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Food & Drink

Our guide to Dubai's best evening brunches

Tue, July 11, 2023

The city's ever-popular brunch scene has several restaurants that champion evening feasts. Here are some of our favourites.

The city's ever-popular brunch scene has several restaurants that champion evening feasts. Here are some of our favourites.



Experience the revamped Secret Dinner Party brunch at 3BK in the Armani Hotel, where you can dine and dance while enjoying stunning nighttime views of the Burj Khalifa fountains. Indulge in a luxury four-course sharing menu featuring sushi, starters, mains and desserts. Highlights include the ichigo roll, prawn and avocado salad, chicken Francaise and hazelnut cheesecake. With live entertainment including DJs, singers and dancers, this after-dark brunch from 8pm to 11pm promises a mesmerising experience.

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  • Armani Hotel - Burj Khalifa - Downtown Dubai - Dubai


AMMOS Greek's weekly Thalassa Brunch runs every Friday from 8pm to 11pm. Indulge in unlimited starters, share your main courses and enjoy decadent desserts. Choose from three packages starting from AED295. The menu features Greek classics like tzatziki and melitzanosalata, along with refreshing salads and flavourful main courses such as sea bream fillet and chicken souvlaki.

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  • Rixos Premium Dubai - Jumeirah Beach Residence - Dubai

Weekend brunch at Kimura-Ya


Kimura-Ya is one of those restaurants that foodies whisper about to their friends. Choose any three-hour slot from 12 noon to 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and get ready to enjoy authentic Japanese specialities including grilled yakitori skewers, deliciously light tempura, Osaka-style okonomiyaki pancakes and more. If you’re not sure what to choose, the friendly staff will be more than happy to make recommendations too.


The Stage Brunch at Jazz@Pizza Express

Jazz Pizza Express Dubai
Renowned as one of the city's liveliest music spots, Jazz@PizzaExpress is a great choice for group celebrations and laidback meals with the family. The restaurant in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers neighbourhood hosts an evening brunch every Friday from 8pm that includes unlimited Italian favourites. Wondering what to order? The super soft dough balls, spicy chicken wings and irresistible burrata pizza are all-time classics.

Prusiana at Enigma

What do you get when you combine two of the world's most intriguing cuisines? Pure culinary artistry. The Prusiana brunch at Enigma features a novel take on Persian and Peruvian classics every Friday from 7pm to 11pm. The restaurant, like the rest of Palazzo Versace, is an ode to regal design with mosaic tiles and grand chandeliers. Tables outside are also spectacular with views overlooking the striking Jaddaf waterfront and Dubai skyline.

Dare to brunch at STK


Every Saturday, STK hosts a brunch so good they do it twice. There's a traditional afternoon sitting but, for those who like to start their fun a little later, STK also serves up a treat from 8pm to 11pm. There's plenty to enjoy, including crab sliders, steamed dumplings, roasted salmon and some of the finest steaks in the city. Avoiding meat? Vegetarians rate the restaurant's curried celeriac steak very highly. Head over and see what all the fuss is about.


Blushing Dragon at Karma Kafé


Located in Souk Al Bahar, a weekend dining experience at Karma Kafé is always worth it. Every Friday, from 8pm till 11pm, guests can savour a selection of the restaurant's Pan-Asian bestsellers, such as salmon tartare, miso eggplant, housemade dim sum, Japanese coconut curry and more. Consider booking a table on their terrace, which overlooks the mesmerising Dubai Fountain and record-breaking Burj Khalifa. Still hungry? The incredible Time Out Market is right next door.


Dark Brunch at Hutong

Hutong Dubai

Hutong is ushering in early weekend vibes with its neon-lit Dark Brunch, hosted every Thursday from 9pm to midnight. With a focus on delicious spreads as well as live entertainment, the late-night dining experience caters to both foodies and revellers. Dig into the three-course menu, featuring some of the Chinese restaurant's speciality dishes like the kung pao chicken, and interact with lively drummers or performers as they stop by your table. Leave room for dessert – the sorbets particularly are a delight, hitting the right notes between sweet, tangy and refreshing.


Cali Affair at Pacific Groove

Channel L.A. vibes every Friday and cruise to Pacific Groove's weekly Cali Affair. From 8pm till 11pm, you can indulge in West Coast cuisine at the casual Paramount Hotel eatery. From AED275 per person, get your fill of sizzling surf and turf cooked on the large wood-fired grill, alongside a host of vegetarian options too. Don't miss the wagyu beef empanadas and the indulgent truffle mash. 

Saigon Brunch at Blue Jade

The nuanced, carefully-balanced flavours of Vietnam will tantalise your taste buds as you journey down the mighty Saigon River at Blue Jade's weekly Friday night affair. Chef Ta Van transports you to his native land, while also drawing on influences from neighbouring Far Asian countries, to present a multi-plate feast at your table from 7pm till 10pm, with four generous courses that'll impress on every level. Those over 12 years old can take this culinary trip down a curated spice route from AED265 per person.

Feast At The Table at Rhodes W1

Rhodes W1 Grosvenor House a Luxury Collection Hotel Dubai
Your Saturday night will be all set if you indulge in the British-inspired menu served up from 7pm till 10pm at the late celebrity chef Gary Rhodes' relaxed eatery. From AED350 per person, you'll be treated to sharing-style dishes including Rhodes W1's signature white tomato soup, crispy whitebait, duck confit and chicken Kyiv among other classics. Finish off with vanilla crème brûlée and a berry Eton mess.

Caña by Tamoka

Tamoka Dubai at Ritz-Carlton Dubai
The Secret Escape Brunch at Caña by Tamoka, in collaboration with Secret Parties, offers a unique dining experience highlighted by Caribbean flavours. Running every Friday from 7pm to 10:30pm, brunch prices start at AED299 and all packages feature a tray of Latin American street food bites per person from the 'Cañavan'. Post-brunch, the fun continues with several more packages on offer. This laidback, toes-in-the-sand brunch is sure to get your weekend started in style.
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