My review of a Friday Dubai brunch at Spice & Ice

For the excellent price of 199 dirhams we decided to try out the brunch option at Spice & Ice- an Indian restaurant. I’d first heard of this restaurant on a plane journey where I got chatting to another expat who’d lived in Dubai for many years and I asked him about his favourite restaurants. He named this as one of them. With that in mind I googled them and was pleasantly surprised to find not only excellent daily deals on their website, such as two for one offers on Monday, two ladies nights during he week and great value set menus, but also fantastic reviews on trip advisor! Win win!

We made our way to the Movenpick hotel,  Spice & ice is in a bit of a hidden location, being situated not in the hotel itself but round the corner and down some steps. The restaurant has a modern feel with black decor. Balloons were everywhere and quite a few large groups had booked in.

Immediately the waiter was at our table asking what drinks we wanted. I was extremely impressed with the drinks choice especially for the price of 199 dirhams- this beat a lot of more expensive brunches.

I went for the Mimosa, which was a lovely refreshing start to the brunch.

The first sight that hit our eyes was the molecular gastronomy display- it looked like a concoction of lotions and potions with steam arising from different pots. There were some very interesting dishes here, most infused with some kind of alcohol! A little like a posh version of vodka jelly shots!!

After admiring the quirky and interesting offerings we returned to our table to peruse the menu. The menu has an excellent variety of both veggie and non veggie choices..

Being a vegetarian I was pleased to see there was plenty of choice- and with the starters if you wanted more of a particular item (such as the AMAZING aubergine option or Baingan Ka Chaat mm) you only had to ask, actually they would usually offer upon seeing a plate was empty!!

The chickpea dish was so well presented..

All food was brought to your table for you to share. This was really nice and is a lovely option for a family or group. I prefer this type than the self service types, as the food always seems to be of better quality and the food here was gorgeous. It was so tasty.

After a few hours of eating plenty of starters, dancing in our seats to music and popping up every now for the molecular gastronomic wonders, we moved onto the mains.

Of all of the veggie options I really enjoyed them all especially the paneer makhani.The bread was delicious too. Drinks were regularly topped up throughout the day.

Deserts were of very small portions- however, they weren’t really to my taste, other than the ice cream which was beautiful. I just wish there was more of it!! 

Overall, I highly recommend this brunch. It’s a fab one for work parties, families or small groups. The music kicks up a notch a few hours into the brunch and the atmosphere is lively and exciting. Plus it’s amazing value – 199 dirhams for four solid hours of eating amazing Indian food and drinking a range of drinks.

Overall I was very impressed with Spice & Ice brunch and would be interested in returning and exploring more of their menu…

About The Author

Dubai Dreamer

Hi, I live and work in Dubai. I enjoy getting out and about and seeing what Dubai has to offer, travelling in my holidays and spare time – prepare for blog posts about this, and cooking vegetarian recipes. I am passionate about travel and animals.


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