Days of Decadence

We at Ohlala love the finer things in life: high fashion, fancy cars, pampering spa treatments, luxurious destinations – and fine food is no exception. We took to the decadent brunch at ART Rotana and enjoyed its gastronomic greatness…

Moseying round the Art Rotana’s brunch offering in their all-day dining venue,
Choices, you can’t help but be impressed. This is certainly an up-market hotel that’s rolling with the big boys and will be giving the more established hotel brunches a run for their money.

Featuring spacious modern and earthy interiors with floor to ceiling windows, the air-conditioned terrace has a bright and airy feel to it. This is where their resident DJ, Katrin Love, creates an elevating atmosphere with her chilled out House tunes. The most popular seating area for Friday brunchers, it’s best to book in advance not to miss out. Why not stroll out onto the sunlit balcony to take in the stunning views across the Marina, breathe in the fresh sea air and soak up that rejuvenating vibe that is swanky outdoor island living, while the weather lasts.

For those with little ones in tow, you can choose to be seated indoors if you prefer, adjacent to the kid’s area that houses plenty of activities to keep them entertained, while you sit back, relax, and while away the hours. An expansive variety of mouthwatering cuisine from continents across the globe awaits to delight your senses. Quench your thirst with softies, mocktails, cocktails, selected house, hops, sparkling and fruits of the vine beverages.

Select from tantalising buffet-style dishes and tasty bites or be enticed by the sumptuous live cooking stations showcasing authentic Asian, Western and Middle Eastern flavours. Graze on cold mezze and innovative salads, assorted sushi, sashimi, chilled seafood and bruschetta. Then perhaps wander round the Wok, Grill, Indian, Pasta and Shawarma stations to see what next takes your fancy. There’s also English breakfast, Mexican and delicious Carving corners including a fish and a pork section.

No brunch is complete without indulging in sweet sensations and the Art Rotana celebrates their artistic creativity with fancy desserts, ice-cream, waffle and pancakes made to order, a chocolate fountain and a unique marshmallow grill (of which the gooey decadence is a hit with young and old alike).

What we delighted in discovering, exclusive to any other brunch offering we’ve visited to date, is the free-pouring hops station (a favourite with the lads as it cuts out the middle man). As well as a section decked out for connoisseurs of the grape beverage variety, a tasting of fruits of the vine, adjacent to the scrumptious bread and cheese delicatessen – mmm heavenly…

Fantastic Friday Brunch
Choices, Art Rotana, Amwaj Island
Fridays, 12.30pm – 4pm
BD34 net inclusive of free flow;
Kids six to 12 BD10 net and
below six eat for free
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