One of the classi­est brunches in town still knows how to party

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De­li­cious cui­sine with a side of par­ty­ing at this grand brunch.

Grand. That’s the best way to de­scribe the Fri­day brunch at Brasserie 2.0. From the sheer scale of the pala­tial sur­round­ings to the in­cred­i­ble va­ri­ety of food on of­fer ev­ery­thing is, well, grand. We sit out on the ter­race over­look­ing the gar­dens and pool as the en­er­getic live band whip up the crowd with their setlist of pop clas­sics. Start­ing in­doors at the many food sta­tions, we weave our way be­tween the many food is­lands on of­fer. This is the type of brunch where there’s quite lit­er­ally some­thing for ev­ery taste. Fancy some tra­di­tional roast din­ner fare? You got it. Han­ker­ing for some of the fresh­est and most de­li­cious sushi around? It’s here. There’s even an im­pres­sive curry se­lec­tion de­mand­ing re­peat vis­its through­out the day – we just can’t re­sist a qual­ity chicken tikka. With global cuisines from all cor­ners of the planet, you’d think that some dishes would be bet­ter than oth­ers, but it’s tes­ta­ment to Brasserie 2.0’s tal­ented chefs that the high qual­ity re­mains con­sis­tent across the board. Whether it’s the care­fully rolled sushi bites at the ocean-fresh seafood sta­tion or out­side at the smoky bar­be­cue grills that are serv­ing up cuts of briskets and fin­ger-lick­ing chicken wings, the high stan­dards come through with ev­ery mouth­ful. Although there’s a fam­ily-friendly feel to the brunch, it’s to­wards the end of pro­ceed­ings that the party comes into full swing, with the once se­date out­door seat­ing area get­ting up as one to shuf­fle about on the makeshift dance­floor in front of the bar. For all the deca­dence across the food and drink, it’s no wonder that the pack­ages are fairly ex­pen­sive. But if you want a monthly splurge or a venue that will im­press and give out of town visi­tors an over­all flavour of what Dubai’s brunch scene is about, then Brasserie 2.0 is the place to be.

Brasserie 2.0

Where: Le Royal Meri­dien Beach Re­sort and Spa

When: Fri­day, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Price: From AED450 Web: brasserie2­

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