’Tis the sea-son to brunch
So you’ve opted for sun over snow and are spending Christmas Day in the city. Good choice. Now that’s settled, feast your eyes on the brunches sure to make you feel merry and bright…
There’s a reason COYA is always packed: the low-lit venue brings the spirit of Latin America to the Middle East in the best possible way – genuinely excellent cuisine and a vibrant atmosphere that money can’t buy. The dishes give original Peruvian cuisine a refreshingly modern spin, melding flavours inspired by Japanese, Chinese and Spanish dishes for a truly extraordinary dining experience.
This energetic, award-winning restaurant is a real favourite. Grazia • 12:30pm to 4pm, Dhs419 for soft-drinks package, Dhs618 for house beverages, and Dhs709 for bubbles. Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2. For reservations call (+971) 4 316 9600 or email reserva[email protected]yarestaurant.ae
NIKKI BEACH RESORT & SPA DUBAI
Spend Christmas Day by the pool at Nikki’s Saint Tropez Brunch, which will serve up an outdoor buffet of fresh, holiday-inspired classics, delicious drinks and impeccable service. As the sun sets, the party moves to the beach for a bonfire and a live acoustic set. Nikki Beach never fails to deliver stunning views out to sea, and Grazia is sure this will be a Christmas to remember. • 1pm to 5pm, with packages starting from Dhs435 per person. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Pearl Jumeira. For reservations call (+971) 4 376 6000 or (+971) 4 376 6162
BREAD STREET KITCHEN
Prepare to delight in a selection of celebrity chef’s Gordon Ramsay’s signature dishes, including the renowned turkey Wellington. Yum. Brunch also includes an array of hot and cold starter stations (think tasty meats and a cheese board), as well as hot starters such as tamarind-spiced chicken wings, mini Wagyu sliders and fishcakes. Guests can also enjoy a dessert buffet with highlights such as eggnog panna cotta and berry Eton mess. Hungry yet? • 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs450 including selected beverages, Dhs105 per child aged four-11 years old . Atlantis The Palm, for reservations call (+971) 4 426 2626
PARK HYATT DUBAI
This Christmas Day brunch features a sizeable spread of family favourites. Plus, there are live cooking stations combined with a band setting the vibe for a festive afternoon, minus the frost. Little guests are treated to a surprise visit from Santa with special gifts. And don’t worry, big guests aren’t left out – there’s free-flowing bubbles on offer. Merry Christmas, indeed. • 1pm to 4:30pm, Dhs595 for soft drinks, Dhs895 for bubbles and house beverages, Dhs1,295 for premium bubbles, house beverages and soft drinks. Children under six dine free. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira, for reservations call (+971) 4 602 1814 or email dxbph-restaurantreserva[email protected]att.com
The super-fun venue at Atlantis, The Palm is serving up a classic Christmas Day brunch, featuring a raw bar, oyster counter and a live carving station with over 220 dishes (seriously) to choose from. The resident DJ promises to match the music to the mood, so things may start with ’70s funk, moving on to more recent hits as the afternoon heats up. It’s important to note that this Christmas Day extravaganza is only for guests aged 21 years or over.
Soz, kids. • 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs535 including selected beverages and a sparkling welcome drink. Saffron at Atlantis, The Palm. For reservations call (+971) 4 426 2626 or email restaurantreserva[email protected]lantisthepalm.com
When the words ‘exquisite’ and ‘feast’ are paired, we are pretty much sold. With live stations offering traditional roast turkey, tangy cranberry sauce and all the trimmings, you certainly won’t be left wanting at this swanky Le Royal Méridien spot. Gather your nearest and dearest for a jolly good time as the three-piece band serenade you with all the Christmas classics. Your little darlings will also be kept entertained with face painting and a bouncy castle. Christmas just got cute. • 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Dhs525, inclusive of unlimited soft beverages, Dhs675 for selected beverages. Dhs925 inclusive of French bubbles. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, JBR, for reservations call (+971) 4 316 5550 or email resbook. leroyalmeri[email protected]dien.com