El Sur Siesta Brunch

El Sur is a Spanish Restaurant located in The Westin Mina Seyahi. They have a traditional Spanish menu in a contemporary venue overlooking the stunning Arabian Gulf. The newly launched brunch is priced at just 265AED including a set menu and unlimited house beverages and sangria.

To Start…

We were served a delicious array of authentic Spanish Tapas dishes which included Padron peppers with bread, Croquettes, Cold cuts and Patatas Bravas. Everything was delicious and I love the Tapas sharing style, the four of us devoured this course. The peppers were salty and moorish paired with the tomato sauce and bread. The Croquettes were crispy and had a delicious bite to them as they oozed with a cheesy filling. The potatoes were really cute, tiny whole potatoes seasoned and finished with a tangy relish.

The Main Event

You get a choice of vegetarian, seafood or chicken Paella and we opted for chicken. It was served in the huge plate in which it was cooked and the chef brought it out and mixed it all up for us after scorching the rosemary with a blow torch! The Paella was fine, we all enjoyed but it could have had a better depth of flavour if it had been cooked in a richer broth. We enjoyed the Tapas so much that by the time the Paella came we were quite satisfied already!

To Finish…

We were served Cheesecake with Cinnamon Ice cream and Santiago Cake. Cheesecake is usually one of my favourite desserts but I skipped on the cheesecake for the deliciously fluffy Santiago cake. It was dusted with icing sugar and served with vanilla ice cream which accompanied it perfectly. It was the perfect ending to a great meal! The service was exceptional throughout the meal with very attentive waiters. If your looking for a relaxed affordable brunch with great food in a laid back atmosphere, El Sur Siesta brunch is a great choice!

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Dusty’s Lazy Saturday Brunch

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Dusty’s Dubai has recently launched its Dusty’s Lazy Saturday Brunch. If your looking for a super chilled brunch with live music and a delicious a la carte menu then Dusty’s is what you need. Most brunches in Dubai are from a buffet and a bit too messy with the focus being on drinks rather then good food but Dusty’s lazy Saturday Brunch is a really nice one to end your weekend. You don’t have to stand in queues to get your food, you can just enjoy the entertainment while it is brought to your table.

Dusty’s Lazy Saturday Brunch is family friendly with a dedicated kids area. The best part is that kids eat free! The live musicians are amazing and they perform around your tables while you dine. The location is beautiful, a little piece of tranquillity in the heart of DIFC. As you sit on the wooden decking you are surrounded by pretty water features. There is no dress code, in fact the waiters are all in their pyjamas so you can dress comfortably with no judgement.

The menu has a good range of options. I love the lobster taco’s, the crispy taco shell is filled with fresh lobster, mango, avocado and coriander and served with fresh guacamole. The Rib-eye steak is delicious for mains as is the creamy mushroom pasta. You must try the truffle fries with parmesan, they are to die for! The dessert candy station is amazing and has a huge choice of ice creams, brownie lollipops, fondue with fruit and marshmallows and plenty of other little treats. The french toast is amazing, crispy, sweet and delicious, I would definitely get it again.

The brunch costs 299AED and is well worth it, I cannot fault the food, it was delicious! My only tip would be to have a snack before-hand as we showed up ravenous and the service can be a little slow.

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