Bless our luck coz we found another delicious Thai spot in town! The beautifully vast property of Habtoor Grand Resort in JBR is home to a garden restaurant that serves up some great Thai dishes complemented by traditional dance performances. So we got into a golf cart and headed down to take a look at their Friday brunch.
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Ambiance | The restaurant is tucked away in The Habtoor Grand Resort located in JBR. Nestled between large trees with beautiful waterways on the outside, all of which we adored, they have views as lovely as the meal with plush green gardens and lots of chirping birds. We even spotted multiple skydivers making their way down with the parachute to zero gravity. The relaxed ambiance is perfect to enjoy long conversations while indulging in a variety of traditional Thai dishes.
Crowd | The mood of the crowd is easy going with a mix of guests from the hotel popping down for a meal as well as people from outside.
Food | Begin with a selection of flavourful salads like the Papaya salad, Grill chicken salad, Shrimp salad or Pomello salad which is our newest favourite along with a choice of fresh seafood. They even have a Lebanese counter complete with hummus and muhamarra and, a sushi station.
There are a couple of live sections like the noodle counter where you can stir up everything from veggies to seafood to a variety of noodles to your liking. Go for the spicy egg noodles with prawns or Garlic flat noodles with veggies, you’ll lend up loving them both. You can also enjoy some hot noodle soup or crispy fish and squid tempura.
They have some lovely curries and stir fries to appease your Thai palate. Outside they have some iconic dishes like the Prawns with cashew nuts, Phad thai, Fish cake, Garlic rice, Spring rolls, Chicken satay that you will appreciate for their traditional flavours.
Finish your meal with the colourful dessert spread with sweets like Oreo cheesecake, Chocolate tart, Raspberry mouse, Mango Delight, Blueberry mouse and so much more!
Drinks | The brunch includes a selection of alcoholic beverages like gin, rum, whisky, beer and more though we highly recommend you ditch that and order the passion fruit mojito instead.
Service | The service is pleasant and you will spot everyone wearing a smile that is simply contagious. From the welcoming ‘swadee kha’ to goodbyes after your meal, the native staff serves you with so much warmth.
Entertainment | Enjoy a live band singing catchy English numbers to guitar strings that will make your body sway and foot tap for sure. The traditional Thai dance performances were another highlight. It was quite enthralling to watch the dramatic movements complemented by glamorous outfits.
Where: Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai
Meal for two: Friday Brunch 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM AED 249 (Inclusive of Alcoholic Beverages), AED 179 (Inclusive of Soft Beverages), AED 99 (Children (5 years to 11 years)