Theme nights, brunches and new restaurants! These are the best dining deals in Abu Dhabi this weekend.
Thursday 4 March 2021
Visit new restaurant Al Rimal at Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel:
Al Rimal has opened its doors at the Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel. Previously Al Bathna, the revamped all-day dining venue with strong Emirati roots, features unique live cooking stations and offers traditional Emirati delicacies with a unique international flair. The restaurant boasts casual, family-friendly indoor and outdoor seating with an al fresco terrace overlooking the scenic central garden. Daily, from 6:30am to 11pm. AED 120 (breakfast buffet), AED 190 (lunch buffet) and AED 220 (dinner buffet).
GO: Call (0)2 497 5100 for reservations and more information.
Head to the rooftop and try the new menu at Up & Below, Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi:
Up & Below, the hotel’s trendy rooftop bar is synonymous with expansive city views and has recently launched a new menu to match the exquisite setting. The re-imagined menu from Executive Chef Chandra provides guests with the perfect balance of flavours, quality produce and value for money through a selection of salads, starters, freshly made flatbreads, flank steak, grilled salmon, and tempting desserts. To mark the occasion, guests can select a flatbread adorned with glorious toppings that include mushrooms, caramelised onions, Brie and shrimps, served piping hot to the table and paired with a pint for AED 49. The offer is available every day from 3pm until closing.
Friday 5 March 2021
Brunch in The Clouds at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi:
Brunch in The Clouds offers an exquisite dining experience every Friday in a unique location positioned 220m above sea level. Held in the hotel’s palatial Abu Dhabi Suite, guests can explore the lush bedrooms, study and the library, which have been transformed into four private dining areas. Curated by Executive Chef Joseph and his team, the extensive menu includes lobster, oysters, sushi and a selection of desserts and chocolates. Brunch in the Clouds offers all dishes served to the table, meaning you can take in the 360-degree views across the city whilst enjoying a bespoke and intimate dining experience. There’s a reason Brunch In The Clouds was awarded ‘Best Friday Brunch – Fine Dining’ at the Fact Dining Awards Abu Dhabi 2020. Fridays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 595 (house beverages) and AED 750 (Champagne).
Bonfire Street Food Market at B Lounge, Sheraton Abu Dhabi:
Enjoy an evening under the stars at this beloved beach bar in Downtown Abu Dhabi. The exciting flavours and aromas of international street foods await as you explore the various food stalls situated beneath swaying palm trees, complemented by an energetic soundtrack of house beats. Expect street food favourites from around the globe, such as nachos, tacos and quesadillas from Mexico, an array of curries from India, Arabic grills, traditional Asian dishes, plus burgers and hot dogs. All food will be prepared across live cooking stations and smoky barbeques, offering an authentic market-style event for the whole family. Friday, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 165 (soft beverages), AED 265 (house beverages) and children below twelve years are free.
GO: Call (0)2 677 3333 for reservations and more information.
Saturday 6 March 2021
Coastal Seafood Fiesta at Teatro, Park Rotana Abu Dhabi:
Treat yourself to the freshest catch as Chef Antonio and his team serve up seafood specials. The new menu is categorized into small plates, sushi, tacos and mains courses. You can enjoy delectable dishes from the small plates such as charred octopus ceviche, maguro and pearls, yellow hamachi and surf and turf. For the main course, take your pick from classic mussels mariniere, organic salmon, tandoori jumbo prawns and more. The a la carte menu is available every day throughout March.
GO: Call (0)2 657 3317 for reservations and more information.
Spritz & Dim Sum Nights at Hakkasan Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace:
Guests can enjoy Hakkasan’s signature bites and cocktails from sunset to late night, surrounded by the vibrant ambience and spectacular city skyline views. Spritz & Dim Sum Nights offer guests an innovative beverage menu that includes carefully crafted Spritz cocktails, complemented by an array of Hakkasan’s distinguished Dim Sum, such as gold leaf har gau, seafood taro croquette, Shanghai-style morel mushroom dumpling, Wagyu beef truffle puff and black pepper squid. Available Monday to Saturday, from 6pm to 11:30pm. AED 68 per Spritz cocktail and AED 48 for a selection of signature dim sums.