Four new brunches to book in Dubai this weekend

From fancy al fresco feasts to steaks, these need to be on your list


Whether you’re after a laid-back al fresco Saturday afternoon at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah or tucking into steak from a globally famous chain, we’ve got you covered this weekend.

Bleu Blanc
US Michelin-starred chef David Myers has launched a brand-new brunch at his recently opened French restaurant, Bleu Blanc, and it sounds charming.

The eatery, in the Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai, is based around the south of France, and the Comme ça Friday brunch promises a range of signature dishes brought to your table. Highlights include oxtail tartine, polenta croquettes, grilled king prawns, skirt steak and mac and cheese.
Opening late last year, the restaurant boasts fresh blues and whites, views over the Dubai Water Canal and a decent range of grape.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house drinks), Dhs599 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Business Bay (04 512 5533).

Riviera Grill
Don’t fancy spending your day brunching? Make it a seaside evening do instead.

Riviera Grill at Rixos Premium Dubai has launched a brand-new night brunch, starring fresh seafood and a juniper beverages trolley. Plus you’ll have a view of the infinity pool and Arabian Gulf for proper holiday vibes.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverage), Dhs550 (bubbly). Fri 7pm-10pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (052 777 9473).

If you’re after a treat, make a booking at this Burj Al Arab Jumeirah restaurant for an extra-special brunch. Set on the terrace out into the sea, offering up stunning views all around, this California-fusion brunch at Scape runs every Saturday from 12.30pm-4pm, and you’ll get a range of dishes served to the table.

Specials include sushi donuts, Angus beef tataki, tempura, quesadillas and burrata to start, followed by chicken and octopus, lobster, braised short ribs and glazed Baltic salmon for main course, finished off with quirky sweet tacos, ice cream sandwiches or a doughnut cheesecake. There will also be drinks stations.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (house beverages), Dhs795 (bubbly). Sat 12.30pm-4pm. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).

Meat lovers will want to head to this Friday brunch at the newly-opened steakhouse at JBR.

At STK JBR’s new offering you’ll enjoy burrata, oysters, tamarind-glazed prawns and beef tartare – before a choice of USDA prime fillet, striploin, roasted salmon or butternut squash penne, plus a tonne of sides including mac ‘n’ cheese. Plus there are plenty of places nearby for post brunch partying, too.
Dhs349 (soft drinks), Dhs499 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-4pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 323 0061).

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