Play restaurant, a new restaurant on the block that is climbing on the favourites list for many foodies and friends who are looking to have a fun dining atmosphere. The Friday Brunch at Play restaurant is actually called ‘Play by Day’ brunch, a brunch that unlocks a plethora of sharing platters tantalizing your taste buds in all ways. Along with breath taking interiors and LIVE theatrical performance this should be the venue to give your company that fun and luxurious dining experience.
The Play restaurant is elegant and stylish. Located high on the 36th floor of H Hotel, the restaurant is spacious and airy. You can pick seats next to the tall windows with beautiful views of old Dubai or seats closer to the stage or maybe even sit elevated with panoramic view of the restaurant itself.
The live cabaret show is truly first class. The singer was original and we could really appreciate the quality and tone of his voice. At first we actually thought it was a recorded song. On the side you have these dancers in their seductive attire who would dance to the tone and after the show they would casually model around the restaurant.
The Friday brunch at Play restaurant starts with ‘Playground package’ of AED 340 which covers Unlimited soft beverages. Don’t remember their mocktails being extraordinary. The above shown mocktails are their recommended mocktails and most likely you should get these if you were here for brunch.
What amazed us was the delectable line up of dishes for the brunch. The amount of sharing platters that you will come across is overwhelming and the best part they are unlimited too! so if you like something you can always ask them to bring it again. The funny part is you will be full by the time you try each platter. There is no printed menu of what’s coming and how many types of dishes you can expect. So that was a big disadvantage as we were not able to eat strategically.
There were 5 courses in total and here’s the first one:
Truffle miso soup
Each of their courses have been mesmerizing. They just get exciting course by course. Get ready to be amazed by the range of flavours brought to your table every now and then. I also noticed the Chefs would sometime come around your table explaining what each dishes meant and how was it made. The Truffle miso soup probably was the only item that didn’t get along with my taste buds but otherwise everything deserves a clap.
Baby gem (no avocado) with duck salad dressing +crispy salmon skin
The chicken drumlet was unbelievably good. I just couldn’t stop having them. The succulent flesh on the bone was literally a melt in the mouth. The seafood dumpling was noteworthy. Once again every item in the platter came with its own ingredient which we could appreciate. I am just trying to hint on some of my favourites for you.
Akami nigiri aburi
Ebi nigiri aburi
Unagi / Tamago hako zushi
By the time course 3 came in I gave up counting. We were absolutely overwhelmed with dishes on our table. The Sushis were pretty good from course 3 and to be honest we were happy with most of them. Each one of them came with it’s unique flavour that we could not just applaud just one of them. The table was literally flooded with platters and nor could we resist them. It was a real busy brunch.
Course 4 – Mains
Choice of main
John stone fillet
Black cod aji amarillo
Tiger prawn with harissa sauce
Mushroom hot pot
From the mains, do not miss the John Stone Fillet. It was a magnificent piece of cooked meat and so juicy that we were all literally fighting for it. The Grilled seabass was fresh but looked plain in taste once you try the John stone fillet. The baby chicken was ok. I suggest try something other main instead of the chicken, the chicken drumlet that came earlier is good enough to satisfy your chicken cravings.
Course 5 – Desserts
And here they crossed the limit. It was a magical platter of desserts with great presentation of nitrogen floating around the dessert platter. Sorbets, mochis, chocolates, macaroons, marshmallows coated with dark chocolate powder is all just going to make you go crazy. Kudos to the chef!
Click here to visit the official page of Play Restaurant and Lounge. Click pictures below to see them in full screen view: