Lakeview is one of the seven restaurants located at the iconic Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. If you have no idea where that is or if you haven’t visited, it is near the popular Deira City Centre mall. The club is open to everyone even if you’re not a golf player as some people might mistakenly think.
As part of their commitment to deliver fresh and innovative ideas to the dining scene in Dubai, they have recently launched their weekend Picnic Brunch. It simply means that every Friday and Saturday, from 1pm to 4pm, guests can bask in their perfectly manicured lawn to relax and soak up the Dubai sunshine whilst enjoying stunning views of the rolling greens and waters with a selection of scrumptious food and drinks.
I have been to a lot of brunches in the city and they are the only ones giving out actual picnic baskets upon arrival. So, as soon as guests arrive, they can choose a table either outside the restaurant or in the mats laid out in the grass. It’s literally a picnic brunch complete with throw pillows and umbrellas.
Each basket includes assorted healthy salads, crusty French baguettes, a cold cut selection, assorted cheese, and a homemade apple pie. The culinary journey doesn’t stop with the basket though as guests can head on over to the international buffet selection, featuring live BBQs and a wide selection of yummy appetizers.
We have seen parents with their kids in tow to enjoy the chilled out picnic brunch and if you are interested to know whether this brunch is child friendly or not, I can tell you now that it is. Yes, they serve alcohol but your little ones will be entertained and will be able to work up an appetite in the bouncy castle. I wish though that they can come up with more activities so it will be more fun. I suggest a face painting area, maybe an area with toys and coloring books and maybe magicians on site.
I checked the food and there was quite a selection ranging from Chinese favorites like dimsum, Japanese sushi and maki, Italian pasta, a pork station and Arabic mixed grills. There truly is something for everyone.
Time passed by so fast and all I can say is that this Picnic Brunch is one of the most relaxing chilled out brunches I have ever been to. The view is nice, the music is good and the sound of the laughter of the kids enjoying themselves was very pleasant to hear. We stayed for as long as we can and we also saw most of the guests doing the same. I think it’s safe to say we all enjoyed ourselves.
You will also be pleased to know that this brunch won’t break the bank. Prices start at AED 250 for food and selected house beverages and AED 65 per child between 6 and 12 years (5 and below go free)
I would honestly recommend this brunch and it is definitely worth spending your money. Not only will you like the food and the service, your kids will also have a great time here. After all, it’s not called LakeView for nothing. 😊