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The DSCVR guide to the best new brunches in Dubai

25 options for Saturday Brunch in Dubai to ease you into the weekend.


Alici

Island vibes meet the Amalfi Coast at this stylish Southern Italian restaurant on Bluewaters Dubai. Brunch at Alici offers an à la carte menu of locally sourced Dibba Bay oysters, creamy burrata, linguine with Canadian lobster and sumptuous seafood specialities. Saturdays and Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 595 (premium beverages).


BB Social Dining

The Big Rainbow Brunch at this DIFC neighbourhood favourite is packed with bites, baos and BBQ. Expect free-flowing starters, a choice of main course, plus desserts to share. Highlights include the cauliflower popcorn, four cheese and spinach bao, and the decadent brownie. Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages and sparkling) and AED 499 (French bubbles).


Bar du Port

The first restaurant to open at Dubai Harbour has launched a Mediterranean-inspired brunch that has built a reputation with revellers in Dubai. A three-course menu boasts chicken truffle pops, smoked salmon, Australian beef tenderloin, chargrilled chicken, tarte tatin and dark chocolate coffee cake. The Instagrammable bohemian décor is enhanced with tunes from a resident DJ. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 290 (soft beverages), AED 360 (house beverages), AED 460 (premium beverages) and AED560 (Champagne).


Basko

Beat the heat and experience the energetic vibe of this popular Mediterranean venue. The retro-style brunch presents diners with chic interiors, a curated grape and cocktail list, and a menu featuring crispy tuna tartine, shrimp carpaccio, saffron cecina spaghetti and steak et frites. Suave, the venue’s secret speakeasy, will be open for the final hour. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 330 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages). 


Belcanto

This new brunch on the rooftop of Dubai Opera gives guests the choice of feasting indoors within the classic luxury of Belcanto or brunching al fresco amidst the exotic vibes of Eden with views of the Burj Khalifa. The Favoloso Italian Brunch offers diners a sensory trip through Italy’s rich gastronomic culture, with classic dishes such as burrata Pugliesina, basil pesto gnocchi and pollo alla cacciatora served. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 400 (soft beverages), AED 500 (unlimited Aperol Spritz), AED 550 (house grape) and AED 750 (premium spirits and Champagne).


Bushra by Buddha-Bar

Experience the Middle Eastern cuisine at Bushra by Buddha-Bar where breathtaking views of Dubai Marina are just one of the perks of the Good News Brunch. Expect a blend of traditional and contemporary dishes served sharing style, creative beverages and eclectic entertainment from a DJ, percussionist, violinist and saxophonist. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages and AED 495 (house beverages).


Caviar Kaspia

The four-course indoor brunch at Caviar Kaspia begins with freshly baked viennoiseries, Kaspia’s signature beef carpaccio, fried chicken and Piroshki. Main courses include Kaspia’s stuffed croissant or buckwheat risotto accompanied by a side salad or French fries. Brunch ends with desserts, such as pain perdu with wild berries, rosewater milk cake or a stack of fluffy pancakes. Available on Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 375 per person (inclusive of one hot drink and one alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage).


CÉ LA VI Dubai

A brunch with sky-high views to match the amazing food. Spend a Saturday afternoon with friends and family at CÉ LA VI Dubai while indulging in a set menu accompanied by breathtaking views of the Dubai skyline and Burj Khalifa. This spectacular brunch is filled with groovy and alluring beats, making it an excellent source of fun. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 390 (soft beverages), AED 490 (house beverages) and AED 690 (Champagne).


Fi’lia

Visit Fi’lia on the 70th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences for brunch amidst the clouds. Enjoy baked focaccia, crunchy arancini and mussels while enjoying music from a live violinist. For the main course, freshly-baked bresaola and burrata pizza will be served alongside rigatoni with tomato sauce and ricotta salata. Enjoy a piece of steak from the grill but make sure you save room for the venue’s signature dessert, Fi’liamisu. Saturdays, from 12;30pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 550 (bubbles).


