Monday 19 November 2018

Last weekend I was kindly invited to Sunday Brunch with my friend Gabby (so thankfully I didn't have to go for a lonely meal for 1) at the Sunborn's new restaurant - The Barbary. This was my first time dining at the Sunborn and although it might be a little pricier than your average Sunday brunch, the quality and variety was worth it. The Barbary is located on the 7th deck of the Sunborn Yacht which means you get some great views and it was only when I went to use the bathroom I remembered I was on a boat because I could feel the movement more. Now on to the food, here's a little story about my dining experience. 

the barbary gibraltar

Upon arrival, we were showed to our table and a waiter explained to us that the brunch included an all you could buffet for £24 per person (kids under 12 eat for free). For adults this also included a welcome drink and some very lovely jazz music. If you've got a big appetite then you are also given the option to order a meat or fish platter for an extra £14 per person, we had the meat and the rib meat literally fell right off the bone, very delicious. Although unless you're trying to hit 400g of protein in a day then the buffet should be more than enough. 

the barbary gibraltar

I'd consider it more on the lunch than breakfast side of the spectrum, because the buffet included (just to name a few) - salmon rolls filled with cream cheese, nuggets, burgers, a variety of hummus, sushi, your standard full english, prawn cocktails, salads, a wide selection of cheeses and ham and my favourite part - a white chocolate fondue with marshmallows to dip. Dessert also included passion fruit cheesecake, pancakes, chocolate cake, caramel cake and Haribo sweets - I think these were aimed for the kids but who doesn't love a gummy fried egg

The service was impeccable, the staff was attentive and pleasant and made everyone in that room feel like a VIP - at least we felt like it. I think the only downside to my visit was that I had eaten a bowl of cornflakes at 11am, and thus I couldn't sample all the desserts and stayed dreaming about the chocolate cake for the rest of the day. Overall, it might not be very economical to go there every weekend (unless you're part of The Real Housewives of Gibraltar and need a gathering spot), but I think it's a great place to go for a special occasion or now and again, as for the amount of food you get £25 isn't that bad (if you're just paying for yourself). 

Have you ever been to any of the restaurants on the Sunborn? Are you more of a breakfast or lunch person? 


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