Celebrate the new weekend by delving into some of the city’s most wonderful brunches.
Great food, great drinks and great vibes; brunch in Abu Dhabi is a wonderful way to spend your weekend in the company of great people and now it is on a Saturday.
The capital is full of fabulous feasts and Yalla – Abu Dhabi Life has selected some of the best around which to get your teeth.
Here are the Saturday brunches in Abu Dhabi you must try in 2022.
CONRAD ABU DHABI ETIHAD TOWERS
One of the liveliest brunches in Abu Dhabi will be rocking Saturdays in the capital.
Sample a series of exquisite international dishes including house-smoked beef brisket, butter chicken and Japanese sushi and sashimi.
Taste the ocean at the raw bar with poached Atlantic lobster tails, green-lipped mussels and prawns before satisfy your sweet tooth with a selection of eclairs, freshly made churros and more. From 12.30pm to 4pm
Sway to the beat of a South American drum at one of the coolest venues in the capital.
The walk to your seat is almost worth a visit alone with eye-catching artwork and décor as well as a greeting with colourful drinks served in test-tubes.
This adults-only, sharing-style brunch is bursting with flavour every Saturday from 2pm to 5pm, with scrumptious guacamole and chips, crispy prawns, superbly cooked picanha steak and sea bass in ají sauce.
And when the clock strikes 5pm, head upstairs for sunset drinks and stunning views of the Arabian Gulf until 7pm.
For reservations call 02 811 5666
JUMEIRAH AT SAADIYAT ISLAND RESORT
Saturdays are made for the White Brunch.
Wander through a truly international affair as each live cooking station takes you on a journey to different regions around the world that give a nod to both Eastern and Western food traditions.
Combine the traditional Italian flavours by Mare Mare, moreish Levantine dishes with Arabic twists by Tean and a selection of smoked cuts by OFFSIDE on your plate while admiring the deep blue hue from the Arabic Gulf and enjoying the live entertainment. From 1pm to 4pm.
For reservations call 02 811 4342
THE ABU DHABI EDITION
Enjoy a laid-back social lunch on Saturday afternoon in a gorgeous setting reminiscent of a suave venue in the south of France.
Sit among chic interiors or on the terrace underneath perfect mahogany structures and tuck into marvellous Mediterranean-inspired dishes including burrata and cold cut charcuterie for a three-hour Weekend Spritz experience. From 12.30pm to 5pm.
Tuck into succulent meats at this swanky British style venue.
Specially curated by Michelin star Chef Tom Aikens, feast on signature Oak Room sourdough bread and quintessentially English marmite butter before choosing from seven main courses including USDA Prime Tenderloin, Phoenix Waygu Rump, Australian Lamb Rack and classic British Fish and Chips.
British desserts in the form of Eton Mess and Sticky Toffee pudding are then served at your table as you listen to old school British rock ‘n’ roll. Available from 12.30pm to 5pm
Great food, great music and great times await at this plush rooftop bar.
Offering unimpeded views of the Abu Dhabi skyline, the Amapiano Brunch serves a range of tapas style dishes like beautiful baos, sumptuous burger sliders and terrific tacos as your weekend starts with African rhythms coursing through your body this Saturday. Available from 5pm to 11pm.
For reservations call 02 208 0000
RIXOS PREMIUM SAADIYAT ISLAND
Delicious dishes from around the world are on display including a live sushi bar, fresh seafood corner, Italian pasta and risotto corner, a luxe ceviche corner and two live barbecue grill stations are complimented by a vast range of unlimited beverages as the Turquoise Restaurant embraces the outdoors on Saturday from 1pm to 4.30pm.
For reservations call 02 492 2222
THE ST. REGIS SAADIYAT ISLAND
Light up your Saturday brunch experience with a night-time outing at Buddha-Bar Beach.
Discover the flavours of Nikkei cuisine as Head Chef Renzo Reyes combines the flavours of Japan with Peruvian cooking for a curated menu boasting more the 20 dishes.
Head to the aesthetically pleasing terrace and enjoy gourmet delights and uplifting tunes from the resident DJs at The Nikkei Brunch. Available from 7pm to 10pm.
For reservations call 02 498 8888
THE ST. REGIS ABU DHABI
Terrace on the Corniche
Join friends and family on the Corniche for one of the city’s most popular brunches on Saturday.
Travel through a variety of international tastes and flavours including premium quality Tomahawk steaks with foie gras, lobster and prawn thermidor, fresh oysters, red prawns with scallop tartar and creamy mixed seafood gratin in addition to the traditional pasta stations and sushi selections at The Project Brunch before reveling in the dessert room full of mouthwatering home-baked pastries, chocolates and cakes. Available from 12.30pm to 4pm.
