Everything you need to know about how the awards work
Our Annual Restaurant Awards take place at Rosewood Abu Dhabi on December 12. Over the past 12 months our panel of foodie experts have anonymously and secretly reviewed hundreds of venues to find the city’s best.

When we go out to review a restaurant, we do it under an assumed name, pay for our meals and get the same experience as any other diner, that’s what makes these nominations and awards stand out from the crowd.

We look for a venue to have standout service, ambience, food, in a top setting and offer good value-for-money. So, if a café, restaurant, bar or pub has made it onto these shortlists, you can be assured they meet this criteria. The winners, revealed in December, offer the best overall experience in each category.

In order to qualify for these awards, a venue must have opened on or before October 15, 2017.

Those eligible for the Best Newcomer award must have opened after April 1, 2017. Newcomers aren’t considered for any other award.
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