For some, weekends aren’t complete without brunch.
We admit, we love stuffing our face and when you can get a good deal at the same time we’d say that’s win-win.
Here are all the brunches you can tuck into this weekend for under Dhs200.
Head long on Thursday night for the Mercadito brunch and you can tuck into a selection of Mexican food like tacos, enchiladas, ceviche and more for Dhs135 for soft drinks and Dhs235 with free-flowing house beverages. Fancy something more chilled? The Friday Acapulco poolside weekend brunch offers the same great food for Dhs135 with soft drinks and Dhs235 with house beverages. We’ll see you there, with our sombreros on.
From Dhs135. Thu 5pm-11.30pm; Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 2412).
There’s loads to love about this super-cool spot, from its eclectic interior décor (including a giant headless statue and huge paintings) to the spread of Asian bites and meals, great mixed drinks and that picture-perfect setting on the water. On Fridays, enjoy a set menu of appetisers, salads, mains and desserts, plus free-flowing drinks.
From Dhs198. Fri 4pm-7pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal (056 177 7557).
One of the city’s best-known brunches has returned, bringing with it live international cooking stations serving up roasts and grills, plus cold selections of salads, sushi and oysters, and a dessert station piled high with cakes, sweets and house-made chocolates. There are also a variety of drinks stations.
From Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs125 (kids six-12). Fri 1pm-4pm (from July 17). Fairways, The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl (02 616 9999).
This great-value pub brunch is back, featuring an adjusted buffet setup, where all station will be protected, following the Rotana Safe Space Program, and manned by chefs wearing all the protective gear required. You'll find carvery, main courses and live stations outside at The Backyard area, as well as desserts. Meat-eaters are in luck with prime rib, braised brisket and shepherd's pie on the menu, alongside fish and chips and other pub classics. It runs until 4pm but you can extend until 7pm for Dhs95 for house drinks and Dhs125 for premium.
From Dhs195. Fri noon-4pm. Cooper's Bar & Restaurant, Park Rotana Abu Dhabi (02 657 3325).
This one’s an absolute bargain. Every Friday from noon until 3pm, head to the Al Ain Palace bar and get unlimited house drinks and unlimited starters, plus a choice of main course and dessert. Starters include onion bhaji burgers, chicken momos, spring rolls, buffalo cheese fries, wings and even a tempura crabstick Jenga (now this we need to see), while main course options include baskets of fried chicken, burgers, foot-long hot dogs, fish and chips and even, erm, sheperd’s pie balls… Follow all that with a knickerbocker glory.
Dhs199 (house beverages). Fri noon-3pm. Al Ain Palace Hotel, Corniche Road (02 678 0522).
The popular buffet brunch is back, this time with live cooking stations and a special menu to order from, with dishes served to the table, as well as free-flowing drinks.
From Dhs119 (soft drinks), Dhs189 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Le Méridien Abu Dhabi (02 677 3333).
This Levantine eatery has launched a brand-new, family-style brunch serving up authentic Lebanese dishes. Priced at Dhs149 per person, for a set menu with soft drinks, the brunch is served on both Fridays and Saturday, from noon until 4pm. Served to the table to share, dishes include fattoush and tabbouleh, hummus, warak enab and shanklish, followed by a mixed grilled platter, and a selection of desserts including halawet el jeben and caramel mohalabya.
Dhs149 (soft drinks), Fri-Sat noon-4pm. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta, (02 654 3238).
Winner of the Best Newcomer award at the Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2019, Marco’s New York Italian is well worth checking out – and now, brunch has returned. Taking place every Friday from noon to 4pm, the set menu offers dishes including starters of calamari, quarter salad, heirloom tomato and burrata salad, crispy New York Buffalo wings and American hot pizza. For mains you can choose from risotto funghi e tartoufo, mac and cheese with mushrooms, grass-fed beef sirloin, oven-baked black cod and cannelloni al funghi with cheese sauce. Desserts include Mr. White’s tiramisu, warm chocolate brownie and a classic 1930’s New York knickerbocker glory.
Dhs199 (food), Dhs299 (house beverages), half price (kids aged six to 12), free (under sixes). Fri noon-4pm. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta (02 654 3238).
Head along to the hip burger joint Stock Burger Co. and you can enjoy a meal and free-flowing drinks with packages starting from Dhs99 for ladies, Dhs199 for men and Dhs250 for couples.
From Dhs99. Fri noon-3pm. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Dhafeer Street (02 657 4888).
At SushiSan you can get your fill of unlimited sushi and free-flowing beverages with packages from Dhs150 for soft drinks and Dhs210 for house beverages.
From Dhs150. Fri noon-3pm. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Dhafeer Street (02 657 4888).
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi has launched The Carvery Unlimited. Served to the table, the carvery brunch features slow-roasted meats including Australian prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, herb-crusted rack of lamb with mint sauce and, perhaps most untraditionally (but by no means unwelcome) peri peri-marinated spring chicken – all of which come with roast potatoes, cauliflower gratin and seasonal veg. There’s also a range of salads to tuck into, including buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes, rocca and basil and Caesar salad, plus small plates such as crispy calamari served with a herby aioli.
Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Urban Kitchen, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi (02 698 7137).