Introducing Dubai's best evening 'brunches'
Ever an innovator in finding new excuses to eat out, Dubai restaurants are championing the evening brunch – a meal that runs from late afternoon – capturing that magical period of sunset and twilight. Book one of our top picks to discover the perfect meal for both the night owls and midday brunchers in need of a second round.
Pranzo Italiano at Roberto's
A chic choice in the heart of Dubai's financial district, Roberto's Friday brunch is culinary adventure worth savouring. Think classic Italian dishes, from creamy burrata with tomatoes and basil, to a signature pizza topped with beef carpaccio, rocca and truffle. Held over four hours, this mid-afternoon feast offers a choice of mains, with meat lovers, vegetarians and pescatarians all well taken care of. End the evening on a sweet note with the chef's selection of homemade delights, and linger awhile as the resident DJ spins upbeat tunes well into the night. If you're looking for an evening to remember, Roberto's always satisfies.
Gate Village Building No. 1, DIFC
Every Friday, 3pm to 7pm
+971 4 386 0066
Festa Italiana at Positano
Dubai locals get their Italian fix at Positano's tantalising night brunch, held every Sunday and Thursday. Specialising in the cuisine of Italy's coastal regions, diners start off with their picks at the antipasti table before moving on to a mains menu that includes lasagna, grilled tiger prawns, seafood stews and more. Don't miss the live stations where fresh house-made pasta comes with a sauce of your choice. For dessert, panna cotta, tiramisu and grandma's special cake rounds off brunch in one of the world's tallest hotels.
Positano, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay
Every Sunday and Thursday, 6pm to midnight
+971 4 414 3000
Soul Saturdays at STK
Treat your friends to a dinner to remember at STK at The Walk at JBR. Set to a live soundtrack of funk, soul and smooth jazz, guests can savor a three-course dinner of delights. Think crab sliders and corn bread to start, followed by Southern-style smoked jambalaya risotto and signature Old Bay jumbo prawns, and ending with the irresistible Mississippi mud cake and ice cream Donuts. After dinner, let the upbeat party vibe carry you to the dance floor where you can strut your stuff alongside other revellers. Good food, good times.
Rixos Premium, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence
Every Saturday, 8pm to 11pm
+971 4 323 0061
Funky Flava at Atelier M
A weekend favourite, Atelier M presents the perfect combination of setting, service and sublime food. Book a coveted table at the venue’s outdoor terrace for the best views of glittering Dubai Marina, and settle in for an evening of gourmet delights. Guests can choose five bestsellers from Atelier M’s menu that champions Mediterranean fare with Asian influences. Meanwhile, a live DJ set creates the perfect soundtrack to your evening of merriment. Ideal for couples or foodie friends, this is a celebratory spot worth every dirham.
Floor 7 and 7M, Pier 7, next to Marina Mall
Every Thursday, 8pm to 11pm
+971 4 450 7766
Brunchzilla at Miss Tess
Book a table on Miss Tess’ terrace for Instagram-worthy views of the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa. This popular Asian restaurant at Taj Dubai embraces the bold from all angles – from the restaurant’s eclectic decor with a colourful tuk-tuk parked right in the centre to a dinner menu inspired by the fictitious Miss Tess’ travels across Korea, Thailand, China and Vietnam. Take a seat and feast on modern Asian street food at this 'monster sized brunch', complete with bottomless spicy noodles and fine, fresh sushi.
Taj Dubai, Business Bay
Every Wednesday, 8pm to 11pm
+971 4 498 8505
Savour some of Dubai’s favourite brunches or taste fresh flavours at the city’s hottest new restaurants.