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Food & Drink

Family brunch deals in Dubai

Mon, September 27, 2021

With so many restaurants offering delicious food and festivities, no one should be left out of the culinary carnival.

With so many restaurants offering delicious food and festivities, no one should be left out of the culinary carnival.


Laidback charm at Reform Social and Grill

Cool and casual always wins at Reform, a quintessential British tavern. Book a table for this Friday to enjoy their brunch, which runs from 12 noon to 3pm. Adults can enjoy a hearty three-course meal from just AED199, while kids aged six to 12 can dine for AED99. It's a popular destination for residents in the surrounding Emirates Hills neighbourhood, so you'll see plenty of families with little children and dogs of different breeds roaming about its air-conditioned porch.

Cost: From AED199 for adults, AED99 for children over five
Contact: +971 4 454 2638

Make some noise at The Scene

The Scene by Simmon Rimmer
Self-taught celebrity chef Simon Rimmer opened this effortlessly chic hangout spot at Dubai's Pier 7, a buzzing seven-storey dining destination. The Scene's brunch specialises in British and European fare along with family fun – which includes dressing up as your favourite princess, superhero or cartoon character for a chance to win exciting prizes. Dine on a delicious three-course set menu while the little ones make the most of arts and crafts stations, balloon animals and a surprise visit from a magical friend.

Cost: From AED299 for adults, AED49 for children 7-12 years, and free for children under six years
Contact: +971 4 422 2328

Best of British at Bread Street Kitchen


You might not expect a restaurant helmed by a celebrity chef to whole-heartedly welcome children, but Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen is the perfect Friday brunch spot. Cookie decorating, an ice cream corner plus an outdoor area for little ones to run around in during cooler times is paired with a kid-friendly menu that features macaroni and cheese, and chicken wings. Grown ups aren't forgotten either with British comfort fare and tried-and-tested favourites. Best of all, you can follow your meal with a trip to The Lost Chambers Aquarium as free tickets are provided to diners too.

Cost: From AED240 per adult, AED105 for children
Contact: +971 4 426 2626


Waterside feasts at Bistro Des Arts

It might not be the Seine river floating beyond the window, but it feels much the same at Bistro Des Arts with views of Dubai Marina's buzzing waterfront. This charming Parisian bistro serves home-style food which makes it a favourite amongst foodie families. Take your pick of Friday or Saturday and make brunch a classy affair with delicious food and drinks starting from just AED119 per person. Doors open as early as 10am for the feast, so book your spot now for a table with a view.

Cost: From AED99 for adults, AED45 for children
Contact: +971 4 551 1576  

Pizza parties at Solo

Napoletana, Dubai Mall

Italian cuisine is loved by all ages which is why heading to Raffles Dubai's Solo is such a great idea when you're looking for a spot that'll cater to everyone. The Gusto Brunch not only serves up regional dishes including antipasti platters and sharing-style pasta, but has lots of extra touches for young diners. Kids can choose their toppings and make their own pizzas, while the outdoor area has plenty of space so little ones can run around. Best of all? Raffles is connected to WAFI Mall, so you can combine brunch with shopping.

Cost: From AED295 for adults, AED100 for children 12-14 years, AED70 for children 6-11 years, and free for two children under five with every paying couple
Contact: +971 4 324 8888 


Desert picnics at Bab Al Shams


You'll feel far from the bustle of the city as you sit on the soft grass, surrounded by sand dunes, at the Al Forsan Picnic Brunch. Held every Saturday, this family affair is known for its relaxed ambience and unique setting at the Bab Al Shams resort. Help yourselves from live stations that cook up everything from barbecued delights to pizza and pasta, satisfying the whole clan. Additional highlights include a DJ and live band getting everyone singing along, picture-worthy camel and pony rides, a petting zoo and bouncy castle.

Cost: From AED260 for adults and children over 11 or AED450 including pool access, AED130 for children 4-11 years, and free for children under four years
Contact: +971 4 809 6194


Mexican fiestas at El Chapo

Mexico is known for its fiestas and El Chapo carries on the legacy with zest. This funky Dubai Studio City gem has a brunch where tots, teens and adults alike can revel in a carnival-esque setting while diving into a three-course set menu of authentic Mexican street food. While ice cream flows freely throughout, children can busy themselves with arts and crafts in the Cartel Cave, a popular family-friendly section at the restaurant.   

Cost: From AED149 for adults, AED49 for children 7-12 years, and free for children under six years
Contact: +971 4 514 5411

Celebrate good times at Bytes

Pick your place to perch, either indoors or outdoors by the pool, and get ready to combine feasting with entertainment at Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City's Bytes Family Brunch. The Grand Ballroom has been turned into a children's fun arena, complete with face painting, a kids' cinema, bouncy castle and balloon-bending. Meanwhile parents can soak in the upbeat atmosphere with live entertainment, fired-up cooking stations and an international buffet featuring everything from curries and pizza to roasts and freshly-made waffles.

Cost: From AED249 for adults and children over 13, AED89 for children 6-12 years, and free for children under six
Contact: +971 54 793 1424

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