Thiptara – hypo beats and the dancing fountains!
Back to earth with a bump from our earlier brunch escapade and this time we are about to enjoy views of the Burj Khalifa from the ground! We thoroughly enjoyed the Hypno Thai Brunch at Thiptara, The Palace Downtown Dubai – sitting outside on the terrace with stunning views of the fountains and the Burj Khalifa, we were in for a real treat on a brunch that was a mixture of a la carte and buffet. With this delicious all-you-can-eat brunch, one can really explore Thai food without encountering any expensive menu mistakes!
The Thai Brunch Affair
Starters and desserts are served from hot and cold serving stations, and there are staff on hand to make some of the starters fresh to order and to provide a helping hand with recommendations. The Tom Yam or the green papaya salad was particularly good – hot and spicy and not toned down which is usually the case for a perceived western palate.
The dishes from the main courses, are served a la carte and we ordered Kung Mung Korn Phad Prik Thai (wok fried Canadian lobster) and Nua Phad Prik Ohn (stir fried Wagyu Beef), both of which were exceptionally good, although my pick would be the tender and succulent wok fried Canadian lobster in a vibrant presentation which retained its flavour amidst all the other spices and flavours in the Wok.
The drinks included signature Handmade Iced Teas along with botanical sodas served in cute bottles with a sommelier on hand to help with other choices.
Desserts were very traditionally Thai, which were too heavy for my palate although my companion loved them. However, this was off set by a particularly good lemon meringue cocktail which the bartender promptly made me when I reminisced about a similar cocktail I had when I dined in Thiptara first at the official opening of the Burj Khalifa.
With a stunning location, lovely menu choices, a laid back and a casual vibe, we reckon that this is soon going to be a very popular brunch option. We loved the fact that the brunch was contained in one area of the restaurant; everything was portioned into tasting size portions, which meant that not only could one try plenty of different dishes but also there was minimal food wasted.
[Hypno Thai Brunch at Thiptara, The Palace Downtown
Every Friday 1:00- 4:00 pm after the end of Ramadan
Priced (per person) at AED 260 (with so beverages), AED 320 (with house beverages) AED 390 (with house beverages and bubbly). Ground Level, The Palace Downtown Dubai
Reservation: +971 4 888 3444 or firstname.lastname@example.org]