5 fun new Saturday brunches to try in Dubai

From hearty Italian spreads to Latin American fiestas…

Looking for new options for your brunch group? From lively Latin fiestas to authentic Bavarian evening brunch, here are 5 new Saturday brunches to chew on.

Canary Club

The fun-loving Canary Club has just added weekend brunch to its lively rotation of offerings. Available from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, you can expect a delicious three-course surf and turf menu, which includes everything from beloved Canary Club rolls to meats straight from the grill. It comes with four hours of drinks, which include all of your signature house concoctions, plus the fruity Canary Club sangrias and generous Bloody Mary’s.

Canary Club, Banyan Tree Residences, JLT, noon to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 390 Dhs. Tel: (0)4 584 5999, canaryclub.com


Ernst 25 Hours of Dubai

Prefer to drink freely after dark? Newly opened Ernst is launching a new Saturday night brunch this weekend, Ernst Bavarian Fest. Designed to be a unique and lively evening, the four-hour package includes a host of classic German dishes ranging from charcuterie boards filled with German meats and cheeses to freshly baked pretzels and carving stations for chicken, meat sausages and pork shanks. The apple strudel with ice cream ends things on a sweet note. It’s all washed down with unlimited drinks and live music from Oktoberfest band Gaudiblosn, who arrive from Munich for the launch this weekend.

Ernst, 25Hours Hotel One Central, Downtown Dubai, 6pm to 10pm, Saturdays, Dhs250 soft, Dhs350 house, Dhs450 sparkling. Such. : (0)4 210 2525, ernstbiergarten.com

The Mezcaleria

The new La Mezcaleria outpost invites guests to experience the vibrancy of Latin America at ‘La Bruncheria’, a four-hour fiesta every Saturday from 1pm. Patrons can expect to share La Mezcaleria signature dishes, such as tacos, quesadillas, sushi rolls and beef sliders, as well as meat main dishes like grilled chicken and tenderloin beef. Wash it down with an unlimited drinks package, which includes either soft drinks, wine and beer only, or a full package of wine, beer, spirits, cocktails and sparkling.

La Mezcaleria, The Pavilion at JBR, Dubai Marina, 1pm to 5pm, Saturday, Dhs180 soft, Dhs250 wine and beer, Dhs350 with cocktails, Dhs480 premium. Such : (056) 520 2020lamezcaleriadxb.com


Feast on Italian dishes like Grandma used to make them at Fi’lia. The pretty Italian restaurant on the 70th floor of SLS Dubai has relaunched its Saturday brunch, showcasing a family menu of Italian classics. Start with freshly baked focaccia, then work your way through sharing platters of crunchy arancini or a bowl of mussels in white wine sauce. For the main event, freshly baked bresaola and burrata pizzas are served at the table, accompanied by rigatoni in tomato sauce or a choice steak straight from the grill. Be sure to save room for Fi’lia’s signature dessert, Fi’liamisu, which the servers will serve in a huge, family-style sharing bowl.

Fi’lia, 70th floor, SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences Dubai, 12.30pm to 4pm, Saturdays, Dhs250 soft, Dhs395 house, Dhs550 bubbles. Such : (0)4 607 0737, sbe.com


Dubai’s vibrant new Chinese restaurant, Yingsu, has teamed up with party brand Candypants for a brand new Saturday brunch, Yum Cha. Running every Saturday at the more civilized hour of 2-5 p.m., the three-hour package promises an impressive variety of authentic Chinese cuisine, unlimited drinks, and a slew of entertainment. Brunch lovers can look forward to classic Chinese dishes including clay chicken in kung po sauce, black peppercorn beef and crispy noodles, with the option of pairing it with soft or homemade drinks, with a bubbly upgrade available for an additional Dhs 50.

Yingsu, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, JBR, 2-5pm, Saturdays, Dhs249 soft, Dhs349 house, Dhs399 sparkling. Tel: (058) 177 9831, @yingsudxb.com

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