“AUH Brunch is now boarding at gate Kuzbara. Take-off is scheduled for 12.30 pm with a flight time of three hours and 30 minutes.” Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi
Brunch season is back and the Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi has a new travel themed experience offering flavours from around the globe.
AUH Brunch, which ‘departs’ every Saturday from 12:30pm until 4pm, is a fun, adult-only affair with international cuisine, live cooking stations, games and a DJ playing catchy tunes from across the decades. Kuzbara, the hotel’s modern all-day dining restaurant, is transformed into a travel hub where ‘flight attendants’ aka hosts and servers are on hand to keep the drinks flowing.
There are many positives including a great selection of culinary options. Start off at the Acai station where you can assemble your own healthy bowl, plant based guests can feast at the dedicated Vegan buffet, there’s many meat dishes, piles of seafood and an array of salads and appetisers. The pizza and fresh pasta stations were popular as was the American section which offered burgers and hot dogs, a veggie burger would have been a welcome addition to the menu. Sadly while the carvery station had promise with various roasted meats and an abundance of Yorkshire puddings there were no roast potatoes or a veggie gravy.
The dessert selection offers lots of tempting delights plus the classic chocolate fountain and a separate smores station. The cheese table had a tasty mix of international favourites teamed with freshly baked breads and crackers which is always a bonus. Drinks wise there were nice wines, beers, an Aperol Spritz cart and a gin bar with a choice of three varieties and accompaniments. The cocktail menu was hit and miss with blue Curaçao featuring highly, personally I prefer more traditional mixology especially at brunch. The ample shot menu kept things lively and shot roulette was a fun activity.
The brunch is affordable, the theme was well represented throughout and it’s a good adult-only option for a group of friends. Packages are presented as flight tickets, Economy Class for soft drinks, Business Class for house drinks and of course First Class for the bubbly option. I liked the attention to detail and the quality of the food, but personally I think, a bright all-day dining restaurant lacks the ambiance that’s essential for a party brunch.
Location: Kuzbara Restaurant, Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 02 304 7777
AUH Brunch: Every Saturday 12:30pm – 4pm
Cost: Economy Class (soft package AED 265), Business Class (house package AED 385) or First Class (Bubbly package AED 425).
I was invited to experience the AUH Brunch. All views are my own based on my experience. Unless otherwise stated all photos © Jo Brett 2022. All rights reserved. Additional photos used courtesy of www.marriottdowntownabudhabilife.com