A very English Breakfast @ Rhodes w1, Grosvenor House Dubai

Last weekend, we jumped onto our bicycles and made our way across the bridge towards Grosvenor House – a beloved hotel that we have been numerous times over the years. In fact we met our first friends right here in Embassy, 10 years ago – but that’s another story to share. Rhodes w1 had recently launched a new breakfast menu and I was pretty excited to see another spot in our neighbourhood open up for a bite in the mornings. A new place to go to after school drop offs – hooray 😉

So, how was breakfast at Rhodes w1? What to expect, if you’re planning to pop over?


Rhodes w1? Where?

Have you not been to Rhodes w1? Come on – where have you been? 🙂

To keep it short – Rhodes w1 is an elegant British restaurant founded by the late celebrity chef Gary Rhodes. It occupies a corner of Grosvenor House Tower One on the second floor- if you are looking up at GHH from the marina promenade, it’s the one on the left.

Elegant, you say?

The interior is a combination of lime, white and green. It’s nice.

The website itself describes it as ‘casual yet chic’ – that’s saying it is 5-star fine dining but you don’t have to come dressed up in cocktail dress. You can, if you want to though 😉

Let’s talk about the breakfast menu.

Good to see that the menu fits onto one page. It’s less stressful.

You get pancakes at 50 AED, eggs benedict at 75 AED, to a Full English Breakfast including fruit juice and a hot drink for 140 AED.

Drinks are all 30 AED – that’s your tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juices. I like that they kept it simple.

Have a browse through Rhodes w1 Breakfast Menu here.

And? How was it?

The Rhodes w1 Full English came with two fat juicy pork sausages that I only had the chance to have one small nibble of. It was so good – the girls took them all. Same with the bacon rashers and mushrooms. Gone, gone, gone. My husband was giving me a hard time saying – We should have gotten 3 sets insteads of 2! Well, I had try the other things on menu, right? 🙂

For those who are wondering – yes they do serve black pudding with their Full English breakfast. Not that I have much to say about it…(sorry, not for us. We’re not ‘english’ enough … ha ha)

Loved the omelette (65 AED) – though would appreciate a bit more effort on the presentation (note to team 😉 ) No issues with the warm scotch pancakes with glazed bananas (50 AED) – which again, the kids destroyed.

Is there outdoor seating?

Yes! We were there mid March and it was quite cool then, but we chose to sit indoors as we had the little people with us and they can get quite fussy with the weather.

Do you think the place is suitable to bring the little people?

Personally – I don’t suggest you bring toddlers – unless, they are very well-behaved. Couple of reasons. They have beige and lime fabric couches and chairs. We all know what happens when you dine with toddlers. Your little monkey might think the beautiful internal partitions are climbing apparatus’ as well. It’s…..not.

The place is just too…. what’s the word…… nice? It’s somewhere I’ll come with the girlfriends for a nice breakfast, overlooking the marina. If you have babies – that’s okay. But toddlers – I wouldn’t recommend. Well – not mine anyways 🙂

Overall Thoughts.

Drop by Rhodes w1 for a chic breakfast date with friends after school drop off. By all means, get dressed up. Put on that beautiful summer dress – you’ll fit right in.

From a price-point, it is on the upper end – but rightly so. To compare a full english to another, you will have to bring Reform and Phileas into the picture. Who does it better? Can you really compare? 🙂

  • Rhodes W1
  • Grosvenor House Tower One
  • Breakfast : Served 8am-11am Everyday
  • Website

Disclaimer : We were guests of Grosvenor House to review the breakfast menu at Rhodes W1.

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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