Big Breakfast at Bidi Bondi
Start your day with a trip to this Palm location and you’ll be treated to eggs, turkey bacon, sausage, hash brown, grilled beef tomato, baked beans and Portobello mushrooms served with toast and butter. The only decision you need to make now is red sauce, brown sauce or no sauce at all...
Dhs60. Daily 10am-noon. Al Manhal Clubhouse, Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).
Breakfast of Champions at Reform Social & Grill
Hungry? You better be. This one is for those days when you just need some good, old-fashioned British comfort food. A monster weekend platter is made up of two sausages, dry cured bacon, grilled tomato, buttered button mushrooms, Heinz baked beans, black pudding, poached, fried or scrambled eggs, bread fried in dripping, a buttered flour bap, tea or coffee and an orange juice. And if you can polish all that off then you’re a winner in our eyes (and will probably need an afternoon nap, too).
Dhs110. Served Fri-Sat 8am-11.30am. Emirates Living (04 454 2638).
Bouchon Breakfast at Bouchon Bakery
This fancy breakfast from Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller is a filling dish for when you’re down at The Beach. With scrambled eggs, tomato, bacon and a healthy dose of carbs (potatoes AND toast, winning), this one will help you handle the day ahead – whether it’s chasing the kids around The Beach or just collapsing on the sand for the day.
Dhs40. Served daily 8am-12.30pm. The Beach, opposite JBR (04 419 0772).
Copper Dog Breakfast at Copper Dog
There’s nowhere better to get a proper fry-up than a pub, so Copper Dog’s offering is worth checking out on a lazy weekend morning. Dig into sausage, black pudding, bacon, hash browns, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans, eggs – all served up with buttered toast. Round it off with a game of pool and you could almost be back in the Scottish Highlands where the pub comes from. Apart from that lovely sea view, of course.
Dhs85. Served Fri-Sat noon-10pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, opposite JBR (04 559 5355).
Country Breakfast at Clinton Street
This might be a US version of the fry-up, but it’s still a hearty start to the day, so is worthy of a place on this list. Three eggs come with chicken apple sausage, herb roasted tomato, hash browns and buttermilk biscuit (that’s basically a scone for non-Americans). A delightful take on a Stateside brekkie that’s not to be missed.
Dhs60. Served daily 8am-midnight. Various locations including Burj Views, Downtown Dubai (04 428 1331).
English B’fast at Barasti
Now this is what we’re talking about. Two fried eggs, bacon, sausages, beans, grilled tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, hash browns and buttered toast. When it comes to breakfast this beach club might not be top of your list, but it should be. After indulging in this hearty weekend feast you can simply move from table to lounger, and sleep it off.
Dhs62. Served Fri-Sat 9am-11.30am. Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 318 1313).
Fibber Magee’s Breakfast
A regular weekend pit-stop of team Time Out Dubai, Fibber Magee’s does a pretty stellar breakfast. We’ve waxed lyrical about the bacon, sausage and egg baps many a time, however, sometimes you just need the full shebang. And that’s eggs, sausages, bacon, hash brown, mushrooms, tomoto, black pudding, beans and fried bread. If that won’t set you up for the day we don’t know what will.
Dhs58. Served daily 8am-11am (with a 20 percent discount) 11am-11pm (full price). Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 2400).
Full English at D&A
With views of the Burj Al Arab, this is an English breakfast with a Dubai twist. The breakfast itself however, is a not to be messed with. A Full English comes complete with bacon and sausage from Dingly Dell Farm.
Dhs95. Served Fri-Sat 9am-noon. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).
Full English at Pots, Pans, Boards
From Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens, Pots, Pans & Boards knows how to do breakfast well. You can tell that from the fact the place is heaving every weekend morning. Happily, it does a pretty mean full English, too, with fried eggs, bacon, tomatoes, beans and sausages. There’s also a Portobello mushroom, fancy. The best news? Order between 8am and 9am and you’ll get a free cup of coffee. Worth getting out of bed early for.
Dhs82. Served daily 8am-noon. The Beach, opposite JBR (04 456 1959).
Full Irish at McGettigan’s
What’s better than a full Irish breakfast? An all-day full Irish breakfast, that’s what. For those days when you can’t drag yourself out of bed before noon, this one is for you. Chow down on a full plate of sausages, bacon, fried eggs, black and white pudding, baked beans, hash browns, grilled tomato and mushrooms. Plus it’s all served with tea of coffee and plenty of buttered toast. If that doesn’t sort out your Saturday we don’t know what will.
