Tastes of the capital: Five great dining deals to try this Wednesday

Eat three courses at the best restaurants in the city for as little as Dhs99

Tastes of the capital: Five great dining deals to try this Wednesday

Cho Gao

The cool and atmospheric dining room is the perfect place to keep cool this summer, and the pan-Asian dishes are just as brilliant as the Asian artefacts and decorations. Every course in the four-course set menu is a total joy and a huge saving on the regualr price. Here's what you'll get for Dhs199. 

First course
Wasabi prawns

Curry laksa

Beef rendang

Mango sticky rice

Dhs199. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

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 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).


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).


Found in The Hub at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi this creative restaurant serves some of the most creative Indian dishes we’ve ever seen. There’s a sense of theatre to the presentation, and it’s a safe bet that you’ll adore every mouthful.


First course (choose one)
Spicy tuna with avocado and chur-muri
Chicken 65

Second course (choose one)
Smoked chicken in tomato gravy
Pan-fried sea bream with caramelised lemon

Also served
Assorted breads
Biryani rice
Crispy spinach and sesame simmered yoghurt



First course
Delhi mix, quinoa smokey mess

Second course (choose one)
Seared salmon and anardarna
Spicy tuna with avocado and chur-muri
Chicken 65
Lamb kebabs

Third course (choose one)
Chargrilled baby chicken, spicy tawa masala
Lamb chops teekha
Tiger prawns, coconut, mirchi
48-hour slow cooked lamb shank rogan sauce

Also served
Assorted breads
Biryani rice
Crispy spinach and sesame simmered yoghurt

The break up

Dhs199, Dhs299. The Hub at The Mall at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi (02 672 8888).


Located at the stunning beachfront hotel Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, this inviting restaurant is great place to enjoy a spell away from the busy streets of downtown Abu Dhabi. The Levantine restaurant is serving up a range of classic and contemporary dishes, including your choice of mezze to share, main courses, sides and dessert. You can also enjoy a glass of grape with your meal for Dhs199.

Cold mezze – hummus, tabbouleh, baba ganoush, stuffed vine leaves and muhammara
Hot mezze – lamb kibbeh, meat sambusek and falafel

Main course
Turkish dumpling with yoghurt sauce, lamb mince, pine nuts and coriander
Roasted chicken breast with butternut squash and green freekeh

Grilled courgette, bell pepper and asparagus

Traditional umm ali with rosewater, pistachio and raisins
Rose and pistachio crème brulee with Turkish delight and mastika ice cream

Dhs199. Weekdays only. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island (02 811 4444).

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