Al Bathna

Middle-of-the road buffet spot that suffers from a distinct lack of interest Reviews

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If you’re sick of jostling for position at the buffet, Al Bathna may be a good option for your next bout of over-indulgence. Despite laying on an impressive spread of salads and all the usual international grub, the Armed Forces Officers’ Club and Hotel’s all-day dining restaurant suffers from an extremely low footfall, resulting in an unmemorable, atmospherically deficient dining experience. With the food competent enough, the restaurant’s location appears to be what’s stifling it. As well as being more than a little bit out of the way, AFOC is also incredibly stiff and intimidating – you’ll pass cabinets of guns and dramatic paintings of battle scenes as you stroll through its marble corridors, so it’s hardly surprising to find that few make it to Al Bathna with their appetites intact. All told, this is a decent place to stop if you’re in the neighbourhood with a belly to fill. But with staff regularly outnumbering customers, a spot for your big birthday brunch it is not.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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  • Location: Armed Forces Officers’ Club & Hotel, Al Maqtaa, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 441 5100
  • Travel: Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel (AFOCH) Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Opposite Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Fares on 04 Nov ' 10 at 07:29
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

An excellent value for money restaurant with a remarkable service.

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