Friday brunch at Flavours on 2 - Downtown Rotana, Bahrain
The first thing that makes an impression on me at the brunch, long before I am greeted by staff, is the light - natural light. While it is a key aspect of the hotel's design, it is inescapable at Flavours on 2. Brunches should be cheerful and bright, and that is what I got as I walked in.
1. Relaxed Brunch
The brunch is not stadium size. You know those brunches where you feel you have to wrestle with crowds to get to the oyster station? Well, this is not in evidence here. Even at full capacity, it is intimate and manageable. This is important because brunches should also be relaxed and laid back.
4. The Dishes
Make sure you visit the Seafood station - large fleshy oysters beautifully shucked are a must. I find it irritating when brunches serve small oysters - either serve large oysters or don't serve them at all. I also recommend the Omani lobster tail. The Sushi bar is also worth visiting- nice variety of maki rolls. Next, the carvery station is definitely one to visit. The beef was beautifully prepared and my daughter ended up making two trips!
One of my personal favourite stations was the taste of India with classic Indian dishes that I have come to enjoy on the streets of Abu Dhabi - the dal makhani is gorgeously creamy while the butter chicken has just the right level of spice to allow kids to enjoy as well. However, my dish of the day was the Seabass for two reasons. It is not a common choice of fish at a brunch and it was really nicely cooked, with the right level of moisture. Highly recommended.
|You are bound to be part of a nice group of people. A table enjoying mimosas.|
And finally, and this appealed to mums, dads, brothers and sisters - the smores table where one could roast marshmallows with some decadent toppings is one of those unique features you look for at a brunch. Nice!
Flavours on 2 Friday Brunch
110 Government Ave,
+973 1311 9999
Soft drinks pacage 20BD