SHAKE AWAY THE WEEK AND INDULGE IN THE ISLAND VIBES AT MISS LILY’S BLAZIN BRUNCH
Ed Sheeran, Rihanna and Bella Hadid: New York’s Jamaican concept Miss Lily’s has big names counting it among their favourite hotspots in Dubai.
It’s nothing like the posh and swanky venues that surround it; no floor to ceiling windows with city views, or upscale décor or burnished furniture. Miss Lily’s is all about laidback dining in a colourful, Caribbean setting boasting vibrant shades of green, red and yellow. Tables, benches and private group corners are scattered around the cosy shack-looking space.
You might as well be on an island, with the easy going staff amiably mingling with customers while taking orders of delightful dishes seasoned with fiery Jamaican spices.
We decided to try the venue’s Blazin Brunch – a different experience to Dubai’s usual cosmopolitan (and hectic) scene. The carefree vibes were quick to get to us grooving to smooth Reggae hits while gorging on Ackee Hummus. The island fruit with pink skin and giant black seeds is an acquired taste on its own, but in combination with hummus is a delightful, and subtly, sour.
The fruit is also mixed with salt fish dumplings to make for a peculiarly pleasant and spicy tang. Our hands-down favourite however, was Miss Lily’s Burger; served with fat jerk fries and spicy mayo, the exceptionally tender and rich tasting patty requires saving space for, its size is so generous.
In essence, leave your business at the door, there’s no room for it at Miss Lily’s. The resplendent island experience, home-style Jamaican favorites only deserves your full carefree attention. – Lubna Hamdan
Miss Lily’s Blazin Brunch begins at 12pm and ends at 4pm, while pricing ranges from AED250 to AED390 depending on the package.
Big and blazin There is absolutely no way you’ll feel anything less than stuffed after Miss Lily’s Burger