Indochine

When it comes to indoor brunches, look no further than the incredibly popular Indochine. Inspired by the golden glamour era in Paris, Bistrotheque is a new Saturday brunch for those in the know. Here, partygoers can indulge in a menu of French-Vietnamese dishes and exciting cocktails, while dancing to the tunes of Abri and his band. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 440 (house beverages) and AED 625 (sparkling).


INTI

Lost Tales by Secret Parties has debuted the Odyssey Rooftop Brunch at INTI inside The Dubai EDITION. A six-hour event, the Odyssey Rooftop Brunch will bring renowned DJs to the decks, with Darko De Jan & Friends playing on opening day. Guests can expect to dance the afternoon away to signature deep house and electro-tribal sounds whilst enjoying a four-course menu of Peruvian favourites, unlimited beverages and marvellous skyline views. Brunch from 12:30pm to 3:30pm and an after-party until 6:30pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 525 (house beverages) and AED 625 (sparkling). 


La Cantine du Faubourg

A Saturday brunch in Dubai that actually contains breakfast items! Chic French restaurant La Cantine du Faubourg offers a brunch menu of pancakes, French toast, eggs Benedict, Croque-Monsieur, truffle wagyu beef carpaccio, rigatoni pasta, caramelised baby chicken and a selection of tempting desserts. Saturdays, from 12pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 465 (grapes, hops and selected cocktails) and AED 695 (mimosa and Champagne).


Lola Taberna Española

Gather with friends and family for a relaxed brunch at Lola Taberna Española. As is customary in Spain, the afternoon will start with an aperitif, followed by a selection of sharing starters, paella, and a selection of desserts. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 210 (house beverages) and AED 299 (sparkling).


Miss Lily’s

Miss Lily’s Blazin’ Brunch brings Jamaican flavours, banging tunes, and island vibes to Saturday afternoons in Dubai. The brunch menu features Jamaican favourites, including jerk-inspired chicken and waffles, sweetcorn fritters and coconut fried shrimp with jerk yuzu sauce. A Jamaican rum shack with sun-kissed colours and the hottest hits from DJ Crown Prince bring the island vibes to this incredible spot in the Sheraton Grand Hotel. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 225 (for ladies) and AED 350 (food and house beverages).


Mimi Kakushi

Mimi Kakushi, Dubai’s 1920s Osaka-inspired bar and restaurant, offers a Japanese brunch of traditional favourites with playful modern twists. Enjoy signature maki rolls, spicy salmon tataki, black cod and prawn gyozas, and yakitori chicken. The main courses heighten the experience with black cod in citrus sauce, grilled salmon with green chilli sauce, roasted corn-fed baby chicken, and grilled Angus fillet with sweet garlic soy. To meal ends with a selection of Japanese-inspired desserts. Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 4pm (packages available for three hours). AED 415 (soft beverages), AED 570 (house beverages) and AED 728 (bubbly).


Ongaku at Clap

Renowned for electric nightlife, Ongaku by CLAP will come alive during the day with the launch of its new brunch. Channelling Tokyo vibes, the Buranchi Saturday brunch offers diners a show-stopping display of sushi, signature rolls, and sashimi, a prawn cocktail Tower, fresh oyster and a ceviche station (and that’s just the appetisers). Main course options include black cod, pistachio-crusted baby chicken and the beef sando. Brunch ends on a sweet note with a Japanese-style dessert platter featuring matcha cheesecake, miso chocolate tart and mochi. Saturdays from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 650 (premium Champagne and sake).


Reif Japanese Kushiyaki

Recently awarded the MICHELIN Guide Bib Gourmand, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki has launched the “Buranchi” set menu. Chef Reif Othmans’s expansive brunch offers unlimited sashimi, nigiri, maki, gyoza, chicken kushi skewers and salads. Brunch also features several original items not available on the restaurant’s à la carte menu, such as the braised Angus beef clay pot rice and ebi katsu sando, whilst the nasi lemak with fried chicken or fish, and the omurice make a comeback. Brunch culminates with an Instagrmmable dessert platter. Available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 238 per person.


