Time Out Dubai has the list of cafes and restaurants in Dubai doing takeaway Turkey at Christmas in Dubai. Get contact details, price and more

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The Address Montgomerie Dubai accomplishes perfect harmony by combining a premium golf resort experience in sublime surroundings.

The Championship Golf Course, officially opened in October 2002, is a world-class development managed by Troon Golf, the luxury golf brand.

The retreat offers all the benefits of The Address Hotels + Resorts brand which focuses on a ‘one site fits one’ strategy where benefits to guests and service excellence are a priority. For the convenience of guests all check-ins are processed in the guestrooms upon arrival. In addition, complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel which also offers a 24-hour fitness centre and a 24-hour business lounge.

The venue: Taking place across the hotel’s Chinese Shang Palace restaurant and Vietnamese eatery Hoi An on the first floor as well as all-day-dining Dunes Café on the ground floor, this brunch offers three very different settings. Shang Palace seems the most popular and atmospheric, though none boast any remarkable views.

The food: Peruse the Dunes Café buffet featuring a decent selection that ranges from sushi to a carvery station, but don’t miss the à la carte selection, which features the majority of this Asian brunch’s namesake fare, with separate sections for Vietnamese and Chinese appetisers and mains. The first floor also houses
live Peking duck and summer roll stations.

The drinks:
In addition to a frozen Mexican-themed mixed drink station in the lobby, guests can choose from a selection of relatively ordinary house beverages.

The crowd: In Hoi An, the crowd is mainly made up of couples and small groups, while Shang Palace seems a more family-orientated setting. Dunes Café, meanwhile, doesn’t fill up enough to fit a specific bracket.

The dress code: Smart casual – jeans and a shirt or a summery dress would be perfect, though we did see a few in more casual attire.

The service: Friendly and helpful, if a little slow with the drinks and slightly confused on the à la carte food ordering front – we do wish waiters would write things down.

Highs & lows: The food was decent, but not show-stopping. Spacing the brunch over two floors highlights the lack of variety, and we wouldn’t recommend those purchasing the house beverage package to navigate the stairs in heels.

Extras & entertainment: Nothing of note. The after party: Head to Balcony Bar (also on the first floor) and every second drink is on the house. For something a little wilder, there’s always nearby Double Decker…

Best for: anyone and everyone

2.5/5


Dhs260 (with soft drinks), Dhs375 (with house beverages), Dhs490 (with bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm.
A la carte

04 372 2222 DIFC

The second Ritz-Carlton to have thrown open its doors in the city, this recent addition only debuted late last year but has already become a byword for an elegant, opulent stay within Dubai. Bold without being brash, the hotel has retained plenty of European-style charm and despite being at the heart of the busy Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), it still has a sense of quiet retreat about it once you step through the doors. This five-star hotel also fields some impressive restaurants in the shape of Thai, Blue Rain and steakhouse Center Cut, but we love the cosy whisky bar No.5 Lounge & Bar, which is the place to snuggle down for a post meal night cap. In terms of shopping, Dubai Mall, with the only Bloomingdale's outside of New York and the largest Gucci store in the world, is right on your doorstep, along with ‘Fashion Avenue’ – home to just about every high-end designer you can think of.

The essentials
• The spa has 11 treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms and you can even bring your own music to relax to.

• High-end boutiques like Villa Moda, art galleries such as the Empty Quarter, and auction houses like Christie’s are on your doorstep in DIFC.

Time Out’s Restaurant Awards’ Newcomer of the Year, Le Petit Maison is minutes away. A sister to the Mayfair eatery, this relaxed but chic restaurant has won a lot of local hearts (and stomachs).

• Try the cocktails at Caramel, a seriously cool bar in DIFC, popular with the financiers who work in the area.

• Head up the tallest building in the world, just around the corner. The Burj Khalifa – you can’t miss it!

British 04 360 7935 Arabian Ranches
From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009

All the leather, dark-wood panelled ceilings, polished floorboards and carpets give this Spanish colonial clubhouse a plush, masculine vibe. But everyone should appreciate the views over the rolling green grass of the golf course, especially over a glass of champagne on the palm-fringed outdoor terrace.

The international menu boasts English pub-grub-style cuisine featuring a hearty lamb and Guinness stew, all-day breakfasts and tasty bar food options like spring rolls, chicken wings and breaded jalapeno peppers. Not particularly sophisticated fare to have alongside your champers, but tasty nonetheless.

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