The theme of the brunch is Surf and Turf, understandably due to the wide variety of seafood and meats available, however in true Waldorf style, this is executed to the highest level. Let us begin. Is any brunch truly a brunch without Oysters? Unmissable, the large shrimp ice-sculpture picture perfectly presents the Oysters, we help ourselves to a few.
The Japanese section offers Sushi and Sashimi, we pick up a few Maki Rolls as we walk around the Cold Cuts, Salad, Fresh Bakery and Foie Gras stations. Cheese lovers will not want to miss the Fresh Cheese Station where a dedicated chef is on hand to create a stunning Burrata or Mozzarella plate, presented with salad and plump tomatoes.
Each of the protein options look as good as the next, leaving us torn between the Lamb Shank with Rosemary, Herb Crusted Turbot, Mussel with Bisque Sauce, Whole Roasted Chicken, Lobster Thermidor and the Roast Rib of Beef in Spice Crust. Eventually I select the Lobster Thermidor and my dining companion opts for the Roast Rib of Beef in Spice Crust, served with plump Yorkshire Pudding and Mash Potatoes, making for quite the British Roast.
Unintentionally we notice that we have missed an entire section of the brunch that is outdoors on the terrace. Here we find chef hard at work on the grill, we order a few grilled Jumbo Prawns and are told they will be brought to the table. Delightful! Guests can find a range of fun and lively beverage stations on the terrace alongside live entertainment and the kids club.
Chef surprises each table with fresh Truffles. Having just arrived we cannot resist a few shavings, a splendid pairing to our Lobster. At this stage to say we have overindulged would be an understatement, however the desserts are just too good to miss. From Manjari Chocolate Cloud Cake, Vanilla Almond Cake, Strawberry Lime Cheesecake, Mini Lemon Cello, Crème Brûlée, to the Warm Mixed Berry Sponge Cake, we sample a little bit of everything. Those wanting something savoury will not be disappointed by the range of Cheese and those wanting to eat healthily will be pleased to see a large Fresh Fruit display.
Overall brunch is exceptional, the food is terrific, service attentive, and the atmosphere whilst relaxing still has enough energy to see you into the weekend. Before visiting, I thought my brunch days were over, but the Surf and Turf Brunch at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah has shown me that brunch cuisine can be delectable, entertainment can be enjoyable, and the atmosphere can be relaxing. Would I return? Yes. A refined brunch for the sophisticated brunch-goer.
The new Surf and Turf buffet brunch at Mezzerie is a superb brunch option, done to the Waldorf Astoria standard! Pairing the finest grilled delights from the land and sea guests can enjoy sampling global cuisine from multiple live stations, along with unique concoctions from a variety of beverage counters. Live music will keep the vibe flowing and after a family feast, kids can head to Coco’s Kids Club for an afternoon of fun while grown-ups relax and unwind.
Surf and Turf Brunch is available every Saturday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
AED 450 with soft beverages.
AED 600 with selected beverages.
AED 150 for children aged 10 to 15 years old.
Children below 10 eat for free.
Children aged 4 to 12 receive complimentary access to Coco’s Kids Club.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, +971 4 818 2222