The ultimate guide to Saturday brunches in Abu Dhabi 2020

End the weekend with a feast and some drinks

 The ultimate guide to Saturday brunches in Abu Dhabi 2020
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Let's get this straight - brunch doesn't only take place on Fridays in Abu Dhabi.

No, you can choose from loads of evening brunches and some of Saturday.

Here are the listings for the city's Saturday feasts.

CHEAP & CHEERFUL (Dhs100-199)

Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Pool and barbecue party Lazy Grillin’ includes inflatables, a bouncy castle and giant water slide for kids, plus dishes like steaks, lamb skewers, peri-peri chicken and Thai prawns.
Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs220 (house beverages). Sat 1pm-4pm. Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City A (02 885 3555).

Dino’s Bistro Italiano
The family-style brunch features unlimited starters, crispy pizzas, freshly-made pasta and other traditional Italian main courses. Make sure you save room for the desserts.
Dhs165 (mocktails), Dhs200 (mixed drinks), Dhs215 (bubbly). Fri-Sat Noon-4pm. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5551).

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

Maison Beirut
Mezze and live stations, including a barbecue, at this pretty Lebanese venue. There’s entertainment, too.
Dhs159 (soft drinks), half price (kids aged six-11), free (kids under six). Sat 2pm-6pm. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta (02 654 3223).

Marco’s New York Italian
The award-winning restaurant is now serving brunch every Saturday, offering a three-course set menu. There’s a live band playing while you eat. There are two hours of free kids’ club access plus you can get half price pool and beach access.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), half price (kids aged six-11), free (kids under six). Sat noon-4pm. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta (02 654 3338).

Tean
A family-friendly buffet brunch packed with Arabic food from across the region, live entertainment and panoramic views of Saadiyat beach.
Dhs135. Sat 11am-2pm. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort (02 811 4342).

Vascos
The Big Beach Brunch includes Italian nibbles, fresh seafood, great tunes and pool access.
Dhs149 (soft drinks). Fri-Sat 7pm-11pm. Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi, West Corniche (02 692 4247).

DUST OFF THE WALLET (Dhs200-299)

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The Seafood BBQ offers unlimited grilled seafood and drinks, as well as chicken and beef fresh from the grill. Food packages cost Dhs249 and you can add on unlimited drinks for Dhs99.
Dhs249 for barbecue, Dhs99 drinks. Sat, 1pm-4pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (050 696 9357).

Cafe Milano
Take a culinary tour through a different Italian region each week. All served to the table by charming staff.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs405 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).

Dai Pai Dong
The Yum Cha brunch serves dumplings, roast meats and desserts.
Dhs268 (mocktails), Dhs388 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).

Li Jiang
End your weekend with a late brunch and a superb selection of pan-Asian dishes, including sushi, noodles, stir-fries and Korean barbecue dishes. It’s family-friendly, too, so take along your little ones.
Dhs215 (soft drinks), Dhs340 (house beverages), Dhs465 (bubbly), Dhs110 (kids aged six-11). 5pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8888).

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 sticky toffee pudding.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs388 (house beverages), Dhs488 (bubbly). Fri-Sat 12.30pm-4.30pm. 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). Sat 1pm-4pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).

Verso
The vibrant Italian restaurant has a huge selection of food on offer during brunch, with antipasti, pizza, pasta, roasted meats, side dishes, main courses of classics such as risotto, osso bucco and short rib, and desserts all available during the Saturday feast.
Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs440 (bubbly), half price (kids under 12). Sat noon-4pm. Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl, West Corniche (02 510 1234).

JUST BEEN PAID (Dhs300-399)

KOI Abu Dhabi
A selection of Japanese dishes served to the table. Including sushi, sashimi, grilled meats, salads and more. It’s two-for-one for kids.
Dhs340 (soft drinks), Dhs455 (house beverages), Dhs495 (sparkling grape), Dhs595 (French bubbly), Dhs150 (kids seven-12). Sat 7.30pm-10.30pm. The Collection at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 678 3334).

Namak by Kunal Kapur
Includes many of chef Kunal Kapur’s fabulous signature starters, mains and desserts.
Dhs380 (soft drinks), Dhs500 (house beverages). Sat 12.30pm-4pm. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sultan Bin Zayed The FIrst Street (02 698 8137).

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