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Top ten evening brunches in Dubai

Get the best of both worlds with an evening brunch; an all-in food and beverage package without the mad rush to be ready for a 12pm start. Shanghai Chic has an extensive menu

By Catherine Harper
20 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
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Authentic Chinese

A tasting menu at Shanghai Chic every night features beautifully presented dishes from dim sum to Peking duck.

OUR VERDICT We loved the bottomless food and generous drinks service.

DON’T MISS The crispy prawn starter.

● Dh188-Dh288, Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate, 04 444 5613

Party time

Thursday and Friday nights at The D 
at McGettigan’s feature a down-to-earth buffet with a lively atmosphere.

OUR VERDICT Relaxed and friendly with the best roast in town. Expect all the regulars – such as roast beef, roast potatoes, gravy and yummy desserts.

DON’T MISS The Yorkshire puddings.

● Dh299, DWTC, 04 378 0808

Upmarket chic

Thursday nights at Imperium feature dishes inspired by French regional gourmet cooking.

OUR VERDICT Elegant and sophisticated decor, with a warm bustling vibe – especially on the outdoor terrace area. Great service, lovely atmosphere and some of the best food in town.

DON’T MISS The foie gras, the moules, the escargots and the rabbit stew.

● Dh250-Dh375, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, 
04 453 0444

Laid-back and social

Sharing starter platters, à la carte mains and generous dessert platters at Reform Social & Grill every Friday night.

OUR VERDICT Good modern-European gastropub grub and friendly service.

DON’T MISS The crispy fish and chips.

● Dh230-Dh350, The Lakes, 04 454 2638

Hip and trendy 

Every Thursday there’s a barbecue on the Story Rooftop Lounge terrace alongside 
a Peruvian buffet and drinks package.

OUR VERDICT Chilled-out post-work atmosphere – hip music in a cool bar environment. Food-wise, think guacamole and spicy marinaded meat.

DON’T MISS The succulent grilled prawns – and the Caipiroska cocktails!

● Dh149-Dh299, Media City, 04 365 9911 

Seafood sensation 

Thursday night is seafood night at Ballaro’s sixth-floor garden terrace.

OUR VERDICT With all the ocean favourites in a buffet layout, it’s great for a relaxed evening outside. Delicious yet simple food and friendly service.

DON’T MISS Catch of the day; it’s practically straight from the net.

● Dh250-Dh325, Conrad Dubai, 
04 444 7111

Girls’ night out

Kanpai’s Friday night brunch has a set menu starring miso soup, bento boxes, sushi, mains and desserts, with reordering possible on all courses.

OUR VERDICT Just like the quirky-but-cool servers, it’s trendy yet friendly with good-quality Japanese-fusion food.

DON’T MISS The mouthwatering Nile perch main course.

● Dh395, Souk Al Bahar, 04 441 9262

For lobster lovers

Friday night is lobster night at Seagrill On 25º; pick your fresh crustacean and let the chefs know how you like it done.

OUR VERDICT Gorgeous venue with a stunning outdoor terrace and fab views. A great spot for a cosy intimate supper.

DON’T MISS Funnily enough, the lobster.

● From Dh350, Fairmont The Palm, 04 457 3388
one to take your parents to

The Friday night package at Legends features buffet starters and desserts alongside 
a selection of à la carte mains from the international-steakhouse menu.

OUR VERDICT We loved the view of the water and the table-service mains; no interruption to the conversation.

DON’T MISS A spot on the terrace to get the best of the Creek breeze.

● From Dh250, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, 04 295 6000

Impress your visitors

Fridays are the table-service Sunset Brunch at Pure Sky Lounge. There’s an eclectic menu of tasty bites and a fantastic view of the ocean – but be on time to catch the sun going down.

OUR VERDICT Chic menu and delicate 
dishes with an outstanding view from 
the 35th floor.

DON’T MISS The creamy burrata starter.

● Dh375, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, 
04 374 7888

By Catherine Harper

By Catherine Harper