Looking for Friday brunch inspiration? We’ve rounded up four hot new offerings (and one revamped price tag) that you don’t want to miss in the next few weeks.
First brunch for The Restaurant to launch in September
The Restaurant at Address Boulevard is hosting a brunch for the first time, starting on Friday September 8. The sophisticated brunch is inspired by the French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) and will feature Mediterranean dishes, served to the table.
The location is laid out to look like an upmarket townhouse – with different rooms to eat in including the kitchen, lounge and library, for a unique dining experience.
Dishes on the new brunch menu will include pissaladière (from Nice), bouillabaisse (a traditional Provençal fish stew), salad Niçoise and more. There will also be an authentic "La Tarte de Saint-Tropez", a dessert made up of a filled brioche, and a classic tarte au citron. A traditional French band will create an authentic ambience, and you can even play petanque and access the pool as part of the Dhs525 package.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages), Dhs525 (bubbly, caviar, pool access and petanque). Fri noon-4pm. Ongoing. The Restaurant at Address, Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8555).
VIP experience at Fairmont The Palm
The Chef’s Palette at Fairmont The Palm has. launched an exciting new VIP Friday brunch experience Gather up 11 of your best mates and book in for Flow Kitchen’s Friday feast, which you’ll be able to enjoy in The Chef’s Palette’s private dining room, along with a dedicated bartender and personal chef.
Your dedicated cook will whip you up some additional decadent dishes, such as pan-seared foie gras, fresh oysters with caviar and smoked wagyu beef short ribs. The table is available for eight to 12 guests every Friday from noon until 4pm.
Dhs595 per person (eight to 12 people including house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. The Chef’s Palette, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
European-style brunch at Le Petit Belge
Head along to Belgian eatery Le Petit Belge for a lazy weekend brunch. There’s a buffet of breakfasty options (think croissants, cheeses and cold cuts) and you can choose a main each.There are also two drinks packages that can be bought throughout the afternoon, including two hours after the food has stopped, including three drinks or a bottle of grape, or a bottle of bubbly.
Dhs99 (food only), extra Dhs100 (three drinks or bottle of house grape), extra Dhs350 (bottle of bubbly). Fri-Sat, 10am-2pm (drinks packages until 4pm). Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel & Residence, Cluster T (04 24 27 794).
New price for Marina Social
Meanwhile, there’s a new lower price for the Share & Social brunch at Marina Social. Winner of Time Out Dubai’s Best European Restaurant this year, this brunch has a three-course sharing meal including dishes such as goat’s cheese churros, salads and sourdough pizzas. Even better, prices are Dhs100 less than previously.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs445 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6664).