PLAY BY DAY BRUNCH
Just a couple of months ago, Dubai’s dining darling PLAY Restaurant & Lounge announced a new brunch concept called PLAY by DAY. Immediately sold on the whimsical name and the idea of trying out a new brunch spot (and also because we love Chef Reif Othman), we checked our diaries for our next available Friday and slotted in a booking to experience it firsthand.
PLAY by DAY brings in a full entertainment concept to brunch, offering live theatrical performances that have been put together by Dubai’s renowned creative director Danny Lee. As you fill your stomach inside the chic and airy restaurant (which turns on the moody vibe in the evenings), you’re entertained by a cabaret show featuring singer Stephon Lamar who performs whilst flanked by a team of gorgeous dancers in some spectacular costumes.
And that’s only the beginning. As the afternoon goes on, there are a few other acts peppered in to keep things lively and playful, just like PLAY promises.
Perched up on the 36th floor of The H Hotel, PLAY’s floor to ceiling windows give you views for days…that is, of course, when you don’t have your eyes glued to the performers on stage or the delectable food on your plate.
We have to say, it may very well be the best brunch spot in town at the moment – the concept is fun and novel and the quality of food and service is without compromise. Chef Reif Othman and his team have cut zero corners with the Mediterrasian menu which was built around a sharing concept and is absolutely spot-on.
There was an extraordinary amount of food (with so many dishes we lost track) so perhaps a loose, flowing dress might be your best bet for an indulgent afternoon here.
If you’re wondering about the drinks, there are 3 packages, starting with the Playground Package (unlimited soft beverages), followed by The Supper Club (house grape beverages and spirits), and then our fave, Sea of Bubbles (unlimited champagne), which kept us topped up on quality bubbly throughout brunch.
PLAY by DAY is glitzy, elegant, and a refreshingly sexy take on brunch in a city oversaturated with them!