Brunches, breakfasts and everything in between in the capital.
There is something special about going out and having dinner made for you.
There is no need to worry about preparation or the cleanup afterwards; all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy as sumptuous cuisine is brought to your table.
And fortunately for Abu Dhabians, the capital is full of world-class restaurants ready to take care of all your culinary needs.
Here are all the Abu Dhabi dining experiences you need to experience this weekend.
We kick off our weekend dining rundown with one of the liveliest brunches in town. Nahaam Saturday Brunch has long been associated as being one of the finest buffet brunches in the city, but the restaurant in the five-star Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers has decided to shake things up with a brand-new menu and a new concept. You and your family can sit back and relax as food is now brought to your table. Savour premium seafood, tender cuts of meat, super desserts and more every Saturday from 12.30pm to 4pm.
For more information or reservations call 02 811 5666
Take your Saturday nights to a new level at the three-storied venue of Annex at The Abu Dhabi EDITION. Serving up one of the capital’s longest brunches, you and your friends can tuck into delicious nibbles like delicately arranged steam bao buns, meaty beef sliders and mouth wateringly good Peruvian Fries while dancing the night away to smooth South African deep jazz and lounge music at the Amapiano brunch.
This funky menu is serving an endless menu that is not only good for your tastebuds but as well as your airmiles.. The TWENTY-FOUR-SEVEN menu sees the W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island team up with Mattar Farm to bring to you some sumptuous dishes like juicy brisket and spicy pastrami. And every time you order from the menu, you can earn yourself Etihad Airways Miles.
BUDDHA-BAR BEACH ABU DHABI
Set overlooking the stunning, pristine sandy white beaches of Saadiyat Island, you can treat yourself to one of the most gastronomically pleasing brunches in Abu Dhabi. Offering contemporary Nikkei cuisine like veggie ceviche, tuna midori ceviche, salmon truffle tataki and delectable prawn tempura, The Nikkei Brunch will see you party the night away thanks to the deep house tunes of DJ Meerkat while sipping superbly crafted mixed drinks.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and on Saturdays and Sundays you can enjoy your first bite with Nashta at Namak. Dishing out delicious dishes from 8am to 11am, you can taste the finest Indian breakfasts in colourful and beautiful surrounds.
For more information or reservations, call 02 698 8137 or e-mail at [email protected]
Sundays are all about the family in Abu Dhabi and at this colonial style restaurant in Yas Links Abu Dhabi you and the family can tuck into a hearty carvery. Expect moreish cuts of meat and all the usual suspects when it comes to trimmings as you look out towards the beautiful championship golf course.
If you love great food and a great show then set your compass towards Al Forsan International Sports Resort for the Saturday Brunch at Kishi. Tuck into authentic Japanese cuisine with a flair of the orient as you sample sashimi, sushi, maki rolls for starters before moving onto live cooking stations for more delights for the mains.
For more information visit alforsan.com
For those looking for an evening of class this weekend, look no further than the elegant La Cava in the Rosewood Hotel. From 6pm to 1am, you can sample 15 varieties of grape while you nibble on flavourful cheese.
For more information visit rosewoodhotels.com
COYA ABU DHABI
Leave Abu Dhabi and discover the deep mysteries of Peru at this kaleidoscopic venue on Al Maryah Island. Famous for its parties and epic nights out, COYA Abu Dhabi serves up one of the best brunches in town with ceviches, maki rolls, beef ribs, miso salmon, vegetarian quinoa with ricotta cheese and pumpkin iron pot and other brilliant bites as well as Peruvian mixed drinks for three-and-half hours on Saturday.
For more information visit coyarestaurant.com
PIZZA DI ROCCO
Just because you decide to stay in this weekend in Abu Dhabi doesn’t mean you can treat yourself to some top-class cuisine. Team Yalla’s favourite pizza place in the whole of the UAE, Pizza Di Rocco rustles up Neapolitan style pizzas, full of authentic flavours to put a smile on your face as you watch the latest show on Netflix.
For more information visit pizzadirocco.com
HUNTER & BARREL
Sometimes only a perfectly cooked, meaty steak can satisfy our cravings and at this Aussie steakhouse, you find a whole range of superb cuts of meat to enjoy. From 250g Waygu, Grain Fed 400 Days, Fillet steak and 300g Waygu, Grain Fed 400 Days, Rump steak, you will leave Hunter & Barrel on Yas Bay Waterfront very full, but very happy.
For more information visit hunterandbarrel.ae
Traditional Middle Eastern dishes meet modern techniques at this stylish venue. The restaurant-cum-bar-cum-lounge takes inspiration from the region’s rich heritage, literature, music and art and combines a delicious food offering crafted by Michelin star Chef Greg Malouf, with nightly entertainment and performances making for a superb night out on the town this weekend.
For more information visit thetrilogybuddhabar.com
If you enjoy Indian cuisine then this pretty restaurant in the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi serves up biryani, kebabs and chaat. But if you want something truly decadent, plump for the signature dish of the Sikhandari Raan – a sumptuous pot-roasted leg of baby lamb.
For more information visit rotana.com
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