Dubai has a plethora of Friday brunches… so how do you pick one? Easy, you send a British mum down to check it out and report back, so you know you’re getting a genuine account from another mum (and aren’t they always the best recommendations?)

The Big Meydan Brunch takes place every Friday from 1pm – 4pm at Farriers Restaurant at The Meydan Hotel. Farriers is set in a breathtaking location surrounded by the Meydan racecourse’s greenery and views of the Dubai skyline with indoor and al fresco dining options. Foodies will love the signature seafood BBQ station, as well as a mouth-wateringvariety of live cooking stations from around the world featuring Italian, Spanish, Asian, Arabic, International, Japanese and more!

Let’s find out what British mum Maria thought when we sent her and the kids down…

Maria’s Review

I was very lucky to be chosen to review of The Big Meydan Brunch and it was a FANTASTIC setting overlooking the racecourse.

The brunch is spread across three areas, firstly, the restaurant, where it’s most lively and had a wonderful sax player and singer. The second area sits in the hotel lobby and hosts the kids play area and food. It had face painting, a ball pit and crafts where staff are assisting, great for us mums! They even had a PlayStation too for the older ones. There was a great food selection for them, burgers, pizza, nuggets, fish fingers, mac and cheese and fries, every option imaginable! They even had a chocolate fountain, popcorn and candy floss machine. Needless to say, the kids were happy! The third area is outdoors, and it was beautiful! The music flowed and it really felt like we were part of the main event. They had live cooking stations, making bread, pizza, pasta, and a BBQ. They really had all food catered and it still tasted divine! The drinks on offer were fantastic. They had a selection of flavoured margaritas, a selection of mojitos and much more!

Here’s a little tip! When booking, specify the area where you’d like to sit. My suggestion is to request a window seat with a view of the racecourse or a table outdoors. We started in the lobby area and although it was great for the kids (perfect if you’ve got little ones to keep an eye on), we preferred sitting outside and enjoying the view! Overall, it was a great brunch for food, drinks, view and atmosphere. I will be returning!


Prices start at AED 249 inclusive of themed buffet and soft beverages or AED 399 for house and AED 499 for sparkling! Children 5 and under are free and children aged 6-12 years are AED 124.50 each. Join in for the after-party from 4pm until 6pm for only AED 25 per beverage from the selected menu!

For more info or to book please email, WhatsApp 056 525 4040 or call 04 381 3111.