The Art of Brunch at Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Jun 5, 2015

The Art of Brunch at Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai

I haven't been to a city that takes weekend brunch as seriously as Dubai. Here, the breakfast-lunch merge is such an institution. Extra-special buffet is laid out. Bubbly is overflowing. People dress to the nines! 

Brunch is offered in almost every hotel in town. Each, being far from the ordinary, has its own style and concept. And last weekend, Ed and I have experienced a very interesting one at Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai. The hotel takes the famous Dubai Friday Brunch to a whole new level by serving an artistic brunch buffet where food meets art! And they cleverly call it The Art of Brunch!

The Art of Brunch at Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai
The Art of Brunch at Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai

Ed and I arrived at Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai a little past noon for The Art of Brunch. We were warmly ushered to our table at the Fountain restaurant. The atmosphere is classy yet very relaxed. Soothing live music filled the air. Buffet tables are scattered in the restaurant and in the naturally lighted hotel lobby.

The Art of Brunch is an International buffet brunch with a British touch; quite appropriate as brunching started in England in the late 1800s! A friendly staff introduced us to the extensive spread and gave us a menu with a list of "Fresh from the Kitchen" dishes. So, other than the feast arranged before our very eyes, we also had the option to devour a freshly prepared meal!         

Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai
the hotel lobby drenched with lots of sunshine
Brunch offering at Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai
Arsty brunch at an A-ok price
live music at The Art of Brunch
the art of music at The Art of Brunch

The spread looks impressive. And it's not just because of the extensive offerings, but because of the artsy arrangement. It's a feast of both the eyes and the palate. 

Food items are artfully placed alongside framed paintings; so adorable that I had to contemplate on which item and in which portion should I take. Half of me didn't want to distort the beautiful presentation, while the other half wants to have a portion of everything! I must say, The Art of Brunch has the most photogenic buffet spread I have ever seen by far!

cheese and grape at Movenpick Dubai Brunch
an artfully arranged cheese and grape table
starters at Movenpick Dubai Brunch
a harmony of food and art at the Salad and Starters section
sweets at Movenpick Dubai Brunch
a lovely painting and equally lovely desserts
Arabic delicacies at Movenpick Dubai Brunch
a table of Arabic delicacies

In the lobby, one table has an assortment of cheese, crackers and grape. The selections rightfully match the welcome bubbly given to every guest! Next to it is a live cooking station for grilled items and Japanese specialties. Behind it is a busy beverage counter serving cocktails and mixed drinks. And in a corner is The Kids Club; a supervised play area with face painting, movies and fun activities for the children.  

cheese and crackers
 perfect pair-ups: the welcome bubbly with cheese and crackers
Lady at The Art of Brunch in Movenpick Dubai
at the live cooking station for Japanese specialties
Japanese section at The Art of Brunch in Movenpick Dubai
an array of Japanese rolls and sushi

Tucked in the main restaurant is a homey nook with an open kitchen. Charcuterie were arranged on top of the cupboards and the kitchen island brimmed with a lavish stater selection. Quite hidden on the side is the Pork Section serving roast pork with all the trimmings!     

selections at The Art of Brunch in Movenpick Dubai
a homey corner in Fountain restaurant 
seafood at The Art of Brunch in Movenpick Dubai
first to catch my attention: prawn in a glass
Picnic Station at The Art of Brunch in Movenpick Dubai
the pretty Picnic Station
Pork Station at The Art of Brunch in Movenpick Dubai

And then, there's the Dessert Section; the most tantalizing of them all! The selection has all sorts of International desserts - cakes, tarts, cupcakes, fruit slices! That table was overflowing with goodness and we were seated right behind it. So while having my appetizers and mains, I was already planning which desserts to devour! :) 

dessert station at The Art of Brunch in Movenpick Dubai
the tantalizing Dessert Section

Here's what I had at The Art of Brunch, plate by plate. I must share as they all look pretty up close! :) On the first plate were juicy slices of smoked duck, a prawn appetizer in a glass and a summer roll. Next, I had Japanese rolls and Chinese dim sum from the live cooking station.   

starters at The Art of Brunch in Movenpick Dubaisushi at The Art of Brunch in Movenpick Dubai

Then, we ordered the Full Monty breakfast platter from the Fresh from the Kitchen menu. It's the ultimate English breakfast! It has a prime steak, eggs, pork sausage (chicken is also available), pork black pudding, baked beans, button mushrooms, fried bread, potatoes and grilled tomato. 

breakfast platter at The Art of Brunch in Movenpick Dubai
The Full Monty

Before desserts, I had a small portion of roasted pork with applesauce on the side which somehow eased my lechon craving. :) And lastly were four kinds for sweets from the artsy pile of desserts!  

roast pork at The Art of Brunch in Movenpick Dubaimy desserts at The Art of Brunch in Movenpick Dubai

I'm in love with The Art of Brunch! 

It is every inch charming. Artsy, but presented in such a way that both artists and non-art enthusiasts would adore. The service is commendable; extra-friendly, quick and very efficient! The buffet is extensive and the Fresh from the Kitchen option definitely is a plus point! It is excellent through and through, yet still nicely-priced!   

The Art of Brunch
Prices: 177 AED inclusive of softdrinks
247 AED with unlimited wine and beer
297 AED with unlimited house beverages

Location: Fountain restaurant
Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai
Oud Metha (opposite American Hospital)
Contact #: 04 336 6000

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