The one thing in Dubai that everyone just does not seem to tire of are its lazy, food-filled, free-flowing filled glasses at the various Brunches dotted around the city! There are more choices now than let’s say even two years ago with the prices varying according to what’s on offer and where.

So what makes the brunch – The Hive – at the popular Warehouse at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre (near the Airport) different? Well to start off, it has a fantastic spread of food, great choice of alcohol and a wonderful lazy-take-your-time vibe.


The trick to make the most on offer at The Hive is to talk around – get a feel of the place – as food is everywhere – inside, outside, upstairs and downstairs. So rather than tucking into the first thing you see, I recommend you walk around and guage what you would like to it and then make a ‘bee’ line to those tables/dishes (pun totally intended!). You can have your pick from live cooking stations, grills, raw bars and a BBQ corner. Pace yourself – this brunch is designed to be a leisurely one.

At AED 259 for unlimited food and house beverages, I believe The Hive is great value for money. Choose to sit outdoors while the weather in Dubai still permits especially if you love being surrounded by greenery and chirping birds.

Here are some of the things I ate (and drank) and enjoyed…

My liquid diet comprised of:

Starters included sandwiches, seafood, sushi and melted brie


Melted Brie


Beetroot Salad

For mains there were live cooking stations – shawarmas to pasta, from grills to burgers – it was all there!


Truffle flavoured mushroom risotto with wild mushroom on parmesan wheel



Shawarma and Burgers



And if that is not enough to whet your appetite, you get to explore through the dessert section



DISCLOSURE: To be honest and fair I must inform you that I was invited to review The Hive Brunch at Warehouse at Le Méridien Dubai in exchange for a complimentary meal. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are truly my own.

Location: The Hive Brunch, Warehouse, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre (Near the Dubai Airport, Terminal 1) From 1 – 4pm every Friday Tel: +971 4 217 0000