Did you know that one of the most elaborate brunches in Dubai is taking place at the Seasonal Tastes restaurant housed inside The Westin Hotel, Al-Habtoor City? The City Brunch, as it’s called, invites diners to feast on a massive spread of drool-worthy food along the scenic views of the marvelous Dubai canal. It features 6 live cooking stations that offer so many scrumptious goodies that you may face difficulty in deciding what you want to leave out! There’s a dedicated kids spot with a play area and separate menu for the little ones too, so the adults can dine to their heart’s content without having to keep a strict eye on the tantrum throwers.
A few foodie friends and I recently tried out the City Brunch and were thrilled with the unlimited food options. There was a huge counter comprising of assorted cheese and a separate one for breads as well. Then there was the amazing burrata counter where we were allowed to do our own burrata and it was fun doing so as there were over sixteen varieties! From the Pan Asian station, we loved the awesome collection of dimsums but it was the soup which won our heart. The chef there was putting in freshly hand-pulled noodles bowl after bowl like a pro and I would have definitely helped myself to a second serving of this soupy goodness if there weren’t so many other options to save space for.
The best thing about the Indian cuisine station was that it did not offer the traditional buffet options and pleased us with street-food favorites like dosas, chaat counter, paneer tikka, and many others instead. The Galouti Kebabs from here were really nice. Done with finely minced meat and an amazing blend of spices, they were the perfect melt-in-the-mouth quality. The massive English counter was another favorite. We tried the most delicious beef roast which had to be the best one I’ve had in a very long time. In short, there was something for everyone, and a whole lot of it. The sushi and grills too were outstanding.
For desserts, we were again spoilt for choice. There was such a humungous dessert station with irresistible delights lured us into forgetting the calories and satisfy the sweet tooth instead. There were cakes, pastries, tarts, and almost every other delectable piece of sweet treat you can think of. The fried ice cream we had was really nice.
Overall, brunching at this licensed place was absolutely great value for money. What we really appreciated was the fact that unlike many other restaurants where the food options are large, the quality gets compromised, but it was nothing like that at the Westin brunch. Even with such a massive spread of amazing food options, they have not let the food quality go down. Everything was fresh and totally flavorsome. You won’t want to go back home anytime soon!
Price: Starting from AED 249 per person (Soft drinks included)
Time: 12:30PM to 4:00PM Every Friday
Reservations: +971 44 355 577