It was back in February that a Tapas style brunch was launched at The Huddle and for just 99AED per person for a mix of bite sized eats and beverages I can understand why this place is popular.
It’s not only a sports bar, showing various games over a big and subsequent smaller screens and walls lined with sporting memorabilia, there’s also a live singer/guitarist playing a mix of cover songs from the 80’s 90’s and 00’s.The food is kept in one corner and consists of hot dishes, think Paella through to Roast meats, chicken wings, cold salads and open face sandwiches, cheeses, cold meats, a plethora of olives and last but not least a decent spread of individually portioned desserts.The roast meats I tried tasted great but were a little on the cold side while the chicken wings remained most popular and kept on being replenished rather quickly therefore remaining warm. The pepita de ternea (open face sandwich) was on super fresh bread with tasty toppings both veg and non veg option (slices of beef tenderloin, piquillo peppers drizzled with manchengo cheese). There’s definitely enough options there for everyone.The desserts I wasn’t particularly fond of as none stood out in terms of taste. I think they could benefit from an ice cream cart with various toppings as an alternative to all the cakes and puddings.The seating is either low level leather seats or high bar stools and tables. You can specify your preferred option upon booking.
The drinks service is efficient with each group of tables having a dedicated waitress looking after them.
Only downfall for me is the indoor smoking which I personally don’t agree with but despite that there is still a good atmosphere and mixed crowd. A great place for that relaxed Friday brunch vibe.
NB. The Tapas Brunch is now on hold until after Ramadan and will resume on 8th July 2016
Location: Lobby Level, City Max Hotel, Bur Dubai
Phone: 04 407 8000