These FACT recommended soirees will take you from Friday to Sunday, providing the ideal way to kick-start your weekend and keep the celebrations going.
The Hakka Night Brunch, exclusive to the sleek bar and outdoor cabanas, offers unfiltered views of the city skyline. The brunch features an unlimited selection of beverages and a modern interpretation of Cantonese cuisine, taking inspiration from contemporary and ancient China. Fridays, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 438 per person.
Feel like you’re touring the streets of Mexico as you peruse the colourful taco and burrito stations at this family-friendly brunch on Yas Island. Sample fresh guacamole and ceviche, indulge in grilled meats from the barbeque or sip on a refreshing glass of horchata. Desserts include sorbets or churros con chocolate, and pool access is included for outdoor group bookings of four or more. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 89 (children).
GO: Call 02 656 2412 for reservations and more information.
The Bring Your Own Friends Brunch at the FACT award-winning Appaloosa features the very best pub grub, British meats and unlimited beverages, including Appaloosa’s famous juniper trolley, premium hops and cocktails. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 179 (soft beverages), AED 279 (house beverages) and AED 339 (bubbly).
Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi
The curated menu served on the beachfront terrace or inside the chic restaurant boasts more than 20 creative dishes. Head Chef Renzo Reyes’ exquisite brunch menu takes diners on a culinary voyage and features salmon truffle tataki, prawn tempura, beef robatayaki and black pepper chicken. The atmospheric evening event is complemented by Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi’s resident DJ, who will enhance the mood with a melodic mix of deep house beats. Saturdays, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 375 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).
Butcher & Still
Meat lovers are invited to party like it’s the Roaring 20s, indulging in appetisers such as the classic shrimp cocktail, fresh fine de claire oysters, BBQ smoked chicken wings or tender meatballs. Guests can then savour sizzling platters of meats such as the prime Kansas striploin, southern fried chicken, French toast and veal bratwurst all stacked up on a Butcher’s Block. In addition, bartending artisan Luigi Landi encourages guests to experience an ode to the Prohibition era with handcrafted beverages. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 330 (house beverages) and AED 430 (Champagne).
COYA Abu Dhabi
The COYA Abu Dhabi team turns things up a notch, presenting a brunch menu of authentic Peruvian dishes. The upbeat weekend feast is enhanced with beats from COYA’s resident DJs and free-flowing Pisco Sours. Saturday, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 278 (soft beverage), AED 398 (house beverages) and AED 578 (premium beverages).
The racetrack-themed restaurant has five kitchens serving Asian, Arabic, and Nikkei dishes. Elsewhere a tiled while wall features 11 beverage taps with a concoction for every mood and occasion! The FACT award-winning brunch will get louder and wilder as the afternoon progresses. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 279 (soft beverages), AED 379 (house beverages) and AED 529 (sparkling).
The FACT award-winning ‘best family-friendly brunch in Abu Dhabi 2021’ features an abundance of live cooking stations that combine fresh ingredients with innovative cooking techniques. The expansive brunch offers fresh seafood, grilled meats and a cheese and chocolate selection. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 320 (soft beverages), AED 420 (unlimited house beverages and sparkling), AED 599 (unlimited bubbles).
The Rosewood Garden Brunch at GLO features a delightful garden setting overlooking the waters of the Arabian Gulf. If you’re craving breakfast favourites, you can stop by the ‘Good Morning Mr. Benedict’ station or head to Chef Baudoino’s Italian station for pizza, pasta and risotto. As the name suggests, the ‘T for Tacos’ station features homemade tacos, while ‘Ravi’s Corner’ offers a Tandoor experience. Elsewhere diners can discover poke bowls, ceviche, cheese, cold cuts, and a spread of salads. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 365 (house beverages) and AED 465 (bubbly).
Enjoy the cool weather with views of the Corniche as you dive into the re-styled Grills@Chill’O brunch experience. Families will be spoilt for choice with a spread of Mediterranean creations that promise to deliver a sensory dining experience. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 255 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages), AED 395 (bubbly) and AED 95 (children aged between seven and twelve years).
GO: Visit www.sofitelabudhabicorniche.com for reservations and more information.
Inviting friends and loved ones to relax and admire the panoramic vistas of the Arabian Gulf, the sharing-style set menu brunch stars tasty starters such as fresh tuna mango roll, patatas bravas, gambas al ajillo, and miso eggplant. The culinary journey continues with orzo saffron risotto, tiger prawn, grilled lamb chops and chilli chicken for the main course. Finally, exquisitely decadent desserts include the citrus cheesecake and cinnamon sugar churros served with hot chocolate sauce. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 300 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages).
GO: Visit www.thetrilogybybuddhabar.com for more information.
In addition to the expected games, live music and barbecue stations, for which this particular brunch is renowned, the Daydream Brunch also features great food and a fun vibe for adults and children. Live stations are abundant, including a Langos station (Hungarian deep-fried flatbread), alongside breakfast favourites such as eggs Benedict. Of course, it wouldn’t be brunch without the popular barbecue station, which will serve chargrilled beef brisket, succulent meats and grilled seafood this season. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 169 per person (soft beverages), AED 269 (house beverages) and AED 69 (children aged six to twelve years).
