Five great places to celebrate Australia Day in the UAE
Celebrate Australia’s National Day with a selection of brunches, signature dishes and all-out fun.

Abu Dhabi:

Aussie Brunch at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi:

Celebrate Australian national day at the Aussie Village Brunch with a spread of succulent BBQ meats, including lamb chops, beef steaks, sausages and tasty skewers. There will also be a selection of Australian cheeses, the famous Australian meat pie and a decadent dessert counter. Musician Eamonn and DJ Teddy will provide live entertainment. Friday 22 January from 1pm to 4pm. AED 175 (soft beverages) and AED 265 (house beverages). An additional 10% discount can be availed for all Australian ID holders.

GO: Call (0)2 644 6666 for reservations and more information.


Australia Day Brunch at PJ O’Reilly’s, Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi:

The original Irish hangout, PJ O’Reilly’s will celebrate all things Aussie to mark Australia’s National Day. Families and friends can tuck into a fantastic, themed, all-you-can-eat, family poolside Barbeque alongside free-flowing beverages and entertainment hosted by DJ Sonya Mac. The brunch will be held in partnership with Aussies Abroad and will be a celebratory day full of music, fun and laughter. Friday 29 January from 1pm to 4pm. AED 149 (soft beverages), AED 199 (house beverages) and AED 86 (children aged six to eleven years old).

GO: Email restaurants.lrmad@lemeridienhotels.com or call 800 101 101 for reservations and more information.


Dubai:

Fair Dinkum Australia Day Menu at Grove Road:

Grove Road by BYSTRO at The Pointe is planning a fair dinkum Aussie Day menu to mark Australia’s National Day. Available from 22 to 30 January, the gastro-bar will offer a limited-time menu of dishes from down-under, perfect for Aussies abroad or those who appreciate fine Aussie fare. Among the special Aussie Day menu dishes are favourites such as chicken parma, gourmet meat pies, and Melbourne fish and chips. Those with a sweet tooth can choose between a vanilla slice or the iconic Lamington to top off the’ sweet-as’ selection. Those over 21 can also enjoy a mini Esky of five mix and match drinks for AED 150 while a selection of Australian 80s’ and 90’s tunes will play from arvo all through the evening. 

GO: Call (0)4 564 9874 for reservations and more information.


Bull&Roo Australia Day Specials:

To celebrate Australia’s National Day, Bull&Roo are cooking up some Aussie classics. The cafes, inspired by the chic and vibrant food scene of Australia will be offering the cheeky chicken parmijam doughnuts and the humble yet delicious Lamington at The Sum of Us, Tom&Serg, Common Grounds (JLT, MOE and DIFC). The dishes will only be available from 24 to 30 January, so don’t miss out.

GO: Visit www.bullandroo.com for more information.


Surf’s Up Menu at Jones The Grocer:

Jones The Grocer will be paying homage to Australia, where the brand opened its first store 25-years ago, with an Aussie-inspired tasting menu available from 22 January to 9 February. Sink your teeth into the ultimate Aussie experience with a selection of gourmet burgers that include the true blue Aussie burgerbarbie beef burgerWoollahra and beyondout crabin‘ and chook–o–dile Dundee. From The Aussie bakery, you can indulge in Luv the old pav, slice, slice baby and the Lady Lamington.

GO: Visit www.jonesthegrocer.com for more information.