The Els Club is further away than I would usually venture for a spot of Saturday brekky, but for the gorgeous scenery alone it is worth the trip. I say trip – but it’s actually only a 15 minute drive from TECOM. I think one gets rather used to everything being super accessible when living somewhere as compact as Dubai – i.e. no more than 10 minutes away.
The Els Club is nothing like my previous breakfast club posts. It’s part of a golf club, and has more of a hotel vibe to it. I walked in and immediately felt like I was on holiday. It was a strange feeling considering how close I was to a vast expanse of desert and construction. The view of the golf course from our table was stunning, and the surrounding area was luscious and green – a pleasant change from the skyscraper-filled Dubai I am used to.
The breakfast menu at 261 is best described as British pub food. I had thick-cut ham with fried eggs, chips, and beans. It was delicious, but something I would usually expect to find on a pub lunch menu. The full-English fry up, however, was far more breakfasty (great made-up adjective there, Harry. Love those). Coffee-wise it was nothing special, but the fresh OJ was delicious as were the milkshakes. Beverage overload much?!
We didn’t actually arrive until close to 11am, and since none of us had eaten anything yet that day, it certainly hit the spot. It would also be THE perfect hangover breakfast if we were in fact hungover. And in terms of price – it really wasn’t that bad! AED 40 for my meal and AED 70 for the full English.
I think that pretty much sums up my experience. Would I go again? Yes – and I’d like to try the lunch and dinner menus. Also – I’ve heard that the steakhouse upstairs (Big Easy Bar & Grill) is the bomb-diggity. One last thing – if heading there for breakfast – I would definitely recommend getting there earlier than we did, because at this time of year it was almost too toasty even in the shade.