Saturday Turkish Brunch At A La Turca Restaurant

Turkish cuisine
At the moment Turkish cuisine is trending in Dubai, lot of new Turkish restaurants have been opened recently and the old ones have had a makeover in the menu department. Around the last week of September, I was invited to a Saturday Turkish Brunch at A La Turca Restaurant. I have tried Turkish cuisine many times, but for the very first time, I was trying the Turkish brunch and naturally I was excited.

A La Turca Restaurant is located in the beautiful property of Rixos The Palm Dubai. It is the resort’s main restaurant. It is an all-day-dining buffet concept restaurant that serves a variety of international cuisines including authentic Turkish cuisine from Anatolia, Aegean and the Black Sea regions of Turkey.

Turkish decor, Turkish music
The restaurant is beautiful and spacious with an outdoor and indoor dining area. The Turkish inspired decor looks stunning. The place oozes luxury and charm. A La Turca is a perfect place to dine with family and friends. I loved the lively and friendly vibe.

As we were a bunch of bloggers, we all sat together in a big table at the air conditioned shaded terrace. The live Turkish music enhanced our brunch experience. 

After ordering a round of drinks, we went around the restaurant to have a look at the buffet. If you love Turkish food, A La Turca is the place for you. We were truly gobsmacked by the variety of Turkish dishes they were offering.

Food like art
We started our brunch on a healthy note with a glass of Fresh fruit juice.

I was amazed by the variety of Salads they had to offer. As I love salads, I tried many of the salads and found them fresh and tasty.

Though the Soups looked inviting, I ditched it as I wanted to keep some space for the many dishes and desserts that were on the buffet spread.

Turkish Restaurant
One of my favorite dish in their brunch was the Dolma. There were a good selection of Dolma with many kinds of stuffing from tomatoes to bell peppers, eggplants, onions and zucchini.

We also tried their delicious Doner Kebab, Lahambejeen kofta, freshly baked Pidde, Meze, Manti, Borek, Kofte, Rice Pilav, Stuffed aubergine and more. 

The live BBQ Station was a meat lovers delight, it had a good selection of meats that were grilled to perfection.

The Dessert selection was humongous. I tried quite a few Turkish sweets like Baklava, Kunafa, Turkish delight, Revani and Lokma. They had rich and authentic taste. Apart from the Turkish desserts, there were a great choice of cakes, Pastries and puddings. 

There is also an healthy option of Fresh fruits.

My favorite was the Turkish ice cream stand, where I enjoyed the delicious, stretchy and chewy Turkish ice cream. And yes, the Turkish ice cream stand not only dish great ice cream, they also provide entertainment too. No wonder, everyone was making a beeline at the stand.

Kids corner
At the Saturday Turkish Brunch, kids have a separate kids corner where they can enjoy a wide range of activities. There was also a separate kids buffet counter with all their popular dishes. 

Overall, we had a great brunch experience. The food, the service and the atmosphere was excellent.

Some details:

A La Turca Restaurant: Turkish Brunch takes place every Saturday.

Timings: 1pm to 4pm

Buffet only-AED 199 per person 

Buffet and soft drinks-AED 275 per person 

Buffet and house beverages-AED 400 per person 

Buffet and premium beverages and champagne-AED 500 per person 

Children from ages 0-6 are free and those from ages 6-12 enjoy 50% off.

For reservations:

Phone: 04 457 5454


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Author: Meghana

I live in Dubai. I am passionate about traveling, food, reading, theatre, art, music, fashion, writing, tennis and photography. I love to explore new places, whether it is a country, restaurant, art gallery or a play. This blog will mostly cover food, lifestyle, travel and books. Come join me in my will enjoy the ride!

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