14 November 2018Last updated

Dine out

Seven of the new evening brunches

All the benefits of brunch, with an easy-to-make evening start. What’s not to love?

By <i>Aquarius</i> team
1 Nov 2015 | 12:00 am
  • The Californian, Dusit Dubai.


South East special

Where South East Asian night, The Californian, Dusit Dubai

When Wednesdays, 7pm-10.30pm

The low-down Perfect for a weeknight get-together, there’s plenty to like about this hidden gem. A small but comprehensive buffet offers the best of South East Asian fare including the freshest sushi, a variety of mouth-watering salads and tasty mains, such as the tenderest beef rendang and a rich duck in red curry sauce, while the full-length windows offer an unexpected view of Burj Khalifa. Add in friendly, efficient service and you’re on to a winner.

Price From Dh165-Dh265

Contact: 04 317 4515

Paris By Night, La Residence, Wafi

Ooh la la

Where Paris By Night, La Residence, Wafi

When Fridays, 8pm-12am

The low-down If you’re after a suave, sophisticated affair with none of the usual elbows-at-the-ready crush around the buffet, this could be your place. Impeccable table service, quality drinks – promptly delivered – and a refined menu of French fare in a classy, stylish environment make this the perfect venue for a special night out.

Price Dh300-Dh450

Contact:  04 396 2211

Paired Seafare, Stage 2, Vida Downtown Dubai

The perfect pair

Where Paired Seafare, Stage 2, Vida Downtown Dubai

When Thursdays, 6pm-9pm

The low-down If you can’t wait for Friday for your brunch fix, get a head start with this Thursday-evening healthy seafood spread. Fresh oysters, shrimps, clams and more are paired with grape beverages, for you to enjoy in a laid-back setting. 
We recommend asking for a table on the balcony to enjoy the cooler weather.

Price Dh150 per person inclusive of three glasses of premium grape beverages

Contact:  04 428 6827

French night, Imperium, 
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Go imperial

Where French night, Imperium,
 Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

When Thursdays, 7pm-11pm

The low-down This one’s all things French, from the cuisine and music to the decorations. The vast buffet is inspired by all corners of the country; highlights were the foie gras, beef en croute and boeuf bourguignon. All you have to do is close your eyes and you could be in France.

Price Dh250-Dh375

Contact:  04 453 0444

Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton Dubai The Walk, JBR

Dinner with a view

Where Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton Dubai The Walk, JBR

When Fridays, 5.30pm-9pm

The low-down At last, a brunch that puts the focus back on the food – although the gorgeous views alone would be enough to entice. Fourteen courses are served at your table, sharing-style, all with unique touches, but the highlight has to be the teriyaki chicken wings, smoked to perfection in house. This is not a ‘party brunch’, but would be lovely for date nights or a night out with the girls. Be sure to get there in time to see the sunset!

Price Dh225-Dh375

Contact:  04 374 7888

Favela Chic, Spirito, Media One

High spirits

Where Favela Chic, Spirito, Media One

When Fridays, 8pm-12pm 

The low-down Less favela, more Rio chic; think dancers in elaborately feathered costumes, Brazilian samba beats and quality food and drinks. Table service is impeccable and staff insights into the menu are handy for non-Portuguese speakers. Appropriately for a South American-themed restaurant, the rump cap picanha steak – served with an exquisite mango salsa – is a must-have.

Price Dh250-Dh450 

Contact:  04 421- 2679

Surf ‘n’ Turf Samba, Mistral, Ibn Battuta Gate

Get rhythm

Where Surf ‘n’ Turf Samba, Mistral, Ibn Battuta Gate

When Thursdays and Fridays, 7pm-11pm

The low-down Live music, mixologists at the table, a Latin American theme... this great-value brunch is good for a party. There’s a great choice of food – don’t miss the lobster or lamb chops, cooked to order at live cooking stations – and the house beverage package includes sparkling grape. Save room for dessert; the choice is overwhelming!

Price Dh199-Dh299

Contact:  04 444 0000

By <i>Aquarius</i> team

By Aquarius team