Reviewed: Brunch At Peruvian Hot Spot, Coya
In a city awash with brunch deals, Peruvian place, Coya, doesn’t only stand out from the crowd, it takes them, dazzles them, and teaches them how to make a pisco sour.
The great thing about Coya is that it feels like three separate experiences. The bustle of the Pisco Lounge, the elegance of the Main Dining Room, and the relaxed style of The Terrace, complete with Dubai skyline views. The one common denominator is the subtle mix of Latin American heritage pieces and neat contemporary touches.
Inspired by Lima’s oldest bars, Coya’s sharing concept is one that rarely leaves you hungry. In fact your order comes out with remarkable speed.
When it comes to ceviche, ask one of the remarkably informed waiters of their recommendation. Before you know it, it’ll be on a plate in front of you.
Our advice is to resist the urge to gorge on the edamame beans and guacamole starters, and save yourself for the Tradito de Serviola (that’s amberjack, dashi, truffle oil and chives to you and me). You’ll probably need a little time to think (and digest) after that, as your big main course decision at the Brassa Counter is next up.
There are loads of options here, but the corn fed baby chicken is out of this world. After that, if you’ve still got room for the dessert platter, you’ve pretty much won the day.
With restaurants in Miami, London, and Dubai, this remains one of the coolest spots in town, and the brunch lives up to this lofty title. Great food, a buzzing atmosphere and the first pisco library in Dubai. What’s not to like?
A luxury brunch with a fun interactive element – live cooking stations encourage you to learn how to make ceviche, pisco sours and more.
Coya Restaurant Dubai, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2, Dubai, (04) 3169600,
Dhs328 (soft drinks), Dhs448 (house and mixed beverages), Dhs598 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Bar closes at 2am