Southern Sun Hotel.
Wowzer, today was a very very pleasant surprise and one which takes The Foundry to the no. 1 spot in our brunch list and one we will definitely do again. To be honest we had heard good things but looking at the location on Google Maps we were unsure. Whilst not the trendiest part of town, we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at what can only be described as a very modern, clean and well designed up market hotel. The Foundry restaurant once inside is stunning, smaller than the normal brunch but not short of any ingredients. You are met by about 10 chefs and 10 staff all at varied cooking stations, compact but not short of variety or flavour, constantly restocked with fresh flavoursome food. We started with Steak Tartar, Frois Grois, Carpaccio, Seafood, Seared Tuna...just to name a few. Huge selection, all amazingly prepared and presented. For the main(s) we had the most amazing lamb shanks and freshly well cooked steaks (several of them to be fair) accompanied by nicely prepared roast vegetables. Simply amazing. The kids selection was not great (it's an adult brunch really), however upon request the chef made us a special pasta for our special little lady. For dessert we opted for the sticky toffee pudding with Caramel Crisp ice cream, absolutely faultless. Then onto the cheese room and finishing off with nice coffee! The food is every bit as good if not better than the Ritz and St Regis, not as big a brunch but freshly prepared and constantly being refreshed (much better in my opinion). The staff were mostly very good and attentive, we had one issue mid brunch where the one girl appeared to forget we existed, however, a quiet word with the manager and all resolved in seconds, bad service to me is only if nothing is done after a complaint, this was fixed quickly hence still the 5 stars. I would highly recommend this brunch and as it is on Entertainer it was made even better by being amazing value at AED 274 (soft drinks package) for 2 adults and one child under 6! I'd pay full price and return as it is that good! Try it you will not be disappointed!!!!