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).
Anyone who is trying to eat less meat should seriously look away now, as the new deal at Rodeo Grill is enough to tempt even the most stoic of herbivores. It includes sumptuous meats such as rib-eye steaks, ribs, chicken and sausages, all paired with sensational sides and a tasty sauce of your choice.
Dhs400 (two people including two house beverages), Dhs800 (four people with bottle of premium beverage). Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm & 7pm-11.30pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9011).
Yas Marina is the perfect spot for some chilled out nibbles and refreshing drinks. Diablitos is making the area even more tempting by offering a free jug of Spanish grape whenever you order ten of its cracking tapas dishes.
Prices vary. Sun-Tue 5pm-11pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 1175).
BU! Trinity has one of our favourite outdoor terraces in the city, so we’re thrilled to see that it has launched 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).
We’re sure we’re not the only ones who are totally obsessed with Asian food, so it’s a good job we have Urban Kitchen to sate our cravings. The enormous buffet includes Peking duck, sushi, curries, dim sum and more.
Dhs320. Wed 7pm-11pm. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street (02 698 8888).
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.
Dhs220. Wed 7pm-11pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (800 101 101).
There’s a new menu at JW Steakhouse and we think it’s only polite that we all sample every single thing on it. This daily deal lets you indulge in three-courses of seasonal vegetables and fine cuts of meat. Amazing.
Dhs295. Daily 6pm-10pm. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).
Thursday barbecue night
There’s no better way of seeing in the weekend than with a barbecue, and we were basically beside ourselves with excitement when we heard that The Pool Deck is bringing back its popular Thursday night get-together. Located at Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, there’s so much to love about this brilliant venue. In fact, the beautiful view over the mangrove trees isn’t even the best bit. There’s also live entertainment and an incredible array of fine fare from across the Middle East and the rest of the world. Feast on unlimited amounts of flame-grilled marinated meats and seafood, sushi, Arabian specialities, fresh salads and more, while celebrating the end of the working week in some style.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house beverages). Thu 7.30pm-11pm. Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Sheikh Zayed Street (02 656 1000).
Lobby Lounge has an afternoon tea dedicated to the trendy tropical fruit. There are mini mango pizzas, prawns with mango chutney, mango tarts and so much more.
Dhs110 (with coffee or tea), Dhs80 (glass of bubbly). Until Mar 31, 2.30pm-6pm. Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain (02 510 8888).
Fish Market brunch
This is the perfect brunch for all seafood lovers. Enjoy prawns, 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 & Resort, Channel Street (02 508 0555).
There’s a new brunch at Y bar. 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).