Having children to put first at the weekend can mean parents often miss out on festivities like midday brunches, or instead have to fork out obscene amounts for some cheeky 16-year-old chancer of a babysitter, should they wish to go absent for the afternoon and beyond on a Friday.
But at Nomad restaurant in Jumeirah Creek you’ll find a family influenced brunch affair that offers more than enough entertainment and distraction for the youngsters, without transforming into the crèche like atmosphere that other brunches who claim to ‘cater for kids’ tend to. There’s a bouncy castle, pool and play area for them to enjoy; fortunately positioned far enough from the dining area for those patrons not charged with looking after their offspring for the afternoon, to even notice.
Parents left to sip their Pimms outside without the constant distraction of an arm tugging four-year-old, can enjoy the live band, playing an array of refreshingly good covers from the last thirty years, as well as a solid mix of buffet food stations to tuck into, with cuisine varying from brunch staples like Japanese and Italian, to more atypical additions like the shwarma pop-up stand.
With a demographic seemingly split down the middle between expats and tourists, there’s a distinctly ‘nice’ vibe tangible at the Nomad brunch, and if your experience is anything like ours was, both you, and indeed your children if you have them, can expect to make some pals along the way.
Who knows, it may well be you dragging the kids away from the restaurant at the end of the day, as opposed to the other way round.