Dhs60 (small), Dhs90 (large). Served Fri-Sun noon to 10pm; Sat 11am-10pm. Cluster J, JLT (04 356 0470); Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 447 0219).
Golfers’ brunch at Bar & Restaurant 261
Steak for breakfast? Why not. It’s not compulsory to have played a round at the course before tackling this one, although you’ll have earnt the calories by then. A carnivore’s dream – dig into over easy eggs, turkey bacon, beef sausage, steak and baked beans.
Dhs76. Served daily 6am-3pm. The Els Club, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (04 425 100).
Jones traditional English Breakfast at jones the grocer
We loved the new jones the grocer when we visited for breakfast recently. With a laid-back vibe and expansive terrace, it’s the ideal place to head for a lazy weekend serving of eggs. The aforementioned here come with toast, jones sausages wrapped in beef bacon, sautéed mixed mushrooms, slow-roasted plum tomatoes and homemade hash brown. Fresh, delicious and a healthier version than some on this list. Plus, it serves brekkie until 4pm, so you don’t even have to get out of bed early. Result.
Dhs60. Served daily 6am-4pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 417 9999).
Magnifica at Carluccio’s
Italians do many things well, but you’d be mistaken to think that was limited to the usual pizza and pasta – their breakfasts are not to be sniffed at either. This chain from famous Italian chef Antonio Carluccio serves up a “Magnifica” breakfast (we think that means they think it’s pretty darn good) and it comes with choice of eggs, grilled turkey bacon, chicken sausage, mixed mushrooms, balsamic grilled tomato, plus a potato and zucchini rÿsti with toasted bread. It also comes with juice and tea or coffee. Excellent stuff.
Dhs49. Call for times Various branches including Dubai Marina Mall, www.carluccios.com.
Nearly Full English Breakfast at Baker & Spice
We’re not sure what the “nearly” part in the name of this dish is, as it seems pretty much full to us. Fried eggs, sausage and Boston-style baked beans come with fried bread. Head to the Souk Al Bahar outlet and you’ll get a view of the Burj Khalifa, too. Baker & Spice is the current holder of our Best Breakfast award for good reason.
Dhs78. Served Sun-Thu 8am-noon; Fri-Sat 8am-2pm. Various locations including Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 425 2240).
The Classic at Eggspectation
You’ll know this one from the massive queues snaking around the corners down at The Beach at the weekends. The good news is there’s now an even bigger Eggspectation in City Walk, so families city-wide can enjoy the giant egg-based breakfasts at this Canadian joint. Obviously, this one’s mainly about the eggs. Order up The Classic and you’ll get two of them, with beef bacon, sausages, beans, toast and the moreish signature Lyonnaise style potatoes. Worth the inevitable 20-minute wait and potential hanger-induced squabbles.
Dhs55. Served daily 7am-midnight. The Beach, opposite JBR (04 430 7252).
The Full English at Pantry Café
We love Pantry Café’s breakfast offerings and the Full English is no exception. Think organic eggs beef or chicken sausages, beef bacon, baked beans, roasted mushrooms, savoury muffin, sourdough bread all washed down with fresh orange juice and tea or coffee. Have we got you planning tomorrow morning yet?
Dhs80. Served Sun-Thu 7.30am-noon, Fri-Sat 8.30am-3pm. Bay Square, Business Bay. (04 388 3868).
The Fümé Pan at Fümé
It might not have outdoor seating like some of its fellow Pier 7 eateries, but Fümé tops the chart when it comes to breakfast. And those Marina views are still good through the glass. This one comes with fried eggs, hash browns, mushrooms, veal and chicken sausage, bacon, slow-roasted tomatoes, baked beans and sourdough toast.
Dhs75. Served Fri-Sat 9am-2pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 421 5669).
Village Fry at The Irish Village
The Irish Village has long been a go-to among hungry Time Out Dubaiers on the hunt for a belt-busting fry-up. You can’t go wrong with a classic full breakfast at this popular Irish pub, especially in the cooler months where you can set up camp outside at a picnic table and soak up the winter sun. Dig into fried eggs served up with bacon, sausages, hash brown, tomatoes, beans, mushrooms and toast. Oh, and black and white pudding, for good measure. Don’t feel bad, there’s a least a couple of your five-a-day in there. Kind of.
Dhs65. Served daily 11.30am-6pm. Garhoud (04 239 5000).