A pastime of habit, Friday brunch in Dubai is a necessity. An event which brings people together at the end of the week, relish in your favorite weekly feast at our chosen top 5 brunch spots in Dubai.
1 Al Qasr
This delectable brunch is pulled together from three restaurants at the Madinat Jumeirah and features live cooking tables including steak seared on the spot, freshly barbecued wagyu burgers, homemade brownies prepared in front of you and countless other goodies. As for where you sit, you can choose the restaurant of your preference or, the best option (if it is not too hot), outdoors on the terrace overlooking the Burj Al Arab and the Madinat’s canals.
This enticing French-themed buffet has a variety of live cooking stations as well as a not-to-miss room dedicated exclusively to dessert. A magnificent showcase staircase connects the restaurant's two levels and provides for stunning views of the busy kitchen. In addition, the brasserie features exclusive private dining spaces as well as a Chef’s Table and a Cave Privée which is set amidst a 4,200 bottle wine cellar making it one of the most extensive cellars in Dubai.
3 Thai Kitchen
One of Dubai's most acclaimed Thai restaurants, the menu at Thai Kitchen in the Park Hyatt will certainly do nothing less than impress. The ambiance is calm and relaxed except for the view of the open kitchen which is a vibrant display of busy chefs preparing zesty Thai plates. All servings are small enough for you to indulge fully in a few different specialties while satiating your Thai cravings for unique and exotic flavors. Try the shrimp toast with sesame, the roast duck spicy curry, basil and prawns in pandan leaves, and the braised duck noodle soup among others. Service is not always top notch but the food makes up for it.
Zuma's Friday brunch is undoubtedly one of the best in town. Continuously innovative and original, order from both the a la carter and buffet offering for a delectable meal. While this is certainly not your traditional brunch and definitely catered to one type of cuisine - Japanese - Zuma's brunch exudes sophistication and some of the best cuisine from Japan in town. If anything this is more of a high-end lunch than traditional brunch, but the overall experience is better for it.
5 La Parilla
If you're craving Argentinian cuisine, La Parilla offers a wonderful brunch geared especially to meat lovers. Enjoy wonderful views of the Burj Al Arab, an intimate setting and live Tango dancers. Try the Beef Estaparda to start with followed by the huge rib-eye tomahawk steak on the bone.