Today, we are visiting Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi to try their much talked about Elements Friday Brunch. Boasting outdoor food trucks, interactive entertainment, a DJ, and spanning across four restaurants, we cannot wait to experience this brunch for ourselves.
Elements all-you-can-eat brunch uses the four elements, water, earth, fire and air as its inspiration, each of the four outlets Café Palmier, District by Amalfi, LRM Central and whEAT, are themed around an individual element.
Café Palmier embraces the water element and is therefore where guests can enjoy a wide variety of fresh seafood, from shrimp, lobster tails, crab, salmon, mussels to fresh oysters. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of sushi and sashimi, baked salmon, fresh salads, soups and grilled vegetables. We especially enjoy the sushi, oysters and crab curry.
Next, we journey to District by Amalfi via the man-made tunnel, which we spend far more time than we care to admit Instagramming. District by Amalfi focuses on the earth element and offers a selection fresh produce; greens, dairy and vegetables. The range of cheeses is spectacular, from Dunbarra Pepper, Vully Rouge, Carrigaline, Gubbeen, Cashel Blue, Daru, Tipperary Brie to Brebis Fougere. Amalfi also has a selection of pizza, pasta, halal cold cuts, tomato mozzarella and potato salad. Don’t leave Amalfi without trying the pizza, this place does some of the best pizza in the city.
The fire element is represented by the food trucks situated in the outdoor plaza, LRM Central. We would highly recommend grabbing a seat in LRM Central for your brunch, this is the most action-packed area of the brunch and where you will find all the entertainers, clowns and DJ. The food trucks vary from Lil Gringos serving nachos, tacos and quesadillas, Phat Panda serving Asian delicacies, Scoops offering freakshakes and ice-cream to Chef Shack boasting beef sliders, crumbed chicken sliders, fish and chips and potato wedges. We do enjoy a small helping of the nachos, fresh duck pancake rolls and tasty shrimp tempura. The food trucks are a great addition to the brunch and are just one aspect that makes Elements Brunch so unique from any other brunch in Abu Dhabi. Little ones are also catered for with a dedicated kids corner offering dishes just for the little ones, face painting, a clown and a bouncy castle.
We conclude our brunch experience at whEAT which embraces the element of air. Here guests are invited to tuck into a tempting array of desserts. Easily offering over 30 different types of desserts guests can expect, hazelnut raspberry eclairs, white chocolate cake with blueberry creme brulee, English trifle, almond and lemon tart, hazelnut mousse with raspberry jelly, coconut mango passion burgers, lemon and raspberry panna cotta and lemon baba with vanilla cream and mixed berries. The coconut mango passion burgers are very creative and a must.
Overall Elements Friday Brunch at Le Royal Meriden Abu Dhabi offers a unique and exciting experience for brunch goers to enjoy. From the wide variety of quality cuisine, exciting food trucks to fun entertainment Elements Friday Brunch is a breath of (much needed) fresh air to Abu Dhabi’s brunch scene. If you haven’t visited, we would highly recommend putting this on your list of must do brunches for 2019!
Elements Friday Brunch, 1.00pm to 4.00pm, packages start from AED 275 basic, AED 375 enhanced, AED 425 special to AED 495 premium.
Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, 800 101 101