Traiteur (Brunch) – Park Hyatt, The Creek, Dubai

Long-standing “Best Brunch in Dubai”, Traiteur has undergone a huge facelift that has meant its hallowed doors have been closed for quite a while now. After several delays (one of which my family bore the brunt of when they weren’t ready to host their extremely expensive Christmas brunch), it’s finally opened, so I headed down courtesy of their lovely PR team, to check out their … Continue reading Traiteur (Brunch) – Park Hyatt, The Creek, Dubai

360° (Evening Brunch) – Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

I’ll admit – I didn’t head to one of Dubai’s biggest nightlife hotspots and expect a fantastic culinary experience, but places have surprised me before, so after receiving a kind invite from atozaatar to join her and The Luxeologist, the wife and I went with an open mind to the famous 360° bar in JBH. We arrived and went through the whole rigmarole of all being … Continue reading 360° (Evening Brunch) – Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

Hakkasan (Brunch), Emirates Towers, Dubai

Oh boy, oh boy. This should be a good one. Hakkasan is one of the many places that has been on my “must-visit” list for years. Its restaurant in London holds a Michelin Star and I see the name in the same light as the Nobus, the Zumas and the Coyas – high end, solid representations of the original, wherever they decide to open. I … Continue reading Hakkasan (Brunch), Emirates Towers, Dubai

Brasserie 2.0 (Brunch) – Royal Meridien, Dubai Marina, Dubai

During the week leading up to visiting Brasserie 2.0, I scouted around my social networks to get their thoughts. Overwhelmingly positive was the feedback and despite me falling a little out of love with buffet brunches over the recent months (hate the wastage, hate the averageness of the majority of it, hate how it’s so hard to review properly as you can only end up … Continue reading Brasserie 2.0 (Brunch) – Royal Meridien, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Yalumba (Friday Night Seafood Brunch) – Le Meridien, Garhoud, Dubai

One of my lovely followers, Maria, requested that I do more reviews at affordable places, which I felt was a fair comment. Quite a lot of the restaurants I’ve recently critiqued have been on the fine-dining, special occasiony side, so when I read about Yalumba’s new, evening seafood brunch (from their hilariously pun-filled flyer), coming in at a very reasonable 295 AED with a variety … Continue reading Yalumba (Friday Night Seafood Brunch) – Le Meridien, Garhoud, Dubai

folly by Nick & Scott (Brunch) – Madinat Jumeirah – Dubai

Nick & Scott are true stalwarts of the Dubai cooking scene. Coming to prominence in 2010 from leading Verre by Gordon Ramsay – to opening Table 9 in 2011 – to working with Spinneys on a product line and having success with their casual dining concept, Taste Kitchen. They’re now back in the game after a short hiatus, with a beautiful new fine dining restaurant … Continue reading folly by Nick & Scott (Brunch) – Madinat Jumeirah – Dubai

Intersect by Lexus (Brunch) – DIFC – Dubai

Intersect has a small place in my heart. When I first started converting my passion of eating good food around the world into actual writing, I was invited to an event that was attended by some of the UAE’s blogging elite. It is where I met Zoe Bowker (tablenumber7.com) who further down the line introduced me to “A to Za’atar” where over brunch at Ruya, … Continue reading Intersect by Lexus (Brunch) – DIFC – Dubai