If you’ve come for brunch out with the family, then you’ve definitely landed at the right place when you arrive at Bread Street Kitchen. Winner of the Time Out Kids award for Best Family Brunch, 2017, Bread Street Kitchen offers up entertainment, a laid-back setting and, importantly, some excellent traditional British fare.
We take our seats on the terrace, which is a perfect location for an afternoon of al fresco brunching. Plenty of families have the same idea, as in the garden there are plenty of entertainment for the kids, including a bouncy castle and face painting.
This restaurant from British chef Gordon Ramsay serves up all the favourites you’d expect, and the hot starters are a treat. Mini Yorkshire puddings house fresh, tasty slices of pink roast beef, while petite fish pies are perfectly seasoned and topped with creamy mash.
Everything is hot, fresh and delicious (if on the dangerous side for the waistline). The cold starters fare less well, several looking like they’ve been sat a while, and the salad buffet table is visited far less frequently. But we’re all for sausage rolls over quinoa on a Friday afternoon anyway, especially from Gordon.
Service is sharp and drinks are free-flowing. After a short break, it’s onto mains. We opt for a vegetarian cannelloni and beef tenderloin. Although the former isn’t very inspiring, being a tad mushy and extremely bland, the beef is a delight – deliciously tender and the serving of mash is smooth, rich and buttery. Proper British comfort food.
Desserts we can take or leave – a platter of very beige items arrives to our table – but we’re not too bothered as we’ve already brunched well.
If you’re after a more grown-up offering, head elsewhere, but if you’re visiting with your whole gang then another bonus is you’ll get free entry to the Lost Chambers Aquarium.
Although not all dishes hit the mark, this British brunch is a decent al fresco option for with kids.
Dhs240 (soft drinks), Dhs355 (house beverages), Dhs105 per child (includes free entry to The Lost Chambers Aquarium). 12.30pm-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2000).
The bottom line
A laid-back, family-friendly Friday.