of dishes, priced at Dhs399 per person with unlimited house beverages, running from 7pm to 10pm.
Dhs399 (house beverages). Fri 7pm-10pm. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).
This trendy Thursday night brunch in Dubai's FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai is ready to kick-start the weekend. You’ll get unlimited drinks, Japanese bites and a live DJ set from Sam Starks.
Dhs250 (ladies), Dhs350 (gents). Thu 7.45pm-10.45pm. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai (04 455 9999).
Super-cool beach club WHITE Beach throws a lively evening brunch every Thursday between 7pm and 10pm. It’s Dhs250 for ladies and Dhs300 for gents and both packages include food, unlimited house drinks, access to the pool and live entertainment. The menu includes signature dishes from the Mediterranean-inspired menu including blow torch salmon, sliders, tuna tartare and everyone’s favourite: monkey bread. Expect chilled out party vibes and people taking snaps by the infinity pool.
Dhs250 (ladies – unlimited drinks), Dhs300 (gents – unlimited drinks). Thu 7pm-10pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
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