Cho Gao is offering a special deal that includes a main, lime cheesecake and a soft drink for a price so decent you could even treat a few work colleagues to it.
Dhs75 (noodle or stir fry), Dhs85 (fish or meat). Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 616 6166).
Are you a fan of a late lunch or early dinner? Or can you simply not live without your mid-afternoon snack? Well now you can get 50 percent off everything on the food menu at Hemmingway’s from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.
Prices vary. Daily 2.30pm-6.30pm.Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi, Corniche Wes (02 681 1900).
BU! Trinity has one of our favourite outdoor terraces in the city, so we’re thrilled to see that it’s launching a barbecue night. Tuck into unlimited amounts of Latin-inspired meats such as pollo asado, and finish it all off with basket of churros.
Dhs160 (food), Dhs95 (hop bucket). Tue 6pm-11pm. The Hub at The Mall at The World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi (02 666 8066).
The aperitivo deal at Todd English’s Olives makes it very easy to imagine that you’re sitting by the canals of the real Venice.There are unlimited bar bites and house beverages for a whole two hours.
Dhs100. Sun-Wed 6pm-8pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 404 1941).
The Japanese Night at Cho Gao Marina Walk offers unlimited amounts of sushi, salads, soups and desserts, and you can also order mains á la carte if you fancy something different.
Dhs152 (sushi, salads, soups and desserts). Wed 6pm-11pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).
We can’t be the only ones who are totally obsessed with Asian food, so it’s a good job we have the Pan-Asian Night at Urban Kitchen to sort us out. The enormous buffet spread includes sumptuous delicacies from Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Mongolia, with peking duck, sushi, curries, dim sum and much more.
Dhs320. Wed 7pm-11pm. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street (02 698 8888).
The name might be a bit of a mouthful, but there’s really nothing not to love about the Seafoodelicious night at Essence. Work your way through an extensive buffet of fresh seafood, cooked and prepared in a variety of ways with real flair.
Dhs289 (food), Dhs428 (house beverages), Dhs140 (kids aged six to 12). Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9011).
Chocolate cravings are a common affliction, and sometimes it’s best just to indulge it. The new chocolate afternoon tea at Majlis Lobby Lounge features chocolate opera cake, chocolate brûlée, white chocolate cheesecake, truffles and more.
Dhs220. Thu 3pm-9pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).
There’s a new menu at cool eatery Market Kitchen, and we think you should get over there and try it ASAP. A great way of doing this is by making the most of the Sunday Taste of Market deal, which lets you try a super three-course menu of the restaurant’s best-selling dishes for a discounted price. The package also includes two house beverages; it’s the perfect way of starting the weekend early.
Dhs220. Wed 7pm-11pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (800 101 101).
Fish Market brunch
This is the perfect brunch for all seafood lovers. Enjoy shrimps, crabs, lobsters, fish, scallops and much more. There are also roast meats, Arabic dishes and salads available if fruits de mer aren’t your thing.
Dhs240 (including beach and pool access). Fri 1pm-4pm. Al Raha Beach Hotel, Channel Street (02 508 0555).
There’s a new brunch at Y bar over on Yas Island. The à la carte offerings are inspired by cuisine from the streets of New York and there’s the bonus of happy hour offers on drinks afterwards until 9pm.
Dhs159 (soft drinks), Dhs259 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4.30pm. Yas Island Rotana, Yas Island (02 656 4155).
Pizza & Hops
It’s very hard to beat the formidable combination of fresh and crispy pizza with a cold glass of hops. The smart people at Pool & Beach at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort have cottoned on to this and are bringing us a great deal on seafood pizzas and a selection of hoppy beverages.
Dhs120 (pizza and hops). Daily noon-5.30pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8829).
There are few better ways of spending a Saturday afternoon than with a barbecue, and the American-style one at BBQ Al Qasr features short ribs, wagyu and much more. Any excuse to visit the glorious Emirates Palace is fine by us.
Dhs520 (two people), Dhs990 (four people). Sat 1pm-3.30pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7999).