Few things represent London better than the Tube, and that is where this brunch draws inspiration from. London Social comes complete with its own tube map, which takes diners through the city's various neighbourhoods, each specialising in a distinct cuisine - from fresh fish, seafood, and salads at its Borough market-style stalls, to the authentic Asian cuisine of Chinatown (at Picadilly Circus station), where you'll find delicious dim sum, and Peking duck.
Bringing the truly multicultural nature of London to life are Arabic specialties at Edgeware road; curries from Brick lane; and Italian pizza, pasta, and cold cuts at Leicester City, with live cooking stations at each section. Of course, no Brit-themed brunch is complete with pub grub, so the full Sunday roast feast, and fish n chips are on offer at Tottenham Court Road station. And what is clearly everyone's favourite destination is Pudding lane, which is loaded with a diabetes-inducing range of cakes and puddings - reminding everyone just how many sweet treats the world has England to thank for, whether it's the classic Victorial sponge cake; scones; sticky toffee pudding; or Eton mess, to name just a few. There's also an 'Ye olde sweet shoppe' pick-n-mix counter!
Several bar stations serving up creative gin cocktails, craft beers, and everything in between - there's bubbly too of course, this is a Dubai brunch after all! - provide all the liquid courage one needs to navigate this journey. With themed decor at each 'station', the tables and stalls spilling out into the landscaped gardens of the hotel, and live music providing entertainment, the brunch is lively and colourful yet effortless cool - so a lot like the city of London, really.
Prices start from AED 395 (non-alcoholic package); AED 495 (house beverages); and AED 590 (with bubbly), every Friday from 1pm-4pm.
A generous Friday spread