Stars ’N’ Bars

Super sports bar that serves up perfect food for the occasion 13 Reviews

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There are times when you want a quiet, classy restaurant, where you can relax and savour a fine food and perfectly-matched drinks. There are other times when you want a burger and fries with ketchup. And for those times, there is Stars ’N’ Bars.

This venue knows what it does well and sticks to it. For those who haven’t been (and if not, why not?), our current reigning Sports Bar of the Year is a vast space, with dozens of screens showing dozens of different sports, chairs are made from racing car seats, there are pour-your-own hops tables, live bands, quiz nights, drinks and food deals, and, incredibly, even more things going on throughout the week.

The food matches the environment perfectly. You’ll find bumper portions of plenty of deep-fried things, burgers with loads of toppings, steaks and pizzas. And salads, such as the SnB Signature, above.

There are too many leaves, but the mix of chicken, gorgonzola, candied walnuts, raisins and diced red apple manages to mix sweet and savoury flavours and textures well. It also comes in a huge fried tortilla.

The appetisers are the biggest hit but calorie-counters might want to look away now. The platter includes deep-fried mozarella, prawns, courgette and onion rings, and chicken wings. The prawns and wings win the day. The courgettes are too thick (thin fries would be better) and the mozzarella is bland, especially once cold.

The burger is messy, with spicy cheese, caramelised onions and chipotle mayo slopping all over the place. The meat would benefit from being more pink and the chips are a little pallid, but these aren’t deal-breakers.

We’re not sure anyone really cares, either, because this sports bar is all about the vibe and having fun. The food certainly plays its part in that.

The bill (for two)
1x appetiser sampler Dhs80
1x SnB Signature Salad Dhs60
1x South West Burger Dhs75
1x soft drinks Dhs40
Total (including taxes) Dhs255

The bottom line

Big portions and flavours but little finesse.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 565 0101
  • Travel: Yas Marina & Yacht Club

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User reviews

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Ricardo on 21 Nov ' 12 at 06:13
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Amazing place..Loved it a true sports bar, billiards, arcades, shisha nice food friendly people and the crowd is great. No other place like it to go to in Abu Dhabi.

Posted by: H.A.Jones on 19 Nov ' 12 at 14:55
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Cracking little diner. Situated on the Yas island marina, beautiful views. The decor was fun and funky, yes it has a Grand prix theme, but its next to the F1 track so well apt. The service was very friendly, speedy and the food was very edible. As for value for money-you cannot complain, its excellent. I shall be going back again and also using there delivery service to my hotel. Well done Starsnbars

Posted by: Mimi on 10 Oct ' 12 at 07:41
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Parvin on 06 Jan ' 12 at 19:18
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  • Best for: Family friendly

The best restaurant I have been there.

Posted by: Maria on 24 Jul ' 11 at 01:02
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

This place is AMAZING and i LOVE IT, even my little sister is crazy about it.
The food is great, great appetizers, salads & burgers :D
The staff are SO friendly & welcoming, an amazing atmosphere, i go there nearly every week or 2..

Posted by: Rupert on 22 Jul ' 11 at 04:23
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Food great - team great - decor great! Will be awesome place when the heat disappears!! But I was there the other night, and an american guy (i guess maybe a senior manager of some sort) handled a situation so badly!! A group of lively guys enjoying themselves were thrown out unceremoniously by the manager. I had my kids with me, and that is not the sort of management behavior I would expect, to be honest. Send him on some sort of customer training session! Apart from that, and his attention to only the female crowd, :-( this place is a gold mine!!

Posted by: Keith Adams on 01 Jun ' 11 at 14:48
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I have been to stars n bars since the fomula 1 last year, it was a little bit shaky at first, but my goodness have they improved tremendously.
My son and wife always enjoy the arcade room, great burgers and appetizers, the staff know us by name and always happy tosee us. It is truly our second home. Keep it up.

Posted by: Tod baker on 10 May ' 11 at 17:48
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I haven't been to a sports bar that has a pool table,arcade room a dance floor and flat screens everywhere even in the family booths in Abu Dhbai yet..I enjoy going there to watch the premier league and smoke a sheesha ..I like the selection of beers they got too service wasn't as fast as expected but overall it's a cool place to hangout in.

Posted by: John on 06 May ' 11 at 18:52
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Kick Ass Place!! Busy, good crowd etc etc... Except I almost broke my hand on their stupid punching arcade game!! Food is a good standard, drinks took a little time to get to the table but the girl who was serving us was like a Tasmanian devil on red bull! Would highly recommend this place and I'm certainly going to tell people about it!

Posted by: Joan on 02 May ' 11 at 08:05
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

What a pathetic excuse for a restaurant! .1 of the worst experiences ever and not just once but twice,i had to go there twice and both were a disaster,i thought that since it was reviewed by TOAD then it will be definitely worth it but to my disappointment it was the complete opposite the service was terrible and were very rude and impolite ,at 1 point we called the manager cos it became unbearable.The food was lousy and disgusting not even worth the money they are asking for ,we paid 224 for food you can get it less than 80 ,Fuddruckers are way better if you want American food ..This is by far the worst American joint not just in Abu Dhabi but the UAE ,WILL NOT RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE and Will not go ever again

Posted by: Reema on 11 Feb ' 11 at 06:43

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Nice place to go , food is good , i would avoid going with kids at night as its more like bar and people are smoking, but don't mind during the day to go with my kids. service is good.

Posted by: Joe Smith on 07 Feb ' 11 at 09:10
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

An "American" bar that doesn't show the Super Bowl (live or recorded), what a joke!

Posted by: Ramon Jacinto Tan on 21 Jan ' 11 at 11:12
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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