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EAT.PLAY.LAUGH. Brunch – Abu Dhabi

Today, we are visiting Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi to try their EAT.PLAY.LAUGH. Friday Brunch, promising a fun-filled Friday Brunch for grown-ups.

For those of you who have visited EAT.PLAY.LAUGH. before, you will be interested to learn that the brunch is running over the summer but has changed location, having moved from Grill@25, the hotel’s outdoor rooftop pool and bar area to the indoor restaurant, Kuzbara. Along with the change of location the EAT.PLAY.LAUGH. brunch has also revamped its culinary offerings.

We start to make our way around the open buffet and live stations. Our first stop is the sushi and sashimi station, new to the brunch. We enjoy a selection of Salmon and Tuna Sashimi alongside a range of sushi. Keeping with the seafood theme, from the fresh seafood station we enjoy Lobster and Shrimps, both are remarkably fresh. Also new is the Laksa and BBQ Bao Buns station, both highly worth trying.

Meat eaters will thrive at this brunch. JW Steakhouse is well represented with BBQ Beef Brisket, Roasted Leg of Lamb and all the trimmings from Onion Rings, Yorkshire Puddings to Grilled Carrot and Butternut Squash. Alternatively enjoy the live grill station which has wide selection of proteins that can be grilled freshly before you.  

Vegetarians are well catered for at this brunch, from the pasta station where a selection of Penna, Spaghetti or Tagliatelle awaits, to the Nachos, Tacos, Salads, Pizza, Cheeses and Desserts.

Although weekends are rarely reserved for salads, the salads look so fresh that we cannot help but try a few, the Chicken, Mint, Lemongrass and Grapefruit is a great refreshing summer salad.

Be sure to seek out the Pani Puri, from the Indian station, this Indian delicacies is delightful and throughout the brunch we probably eat more than we care to admit. The Indian station has to be our favorite and judging by the constant queue we would say we aren’t the only ones.

Be sure to save space for the dessert as the skilled pastry chefs have created a spread so tempting it would be a shame not to indulge in a few desserts. From Vanilla Cupcakes, Churros, Raspberry Trifle, Waffle Apple Parfait to the Chocolate Fountain, everyone is set to satisfy their sweet cravings. However, if you are lucky enough to swipe one of the freshly made Cheesecakes that the culinary team personally pass around be sure to do so, it’s sensational! If you want to end on a savory note the cheese counter will have you covered.

This fun brunch will run throughout the summer months with new food and beverage stations, additional games and entertainment that includes a new resident DJ Sean Oliver who will play all the latest hits plus your old  sing-a-long favorites and James the Magician, and if that is not enough, Marriott Downtown invites you to play longer at Velocity until 8.00pm with a new additional package.

Overall the EAT.PLAY.LAUGH. certainly lives up to its name. The brunch offers tasty food, great entertainment and a lively atmosphere, we highly recommend this brunch if you’re looking for a party vibe!

EAT.PLAY.LAUGH. Friday Brunch, Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4.00pm

EAT Package, food and soft beverages AED 260

PLAY Package, food and selected beverages AED 375

LAUGH Package, food and premium beverages AED 415

PLAY LONGER Package, extended selected beverages in Velocity until 8.00pm AED 350

Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, +971 2 304 7777