The Observatory at the Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites in Dubai Marina has to be one of my favourite restaurants in Dubai, with spectacular views, food and service it is a must for your restaurant check list in Dubai. I was super excited to try out The Observatory Saturday Brunch, which is from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and has a vast selection of food for all tastes. I honestly really loved the overall concept of the brucnch at The Observatory, it was very refreshing to see something a little different, and I liked the personal touches that they have created, which I will go into a bit later, everything I tried was delicious, cooked to perfection and the service was really great!

Priced at AED 195 per person, inclusive of food only.

The restaurant is a complete 360 degrees, and the brunch is set throughout so you really have to work for your brunch, but the setting is just amazing so you will regularly stop to take a glance out of the window to see a helicopter landing here and a yacht cruising on the marina there.

There is of course appetisers, mains and desserts but the selection is quite unique!

Buffet Selection

There is everything from sushi, appetisers, gazpacho and cold cuts to start with. Adding a summer twist to the buffet is a burger section, and baked potatoes, creating a summer barbeque theme, which I loved. There is also a roast section, freshly cooked grills, a curry area and desserts.


Buffet Favourites

  • Gazpacho is a must and one of my favourite summer dishes.
  • The roast counter has delicious Roast Turkey and all the trimmings including Yorkshire pudding, veg and roast potatoes.
  • 48 hour cooked beef – amazing.
  • Cooking/ grill station – where you can hand pick your steak, chicken, fish and lamb chops, as well as the seasoning that you like, recommend the Chimichurri Rub and peri peri, then the kitchen will freshly cook everything just as you like it. All the meat we had was cooked to perfection and I really loved this element of the buffet.
  • The Frose (frozen rose cocktails) selection is a great way to cool down in summer – recommend the berry or the watermelon mix – these are separate from the buffet and are AED 39 each.
  • The dessert section – I have never seen a buffet with its own handmade chocolate section, really nice touch.
  • If you love banoffee than you gotta try the banoffee pie dessert and the crepe station.
  • Loved the view – make sure you get a table by the window so that you can watch everything going on.

Overall I really recommend The Observatory Saturday Brunch this summer to escape the heat, the Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites has some amazing offers this summer too, have a look on their website for more info.