Abu Dhabi brunches just got turned up a notch or two with one of the capital’s most popular brunches back on the brunch circuit.
We are, of course, talking about the Eat, Play, Laugh Brunch located at the Kuzbara, Marriot Downtown Abu Dhabi.
We all know that Friday afternoons just have to be about delicious food, friends, laughter and bubbly and the Eat, Play, Laugh Brunch is about just that!
There’s a great feel about the Marriot Downtown Abu Dhabi. Located on the lively Airport Road, you immediately feel you are in the centre of a global capital.
Walk through the doors of the hotel and friendly staff are instantly there to assist you, to where you want to go.
Kuzbara, the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurant is on the mezzanine and natural light streams in from the floor-to-ceiling windows, which look out on to the busy Airport Road.
The restaurant’s decor surrenders hues of cream and white, instantly injecting energy that is complemented by old school classics being spun by the resident DJ. The scene has well and truly been set, so let the party begin.
This is the first brunch since it temporarily closed due to Covid. Clearly, it had been missed as regulars returned to what they told us was their favourite party brunch.
Eat, Play, Laugh, as the name suggests, is about fun and games, and those all-important delicious dishes. You’ll be glad to hear that the games are still in place, just waiting to be played. There are, of course, rules on how that happens in the time of Covid, but the team at Kuzbara have got that all worked on and it’s game on!
The brunch crowd during our visit is a mixed bunch from the world over, most singing along to old school classics such as Sweet Caroline. Tables are spacious, staff attentive and the atmosphere party-like!
But what about the all-important EAT of the Eat, Play, Laugh equation?
The answer – in short, you won’t be disappointed!
Book this brunch and not only will you be having a jolly good time playing and laughing, you’ll be eating your way around the world.
Each live station has a flurry of chefs and servers waiting to answer your questions and dish you up some of the world’s tastiest cuisine at the numerous live stations.
What’s a brunch without that good old-fashioned British roast?
At Eat, Play, Laugh, diners are served tender slices of lamb or succulent brisket with the usual trimmings, including Yorkshire Puddings and lashings of rich and tasty gravy. We certainly returned to that station to refill our plates!
The Seafood Station reels in the freshest oysters, mussels, lobster, sushi and so much more, we could have spent our entire time here but them we would have missed out on delicious Malaysian dishes, tantalising Thai and Japanese fare, not to mention finger-linking Indian street food, Italian pasta and bao buns and burgers!
Do leave room for the desserts, which are aplenty, with red velvet cake, super delicious chocolate cake, sweet bites and more. Egypt’s famous sweet dish, Umm Ali, is there, as is a fabulous chocolate fountain, with skewered fruit pieces waiting to be dipped to your sweet tooth’s delight.
The drinks are free-flowing, from soft drinks to grape and blends, and those all-important bubbles.
And let’s not forget the fun and games. You already know about the resident DJ spinning old-school classics to get the party going. And there’s also the games, for the child in you.
Try your hand at giant Jenga, darts and foosball with your fellow diners. But don’t use all your energy, as from 4pm, you can head to Velocity Sports Bar and Lounge where Happy Hours means you can carry on the party with house beverages at just AED 24!
Get ready to play!
EAT: AED 260 with soft drinks, PLAY: AED 375 with house beverages and mixes, LAUGH: AED 415 with Italian bubbles, AED 90 for kids aged six to 12, Free for children under-six. Kuzbara, Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (Old Airport Road). Fridays 12.30pm – 4pm. To book, call 02 304 7777 or visit Marriott Downtown
Now that’s what we call a brunch!