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13 Friday brunches to try in Dubai Marina

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Team shortlist25 Sep 2017 AT 11:19 AM
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Spice Route Brunch @ Asia Asia
The flavours of the ancient spice routes are the hallmarks of this brunch in Pier 7. This is a pretty popular option on a Friday – their top-notch beverages see to that – so it’s best to book ahead.
When: 2pm-5pm, Friday
Where: Pier 7, Dubai Marina
Price: AED295 with soft drinks; AED395 with house drinks; AED495 with sparkling grape; AED649 with bubbles
Contact: +971 4 276 5900, website

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Fumé Brunch
Interesting international comfort food and a lively atmosphere are the USPs of this popular spot in Pier 7 – and its all-new brunch menu has just been launched. Mains to look out for include calamari with sweet chilli sauce, angus beef burger and the pappardelle meat ball pasta.
When: 12pm-4pm, Friday
Where: Pier 7, Dubai Marina
Price: AED199 with a beverage; AED30 for children
Contact: +971 4 421 5669, website

Ruth’s Chris Brunch
We tried this one a matter of weeks ago and you really can’t fault the flavour they sear into every cut of meat they bring to your table. Feast on fillets, New York strips, braised short-ribs, chops, carpaccio and more. Go easy on the starters.
When: 12.30pm-4pm, Friday
Where: The Address Dubai Marina
Price: AED300 with soft drinks (The Orleans); AED460 with house mixes (The Happy Jack); AED495 with premium bubbles (The Ruth)
Contact: +971 4 454 9538, website

Rüya Brunch
Colin Clague’s innovative and interesting take on Turkish and Anatolian cuisine is providing one of the most memorable dining experiences in the city, and the brunch is an excellent showcase of his skills. It serves up multiple live food stations, sections for cold starters, the various breads and savoury pastries central to Turkish food, and a huge array of desserts.
When: 12pm-4pm, Friday
Where: Grosvenor House
Price: AED295 with soft drinks; AED495 with house beverages and bubbly; AED595 with French bubbly
Contact: +971 4 399 9123, website


The Roast Brunch @ Copper Dog
There are three brunch packages you can order on Fridays at this Scottish-themed gastropub, but this is the one to go for. Order traditional roast beef (or a meat-free option) with all the trimmings and enjoy it with two hours of house beverages. There’s also music from Kasio and DJ Lucy.
When: 12.30pm-4pm, Friday and Saturday
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton
Price: AED295
Contact: +971 4 55 95 355, website

Hola Hola Brunch @ Toro Toro
This brunch is all about the flavours of Latin America. Classics such as guacamole, ceviche, yucca fries and salads dominate the starter section while the flame-grilled produce from the venue’s churrasco grill – premium cuts of chicken, lamb and steak – is served up by its skilled passadors. Come hungry.
When: 12.30pm-4pm, Friday
Where: Grosvenor House Dubai
Price: AED300 with soft drinks; AED380 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 317 6000, website

“Life is too short to do boring brunches” says the strapline of this globe-spanning party brunch brand. A genuine institution, this place does actually do an impressive buffet of international food, even if you’re just warming up for the afterparty.
When: 1pm-4pm, Friday
Where: XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa
Price: AED295 for Emirates FACE card holders; AED325 with select beverages; AED375 with bubbly
Contact: +971 50 220 4638, website


Share and Social Brunch @ Marina Social
The concept is a simple one at Jason Atherton’s popular restaurant in the Marina: choose one main from the menu and the staff will do the rest. The BBQ veal short rib looks like the one to go for, by the way.
When: 1pm-4pm, Friday
Where: InterContinental Dubai Marina
Price: AED275 for soft beverages; AED395 for house beverages; AED445 with bubbles; AED550 with premium bubbles
Contact: +971 4 446 6664, website

Girders’ Garden Friday Brunch
They’ve shaved off AED33 from last season’s price, which is even more reason to head down to JBR for this brunch that packs in a regular sequence of special themes throughout the year. Resident DJ Pele steers you through the afternoon with plenty of games and live entertainment.
When: 12pm-4pm, Friday
Where: JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR
Price: AED166 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 814 5590, website

Fogueira’s Friday Brunch
This is where Brazil meets brunch... or perhaps that should be “meats” brunch. There are more than 15 meat cuts, including chicken hearts, wings, skewers, drumsticks, lamb chops, medallions, beef rib-eye, sirloin, flank, and more. Don't pass up the caramelised pineapple, either.
When: 12.30pm-3.30pm, Friday
Where: Ramada Plaza JBR
Price: AED335 with soft drinks; AED360 with Brazilian drinks; AED445 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 439 8888, website


Brunch Nation @ The Croft
Excellent food from Australia, Asia and Britain is brought to the table in this five-course brunch. There is also a quiz and a post-brunch happy hour at The Observatory later.
When: 12.30pm-3.30pm, Friday
Where: Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
Price: AED399
Contact: +971 4 319 4000, website

Ramusake Brunch
An all-new deep-house brunch concept that they say is designed to take you to the shores of the Balearic islands, diners can feast on three courses accompanied by three hours of free-flowing beverages. DJ Paul Svenson then takes over for the after party between 4pm-6pm.
When: 1pm-4pm, Friday
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton
Price: AED339
Contact: +971 4 55 95 300, website  

Un Brunch à la Marina @ Bistro Des Arts
A quintessentially French affair here, where it feels more like a long, indulgent breakfast – sorry, petit déjeuner – than a traditional brunch. Expect to find a stack of homemade bread, loads of pastries and galettes, and a selection from La Creperie.
When: 10am-2pm, Friday and Saturday
Where: The Address Hotel Dubai Marina, Marina Promenade
Price: AED99 with juices; AED199 with selected house beverages
Contact: +971 4 551 1576, website

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