When it comes to breakfast, it has to be something truly spectacular to get us out of bed in the morning.
In both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, you’ll find lots of spots worth getting out of (or even jumping out of) bed for, from pet-friendly beachside haunts to luxurious eateries with a view, and as a Privilee Member, you can do so for less.
So without further ado, here are the ten top must-try breakfast spots across the capital and Dubai.
Cyan Brasserie at Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
How often do you get to say that you’ve been in the furthest man made leaning building in the world? Probably not very often, and we imagine even less of you will be able to say you’ve eaten at the top of it, either.
But make a beeline for Cyan Brasserie at Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi come breakfast time and you can do just that, with 20% off the total bill for Privilee Members and up to three guests. You can even take advantage of an exclusive Privilee breakfast offer, with an all-you-can-eat-breakfast for just AED 75.
This is definitely one for egg lovers, with shakshouka made-to-order, and a range of egg bennies on croissants, French toast or regular bread. Plus, you can dig into freshly-baked pastries or pancakes, all while enjoying the view from the 18th floor.
Erth Abu Dhabi, the falcon-shaped hotel, previously known as the Armed Forces Officers Club, has undergone a complete revamp over the past couple of years and the newly renovated complex is truly spectacular!
Aside from the stunning Al Waryah Pool & Beach, and the top-notch Neapolitan pizza venue Beetza, Erth Abu Dhabi is home to the all-day dining restaurant Al Rimal. Gorgeous inside and out with terrace seating overlooking the gardens, this might just be one of the capital’s best-kept secrets.
When breakfast rolls around, Privilee Members and up to three guests can make the most of a 20% discount on a buffet spanning the globe. That means Arabic, Indian, Asian, English and everything you could possibly be craving for your morning meal for less.
Ingredients at Anantara Eastern Mangroves
In need of some greenery? A visit to Anantara Eastern Mangroves is just the ticket, particularly for breakfast. The all-day dining restaurant boasts outdoor seating overlooking the mangroves and also indoor seating in a bright, spacious setting.
On the food front, this is one of the city’s best buffet breakfasts, with every kind of cuisine on offer. Try freshly baked pastries, or opt for Indian or Asian cuisines to kick off your day. You can order a proper fry-up, or go for something a little lighter with fresh fruits and juices.
Whatever you choose, you’ll get 20% off the total bill for you and up to three guests on any visit.
Vendôme at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi
The Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi is one of those hotels where no matter how many times you visit, there’s always something to “ooh” and “ahh” about. Particularly now that the hotel has completed its rebrand under the Mandarin Oriental banner, bringing with it its famed luxury hospitality.
Banish all thoughts of your regular buffet breakfasts, because Vendôme takes it to the next level. The setting itself is spectacular, with high ceilings and chandeliers inside, plus outdoor seating overlooking the hotel’s pristine beach.
Wear comfy shoes, because it will be quite a walk for you to make it around the huge and incredible buffet selection. Choose from fresh fruits, cold cuts and cheese, Arabic mezze and dim sum, or opt for a full-on fry-up. For sweet tooth's, there are freshly made crêpes, delicate pastries or doughnuts, all washed down with juices, hot chocolate or coffee and tea.
Best of all, Privilee Members will enjoy 20% off the total bill for you and up to three guests.
Monty's at Address Montgomerie
Breakfasts don’t get more boujii than this. At Monty’s, you’ll find yourself inside a conservatory with floor-to-ceiling windows and sensational views over the 18th hole.
Tuck into classics like a full English, eggs Florentine, avocado on toast or fat stacks of pancakes. Mix it up with Arabic mezze, or sip on a hearty bowl of noodle soup. If you miss breakfast, not to worry, as you can grab an all-day version with two eggs, bacon, sausages, hash browns and grilled tomatoes no matter when you roll out of bed.
With a 20% discount off the total bill for Members and up to three guests, this show-stopping option doesn’t have to be a blow-out.
Jones The Grocer at Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Nothing beats morning strolls along Palm West Beach, and you can stop off along the way for breakfast at Jones the Grocer.
The Australian export, which is famed for its flat whites, offers the perfect way to start your day, with traditional English breakfasts, classic eggs bennies, avocado on toast and more. It’s also a great pick for veggies, with must-try dishes like the kashmiri chilli fritter and coconut pancakes.
It’s also one for getting the gang together, with 20% off the total bill for Privilee Members and up to five guests. Plus, this spot is pet-friendly, so the whole family can come along, including your pooch.
Restaurant Two.0 at Cove Beach
Cove Beach is a totally new venue to Privilee, and boy, breakfast fans should be glad of the addition.
At Restaurant Two.0, you can expect beach views paired with brilliant plates (and bubbly, should you be so inclined). Foodwise, there are healthy options such as açaí bowls, granola and salads, plus not-so-healthy (but oh-so-tasty) choices like pancakes with bananas and strawberries and eggs benedict.
This is the kind of breakfast you enjoy in your bikini before spending the day at the pool, and Privilee Members and up to up to three guests can get 20% off the total bill.
Social Company at Zabeel House
Never seem to get up in time for brekkie? You won’t miss your chance to get your fix of morning eats over at Social Company, with breakfast served until 2pm daily.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, particularly for those looking to eat healthily, and you won’t struggle to find something good for you (and amazing for your taste buds) here. The menu includes the likes of organic eggs as-you-like-them, smoked salmon tartine, and smashed avocado. Meat lovers can try the butcher’s steak and eggs, and for vegans and veggies, order the vegan omelette made with chickpeas, or the papaya chia pudding.
Either way, there’s a 20% discount for Privilee Members and up to five guests.
W Dubai The Palm’s all-day dining restaurant LIV wants you to ‘LIV a little’, and with a breakfast buffet like this, we don’t think you’ll struggle to do so.
The spread includes fresh fruit, pastries, all the classic fry-up ingredients and more, meaning everyone will enjoy it, from those who prefer to sleep in, to those who go to bed dreaming of their breakfast meal.
Soak up the sun on the outdoor terrace, or dine indoors, with 25% off the total bill for Privilee Members and up to five guests, or make the most of the all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast for just AED 99 - a benefit exclusive to Privilee Members!
Palm Kitchen at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Got the little ones in tow? Then breakfast at Palm Kitchen at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is a must-try.
There are mini pastries (perfect for little hands!), granola and other cereals, complete with plenty of topping options, yoghurts and dried or fresh fruits. Those with bigger tummies can fill up on eggs benedict, fry-up items, Indian favourites, and more.
While we love that this spot has lots of vegetarian options, it’s also an excellent choice for those with other dietary requirements, with gluten-free bread and pastries.
Head down early and make the most of the 2for1 offer available to Privilee Members - two buffet breakfasts for just AED 175 - before sliding straight onto a sun lounger by the pool or beach for the day. If dining a la carte, Privilee Members and up to three guests save 20% on their total bill.
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