Try The Bench Saturday brunch at The Pavilion, Dubai

The Bench brunch at The Pavilion in Downtown Dubai is just Dh99 per person. Courtesy of Vida Hotels and Resorts.
The Bench brunch at The Pavilion in Downtown Dubai is just Dh99 per person. Courtesy of Vida Hotels and Resorts.

Is this the best value brunch in Dubai? If you want more than a light breakfast but without the financial and temporal outlay, not to mention the detrimental effect on your waistline, The Bench brunch at The Pavilion in Downtown Dubai is a great idea.

Simply turn up between 10.30am to 2.30pm on a Saturday and enjoy an unlimited spread of food — and a coffee or tea of your choice — for just Dh99 per person including taxes. First, as the name suggests, there’s a long “bench” absolutely laden with cereals, yogurt, fruit, granola, sandwiches, pastries, cheese and fresh juices.

Then, choose something from “the kitchen” — there are nine choices from pancakes to penne Al forno. I chose the quinoa salad with beetroot and goat’s cheese — and the huge bowl could have fed a horse.

My only tip would be to get there earlier rather than later, as when we arrived at lunchtime, most tables were full; by the time we left, the hungry hordes had attacked the buffet from all sides. Some of what was left looked less than fresh.

For reservations, call 04 447 7025.

Published: December 29, 2014 04:00 AM

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