The Social Garden Brunch is the fun and social dining experience and is the newest addition to the brunch scene in Dubai. It all takes place at Chival Restaurant located inside the boutique La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, the chic and stylish dining destination offering healthy and carefully sourced produce and an extensive range of menus available throughout the day.
The brunch is on every Friday and we got a chance to visit on their 3rd week. My first impressions were that I love how spacious, well lit and well ventilated the whole place was. I have been to the restaurant before but that was at night and the other doors were closed. This time, every window and door was opened and they extended the food stations up to the side of Grapeskin which is another restaurant in La Ville.
The dining experience starts with the bread and salad stations and then the Arabic staples, ceviche, seafood, pizza, grilled meat, paella then you have the burgers and the more sophisticated meat station. They even have a separate room for cheese and pastries and you also have the healthy fruits and juices area and the massive selection of desserts.
As expected, the food was really good and you can indulge as they are as mentioned earlier, healthy. Unlike the buffet spreads from other restaurants, I believe Chival meticulously selected the offerings so as not to overwhelm (or underwhelm) the guests. For 4 hours, you can definitely get a taste of almost everything on offer.
The staff was also attentive and knowledgeable about the products and the packages available. I looked at everyone dining and saw that they were all enjoying their time.
They have set the outdoor dining area perfectly but for me, it’s still a bit hot so we stayed inside. It was full though as more people wanted to sit outside. It was fun because a lot of the live cooking stations were happening here and so it was nice to watch people having fun.
Overall, I can say that we had a great time but I would suggest additional activities like face painting or a play station for the children because I saw a lot of group of families with their kids in tow. Also, one thing they can improve on is the sound system – a live band would make a great addition or a more chill playlist can definitely add to the already great ambiance of the restaurant. Other than that, it was a nice, laid-back brunch that is perfect for a Friday afternoon.
The packages start at AED290 and for more information or for inquiries, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 054 309 5948.
The Botanical Quench – AED 290 – including soft beverages, enhanced juices, and botanical crystal waters
The Taste of Terroir – AED 390 – including house beverages and signature cocktails
The Floral Refinement – AED 490 – including bubbly and all of the above
LookUp After Party – AED 25 per drink