My son was quite happy to know that we were going for a picnic this friday but little did he know this is an URBAN PICNIC which does not happen in a park! A new concept for some of us, different from the usual. Urban Picnic by 3in1 restaurant is held on Fridays between 01:00pm to 05:00pm. Starting at a rate of Dhs 225. Diners can grab a basket, blanket and enjoy some lovely cuisine listening to their LIVE DJ played by the pool.
You can opt to sit inside or outside. The best is sitting outside in their cabanas which will cost additional Dhs 100 per person. The weather is also in a fantastic mood. Even though there is no real grass they try to build the theme by matching table mat to the green grass on every table as well as carpets. The restaurant is definitely packed for their friday brunch and you need to be booking them a little bit in advance just to be sure to get your seats in here. It’s a very chilled out atmosphere and everyone’s felt to be actually having a picnic here. They do have an xbox console for kids to pass their time which I noticed only when we were leaving the restaurant 🙁 (Imagine the disappointment on my son’s face)
The cheese station is a dream for all those cheese lovers. You can find all kinds of cheese at the big round table found at the center of their buffet hall. The breads were fresh from the oven and cut thick mixed with cheese along with different combinations of either pears, fig, turkey, mushrooms etc. Those thick toasted breads were so fresh that you really appreciate the good side of breads and didn’t really care much if it was white or brown but just wanted have a bite of it. Their pizzas were different. The one I couldn’t stop eating is the pizza with peanut butter and strawberry jam topping. It’s a must try if you are here and I haven’t found this combination anywhere else before. 🙁
There is a set main course which comes as a part of the buffet and will be delivered once you say you are ready for it. What they had for the mains was the chicken skewers and seafood. From the grills they had lamb chops, US beef tenderloin and Rib eye steak. There was no selection, all of them gets served to your table and it is covered in the brunch fee. The reality is that they’ve got such a large collection for their open buffet that by the time you think you are ready for the mains, you already would have stuffed yourself quite a bit. Luckily you have time till 05:00pm to make some space :p
Desserts were a dream. It’s not about sugar and cream but you get to enjoy some genuine baked cakes, tarts(cinnamon apple tart, hazelnut basque tart, scorn tart), pie(Apple), panacotta. Other items that I found around were blueberry granola truffle, sago pudding. They also had varieties of jelly and cream. They had some quality ice creams from the local brand called MORE. It was my first time and the vanilla ice cream flavour from MORE was of great taste and quality. Besides vanilla they had other flavours too like the swiss chocolate, cinnamon etc.
For drinks they had pomegranate and peach lime tea and besides the option of fizzy drinks they also had different brands of bottled juices and water. You can enjoy some smoothies like pomegranate, passion mango salsa and also ice cream shooters. At the end you are also eligible for some hot coffee or tea and as you can see above I ended my session with a nice hot cappuccino 😉 Overall I am happy to be at the URBAN PICNIC of 3in1 restaurant this Friday. It was a nice healthy experience. Click pictures below to view them in full screen view.