Food is a big deal to me. It just so happens for those residing in Dubai, Friday Brunch is a big deal.
A ritual in the Am on the best day of the week to celebrate the beginning of the weekend. If only every country took their Friday’s and weekend’s more seriously the world would be a better place.
Friday brunch is a multi-hour banquet of eating, drinking and simply celebrating life. Generally celebrated by Expats and tourists, most brunch venues that do the ‘Friday brunch’ thing are all-inclusive and/or buffets. Some may offer a set menu or share plate options. Some brunch venues tend to get rowdier than others with Music and the noise of the crowd. I quite enjoy eating so attending such tradition was right up my alley no matter the background noise.
We were invited to the brand new St Regis Hotel for a guided tour around the immaculate luxury suites, bars and restaurants. The hotel offers 8 distinctive dining venues.; J&G Steakhouse, Brasserie Quartier, St. Regis Bar, Sidra, Champagne Lounge, Le Patio, Cafe Fleuri & the Roof Gardens/ Pool.
We ate at the Brasserie Quartier which is a combination of French cuisine interpretations with some traditional flair. I’m personally not a fan of uncooked (raw) food so I skipped the Steak Tartare & Salmon that everyone raved about for the Lamb and a bucket load of delicious pastries and sweet treats from the Patisserie. My favourite would have had to have been their infamous and ridiculously-delicious Raspberry Croissant.
Pair this with an Espresso Martini if you’re a fan..One of the best I’ve ever had.
Other highly rated brunching spots in Dubai:
St Regis Brasserie Quartier
Al Habtoor City
Sheikh Zayed Road,
Lunch/Brunch – 12pm – 3pm
Camera: PEN E-PL7 by Olympus