Where to eat on New Year's Day in Abu Dhabi

Spend the first day of 2018 by eating well

Where to eat on New Year's Day in Abu Dhabi
Under DHS100

Enjoy a full Irish and three house beverages until 6pm. There are vegetarian options and a lighter breakfast deal with orange juice, a breakfast dish and hot drink for Dhs79.
Dhs99 (breakfast and three house beverages). Noon-6pm. Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort, Channel Street (02 652 4333).


Café 302
Kick off 2018 at the cosy Café 302, which will be serving up a three-course set menu to ease you into the new year.
Dhs180 (set menu). Noon-11pm. Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, Fatima Bint Mubarak Street (02 610 6666).


Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean to start off 2018. The seafood lunch buffet will feature a wide variety of fresh flavours.
Dhs185 (soft drinks). 12.30pm-4pm. Hotel Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche Road East (02 813 7777).

Enjoy the first day of 2018 at Aloft’s lobby level restaurant, which is serving a buffet with turkey, lobster, smoked salmon and desserts.
Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages). 6pm-10.30pm. Aloft Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (02 654 5193).

Lobby Lounge
Enjoy a refreshing start to the new year at the Lobby Lounge, which is serving up a classy high tea buffet on January 1, with some bubbly on the meny, too.
Dhs115 (buffet), Dhs80 (additional glass of bubbly). 3pm-6pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Khor Al Maqta
(02 509 8888).

Market Kitchen
Go on a culinary voyage inspired by the classic cuisine of three-starred Michelin chef, Jean-George Vongerichten. Diners can enjoy a set menu as well as drink packages.
Dhs199 (set menu), Dhs399 (house beverages and mixed drinks), Dhs499 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm.
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (800 101 101).

Add a Far Eastern flavour to your New Year’s Day with a Japanese buffet brunch at this casual Holiday Inn spot.
Dhs199 (food only), Dhs299 (all inclusive), Dhs99 (ages six-12), free (under sixes). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafeer Street (800 7874 4726).

The Sportsman’s Arms
Start the new year as you mean to go on with a bumper brunch spread, featuring unlimited barbecue bites, a carvery station, salad bar and an array of beverage options.
Dhs195 (for three hours). 10am-4pm. International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City (02 447 1066).


Café Palmier
Get 2018 up and running with a big New Year’s Day brunch that provides a veritable feast for all the family.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs450 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (800 101 101).

Devour a seasonal brunch featuring classic dishes and festive favourites like turkey, lobster, smoked salmon, plus plenty of desserts.
Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages). Noon-3pm. Aloft Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (02 654 5193).

Ease your way into 2018 with a laid-back brunch filled with dishes from all over the globe.
Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs117.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-4pm. Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana Hotel, Corniche Road, Al Khubeirah (02 657 0200).

Sample a lavish New Year’s Day buffet in the stylish setting of the five-star Jumeirah at Etihad Towers.
Dhs285 (food only). 12.30pm-4.30pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).

Todd English’s Olives
Tuck into an extensive New Year’s Day brunch, with a kids’ menu and vegetarian options also available.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house beverages), Dhs425 (bubbly), Dhs65 (kids aged seven-12 including soft drinks), free (kids aged under seven). 1pm-4pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 404 1941).


This classy international eatery will be serving up a New Year’s festive brunch, plus live entertainment.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs495 (mixed drinks and bubbly), Dhs150 (kids aged six-12), free (under-fives). 1pm-4pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (02 498 8443).

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