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Weekend brunch is a favourite tradition in Dubai. However, with options overflowing, picking the one that will satiate your tastebuds without leaving a hole in your pocket can be tricky. Fret not! From eat-all-you-can buffets to just-baked pastries and the famous Saturday roast, here are 5 places you can brunch for under AED 150.
P.S: Make sure you reserve in advance.
1. Friday Social At Brothaus ( AED 75)
Dubai’s popular German bistro has now turned into one of the happening brunch places in the city. The brunch begins with a gourmet coffee in a very Berlin vibe– casual and chilled out. As you pile your plate with freshly baked bread and yogurts, you hit the market stalls to savor the European meat and the cheese spread. As for the mains, you can opt for eggs benedict or scrummy salmon, beef, chicken and vegetable dishes.
And if you are confused what to eat, worry not, the restaurant has a range of brunch options you can pick from. You can opt for the Full Frankfurt (AED 145) brunch which includes a starter buffet, a main course, one coffee or tea and access to the juice counter or settle for something light with the Half A Hamburg (AED 75) deal which gives free access to the market stall buffet. They also have a kids’ package for AED 45 and an add on drinks package for AED 100.
Address: Steigenberger Business Bay
When: Fridays: 10.30 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: AED 75 Onwards
Contact: +971 4 3690000
2. The Daily- Rove Dubai Marina
If you are living in Marina, you are definitely spoilt for choice but what makes this brunch stand out from the rest is its authentic Saturday Roast. If you wish to get a taste of Britain on your plate, head here. Pay up a small fee of AED 99 and treat your taste buds to a delicious buffet. The spread includes sandwiches, pastries, assorted cheese, juice, yoghurts, starters, smoothies, and more.
If that’s not enough, you also get to pick one main course from their a la carte. From waffles to pancakes, Shakshouka, falafel salads, just-baked pastries, pasta and burgers, their a la carte is sure to spoil you for choice. And of course, no breakfast is complete without an aromatic coffee from The Daily’s expert barista. Talk about a complete meal!
Address: Al Seba Street, Dubai Marina
When: Every Friday
Cost: Adults: AED 99, Child: AED 49
Contact: 04 241 9400
3. Thela Bar at Baar Baar
If you’re broke or are in the mood for something street style, Baar Baar is where you must head. All you have to do is hit their fancy gastro pub in Mankhool on Friday, between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm for a royal street food feast. They serve a variety of starters, Chaats, main course, and desserts, all for AED 99.
Their chaat stalls are the highlight! From the traditional samosa and dahi bhalle to ragda patties, keema and bheja pav, their chaats will leave you asking for more. Their lamb chops and the home-made Indian-style burgers are worth every penny too. They also have a range of salads– from coleslaw to Caesar for the weight watchers!
Address: Majestic Hotel, Al Mankhool Road
When: Friday, 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Cost: AED 99
Contact: 04 501 2631
Walk into their City Walk branch on a Friday and you are welcomed by the smell of warm croissants, bread, and pastries. The branch comprises of a simple buffet consisting of cold cuts, flavoured cheese, pastries, breads, one al la carte main course along with a hot beverage. Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer a healthy meal, this place has it all.
Oh and there’s a free-flowing chocolate fountain too! In case it’s too early for sweet treats, simply binge on the smoked salmon and croissants stuffed with cheese or opt for avocado on toast if you are a weight watcher. And you get all of this for AED 120 for adults and AED 40 for kids.
Address: City Walk, Al Safa
When: Every Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: AED 120 for adults and AED 40 for kids
Contact: 04 510 8391
Fancy a brunch at an Irish cafe? Dubliners is where you must head. The cafe offers an all-you-can-eat buffet brunch served along with two drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). The buffet has a sea of dishes you can choose from- Bacon, eggs, roasted beef, rice and curry, and much more. If you opt for something light, head to the salads and bread counter. And yes, seal your meal with a scoop of your favourite ice cream, or dig into some warm carrot cake.
Address: Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre Airport Road
When: Friday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: AED 109