Sacci is about to become your new favourite after-work hangout. Guests can nibble their way through a selection of the finest Italian antipasti, and get four selected beverages for less than Dhs200 for two.
Dhs170 (two people). Sun-Wed 6pm-8pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl (02 616 9999).
New Year nibbles
Kamoon are helping us to banish the January blues with a special menu of international tapas-style plates. The delicious hot and cold specialties are available throughout January, and all the action from the AFC Asia Cup will be shown up on the big screens too.
From Dhs36. Sat-Wed noon-11.30pm, Thu-Fri noon-12.30am. Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, West Corniche (02 657 0111).
Wednesday is Middle Eastern night at Sofra bld. The huge buffet is packed with delights from across the region, featuring grilled meats, hot and cold mezzes such as hummus and fattoush salad, and a selection of very tempting desserts.
Dhs242. Wed 6pm-11pm. Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain (02 418 2513).
The EDITION is one of the swankiest new hotels in town, and now you can kick off your weekend at stylish restaurant Market. The Social Thursday event lets you enjoy unlimited amounts of the restaurant’s signature dishes and a selected of seasonal beverages. Packages start from Dhs199 per person.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs399 (bubbly). Thu 7pm-10pm. The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen (02 208 0000).
Thursday night sizzler
The barbecue and hops night at Kuzbara features unlimited amounts of brilliant barbecue food, selected bottled hops and Spanish grapes, all for Dhs266 per person.
Dhs226 (hops and Spanish grapes), Dhs284 (grapes). Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).
Feast on dishes from across India, including biryanis and paneer tikka, at Latest Recipe. The experience is completed with colourful decorations and entertainment from the live band.
Dhs149 (soft drinks). Thu 7pm-midnight. Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 644 6666).
Glamourous Lebanese restaurant Dahab has introduced a four-course Friday brunch of hot and cold mezze, grilled meats and fish and indulgent desserts. A DJ and singer provide the entertainment.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-5pm. Hilton Capital Grand Hotel, Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed, Al Maktoum Street Road (02 667 4446).
Enjoy the best of Asian and Italian cuisine at this fun, buffet-style brunch. With a superb selection of dishes from Cho Gao and Spaccanapoli, you really won’t know where to start.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan bin Mohammed Street (02 616 6166).
Two-for-one afternoon tea
The party season may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that we have to stop treating ourselves. This is especially true when we have a two-for-one deal on afternoon tea at Filaments to take advantage of. For Dhs120, you and a friend can feast on a tower of sweet and savoury treats from around the world.
Dhs120 (two people). Daily 3pm-6pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).
The set-menu brunch at Sontaya features Asian dishes such as duck spring rolls, dumplings, salads and pan-seared dory fish, plus all your favourite spicy stir-fries, rice dishes and fragrant Thai curries.
O Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs415 (house beverages). Sat 1pm-4pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (02 498 8443).
With comfy sofa and a huge selection of grape, The Warehouse is one of the coolest places in the city to enjoy some good conversation and quality food and drink. It is offering a choice of tasty Spanish tapas from 4pm to 8pm for Dhs110 per person.
Dhs110. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5591).
Get your weekly pizza and pasta fix by grabbing your colleagues and heading to La Mamma one lunchtime. For Dhs75 you can get two tasty courses served in a flash.
Dhs75. Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road (02 677 3333).
Curries of the world
Enjoy delicious curries from across Vietnam, India and Sri Lanka at Le Vendome. Each dish is made with care and attention using only the highest quality ingredients.
Dhs272. Tue 6.30pm-11.30pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7999).