We were lucky enough to preview Weslodge Saloon’s delicious iftar menu and it was worth writing home about! This North American venue has a great iftar menu for the meat-lovers out there!
Weslodge Saloon is usually a North America style party destination so I was not expecting a very traditional iftar, therefore when I received a lentil soup with a side of hummus, I was pleasantly surprised! The soup was actually gigantic and though it was delicious, after glancing at the rather hearty menu I stopped myself when I reached a quarter of the way through.
I was saving myself for the ribs, chicken and salad that were yet to come for starters! The honey drizzled chicken is pretty well known and it didn’t disappoint. Super crunchy and salty with a sticky coating of honey, it won me over and the lamb ribs and salad were pretty good too. I was quite happy with them all but again had a small taster of each as mains included steak, fish and more ribs!
The steak was quite disappointing, undercooked for medium and the lemony sauce just didn’t work for me but lets talk about those melt-in-your-mouth ribs! Now they were what you imagine when you picture a great North American Diner, they could have added a barbecue sauce on the side but they were slow-cooked to perfection and the meat fell off the bone. The fish was nice too, again everything was huge portions and I think it should be for a minimum of 4 people as 3 of us did not even get half way through any course. I hate to see wastage and especially in Ramadan so they should definitely start a fridge initiative for leftovers or just downsize.
I loved that they brought round the hummus and dates first as many places make you wait until they serve starters and this would keep you going till then. With the best yet to come, we were served Weslodge’s most requested double down hazelnut brownie or the scrumptious maple brulee; a with blueberry sorbet coupled with maple tossed blueberries – both were a delicious end to a great meal! I was happy overall and would definitely recommend this to someone looking for an indulgent iftar.
Iftar Set Menu
Date & Time: Daily during Ramadan from
Price: AED 235 per person
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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Crumble has fast become the hottest spot to have lunch around Business Bay and I was so excited to sample the menu.
I chose the prawn and pomelo salad which sounded divine – mango, cilantro, mont, shallots, peanuts, carrots, toasted sesame seeds and a lime and chilli dressing. It was literally a party in my mouth, I would definitely recommend it as the flavours married so perfectly. They actually brought out all the salads for us to sample, I also enjoyed the roasted peach salad. I got to order a different main and I decided on the prawn tacos which were yummy but took quite a long time to come out. I tasted some of the steak with parmesan truffle fries and various other dishes and there was nothing I didn’t like. Everyone was raving about the Wagyu burger so its definitely one to go back for…maybe on cheat day!
They make infused water which you can ask for, that day they had basil with mint and orange and although it sounds strange it was really good, I actually made it at home after that.
I enjoyed the food so much that I had some friends meet me there for breakfast the following week as it is close to my office. Unfortunately despite the restaurant being empty the service was exceptionally slow and some of the items we ordered were forgotten. The breakfast was pretty average, definitely prefer the lunch and dinner there. If they improved on the service I would definitely head to Crumble Cafe more often for my lunch breaks as I really enjoyed the food, they have plenty of healthy options and a nice variety of dishes. You can find it located under the Sofitel in Business Bay.