Eggs on toast, part of the à la carte brunch menu at Iris. Courtesy Iris Dubai
Eggs on toast, part of the à la carte brunch menu at Iris. Courtesy Iris Dubai

There’s another à la carte brunch in town



The à la carte brunch is becoming quite a trend in the UAE, offered by the likes of Hakkasan, Gaucho and Sho Cho — and now Iris, located at the 27th floor of Dubai’s The Oberoi.

Priced at Dh350 with drinks, their à la carte brunch menu features simple, savoury staples like eggs (perfectly cooked) and pancakes (with decadent maple syrup).

Look out for our roundup of the best à la carte brunches in town, soon on Arts&Life.

For reservations to Iris, call 056 951 1442 or email reservations@irisdubai.com

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