The ultimate guide to Saturday brunches in Abu Dhabi 2019

End the weekend in style with one of these relaxed afternoon feasts

The ultimate guide to Saturday brunches in Abu Dhabi 2019

Brunching comes in all shapes and sizes here in Abu Dhabi. From Friday blowouts to evening a la carte options, there are countless options. 

If Saturday afternoon is the time when you want to indulge, look no further. 

Here is our comprehensive guide to Saturday brunches here in the UAE capital. 

Aquarium
This family-friendly seafood barbecue brunch has plenty for all ages, including kids’ entertainment and a live Latin band.
Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs274 (house beverages). Half price (kids and nannies). Noon-5pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island(050 696 9357). 

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Head to the beach club for a laidback brunching experience of sharing food on the beach or restaurant.
Dhs310 (restaurant), Dhs340 (beach or terrace), Dhs580 (bubbly). 1pm-3.30pm, 4pm-6.30pm (restaurant); 1pm-4pm (beach and terrace). Golden Tulip Al Jazeera Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

BU!
The family-style brunch at this Latin favourite has a separate menu for under 12s and for every adult eating, one child eats for free.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4.30pm. The Hub, The Mall at World Trade Center, Al Markaziya (02 666 8066).

Cafe Milano
Take a culinary tour through a different Italian region each week. All served to the table by charming staff.
Dhs285 (soft drinks), Dhs365 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).

Carluccio’s
Sharing starters and desserts and choice of main courses at this Italian chain at the mangroves.
Dhs224 (soft drinks), Dhs305 (house beverages), Dhs339 (bubbly). 11am-3pm. Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Al Salam Street (02 441 3814).

Dai Pai Dong
The Yum Cha brunch serves dumplings, roast meats and desserts.
Dhs268 (mocktails), Dhs328 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).

Fairways
The Brunch A La Parisienne is an international buffet of breakfast dishes perfect for a Saturday morning. There’s pool access too.
Dhs233 (soft drinks). Noon-4pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl (02 616 9999).

Finz
A seafood brunch sitting over the water. Feast on starters, mains and desserts, while the resident DJ provides the relaxed tunes. The more expensive package includes a beach and pool pass.
Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs370 (house beverages and sparkling). 12.30pm-4pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9011).

Flooka
Take in the stunning views of the peaceful mangroves and sample fresh seafood and paella.
Dhs160 (soft drinks), Dhs260 (house beverages). Noon-5.30pm. Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Al Salam Street (02 441 8244).

Li Jiang
A superb selection of pan-Asian dishes served out on the terrace, with beautiful views over the Grand Mosque.
Dhs215 (soft drinks), Dhs340 (house beverages), Dhs465 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal (02 818 8282).

OAK Room
It’s no surprise that British celebrity chef Tom Aikens knows how to do a good roast. The Saturday Feast features carved meats, Yorkshire Puddings and an awesome sticky toffee pudding for dessert.
Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages), Dhs550 (bubbly). 11.30am-3.30pm. The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen Marina (02 208 0000). 

Sontaya
Tuck into a set-menu of sharing dishes from around South-East Asia at this stunning, relaxed venue.
Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs415 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).

Stars ’N’ Bars
The Saturday brunch at the sports bar offers a more laidback, family vibe than the Friday offering. There’s still the same bar food, however, and this one is better for families.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs300 (house beverages), Dhs350 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 0101). 

Up & Below
This lively rooftop lounge is serving up one main dish from the a la carte menu and a selection of desserts served to your table.
Dhs160 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (house beverages), Dhs80 (kids aged six to 12), free (children under six). 12.30pm-4pm. Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 698 2222).

Verso
This stylish Italian venue serves super antipasti from an excellent buffet and mains to the table. There’s traditional gelato available, too.
Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs450 (bubbly), half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Noon-4pm. Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl(02 510 1234).

Villa Toscana
Traditional Italian dishes and great service. Expect pizzas, pastas, meats and fish of the highest quality, prepared with love.
Dhs210 (soft drinks), Dhs330 (premium drinks). 12.30pm-4pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Corniche Road West (02 694 4553).

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