Last Updated on June 28, 2019 by hungryoungwoman
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 (The Market), 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 look around and I know three things. First, the buffet is HUGE! The items are plenty and it would take you a whole day trying out every single item on display. Second, have you seen a buffet where the DJ was a chef? Umm yes, you can say the chefs here are pretty talented and keep you busy with things like juggling! Third, there’s a whole station for baby food. I mean, c’mon! Talk about catering to all sections of the society.
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!
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…