There’s never a bad time for eggs. Here are the best dishes to try this week.
Betty’s Hummus Bowl at Common Grounds
Don’t ask us who Betty is, we haven’t a clue. But if the answer to “how do you like your eggs in the morning?” is “poached on top of smoky beetroot hummus with garden peas, beef bacon, crushed pistachios and fried brioche, and don’t forget the truffle oil”, look no further than this Mall of the Emirates haunt.
Dhs54. Mall of the Emirates (050 478 1094).
Brothaus Benedict at Brothaus Bakery Bistro
Fans of the old-school American combination of steak and eggs should poke their appetites into the Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, for this dish could easily be considered a riff on two breakfast classics. Two poached eggs sit on a cushion of toasted onion bread topped with braised beef, all drizzled with a sweet mustard hollandaise. You may only just have got out of bed, but we reckon you might need another lie down after this.
Dhs55. Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay (04 369 0000).
Falafel Scotch egg at The Sum of Us
Ask around for a breakfast suggestion in Dubai, and it’s hard to move for the onslaught of recommendations for “the BEST shakshouka”, but for a more unusual bite fusing Western breakfasting with Middle Eastern flavours, head to Tom and Serg’s trendy Trade Centre eatery. Homemade pistachio falafel carefully encases a
soft-boiled egg, all accompanied by sautéed spinach, red pepper relish and minty grilled halloumi. Yalla, what are you waiting for?
Dhs65. Burj Al Salam Tower, near Dubai World Trade Centre (056 445 7526).
Lobster Benedict at At.mosphere
If it’s going to be served on the 122nd floor of the world’s tallest building, it’s go haute cuisine or go home. Naturally, At.mosphere rises (sorry) to the challenge. This is no ordinary Benny – but for Dhs165, you’d jolly well expect not. Here, slow-cooked blue lobster from Brittany is placed atop two halves of a fresh English muffin and topped with a 64-degree-poached egg before being lavishly dressed with a rich brown butter and sudachi lime hollandaise.
Dhs165. Served Fri-Sat 7am-10.30am. Level 122, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).