The award-winning iconic flagship hotel Address Downtown has launched its brand new British themed ‘Britannia Brunch’. Here’s why we think you should try it and why you will love it as much as we did.
Read our Review of the Newly Launched Britannia Brunch at the Address Downtown in Dubai.
At The Luxe Diary, we are all about living Dubai life in style and this particular brunch has oodles of it. The Britannia brunch combines the very best of British, all cleverly offset by chic continental style and allure.
The Britannia Brunch is held at ‘The Restaurant’ at the Address Downtown, which offers uninterrupted views of The Dubai Fountain shows and Burj Khalifa. ‘The Restaurant’ has the feel of a grand Parisian apartment with its hardwood floors and molded walls and oversized French-grey painted double doors.
The room oozes style and stature with its beautifully modernist decor, but has the intimate and cosy feel of a salon where you would happily wile away a few hours among friends or family on a Friday as the, now autumnal, sun plays and flicks through the elegant net curtains.
The Restaurant is styled to recreate the comforts of home ‘à la parisienne’ with private dining areas such as the ‘living room’ and a separate ‘library’ which is perfect for those more intimate groups.
Customised Austin Mini replicas and red telephone boxes, as well as the tastefully Union-Jack inspired table settings, really set the British tone. It is not understated exactly, but the additions remain stylish and do not clash or overpower the sophisticated setting.
You will love this brunch for its super balance between buffet and à la carte. Expect traditional dishes that do not disappoint as well as signature and more innovative recipes that are reflective Chef Udo Moreau’s (Executive Chef, Address Downtown) style.
The starters are fresh and varied from sushi to Caesar salad and span the continental range with carpaccio and burattina. There is also generous seafood buffet with fresh, clean-flavoured oysters and meaty Alaskan snow crab.
New-York style sizzling hot dogs and mini-burgers are the delight of the children at our table, and some us too! Our favourite of the starters is the Eggs Benedict, a true British brunch classic with its mouth-watering ‘hollandaise’.
The mains are served ‘à table‘ and the array is amazing. Come hungry and be prepared to leave extremely full!
The traditional British roast beef is exceptional with Yorkshires puffed to perfection. Then comes the Salmon Wellington – so perfectly encased in its pastry, flakey with a great balance of herbs. The pièce de résistance for us is the roast chicken – we do not know to this day what magic is in the rub but it is mouthwatering and we could almost return just for that.
To Wash it down.
Everything is washed down merrily with premium free-flow European sourced drinks. The fine G&T cocktail stand, where you can have any kind of G&T mixed to your liking (including the house-style, our favourite, berry G&T) showcases the talent and attentiveness of the staff.
Chef Udo Moreau’s dessert selection again brings out the great British classics with a delicious apple crumble, a house-style Eton Mess and home-made ice-cream.
Our particular praise goes to Chef’s lemon tart. As tangy as it is sweet, it is lemony perfection. At The Luxe Diary we are lemon tart aficionados and we certainly know a good one when we taste one!
The Final Word.
This is a high quality brunch with a more than reasonable price tag. A great one for friends and families alike whether you are looking for the comfort of British traditional fare or the sophistication of French bistro – the balance is met here with great British food to European taste and standard.
The Britannia Brunch is an elegant British brunch with a surprisingly European touch which we think will quickly earn its place in Dubai as a definite favourite for British classics.
Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm | AED 295 per person including unlimited soft beverages, buffet style starters, family style à la carte mains and desserts | AED 395 per person including unlimited house beverages, buffet
style starters, family style à la carte mains and desserts.
For reservations please call +971 4 8883444 or email [email protected]