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Your Abu Dhabi Weekend Guide: 22 to 24 July

Weekend brunches, afternoon teas and new openings should all be part of your weekend plans in the capital. 

Friday 22 July 2022

Enjoy a summer afternoon tea

With the mercury rising, Osmo Lounge and Bar at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island has launched a special summer afternoon tea, ideal for socialising indoors. Guests can enjoy a selection of menu items prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients, such as raspberry and violet profiterole, mandarin macaroon, chocolate and peach tart, roasted pulled beef sandwich, vegetable tajine saj basket and salmon and avocado brioche. Available daily, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 185 per person.

GO: Email dineatosmo@hilton.com or call 02 208 6900 for reservations and more information.

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Try the C’est l’Été menu at Fouquet’s

Fouquet’s inside Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates the magic of the French summertime with a special set menu. The three-course culinary voyage begins with an appetiser of white asparagus bavarois, sea scallops and egg mimosa, paired with a bespoke Summer Breeze cocktail. The main features a fillet of pan-seared sea bass, served with mussels mariniere and a lively glass of ‘La Manufacture’ Petit Chablis. The meal concludes with Executive Pastry Chef Hugo Sipp’s stunning signature Fouquet’s macron. Available daily until 31 August. AED 395 per person.

GO: Email contact-fouquets-abudhabi@groupebarriere.com for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 23 July 2022

Tuck into the Chef’s Brunch

The FACT award-winning ‘best family-friendly brunch in Abu Dhabi 2021’ at Giornotte inside The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi 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).

GO: Email abudhabi.restaurants@ritzcarlton.com or call all 02 818 8282 for reservations and more information.

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Beat the heat with a poolside brunch

Feel like you’re touring the streets of Mexico as you peruse the colourful taco and burrito stations at this family-friendly Amerigos 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.

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Sunday 24 July 2022

Check out a new spot in Marsa Al Bateen

Known for its speciality coffee and gourmet nourishment, Saddle has opened its first location in Abu Dhabi. The stand-alone glass house in Marsa Al Bateen offers views of the Arabian Gulf and the nearby marina. The menu pays tribute to the Mediterranean with signature dishes such as butternut carpaccio, salmon and tuna tartar stewed in orange yuzu dressing, grilled Mediterranean sea bass, beef tagliata, baby chicken, pistachio cheesecake, crème brûlée and French toast. Open daily from 8am to midnight.

GO: Follow @saddle on Instagram for more information.

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Tuck into a roast dinner brunch

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).

GO: Email restaurantreservations.auh@editionhotels.com or call 02 208 0000 for reservations and more information.

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