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Our first Friday Brunch at The Palace scored high!

Looking forward to spending Friday afternoon outdoors, having a good time with family and friends while indulging on great food in a lively ambiance?
This newly launched brunch at Emirates Palace ticks all these boxes-it really was a memorable experience!

Replicating the European market concept, with plenty of food stalls, filled with fresh appealing bites- think oysters, seafood, Spanish tapas, organic eggs, bakery, cheese corner, coffee, butchery, organic vegetables, is what you will find across the lush gardens of Emirates Palace.

The Chefs at The Palace came up with this appealing idea of organizing an outdoor market where guests just wander from one stall to another and pickup bites and plates-depending on their mood.

La Boqueria Brunch at the Palace

This casual atmosphere has a unique garden setting overlooking the pools and the impressive building facade of the Emirates Palace.

Their market brunch concept

The layout is extremely eye-catching as all the stalls are facing each other along a large pedestrian alley in between the gardens and the pools. There is a live band playing relaxed tunes throughout the afternoon-adding to the buzzing atmosphere.

Each stall is labelled-Boulangerie, Juice/Fruit bar, Fromagerie, Pasta E Pizza, Quiche & tart, Organic eggs, Espanã, Oriental Market, Potato Bar, Antipasti, Organic Harvest, Tapas Bar, Vegetable Bar, On The Gill, La Parrilla, Caffeinated Corner, Arabic Sweets, Gelati Crepes, La Patisserie, La Bombonniere.

So, whatever market bite you fancy, you are quite likely to find it here.

We loved stopping by the tapas bar to try the foie gras and scallop toast, watermelon gazpacho, chicken croquettes, codfish piperade and more. The large paella looked quite gorgeous and the chefs kept on preparing more as it was one attracting most guests. If you fancy eggs, the lobster frittata with rucola and patatas bravas, really set the bar high.

If you are in the mood for light nibbles, then the fresh salads, Italian antipasti and grilled vegetables are worth browsing.

Oriental Market Stall

We could have spent our entire afternoon at the bakery and patisserie stalls as there were so many tantalizing options to try. From chocolate and nut cookies to fluffy muffins, freshly baked crepes and waffles, brioches, doughnuts and more, the options were just endless.

Patisserie Stall


Boulangerie Stall

La Bombonniere Stall

Moreover, the Pastry Chef was around helping pick the sophisticated dessert options and this added to the experience. Keep an eye out for the combination of pineapple infused with rosemary-simply gorgeous!

The Chefs have truly designed a unique Friday brunch experience that we thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend for you to try.

If you are coming with kids, there is an outdoor playground nearby that the little ones can keep themselves entertained.

For this brunch review, the photos and video below just speak for themselves!


Caffeinated Corner

More details about the location and the pricing

Las Brisas

Fridays from 12.30 pm – 4 pm.

AED 370* including soft drinks
AED 465* including hops and grapes
AED 680* including bubbles
AED 780* including French bubbles
Children between 6-12 years AED 185*.
*All prices are in UAE Dirham and are inclusive of all applicable service charges, local fees and taxes.

Pool and Beach access are not included in the booking for Brunch at the Palace.

For more information or reservations, please call +971 (0) 2 690 7999 or email [email protected]


EMIRATES PALACE | La Boqueria Brunch at the Palace | Website details

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