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This London import brings contemporary Greek cuisine to the capital

MAZI Abu Dhabi has reopened at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.

Greek cuisine never feels too fussy or uptight – and therein lies its universal appeal. However, every now and then, an eatery that takes an artful approach to Greek food comes along, elevating it in the process. Case in point? MAZI London. The highly acclaimed restaurant based in Notting Hill has reopened its outpost at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi.

Bringing diners together (incidentally, mazi in Greek translates to ‘together’) over a stunning array of authentic dishes, the ‘fine-casual’ restaurant specialises in sumptuous Greek specialties served with an elegant and modern twist. Guests are invited to voyage through the flavours and colours of the Mediterranean either in the rustic-chic dining room or out on the beautiful terrace. Scattered with lush greenery and delicate olive trees, the latter hosts a wood-and-fire grill where guests can watch the experts prepare all manner of grilled delights. 

Enveloped in a warm environment where everyone feels at home, the menu showcases the most enticing nuances and treasured cultural traditions of Greece. And in keeping with its name, the MAZI Abu Dhabi dishes are specifically designed to be savoured together, complementing the relaxed, sharing-style format of dining. Here, the specialties are inspired by the childhood memories of founders Christina Mouratoglou and Adrien Carré, who are thrilled to return to the capital. “We are very excited to be back in Abu Dhabi and reopening MAZI Abu Dhabi in the region,” says Mouratoglou. “We can’t wait to share our fresh approach to Greek cooking with everyone.” 

Alongside favourites such as tzatziki, Greek salad, kavourosalata and grilled calamari, unique plates such as feta tempura, shredded lamb shoulder tacos, and sea bass tartare also await. Those steering clear of gluten can also select appetising options from a dedicated gluten-free menu that features palate-pleasers like chicken thigh souvlaki skewers and artichoke risotto à la polita. Further accentuating the culinary experience is a selection of some of the finest Greek grapes, premium beverages, and bespoke mixed drinks, each infused with fruits and fresh herbs sourced from different regions across the Grecian landscape.

GO: Call 02 498 8888 or follow @maziabudhabi on Instagram for more information.

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Samia Qaiyum
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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