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Food & Drink

Top Saturday brunches in Dubai

Tue, January 11, 2022

Celebrate Saturdays with a brilliant brunch. Whatever flavour you're craving, you'll find it in our city.

Celebrate Saturdays with a brilliant brunch. Whatever flavour you're craving, you'll find it in our city.

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Social by Heinz Beck

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Sociale Saturday brings a warm slice of Italian flavour to Social by Heinz Beck, a restaurant that continues to impress year after year. Settle in for a relaxing lunch with your nearest and dearest – think generous sharing platters, served family style, of wagyu charcuterie, fresh seafood, hearty meats that are full of flavour, and superbly sweet desserts. It's especially popular with families, so reserve a table early.

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Nikki Beach

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Why choose between beach and brunch when you can have both? Nikki Beach Dubai is the perfect weekend destination, with a Saturday experience that’s incomparable. Soak in the sunshine as you stretch out on the sand or dip into the temperature-controlled pool, before refuelling with an incredible menu of seafood specials, Arabian-inspired dishes and international favourites – it’s all delicious! This is an all-day treat, so book in advance.

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Masti

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This award-winning Indian restaurant is located right on the shores of La Mer's beach. Book a table on the terrace for prime views of the city's skyline or dine inside to admire the colourful setting and quirky artwork. Every Saturday, Masti serves up an imaginative take on food from the subcontinent – think burrata and truffle pizza with a buttery spiced sauce, 'not your average' chicken tikka, and tuna tartare that's jazzed up in a spicy bhel snack style.
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Lola Taberna

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This laidback restaurant tucked away in Barsha Heights is perfect for leisurely meals with free-flowing flavours. The set menu serves up delicious nibbles and sharing appetisers, perfect paella for the table and irresistible desserts that celebrate Spain. The service is friendly and you get the sense that they really care about everyone having a good time, which makes this weekend feast extra special.

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Torno Subito

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Combining the best in Italian flair and fare, dining at Torno Subito at Palm Jumeirah is always a delight. On Saturdays, the restaurant by chef Massimo Bottura goes a step further to present a fun menu of specialities and an energetic vibe. Fill up on Neapolitan-style pizza, fresh fish and plenty of Italian desserts, while the gelato cart impresses all ages with fresh fruity scoops.

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Mimi Kakushi

Mimi Kakushi in Dubai

One of the hottest brunch spots in the city, there’s so much to admire at Mimi Kakushi, right from its chic décor to its cool take on contemporary Japanese dishes. Their Saturday brunch menu is filled with delicious starters including salmon tataki, black cod and prawns gyoza and chicken yakitori, with a choice of mains that more than satisfies – the grilled Angus with sweet garlic soy is a definite highlight.

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Alici

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This brunch at Bluewaters Island has it all – great views, good food and a slick setting that evokes memories of sunshine-filled summer holidays. Saturdays are a social affair here, with raw seafood and starters to share, a choice of mains inspired by southern Italy’s finest, and an assortment of rich, creamy desserts for the table. Ask for a table by the window, so you can admire views of the skyline and sea.

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Saffron

Saffron brunch at Atlantis, The Palm

Saturdays are always special at Atlantis, The Palm with its many restaurants, including Nobu and Bread Street Kitchen, pulling out all the stops for fantastic weekend feasts. However, Saffron remains a popular choice thanks to the sheer variety on offer – think perfectly-grilled meats, fresh sushi and more with plenty of live cooking stations dotted around the buzzing venue, complemented by live entertainment and a party vibe.

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folly

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Making every meal worthy of a celebration, folly is a must-try foodie hotspot. Thanks to the team's culinary expertise and use of high-quality ingredients, everything is delicious, including the crispy hen's egg, roasted salmon with red chili, and banana and toffee cheesecake. Remember to book a table on the terrace to enjoy brunch alongside views of Madinat Jumeirah's charming waterways and inspired architecture.
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Yalumba

Yalumba at Le Meridien Dubai

A Dubai classic, Yalumba has been a stalwart on the brunch scene for decades. The restaurant's popularity shows no signs of waning either thanks to its revamped Saturday offering, complete with a live DJ, slick service and an incredible spread of international dishes to delight all tastes. The menu traverses the Middle East, Asia and Europe for a culinary celebration of the world's best, with standouts including the Arabic grills, fresh seafood, Indian curries and decadent desserts.

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