ROKA Dubai

Diners at ROKA can relish the restaurant’s signature dishes, including a sushi platter, avocado maki and gyuniku to goma no gyzo, all designed for sharing. Brunch-goers are then invited to choose one main course from the robata main kitchen, such as lamb cutlets or salmon fillet teriyaki. To finish, the ROKA Dessert platter will be served. Saturdays, from 12pm to 3.30pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 445 (grapes and bubbles) and AED 545 (premium grape and bubbles).


Salmon Guru

Following an abundance of love from night owls and beverage connoisseurs, Salmon Guru has launched a brunch. The Instagrammable venue offers an eight-course sharing menu featuring Mediterranean line caught wild sea bass, chuck beef short ribs taco bao and hens Croquettes. An open bar of house spirits, beers, wines, prosecco and cocktails is included as part of the premium package, with The Bloody Mary, Ultramarino and Electric Panda being particular highlights. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages) and AED 475 (premium beverages).


Sucre

Saturdays at Sucre is a brand-new ritual that promises excellent food and a buzzing atmosphere. Starters include seabass carpaccio, spiced lamb tacos, chilli glazed seabass and slow-grilled short ribs with chilli and black garlic aioli. Sucre’s team of talented mixologists will whip up a section of cocktails in addition to the sommelier’s selection of wines and champagne. AED 370 (soft beverages), AED 440 (house beverages) and AED 590 (champagne).


TABŪ

At TABŪ’s Nōh Drama Brunch, diners will be served starters to share, including nigiri platters, spicy tuna tartare maki, asparagus tempura maki, and black cod croquettes. Guests can then choose one main dish to feast on from a menu of spicy miso baby chicken, sea bass miso panca and ishiyaki mushroom. While guests indulge in the skilfully plated dishes and refreshing beverages, performers will roam the venue to add a hint of wonder to the proceedings. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 390 (soft beverages), AED 490 (house beverages) and AED 690 (Champagne).


Tasca by José Avillez

The one Michelin-starred Tasca offers a celebratory brunch every Saturday. Expect signature flavours and live entertainment to bring a taste of Portugal to Dubai. Indulge in ocean views and diverse Portuguese flavours, from Portuguese salads to tempting desserts, not forgetting the beloved Pastel de Nata. Saturdays, from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages).


The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai’s London Social brunch is back for a new season and plenty of fun in the sun. Transporting diners from the shores of the Arabian Gulf to the streets of London, brunch-goers can expect a culinary journey across the UK capital from the spices of Brick Lane and the Arabesque charm of Edgware Road to the vibrant stalls of Little Italy and Borough Market. Highlight dishes from the expansive buffet include crispy duck pancakes, Arabic mixed grills, butter chicken, and traditional British fish and chips. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 650 (sparkling).


Torno Subito

Live La Dolce Vita every Saturday with Michelin-lauded Torno Subito’s La Riviera Saturday brunch. Bringing a taste of Italy to W Dubai – The Palm, diners can expect a selection of refreshing beverages and classic Italian dishes, including cured sea bream pistachio, tagliatella cuttlefish, burrata with basil pesto and cannolo di ragu Napoletano provola e pomodoro, followed by the classic tiramisubito and pink cheesecake. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 425 (house beverages) and AED 525 (premium beverages).


Zuma

Zuma’s popular weekend brunch presents a tasting menu of beef tataki, vegetable gyoza, chicken tempura, fresh oysters, grilled wagyu steak and a platter of sashimi, nigiri and maki. Guests are then encouraged to choose one main course from a selection that includes spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, barley miso corn-fed baby chicken, jumbo tiger prawn with yuzu pepper, miso-marinated black cod and roasted Boston lobster. A dessert platter laden with pecan nuts sundae, chocolate fondant, yuzu cheesecake, sorbets, ice creams, exotic fruits and chocolates ends this decadent brunch. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 595 (soft beverages), AED 695 (Prosecco, grapes and hops) and AED 795 (Champagne and sake).


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