THE BEST BRUNCHES IN ABU DHABI
ST REGIS ABU DHABI
When we think of this brand new brunch, the word 'memorable' springs to mind. The Project Brunch has something for everything and it's all high-end: travel into gourmet heaven as you feast on lobster tempura, smoked meats, grilled lobster, a huge cheese room, maki for days, desserts for miles - some with a golden touch! - and some of the most innovative, gorgeous looking and tasting drinks in town, including Perrier-Jouet in the Champagne package. Don't miss the chocolate experience, perfect for you sweet (or not-so-sweet) lovers!
Entertainment-wise, there's a singer and saxophonist, playing relaxing but popular tunes throughout and in true St Regis style, the near end of brunch is signaled with their 100-year old signature champagne-popping ritual.
This is a brunch for the discerning, the foodie, the person who truly wants to experience culinary excellence. The Project Brunch is one out of the box, more for adults and older children and very much a must-do this season.
Time: Saturdays 12.30-4PM
Price: Soft AED345, house AED450, Champagne AED595.
Booking: 02 694 4553
Brunch at The Park Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas comes back this season after a thrilling first go-round last year, with exciting additions!
The cheese room is nothing short of elaborate, with pretty much all the cheese in the world accompanied by crackers and bread to go with. Meat, fish and lobsters are grilled over a charcoal pit which is perfect
Don't miss the cheese wheel which comes complete with outstanding pasta and risotto, an enhanced Taste of India station with excellent butter chicken and freshly baked naan, as well as a made-to-order chaat option. There's an Italian trattoria corner as well as an upgraded sushi and sashimi station.
Drinks don't disappoint: the watermelon cocktail is definitely one for the 'gram and the Latin-inspired cocktails should top your list!
Dive into a glorious selection of all-time favourite brunch tunes by resident DJ Margo, together with a talented singer. Dancing is a guarantee! The little ones will have access to the kids fair, with activities supervised by the Camp Hyatt team.
Time: Saturdays from 1PM - 4.30PM
Price: Soft AED375 | House AED475 | Premium bubbly AED695
*Kids from 6-12yrs dine at 50%
20% off with BB+
Booking: 02 4071234
JUMEIRAH AT SAADIYAT ISLAND RESORT
20% OFF WITH BB+
Saturday brunch at White is the most laid-back way to spend your day. With the crisp, chic white decor and the blue sea in the background, you could be forgiven for thinking that you're somewhere tropically exotic.
Food offerings at White are outstanding: head to the outdoor grill stations for grilled-to-order steak and meat and to the smoker for fall-off-the-bone brisket and superb lamb chops or inside for incredible short-rib. Seafood is plentiful and found in salads as well as raw and grilled and the sushi game is strong. Desserts are excellent and you can finish your meal with a beautiful smooth gelato.
This is a great brunch for vegetarians with layer upon layer of beautifully presented and tasty vegetable offerings as well as intensely good no-meat Asian offerings. Get your veges - and seafood - cooked in front of you in the wok, or choose a vegetable curry.
This is one of the few brunches that caters well to children. There's a space for smaller kids to play basketball and football with a table tennis table and indoor colouring, as well as face-painting to keep the small bodies entertained.
This very laid-back brunch is the perfect winter brunch with a great indoor-outdoor flow, sea breezes and incredibly good service which makes all the difference.
Price: Soft AED350 | House AED475 | Premium bubbly (Veuve Clicquot) AED600
50% off for kids aged 6 - 11, under 6 free.
20% off with BB+
Booking: 02 811 4342
CONRAD ETIHAD TOWERS
20% OFF SOFT, HOUSE AND PROSECCO WITH BB+
The new British brunch has arrived at Nahaam and the vibe is splendid!
The vibe starts the minute you walk in with a Beefeater at the door (man, not gin!) and continues as you choose your sweets from red phone boxes, pose beside the number 36 bus and listen to great British tunes on the speakers and from the truly outstanding band.
The drinks have a decidedly British flavour with Carling beer featured as well as a Gordon's pink gin cart, a Bulldog gimlet station. The British Experience package also gives you the option of the fabulous Shoreditch IPA and Nyetimber sparkling wine!
Food follows suit, with a range of roasts with Yorkshires at the carvery, a great Indian station, a superb beef Wellington and some truly wonderful, very British desserts including our favourite trifle and sticky toffee pudding.
There are plenty of food options that aren't British in nature - don't miss the pasta, pizza from the oven, excellent Asian offerings including the Japanese favourite takoyaki and the vast seafood selection including oysters and lobster among others.
When you finish with an entire brunch singing Sweet Caroline in true British fashion, come on Eileen, you know it's time to book!
‘Pardon My Brunch’ at Nahaam is available to enjoy every Saturday, from Timings: 12:30 - 4PM,
Price: AED 375 for soft drinks, AED 495 for house beverages and inclusive of NV Villa Sandi, Fresco Prosecco and Aperol Spritz and AED 765 for the ultimate ‘British Experience’ package, including NV Nyetimber Classic Cuvée and Perrier-Jouët on top of other premium brand beverages.
20% off soft and house with BB+
Booking: 02 811 5666
W HOTEL ABU DHABI - YAS ISLAND
20% OFF WITH BB+
Brunch in Garage is equally a party brunch and a grown-up brunch. Go for the dancers, the stilt walkers, the roller skaters the drummers and the DJ and stay for the great drinks and the eclectic, essentially W food offerings.
Food ranges from bento boxes of sushi and freshly cut sashimi, dumplings and jars of caprese salad and quinoa to a superb carvery and a beautiful dessert section with some extraordinary cakes - make sure you try the red velvet.
Get your brunch started with a tequila-esque welcome drink that's served in a light bulb and move swiftly on to the Rev-Up, possibly one of the best gin-based cocktails in town, giving the perfect nod to the view onto the Formula 1 track. There's a live Jim Beam station for those that prefer and sparkling wine options are good.
The brunch is a great brunch to take guests to - the F1 track alone is massively impressive and it's a great birthday celebration place. There aren't kids activities per se but with everything going on, children over 9 will be highly entertained.
Time: Saturday 1PM - 4PM
Price: Soft AED320 | House AED420 | Bubbly AED589 | Kids 7-11 AED139
30% off soft and house with BB+
Subject to availability & not available during special events)
20% OFF WITH BB+
The Market Brunch at Sim Sim Saadiyat Rotana is right at the top of its brunch game, with both food and drink options that are both luxe and approachable and a superb live band to get you on your feet.
The seafood options at Market are plentiful: whether you like your lobster chilled or grilled, they have it, along with a massive fish that can be cut-to-order then prepared the way you'd like and loads of other seafood options, including freshly shucked oysters and excellent caviar.
The meat selection is also notable: price up and choose your desired cut and have it cooked to your preferred temperature, along with carvery turkey, beef brisket and lamb.
Head straight to the Mexican section for top-drawer enchiladas, tacos and burritos - we very much rate this station! The Asian food game is on point - make sure to try the Thai curry.
Drinks are also excellent. There's an Aperol station, a Moscow Mule station and a Moet cart for champagne lovers. Hunt down the tequila cocktail and this may be all you need at brunch!
Market brunch should definitely be on your must-do list this season!
Time: Saturdays 1PM - 4PM
Price: Soft AED390 | House AED515 | Premium AED615 | Kids 6-11 AED195
20% off with BB+