One of our most memorable staycations was at the Address Beach Resort two years ago. I remember floating around in their infinity pool – mesmerised by the spectacular views from the 77th floor. Wouldn’t it be nice, to sit in a restaurant all afternoon – come winter or summer, and have that view? Well, hats off to Sunset Hospitality and Maximal Concepts – they’ve brought in Mott 32 just a few floors down and did just that.
We went over one Saturday, early March to review their brunch – also known as Brunch No 32.
Here’s what to expect.
Where is Mott 32 in Dubai ?
Mott 32 is located on the 73rd floor of the Address Beach Resort, taking up the area facing – what I’ll call the ‘money-view’.
My sincere apologies to that lounge in the highest building in the world, but I much prefer Mott 32’s view – mainly because it overlooks our neighbourhood 😉 It looks at the Arabian Gulf – and with that, you’ve got Bluewaters with the Ain Dubai, the Palm, Dubai Harbour and the entire JBR and Dubai Marina. I’m envious of anyone who owns an apartment in this building looking out in the same direction.
Just look at the view.
There is an indoor area, right?
Don’t worry – these guys are smart. Of course there is an indoor area, which takes up most of the restaurant space.
In the cool season when we were there – they open up the floor to ceiling glass sliding doors which giving it a seamless indoor-outdoor transition. I know how hot it can get at the rooftop pool in April, so I’m hoping these guys check their AC and insulation before summer hits 😉
We had the table right by the edge. The good thing is this area, much like a hotel balcony – has a roof over it. This means that you’re mainly in the shade all afternoon – which is just perfect for brunch.
Are kids allowed in Mott 32 Dubai?
Strictly adults only, ie 18+ – see here.
It’s okay – it’s nice to have places like these where you can go and relax with the big people 😉
Alright, let’s talk about the brunch.
Mott 32 serves, in their words ” traditional cantonese cuisine with a modern flair.”
All food is served to table, so sit back and relax – as you will spend a lot of time taking photos (food and the view, drinks and the view, you and the view…)
Like this photo here 😉
What do you get at Brunch No. 32?
To keep it short – as the photos can do most of the talking, it was a good food choice for the brunch.
Whilst you do get the ‘usual suspects’, like har gao, siu mai, as well as spring roll for dim sums, they did introduce something different – wild mushroom dumpling with black truffle, carrot and coriander.
Another thing to mention – they will give you the correct number of dim sums based on the number of people at the table. These little things make a big difference when it comes to a good brunch, doesn’t it?
Starters was special – shredded 42 days peking duck salad, wood ear mushroom, plus fresh squid with salt and pepper for that kick.
Don’t worry – you can order repeated dishes if you are a big eater. I’m also glad to report that their portions are not very big – which is great, that way everyone gets to try a bit of everything, without wastage.
What about mains?
There are 5 choices, and again – everything is brought to table to share, chinese-style.
There’s sweet and sour chicken (c’mon, you can’t do a cantonese brunch without a sweet and sour something, right?), and a family favourite – sauteed string beans. I remember having this ordered at our family dinners all the time when we were out in restaurants.
At this point I was craving for just plain white jasmine rice to go with all the flavours, ha. Maybe something to give as an option?
There is vegetable fried rice, king prawns with black pepper, and wok fried angus beef with oyster sauce. All, familiar dishes – and well-executed.
What drinks do you get at Brunch No. 32?
Asahi Super Dry for beer – hooray.
Two signature cocktails – the forbidden rose was delicious. I am absolutely gutted we never got to try the “HK Iced Tea” cocktail!
You get bellini and mimosas in the house package as well, plus negroni (my new favourite drink) plus Aperol Spritz, of course.
Highlight? You actually get coffee as part of brunch! No extra charge. So rare when it comes to brunches in Dubai, right?
What about desserts?
Simple – two choices.
There’s Mott 32’s signature dessert – an almond and chocolate tart shaped in the cutest little Xiao Loong Bao, infused with Oolong Tea. I mean if that’s not special, I don’t know what is.
Also – sesame tart with lime and sea salt and pine nut.
Good job to the team on making each dessert individually so there’s no awkward 5 spoons to an ice cream or cheesecake situation which we do at every brunch, haha.
Have a look at Mott 32’s Brunch No.32 menu here.
If you’re a sucker for views, this is definitely one to add to your bucket list.
It’s an absolutely bonus that we enjoyed their food – that’s a nod from 4 people with chinese backgrounds, one of which who cooks amazing chinese food (referring to my 70-year old mum, ha ha, unfortunately not me).
I felt that Brunch No.32, whilst on the higher end when it comes to brunch pricing (495 AED for house package) – was quite appropriately priced for what you get, and where you are. As odd as this sounds, it’s value for money, instead of going ala carte – of which I’m sure you will get the chance to try a lot of other very interesting things on their menu.
There are a few minor bits and pieces which we felt could be better – this has already been passed on to the team so hopefully when you go, it’s absolutely perfect 😉
I hear they do a sunset session as well? Wouldn’t that be the perfect early date night? 🙂
- Brunch No. 32 at Mott 32
- Every Saturday 1-4pm
- Price* : 375 AED Soft | 495 AED House | 745 AED Champagne
- Current details on Mott 32’s website
- We were guests of Mott 32 to review Brunch no. 32.
- *This review was done in March 2023. Please check Mott 32’s website for current details and pricing.