For reservations call 02 694 4444
W ABU DHABI – YAS ISLAND
This funky venue is promising one of the B.I.G’est brunches in Abu Dhabi with the B.I.G – Brunch In Garage.
Roaring into life every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm, tuck into fare from five live cooking stations including salmon sashimi, American Way from Nikkei House, Jing Jiang chicken rolls from Steam Table and a pulled beef BBQ burger while sipping on accompanying cool beverage from the signature Tap On Wheels cart.
For reservations call 02 656 0000
SAADIYAT ROTANA RESORTS & VILLAS
One of the biggest brunch spreads in Abu Dhabi, The Market Brunch takes you to a farmer’s market with an array of delicacies, serving you fresh goodness.
Sit among lush greenery and swaying palm trees as you take in stunning vistas of Saadiyat Beach and the Arabian Gulf and indulge in an ocean of choice at the seafood selection or enjoy a plate from the barbecue station, pasta corner or Mexican station before treating yourself to something sweet. Available from 1pm to 4pm.
For reservations call 02 697 0000
COYA ABU DHABI
Begin a new chapter of brunching on a Saturday in the kaleidoscopic surrounds of this Peruvian restaurant.
Choose to dine in colourful interiors or al fresco on the terrace with panoramic views of downtown Abu Dhabi before being treated to a vast banquet of creative light bites and delectable mains.
Set to the sounds of Peru every Saturday from 12.30pm to 4pm, brunchers can enjoy ceviches, maki rolls, beef ribs, miso salmon, vegetarian quinoa with ricotta cheese and pumpkin iron pot and other brilliant bites across your three-and-a-half-hour experience at one of the most buoyant brunches in the capital.
For reservations call 02 306 7000
RADISSON BLU HOTEL & RESORT, ABU DHABI CORNICHE
West Bay Lounge
Go on a vacation with sun, sea and sand in abundance at this electrifying brunch on the Corniche.
Packed with sophistication, style and superb food, dive into family-sized portions of food including prime cuts that are grilled to perfection, delightful bowls of saffron risotto, fresh octopus, British fish and chips and even edible flowers for that pinch of panache.
And for dessert, sample glorious looking cheesecakes, churros, exotic fruits and dulce de leche and so much more as you admire the setting sun with a wonderfully concocted and colourful Italian mixed drink to the sound of live entertainment. From 1pm to 5pm.
For reservations call 02 692 4375
SHERATON ABU DHABI
Treat yourself to a surprise every Saturday with brunch at this cool venue at the resplendent Sheraton Abu Dhabi.
For the month of January and beyond, gastronomes will have their palates pleased by a different-themed gourmet session every Saturday inspired by fare from Asia, the Levant, Australia, China and India. From 1pm to 4pm.
For reservations call 02 697 0262
DUSIT THANI ABU DHABI
Go all out on Saturday with the Extraordinary Dusit Brunch.
Serving delicious fare and beverages from around the planet, Urban Kitchen, Benjarong and Namak combine for an expansive range of fresh seafood, roasts and signatures highlights from the five-star hotel’s kitchens from 1pm to 4pm. But before you go on your gastronomic journey, enjoy welcome drinks reception at Orchid Lounge from midday.
For reservations call 02 698 8137
THE WESTIN ABU DHABI GOLF RESORT & SPA
Fairways Abu Dhabi
Mark your scorecard on Saturdays with a brunch that is as entertaining as it is delicious.
The award-winning, multi-cuisine Bubbalicious Brunch serves up a host of mouth-watering indulgent international dishes including roasts, licenced meats and grills.
And if you have a sweet tooth, there are tasty treats aplenty at the dessert station, piled with homemade chocolates, sweets, cakes, ice crema and sorbets while you enjoy ambient background music. Available from 1pm to 4pm.
For reservations call 02 616 9999
SOFITEL ABU DHABI CORNICHE
Firing up a sizeable grill on Saturdays, The Grills at Chill’O Brunch is one brunch to satisfy the carnivore of your pack that visits the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche.
Whether you decide to dine indoors in comfortable surroundings or out on the terrace with views of Abu Dhabi Corniche, tear into lobster, prawns, crabs, steaks, kebabs, koftas and more from the huge buffet on display that has been expertly cooked over grills as you gaze out towards the Corniche and Arabian Gulf. Available from 12.30pm to 4pm.
For reservations call 02 813 7777
GRAND HYATT ABU DHABI
Offering timeless Italian cuisine, Verso is the perfect place to gather your family and friends.
The La Dolce Vita Brunch dishes up wonderful cuts of beef charcuterie, parmesan chunks and creamy mozzarella for starters, a pasta course, as well as fresh seafood and live cooking stations. You also get to enjoy a complimentary dip in the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi’s pool. Available from 12.30pm to 4pm.
For reservations call 02 510 1234
To find out more Abu Dhabi food offerings, follow Yalla – Abu Dhabi Life