I didn’t know brunch was so big in Dubai. It wasn’t until a couple of friends that have visited said that Friday’s (weekends run Friday-Saturday in UAE) in Dubai are brunch days, as in a good few hours with an all-inclusive banquet and free flowing champagne. Sounded like my idea of heaven.
It was a bit overwhelming trying to decide where to book as there were so many restaurants to choose from. We decided to book brunch at Nobu, as we absolutely love Japanese food and the thought of unlimited sushi and champagne was definitely up our street.
Nobu in Dubai is located in Atlantis The Palm which is a well known 5 star hotel. The brunch ran from 12 midday until 16.00pm, we got there just after midday and the place was already buzzing. There was a choice of three brunches, the cheapest including all food and non-alcoholic beverages. Next tier brunch including alcoholic beverages such as wine, beer, cocktails and prosecco. Or top tier which is the brunch we went for, which includes unlimited champagne as well as the drinks mentioned before.
Once we sat down within a few seconds we were given some Perrier- Jouet champagne, which as you can see above we were very happy about. Now on to the food…
It began with a selection of canapes which included some spicy chicken tacos, edamame beans, miso glazed eggplant and come salmon and cream cheese. Everything tasted delicious! We were trying to plan it well so we wouldn’t get full very quickly as with buffets I tend too. However it was nice because we could really take our time over a few hours.
Next up we made our way up to the live cooking stations where everything is prepared fresh from high trained sushi chefs. Serving an abundance of fresh sushi and sashimi, prawns, fresh oysters, tuna tartare, salads, wagyu beef, the list could go on.
The most delicious yellowtail.
Melt in your mouth short rib beef.
After a good amount of time enjoying the buffet, we were then able to choose an unlimited amount of dishes from the main course menu.
Miso marinated black cod, which is a signature Japanese dish. This was one of my favourite dishes.
Followed by beef teriyaki skewers..
Then on to the most delicious beef gyoza’s. I was full at this point, however if you were still hungry you could choose other dishes off the menu as there were lots to choose from. Nobu had a really good, relaxed atmosphere, there were a mixture of people there, couples, groups of friends, families. This was the perfect brunch we were looking for, not to rowdy and all about the food.
For dessert we had a dessert platter of matcha french toast, blueberry and yuzu pancakes, chocolates and some mini magnum ice creams with a Happy Birthday message.
After a tummy full of food and champagne we went to have a look at the aquarium which is located opposite Nobu. We didn’t have to pay to get in however if you wanted to see more behind the scenes or snorkel in the aquarium then you can book to do so. It was such an incredible day and we thoroughly enjoyed the brunch at Nobu, I would definitely recommend if you’re after a chilled, relaxed, all about the food brunch.
You can read all about our Dubai trip here.