Friday Brunch in Dubai is a big deal.
A celebration to the beginning of the weekend. It’s a multi-hour banquet of eating, drinking and simply celebrating life. Generally frequented 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. I’ve heard some brunch venues may get rowdier than others also with Music and the noise of the crowd. I quite enjoy eating so attending such tradition was right up my alley no matter the volume or ambience.
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 ( something I wish I checked out while there) We dined at the Brasserie Quartier ~ 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 adjacent. My favourite would have had to have been their signature, ridiculously-delicious Raspberry Croissant. Pretty happy I’ve no way of fetching these for myself back home.. My figure would be in a world of trouble!!! Oh and be sure to order yourself an Espresso Martini if you’re a fan of these, one of the best I’ve ever had here!
To experience for yourself, details for The St Regis are below:
St Regis Brasserie Quartier
Al Habtoor City
Sheikh Zayed Road,
Lunch/Brunch – 12pm – 3pm
I’ve put together a little list of other highly rated brunching spots in Dubai-
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