Terrace on the Corniche
With The Project Brunch, guests can dine on the outdoor terrace or in the elegant dining room, while pass-around trolleys deliver a wide range of culinary delights directly to each table – think: Tomahawk steaks with foie gras, red prawns with scallop tartare, and creamy mixed seafood gratin. Meanwhile, beverage connoisseurs can enjoy a wide range of refreshing beverages, with a dedicated area for an aromatic collection of premium spirits. In addition, the buffet spread contains appetisers such as crunchy salads, colourful tapas, and fresh sushi, plus amazing dishes like homemade pizzas, Asian curries, grilled meats, and Indian specialities. Finally, did we mention that a dedicated chocolate room boasts ten different types of handcrafted milk, dark and white chocolate? There will also be entertainment from a singer and skilful saxophonist to set the tine for an afternoon of fun. Saturdays from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 595 (premium French bubbly).
The world’s only Warner Bros. themed hotel is now serving brunch on Saturdays. Enjoy the picturesque views of Yas Island while dining poolside with entertainment from a live DJ and saxophonist. Expect a medley of flavours across several live cooking stations and a selection of sharing platters. Signature dishes include sushi, teppanyaki beef and dim sums, while those with a sweet tooth can enjoy molecular dishes from the liquid nitrogen dessert station. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (house grape and hops), AED 425 (house beverages and cocktails) and AED 525 (house beverages and bubbly).
Living up to its name, the Dusit Extraordinary Brunch has everything you could want in a brunch. The expansive global selection includes fresh seafood, roasted meats and culinary highlights from Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi’s signature restaurants, Benjarong and Namak. Innovative beverages will also be flowing throughout the afternoon. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 270 per person (soft beverages), AED 400 per person (house beverages) and AED 90 per child (soft beverages).
GO: Call 02 698 8137 for reservations and more information.
West Bay Abu Dhabi
The FACT award-winning West Bay with its views of the Arabian Gulf and Abu Dhabi skyline is known for its tropical ambience and gastronomic dishes. Expect an impressive culinary lineup of international favourites served family-style, alongside live entertainment and pop-up bars. The brunch also includes a children’s fun zone. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 379 (house beverages) and AED 479 (bubbly package).
With its stunning interiors and beautiful ocean-facing terrace, all-day-dining destination White Restaurant flips expectations of what a weekend brunch should be. Diners can expect a plethora of live cooking stations that bring together cuisines from across the globe. Enjoy traditional Italian and Levantine flavours from the FACT award-winning Mare Mare and Tean, plus a selection of smoked cuts from casual sports bar OFFSIDE. The lively brunch also features live entertainment and spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf from the spacious terrace. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 475 (house beverages) and AED 600 (premium bubbly).
ZUMA’s popular weekend brunch presents a tasting menu serving an extensive selection of dishes that includes beef tataki, vegetable gyoza, chicken tempura, fresh oysters, grilled Wagyu steak and a platter of sashimi, nigiri and maki. Guests are then encouraged to select one main course from the likes of spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, barley miso corn fed baby chicken, jumbo tiger prawn with yuzu pepper, miso-marinated black cod and roasted Boston lobster. Finally, a dessert platter featuring pecan nuts sundae, chocolate fondant, yuzu cheesecake, sorbets, ice creams, exotic fruits and chocolates end this decadent brunch. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 495 (soft beverages), AED 595 (Prosecco, grapes and hops) and AED 695 (Champagne and sake).
GO: Call 02 401 5900 for reservations and more information.
Every Sunday, guests can savour the Viaggio in Italia Brunch, serving authentic Italian specialities to the table. Starting with a generous plate of antipasti to share, diners continue their culinary journey with roasted tomato soup with fried eggplant or mixed fried fish. Fresh plates of artichoke salad, beef tartare, Pizza Casareccia, homemade beef ravioli with parmesan fondue, steamed seabass fillet with lemon dressing or the roasted lamb saddle with roasted baby leeks all add up to a luxurious dining experience. Desserts such as the vanilla panna cotta or the classic tiramisu are best to enjoy on the terrace alongside peaceful waterfront views. Sundays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 245 (soft beverages), AED 325 (house beverages) and AED 95 (children aged twelve years and under).
Dai Pai Dong
Savour Chinese specialities such as homemade noodles, dim sum and barbecued meats within a Chinese-inspired and atmosphere. Enjoy a decidedly different brunch with the ‘Yum Cha’ Dim Sum Brunch on Saturdays and experience a selection of delectable dumplings, roasted meats and desserts. Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 298 (soft beverages) and AED 428 (house beverages).
Dino’s Bistro Italiano
With its casual and friendly atmosphere, Dino’s brings you the most refined flavours of Italy, paired with a selection of premium beverages. Visit with your friends or family for an à la carte brunch served straight to the table. Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm. AED 180 (soft beverages) and AED 240 (signature cocktails)
LPM Restaurant & Bar
Lovers of LPM’s menu can enjoy unlimited starters to share, inclusive of the LPM Burrata and snails with garlic butter. Main course highlights include grilled sirloin steak and lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine. Finishing off the meal on a sweet note, decadent and delicate desserts such as warm chocolate mousse with malt ice cream, vanilla crème brulée or LPM’s famous cheesecake are served for the whole table to share. Sundays, from 12pm to 4.30pm. La Vie en Rosé packages start from AED 375 (minimum of two people).
Set in the oak-panelled restaurant to a backdrop of English rock ‘n’ roll tunes, you can devour four courses, starting with shared seasonal salads and followed by a delectable salmon Wellington. Main course options include roasted striploin of beef and lamb saddle accompanied by an array of sides, from crisp roast potatoes to cauliflower cheese and traditional Yorkshire puddings. Tempting desserts include sticky toffee pudding, apple and blackberry crumble and an exquisite cheese selection. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 5pm. AED 195 (soft beverages), AED 295 (house beverages) and AED 365 (bubbles).