On any given day, if you ask me to choose between brunch and a-la-carte, I would choose the latter, only because I feel brunches have so much variety that they fall back on quality. But I’ve finally found an exception! The Brasserie 2.0 Brunch has definitely set the barrier high. With ten cooking stations, a live band outdoors, stunning views of the pool and the Arabian sea, a beautiful alfresco area and some lip smacking food, this brunch is a must try!!!
Name: Brasserie 2.0
Location: Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa JBR
Ideal for: Friday Brunch
The Brunch spread:
This is definitely the best brunch spread ever. You will be spoilt for choice. Please see the pictures to believe it!
-To begin with you have a section of international cheeses, a sommelier to assist you with the wine and a zillion things you could pair with your wine and cheese.
-Following that, you have a section of cold cuts, salads, cold seafood, sushi and maki rolls. Once you manage to eat this you can then move up to the live seafood station, OMG! This was my absolute favourite. You can choose between an unlimited selection of tuna, salmon, lobster, tiger prawns etc and they grill it right in front of you, the way you like it. You have an option to drizzle this with lemon butter sauce or butter garlic sauce, both equally amazing. I easily polished off a plate full of lobsters and prawns!
-There are ten live stations in all, two in the outdoor section, one which is a Mexican counter and the other for steak, potatoes and hot dogs.
– You will go crazy deciding what cuisine you want to devour. From Italian, Asian, Japanese, Indian, British etc they have it all and not just one or two dishes, I’m talking about an array of dishes from each cuisine. They even made fresh hot dosa for me, so impressive! Not to forget, the Seafood Paella and dimsums are worth trying.
-As for the alcohol, you have to choose your package. For those who aren’t drinking there a separate counter outdoor where they make some amazing mocktails and fresh healthy juices for you.
– After all this if you have any space left you can move towards the dessert counter. This section was simply unreal. Think of all the possible cakes and colours, macarrons, puddings, cupcakes, popcorn and much more. (See pics) The bread butter pudding, flourless fudge, candied apples and the cakes, they were all so delicious. I couldn’t even think of getting up from my chair after this meal. For the kids, they had a chocolate fountain with marshmallows and fruits (I ate from that too).
-It was the quality of the food along with the amazing variety that makes Brasserie 2.0 top my brunch list in Dubai. I am yet to see a better spread!
-What I love about brunches is the live stations. There’s something about eating fresh hot food. With 10 stations, this was a definite winner!
-Their indoor section is great but it’s the outdoor section that I would recommend. With a live band the whole vibe is so happening. Till the weather permits, I say make use of it! Also, Josh and friends will keep you quite entertained, feel free to send in song requests!
-Even though it was a buffet, you could place your order at the live stations and the servers would get it to your table.
-From the freshest seafood to the your favourite cuts, they have it all! There‘s nothing that I could think of that wasn’t served.
-After the brunch the party moves to Le Deck, and I literally mean it when I say party!!
Service: The staff is really sweet, they would happily bring all the ordered dishes from the live stations to the table.
Dhs 400 inclusive of non alcoholic beverages
Dhs 525 inclusive of selected alcoholic beverages and sparkling wine
Dhs 725 inclusive of selected alcoholic beverages and champagne
Dhs 200- Kids between 6 and 12
Timings: 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Contact: 043165550/ www.brasserie2point0.com
I am yet to experience a better brunch in Dubai. I would definitely and happily go back for that fresh grilled seafood. Do check out the pictures and video below!
The amazing cheese spread
A selection of cold seafood
The Oyster Bar
The chef made a Penne Pasta on request for me
The outdoor grill section
The sushi counter
The dosa counter
Fresh seafood grilled on request
The best grilled lobster in town!
The outdoor juice bar
My dessert plate
The outdoor section