Brunches on the fine dining Entertainer app – by occasion

Have a look at the updated 2018 Entertainer brunches guide here!

As well as listing brunches by cuisine and location, I thought I’d also list by occasion. These are only my suggestions, but might help when trying to narrow down your brunch selections!

If you want to see the full guide with more details on each brunch then have a look here.

Hollywood Brunch, Delphine - Dubai

Desserts on offer at Brunch!

For a party brunch…

  1. Atelier M, Pier 7 – Dubai Marina (Italian AND Asian – mixed plates to share) – an evening brunch that gets lively later on and is perfect for pre-party food & drinks
  2. Dustys, DIFC (airline theme) – good for groups with an airline theme to get the party started 
  3. Bazxar, DIFC (Gatsby theme) – Gatesby style party 
  4. China Grill, The Westin – Dubai Marina (Asian cuisine party brunch) – good for groups with the party starting early
  5. Lucky Voice, Grand Millennium (Karaoke) – the one and only Lucky Voice promises to be a party 

Evening brunch…

  1. Atelier M, Pier 7 – Dubai Marina (Italian AND Asian – mixed plates to share) – starts from 7pm onwards
  2. KANPAI, Souk al Bahar – Downtown (Japanese) – another evening brunch option based on Downtown 


A WOW brunch at Imperium with these settings!

A brunch to wow visitors…

  1. Imperium, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray – The Palm (buffet) – the hotel alone will wow and the dining room pulls out all the stops to provide proper Dubai glamour with a great quality brunch
  2. Asia Asia, Pier 7 – Dubai Marina (Pan Asian) – the view from Pier 7 always impresses visitors and expats alike
  3. Suq, Four Seasons Hotel – Jumeirah – you can’t fail to be impressed by the Four Seasons which is particularly special in the winter time for outdoor seating
  4. Cafe Belge, Ritz Carlton – DIFC – great quality brunch in the Ritz Carlton recently revised to offer a buffet brunch 
  5. Crescendo, Anantara – The Palm – an all round favourite on the Palm showing visitors why the traditional Dubai brunch is so special

For the views…

  1. La Parrilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (Set menu – tapas to share and selection of mains)with views over the Burj al Arab and Jumeirah Beach, this has to be a favourite choice.
  2. Al Grissino – DIFC (Set menu) – views overlooking the Burj Khalifa from here.
  3. Alta Badia, Emirates Towers – DIFC (Set menu) – on the 50th floor with views across the city and DIFC
  4. Karma Kafe, Souk al Bahar – Downtown (Pan-Asian) – Grab an outdoor spot for views of the Burj Khalifa and afternoon fountain show
  5. Asia Asia, Pier 7 – Dubai Marina (Pan Asian) – as mentioned above, Pier 7 is special for a Marina view 
  6. Beach Lounge, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (Set menu sharing dishes) – another one in this popular hotel with impressive views from the beach 

Ritz Carlton JBR for a traditional buffet brunch in true Dubai style!

For the buffets…

  1. Crescendo, Anantara – The Palm – great traditional Dubai style brunch 
  2. Caravan, Ritz Carlton – JBR – pricier end of the brunch scale but this is the Ritz and the quality is very good 
  3. Suq, Four Seasons Hotel – Jumeirah – Smaller selection but setting and quality make up for it
  4. Ballaro, Conrad – SZR World Trade Centre – Smaller selection and mixed reviews but an option to consider if you’re looking for a buffet brunch near DIFC
  5. Cafe Belge, Ritz Carlton – DIFC – Recently moved to a traditional brunch and early reviews suggest this is one to add to your list!
  6. Farriers, Meydan – Great traditional brunch option for the family

For the bargain hunters…

  1. Flavours on Two, SZR –
  2. A.O.C French Brasserie, Sofitel – JBR

Family favourites…

  1. Flow Kitchen, Fairmont – The Palm
  2. A.O.C French Brasserie, Sofitel – JBR
  3. Crescendo, Anantara – The Palm
  4. Farriers, Meydan –

Pool & brunch…

  1. Giardino, Versace Hotel – Al Jaddaf

For a chilled out and relaxing brunch with these views – Nineteen, Address Montgomerie

Chilled out brunch…

  1. Nineteen, The Address Montgomerie (buffet)
  2. Intersect by Lexus, DIFC (set menu)
  3. Tolosa, Souk Al Bahar – Downtown (French)
  4. Hoi An, Shangri La Hotel – SZR Financial Centre (Vietnamese)
  5. Zahira, H Hotel – SZR World Trade Centre – (Middle Eastern)
  6. Patiala, Souk al Bahar – Downtown (Indian)
  7. Aji, Club Vista Mare – The Palm (Japanese) – 

Date brunch…

  1. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Address – Dubai Marina (Set menu)
  2. Rib Room, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray – The Palm (Set menu)
  3. BICE, Hilton – JBR (Set menu with a dessert buffet)
  4. Al Grissino – DIFC (Set menu)
  5. La Parrilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (Set menu – tapas to share and selection of mains)
  6. Asado, Downtown – (Set menu)

For groups…

  1. Gaucho, DIFC (Sharing starters and desserts and selection of mains)
  2. City Grill, Al Habtoor City (Set menu main with buffet starters/desserts)
  3. Mint Leaf of London, DIFC (Indian)
  4. Hofbrauhaus – JW Marriott (German)

Happy Brunching!

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