Ramada Downtown Dubai boasts of beautiful location overlooking the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. Kenza restaurant is located on their second floor and offers a delectable Friday Family Brunch that is worth dropping into.
Unfortunately the day we visited them, Dubai was facing severe weather conditions because of which they had to shift the Brunch indoors. Nonetheless, the spread and food quality was good and, the service was great so we ended up having a good time!
Kenza’s Downtown Family Brunch is priced at AED149/ per person. Discounted rates are available for in-house guests. Kids aged six to 12 are entitled to 50% off while children below six years old dine for free. The brunch is open from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Get Set Gobble:
The buffet is well spread out. My number one tip to gaining the maximum out of a buffet is to walk through the entire area so you know whats on offer and you can mentally map a path of dishes you are gonna sample from appetizers to mains and finally onto dessert.
For the Salad and Starters line-up, we saw quite a few interesting options like Artichoke salad, Beans salad, Mango and chicken salad, Thai beef salad and Hawaiian pasta salad. Enjoy the texture of the fresh veggies paired with salad dressings that are great way to begin the meal on a healthy note. There is also a wide array of assorted sushi to try.
Mussels with lemon vinagrette are really good where the flavour of lemon is evident in every bite. If you love trying something new at the buffets like I do then you’re definitely not going to want to miss the Salmon mousse or Spinach and beetroot quiche.
The Lebanese section has a spread of Babaganoush, Moutabel, Hummus, Green & black olives, Mixed pickles, Potatoes and Fattoush. You are absolutely spoiled for choice!
My favourite part of the meal would have to be getting super spicy pastas cooked by the Chef at the Live Italian counter. Full-flavoured with a creamy tomato sauce that packs a punch but makes you want to have more, the Mix sauce Pasta is definitely a win! The Chef tailor makes the pasta to suit your taste and is definitely a must try when you visit especially if you’re a fan of the spicy.
The hot mains are served in a separate section with a variety of preparations to suit everyone’s taste buds. The Lamb gravy with tender pieces marinated and cooked in spices is best enjoyed with the Lemon rice.
You can also try the Chicken roulade in a smooth creamy sauce or Fish curry full of intricate flavours thanks to the spices used in the curry. And by the way, they’ve also got a great selection of mocktails to sip along with the great food you’re enjoying!
While you are busy at all this, the kids are happy keeping themselves entertained with fun activities arranged by the hotel staff. They had a section of the buffet with yummy delicacies such as nuggets, fries and sausages that I could see them piling up onto their plates. Though some counters were specially for the kids, even as adults you can’t help but feel excited about getting a cotton candy spun right in front of you or maybe grab a bag of freshly prepared hot popcorn 😛
The dessert section was by far my favourite part of the entire meal. It was laid out so beautifully that you couldn’t help but admire the creativity used to present the dishes. From small chairs, tables, a spiral stairway to dried flowers, the desserts seemed to be on stage portraying roles of different characters in a play.
We had a helping or two each of the Lemon Meringue tart, Swiss roll, Carrot cake, White forest cake, Classic tiramisu, Assorted mousse and Mango mousse to name a few. And wait..did we just spot a Chocolate fondue Fountain?! Also complete with items for dipping like mini-marshmallows, assorted fruits and chocolates. We are in heaven!
We loved the overall relaxed vibe. It definitely was a great way to spend time with the family 🙂
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• Hasselback Potatoes • 🔪Sliced and roasted 🥔potatoes seasoned with salt, they are crusty on the outside and soft on the inside👌🏻 They are as ❤beautiful as they are wonderful to 🍴eat. 💁🏼Part of the #FridayFamilyBrunch at Kenza restaurant at @ramadadowntowndubai . . #grubafare #grubgoddess #getsetgobble #Food #Foodstagram #Foodporn #Foodie #Foodgasm #Foodblogger #InstaFood #InstaDaily #delhifoodblogger #Instagrammers #InstaGood #InstaDubai #IgersDubai #MyDubai #DubaiFood #DubaiBloggers #DubaiFoodie #Dubai #DubaiFoodblogger #UAEBloggers #FollowMe #Like4Like #Follow4Follow #eeeeeats #GetInMyBelly #PicOfTheDayy
💁🏼What's better than a dishful of hot 😬Sausages!!! I could see lots of 👦🏼kids at the buffet loading it up on their 🍽plates with me in line right behind them🙈 @ramadadowntowndubai . . #grubafare #grubgoddess #getsetgobble #Food #Foodstagram #Foodporn #Foodie #Foodgasm #Foodblogger #InstaFood #InstaDaily #Instagram #Instagrammers #InstaGood #InstaDubai #IgersDubai #MyDubai #DubaiFood #DubaiBloggers #DubaiFoodie #Dubai #TasteDubai #DubaiFoodblogger #UAEBloggers #FollowMe #Like4Like #Follow4Follow #eeeeeats #GetInMyBelly #PicOfTheDayy
Where: Level 2, Ramada Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai