It might be the start of the working week, but Sunday nights have suddenly become a lot more fun thanks to Barfly by Buddha Bar. The Sushi Social night stars unlimited amounts of colourful sushi and four hours of free-flowing house beverages for a very reasonable price.
Dhs236. Sun 8pm-midnight. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Al Maqta (02 404 1951).
Make Monday the night for treating yourself with this great offer from Jazz@PizzaExpress. The popular eatery is running a buy one, get one free offer on a super selection of starters, pizzas, pastas, salads and desserts from 6pm.
Prices vary. Mon 6pm-1am. The Hub, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (800 101 101).
You’ll find fish and chips, black-bun burgers, German currywurst, scampi, Indonesian-style satays, nuggets and all your favourite meaty treats from across the world at The Terrace on the Corniche.
Dhs245. Tue 7pm-11pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Corniche Road West (02 616 9999).
Head out to New York-style restaurant Market Kitchen between 5pm and 7pm and you can grab a three-course meal for Dhs125. It means you’ll have time to head next door for a drink at PJ O’Reilly’s afterwards, too.
Dhs125. Sat-Wed 5pm-7pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (800 101 101).
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).
Now you can treat your better half, bestie, sibling, parent or any important carnivore in your life to an extra special steak dinner at Mezzaluna. The meal comes with a paired bottle of grape, too.
Dhs845 (for two). Thu 7pm-11pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7999).
Diners at c.taste can enjoy unlimited burgers every Thursday from 6pm onwards, in a feat of pure gluttony. Best of all, it will only cost you Dhs99 with soft drinks, so if you’re of the larger-appetite ilk then you could be making an absolute steal on your supper.
Dhs99 (soft drinks), Dhs149 (house beverages). Thu 6pm-10.30pm. Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi (02 409 6512).
The barbecue and hops night at Kuzbara features unlimited amounts of brilliant barbecued meats and fish, plus selected bottled hops and Spanish grape at a knockdown price.
Dhs226 (hops and Spanish grape), Dhs284 (grape). Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).
Wok & Roll Brunch
We can guarantee that this will be the liveliest Asian meal you’ve ever had. The five-course feast at Mr Miyagi’s features favourites such as edamame beans, spring rolls, maki rolls, Thai green curry and Asian ice creams.
Dhs290 (house beverages), Dhs390 (sparkling). Fri 3pm-6.30pm & 7.30pm-11pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (050 797 0742).
Yas Island hotspot Iris has a new brunch featuring live cooking stations and barbecued meats. Running from noon until 5pm, packages start from Dhs190 with soft drinks. There’s also free-flowing grape and hops for Dhs150 at the after-party.
From Dhs190 (soft drinks), Fri noon-5pm (brunch), 5pm-9pm (after-party). Yas Marina, Yas Island (055 160 5636).
Kamoon is helping us to banish those January blues with a special menu of international tapas-style plates. The delicious hot and cold specialities are available throughout January, and all the action from the AFC Asia Cup will be shown 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).
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.
Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs415 (house beverages). Sat 1pm-4pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8443).
Now that the weather has cooled, it’s totally acceptable to crave a roast dinner at least once a week. The new weekend offering at Victor’s Bar & Restaurant features tasty carved meats, loads of veggies and lashings of gravy.
Dhs99. Sat-Sun 1pm-9pm. Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street Road (02 666 5508).