Stills Restaurant & Bar

Review: Fancy pub grub from a revamped menu Reviews

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When one of your favourite bars has a revamp it can be cause for concern. We’ve always loved Stills, it’s a little bit classy but still knows how to have a good time (a little like the Time Out Abu Dhabi team perhaps?). The drinks deals are good, the bar food has always been excellent and the Friday brunch is one of the most fun in the city.

So it is with slight trepidation that we approach the venue after a mini makeover and menu overhaul. We should have known we needn’t have worried. As we sit outdoors, enjoying the sun-trap of a terrace, we’re reminded why we hold this place in such high regard.

Staff are genuinely friendly and tell us that there’s a new menu, there are specials available and give us time to look and ask any questions.

We don’t need long to decide on some new items and a few old favourites. There are three choices of flatbread. It comes with caramelised onions, feta, tomatoes, pesto, rocket and balsamic as standard, but you can also add lamb with rosemary and mint or prawns if you want to jazz it up a little more. We have the standard version and the sweet, salty, acidic mix works perfectly. We’ll be back for this again (maybe with lamb).

The spinach salad is enough to share. It’s loaded with chunks of grilled halloumi, candied walnuts, strawberries, tomatoes and cucumber before being drizzled with a raspberry vinaigrette. Perhaps too sweet for some, it works for us.

The burger uses top-quality beef. The juicy patty, dripping with melted cheese benefits from the crunch of lettuce, onions and tomato and gherkins. We could do without the mushroom, but it’s a minor niggle really.

Meet the new Stills, just as great as the old Stills.

The bill (for two)
1x Stills flatbread Dhs55
1x baby spinach salad Dhs65
1x The Stills Burger Dhs135
1x Sabella mocktail Dhs32
1x soda water Dhs19
Total (including taxes) Dhs306

The bottom line
Some of the finest gastropub grub you’ll find.

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: Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 656 3053
  • Travel: Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Eric on 10 Jun ' 12 at 12:50
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The all you can eat Mussels offer on Mondays is just un-beatable!

Posted by: Mike on 15 Sep ' 11 at 19:28
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Very bland and tasteless food. Music too loud to hold a conversation.

Posted by: Allison on 15 Sep ' 11 at 05:38
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

We went on a thursday night for Ladies night! The place was full, that meant the service was extremely slow, the food was average, some dishes were OK, but nothing WOW. The ladies night is a great idea, but they need to sort out the service.

Posted by: Allison on 15 Sep ' 11 at 05:38
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

We went on a thursday night for Ladies night! The place was full, that meant the service was extremely slow, the food was average, some dishes were OK, but nothing WOW. The ladies night is a great idea, but they need to sort out the service.

Posted by: Salah Al Zaabi on 23 Apr ' 11 at 15:04
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i like it on Thursday only, they serve good burger and fish chips and the rest of their menu is crabs.

Posted by: joker on 15 Mar ' 11 at 07:00
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It is a great place... but for 26mt long bar, Stills needs more staff, specially during Thursday night when they host the Ladies night, a very nice concept, because next day is Friday ;) !! Thumbs up for the idea!!!

Posted by: gordon on 17 Feb ' 11 at 05:10
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

well presented pub grub. good selection of beer. will return

Posted by: mubarak al ameri on 29 Jan ' 11 at 18:40
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

amazing place

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