Tastes of the Capital: Five great food deals to try on Monday

Get a top three- or four-course meal for as little as Dhs99 at these Abu Dhabi restaurants

Tastes of the Capital: Five great food deals to try on Monday

JW Steakhouse

This sophisticated steakhouse at Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi is decked out brilliantly with American-style decorations and comfortable seats. The cuts of meat are some of the best in the city, and the staff always make you feel welcome. Choose from one dish in each course. Here's what you can get for Dhs299. 

First course
Jumbo lump crab cake
The wedge – baby gem and iceberg lettuce with house dressing, stilton, bacon, walnuts and American pears

Second course
Loch Fyne salmon
USDA certified prime black angus beef striploin

New York cheesecake
Black forest cake

Dhs299. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).

Market Kitchen

With a huge tree at the centre of the dining room, this restaurant at Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi is a lovely place to spend an evening. Each of the dishes are expertly made, and presented with care and precision. Here's what you can get for Dhs199. 

First course
Pan-fried Omani prawns with lime yogurt and radish

Second course
Homemade pappardelle espelette with pepper, broccoli, pesto and pecorino cheese

Sesame and rosewater pavlova

Dhs99. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (80 010 1101).


Found at The Village at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, this family-friendly restaurant serves up wholesome Italian dishes. Whether you want comforting soups or steaming bowls of pasta, you’ll find all your favourite comfort foods here. Thi is what you can get for Dhs199. 

First course
Rucola salad

Second course
Potato gnocchi with braised beef ragu and parmesan
Risotto with pumpkin and pistachio


Dhs199. Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 644 6666).


As one of the many glamorous eateries found in The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Roberto’s serves stylish Italian plates in a pretty dining room. Each dish is made using high-quality, fresh ingredients, and the bar stays open late if you fancy a boogie after your meal. Choose one option from each of the three delicious courses below for Dhs199. 

First course
Melanzana leri oggi e domain - oven-baked aubergine with mozzarella, Grana Padano, tomato sauce and basil
Tonno battuto - tuna tartare, avocado and wasabi cream
Roberto’s calamari – golden-fried calamari, prawns, zucchini, mint tartare sauce and tomato dip

Second course
Tortelli - homemade ricotta and spinach tortelli with light truffle cream
Roberto’s ravioli - burrata cheese ravioli, fresh datterino tomato sauce and basil
Penne arrabbiata - chilli tomato sauce, cherry tomato and parsley

La panna - pannacotta, yoghurt, yuzu ganache, honey and chocolate
Gelato - pistachio ice cream, savoiardo biscuit, extra virgin olive oil

Dhs199. From 7pm. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 627 9009).

Shang Palace

Located by the Grand Canal, everything about this restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri is elegant and classy. The menu features traditional dishes made with only the finest ingredients, and fans of Chinese food with love it. Choose one from each course for Dhs99.

First course
Sweet corn soup with fresh crab meat and green asparagus
Clay pot-cooked homemade tofu with eggplant and bean chilli sauce

Second Course
Yellow chicken with sweet basil and ginger soy, served in a clay pot
Wok-fried four seasons vegetables with Sichuan seasonings (V)

Mango sago pudding with pomelo and dragon fruit
Sliced seasonal fruit platter

Dhs99. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri (02 509 8555).

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