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Review: A little taste of Italy at Bulgari Yacht Club

For Dubai's weekend brunch fans in search of an upscale dining experience with a sophisticated aesthetic, Bulgari Yacht Club offers a chance to relax with friends and family and enjoy the finer things in life

Review: A little taste of Italy at Bulgari Yacht Club

The refined setting immerses guests in an ambience that is more high-end than high-volume

There’s something about the idea of a typical Dubai brunch that instils a slight sense of misgiving in those who appreciate the finer things in life. Overly loud music, a focus on pile-it-high quantity over a quality, and a crowd that gets increasingly less elegant as the afternoon wears on, can make brunching a no-go area for connoissuers of truly crafted experiences.

Thankfully, there is an alternative, and that’s thanks to the elegance, sophistication and style of the Bulgari Hotel in Jumeirah. Its exquisite Yacht Club, tucked away overlooking the beautiful marina and its impressive berthed yachts, caters to an entirely different kind of crowd, immersing guests in an ambience that is more high-end than high-volume. Instead, the opportunity to savour something truly crafted and refined in a beautiful setting.

The restaurant expresses a nautical, coastal village vibe, underscored by the exceptional design aesthetic of Bulgari. And, fortunately for fussy foodies, what’s on the menu is pretty impeccably crafted, too.

The Yacht Club Restaurant Brunch unfurls every Friday from 1pm to 4pm, and, unsurprisingly, it is a deliciously Italian affair. But forget about congealing tureens of pasta and sad, limp-looking pizzas. Absolutely not on the menu here, instead guests can look forward to indulging in a fresh, light, seafood-focused menu that is all about flavour and finesse. There is a fresh oyster bar and array of antipasti to whet the appetite, with main courses also looking to the oceans for inspiration and ingredients, including lobster thermidor and seafood risotto. Impeccably al dente pasta dishes are made to order and brought to your table against a backdrop of live music and some seriously impressive yachts. It’s a chance to experience the lifestyle and aesthetic of this exceptional Italian brand, and an affair that is light, elegant and, of course, comes with impeccably timed service courtesy of the staff. For those wishing to extend their enjoyment, the brunch includes access to the club swimming pool and access to the kids’ club and pool.

Reservations: 04 777 5433; dine@bulgarihotels.com.

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