Brunch at the Palace is back for yet another season. We visited the glistening Emirates Palace to experience the much talked about brunch for ourselves.
Brunch at the Palace is held at Las Brisas, Spanish for breezes, Emirates Palace’s east beach club restaurant. Situated at the edge of the large pool, with breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf, guests are invited to dine al fresco, whilst relaxing on the spanning terrace.
The brunch concept has been revamped since last season, the new set up has been designed to resemble a Mediterranean market. Guests will lose themselves as they wonder around the aisles, watching as chefs show off their culinary skills.
Mediterranean delights vary from the organic vegetable garden, to Spanish tapas, Arabic mezze and a juice and fruit bar. Expect the unexpected when it comes to live cooking and delight the senses with wagyu burgers and short rib from the parrilla grill, organic eggs dishes, a paella corner, and the ever-popular fish and chip shop. We enjoyed a varied selection of dishes throughout the day, we especially enjoyed the seafood bar where we indulged in mud crabs, oysters and fresh lobster. The tapas bar was equally as enjoyable with the lobster frittata with rucola and patatas bravas being our favourite dish of the day.
If you’re not fond of Mediterranean cuisine do not despair, with approximately twenty food stalls you are sure to find something to tickle your taste buds. For example, the carvery stall, which will have roast enthusiasts relishing in the offerings of prime rib, succulent beef, Yorkshire puddings and parmesan roasted carrots.
Entertainment is on hand to keep the young and the young at heart entertained with a live band playing all the classic tunes. Kids will be treated like princes and princesses, so adults can relax and enjoy the day.
Brunch culminates in true Emirates Palace style with the coffee bar, patisserie and boulangerie stalls, created by new Executive Pastry Chef Francois Leo and resulting in a finale that’s sure to be remembered.
We really like the Mediterranean market theme, the food quality was good, the variety was extensive, and the overall ambience was enjoyable, however one major issue which let the brunch down was the number of flies that were surrounding the brunch. Unfortunately, it can’t be helped, and the team did their best to combat the issue with candles, but it did impact on our experience.
Brunch at the Palace takes place at Las Brisas on Friday from 12.30pm to 4.00pm. Packages start at AED 370 for adults and AED 185 for children 6 to 12 years old. Pool and beach access are not included in your booking for Brunch at the Palace.
Emirates Palace, 02 690 7999