The City Brunch – Westin AHC

We love brunch, not denying that at all. Especially those that are affordable. Now with VAT in place, wouldn’t you too? Spoiler: Of all the brunches I’ve been to, this one’s my favorite! (See my favorite brunches here)

Brunches in Dubai usually end by 3 ish which makes it difficult for us to dine due to Friday prayers. Westin, thankfully, ends by 4:30 PM so you have time to peacefully end your brunch.

Our Friday brunch starts with us entering a very huge restaurant (Seasonal Tastes), playing fun music and filled with chatter. We are ushered to our seats almost immediately despite the full house, which is a very good first impression.

Sitting right next to the Indian section, I can’t help but notice a molecular gastronomic kulfi prepared. Curiously, I make my way there and ask for one. What I receive is a lovely concoction of vermicelli along with some sugary syrups with smoke blowing through it due to dry ice. ‘Cause desserts always come first for me!

A quick round of the buffet setup tells me 3 things:

  1. This is one HUGE buffet. I mean, it’s never-ending, and to try all the items displayed you’d easily need a whole day.
  2. The Chefs here are pretty talented. Apart from the cooking, they do things like juggling too. Oh, did I mention one of the Chefs is the DJ? 🙂
  3. This is the only brunch I’ve been to that has a counter dedicated to baby food. You have fun plus your baby which equals a happy day out for the family!

My first (actually second) stop is obviously the carving station. I am very serious about meat, and I like mine done exactly how I ask for it. Due to meat being prepared for mass at buffets, most of it is either rare or well done. However, the Chef rightly gets my order and offers me their best medium well done from the piece they have. Also, I am pleased to see that there is not only one, but different cuts of beef, along with grilled chicken and salmon.

Just beside the meat counter is a massive range of sauces and sides kept. I am spoilt for choice, and also a little sad that all of them don’t fit on my plate!

Although buffets have food that's cold and sitting for hours, I usually like the Chinese section that serves freshly steamed dimsum. This one's from @thecitybrunchdxb at @westindubaiahc . The brunch has to be one of my favorites and deserves a top spot in my roundup of Best Brunches in Dubai once I'm done writing a detailed review of this. You can check the roundup on www.hungryoungwoman.com/2016/06/02/best-brunches-in-dubai Link also in bio! . . . #dessert #instafood #instadubai #dubaifoodblogger #foodblogger #foodiedubai #brunch #weekend #dimsum #chinese #dumplings #weekendvibes #mytablesituation #westin #mydubai #eeeeeats #dubaiblogger #uaebloggers #canonphotography #getinmabelly #buzzfeast #buzzfeedfood #f52grams #igersdubai #feedfeed #hungryoungwoman #دبي #لذيذ #مطاعم_دبي #الامارات

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Highlights of The City Brunch: Timely service is difficult to maintain with a lot of guests, but they still did it so kudos to them! The Chefs keep you entertained. My favorites are the carving station, potatoes done in every imaginable way you can think of, the cheese counter that has my beloved burrata, and of course the many many varieties of beautifully crafted desserts complete with two types of chocolate fountains.

The options are endless for someone who’s really looking for something worth their buck. Also, they have pretty affordable packages, mentioned below:

AED 249 inclusive of soft beverages

AED 350 inclusive of house beverages

AED 495 inclusive of premium bubby

If we’re going back: Yes! If you’re looking to introduce someone to Dubai’s brunch scene, this is THE place.

What’s your favorite brunch in Dubai? Let me know your thoughts…

Until then, happy eating! xx
Seasonal Tastes - The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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