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This Australian favourite is expanding into Abu Dhabi

Hunter & Barrel’s second venue is located at Yas Bay Waterfront.

Unless you live under a rock, you know that Yas Bay Waterfront is where it’s at when it comes to hip and happening in Abu Dhabi’s dining scene. As for its latest addition? Hunter & Barrel, the high-end casual dining restaurant and lounge concept born in Australia and operated by Seagrass Hospitality Group. Diners at this 250-cover venue can expect a focus on communal dining and mouth-watering sharing platters, continuing the brand’s culinary and thematic homage to ancestral hunter-and-gatherer techniques through a carefully curated menu and interiors.

Hunter & Barrel Yas Bay

Head Chef Kamil Bouloot, Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group’s Head of Culinary – UAE, has created a menu rooted in charcoal-grilled meats and vegetables, with a few new additions for existing fans of the brand to explore. Those looking to experience the Hunter & Barrel ethos can tuck into the Hunter’s Sharing Platter, which features an assortment of items from the master menu’s small plates section – open-fire prawns, smoky chicken wings, three-cheese dip and spicy calamari included.

For mains, meat, seafood and vegetables come to the fore via Hunter & Barrel’s signature skewers, speciality steaks, and salads, with highlights including Wagyu tomahawk, spicy gazelle fillet skewer, lobster fettuccine, and roasted chiles rellenos. Dessert options include baked pain perdu, chocolate-walnut brownies and pavlova, amongst others. And with dedicated children’s dishes for ‘Young Hunters’ (think: mac and cheese, grilled chicken tenderloin and mini cheeseburgers), the venue is suitable for diners of all ages.

Hunter & Barrel Yas Bay

“Following our successful UAE entry in Dubai, the next logical step was to turn our attention to the country’s capital and its bustling dining scene,” said Bradley Michael, CEO & Founder of Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group, whose previous ventures include The Meat & Wine Co and 6HEAD. “We appeal to Abu Dhabi diners’ discerning demand for international culinary concepts that offer incredible fare, beverages and value. Lying at the heart of Abu Dhabi’s leisure and entertainment district on Yas Island, Yas Bay Waterfront is a standout destination and an atmospheric hotspot for cosmopolitan residents and tourists alike.” Incidentally, Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group has set its sights on Mirdif in keeping with its regional expansion plans in coming months.

GO: Email yasbay@hunterandbarrel.ae or call 050 452 5958 for reservations and more information.

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A textbook third culture kid with a perpetual thirst for adventure, Samia Qaiyum specialises in travel and culture, having lived in five countries and travelled to 34 others – just don't ask her to define the word 'home'.

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