Spice Market, W Hotel

In my opinion you can’t go wrong when you eat at any restaurant in W. The food is consistently excellent, the service is spot on and there’s always a good atmosphere. When I read that Friday Brunch at Spice Market was 241 with the Entertainer it was a bit of a no brainer so we planned a joint ‘ selling our house / valentines / 3rd wedding anniversary’ celebration.

We arrived just after 12pm and as usual received a professional welcome and were swiftly seated. I’d specifically asked for a table by the window as it’s more light and airy plus the live band and food stations are located in the lower section and it can get quite loud and busy. We actually opted for a non alcoholic package ( we’d had a few cocktails in Spice Market the night before!) and just wanted to enjoy the food. As expected the majority of the food is of Asian origin. We started with some of the best sushi and sashimi, delicious plump king prawns, tempura fish and vegetables. The California rolls were a winner.

We then moved onto beef stir fry, duck, curry and fried rice. It was all excellent quality, well presented, hot, very fresh and tasty.

After a bit of a rest we moved away from the Asian dishes to have beef rib and leg of lamb. These were a bit of a disappointment as I like my meat rare but it was well done and dry, there were no ‘traditional’ accompaniments such as mash or veg so we didn’t revisit this section.

As we were starting to get full we moved onto salads – beetroot which was delicious (and very similar to the beetroot in the bento box) and bang bang chicken which had a bit of a kick! Unfortunately we didn’t get to sample the live cooking station as we were so full but it was very popular.

We had a tiny bit of room for dessert and we both really loved the lemon tart, mousse cake and cup cakes. Some of the desserts weren’t labelled however which resulted in me picking up a creme brulee not realising it was lemongrass flavour – not a mistake I’d want to repeat as I didn’t like it at all. Luckily I had a slice of lemon meringue pie to take away the taste!

The non alcoholic brunch is priced at 295QR pp which, when you consider the quality of the food, is excellent value. It was a lovely afternoon and the live band added to a buzzing atmosphere. Service was excellent throughout, there were lots of staff about so drinks were topped up and plates removed quickly and we were asked on a couple of occasions if we needed anything.

The entertainer voucher can be used on a Friday Brunch until the end of February and can be found in the ‘monthly offers’ section of the app. However, if you love Asian cuisine this is definatly the brunch for you regardless of the offer, you won’t be disappointed.

Sorry for the poor quality of the photos, it was busy, dark and I wanted to eat!

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