Tastes of the Capital: Five great deals to try this Monday

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

Tastes of the Capital: Five great deals to try this Monday

Blue Grill

This steakhouse at the Yas Island Rotana hotel serves high quality dishes in a relaxing setting. The cuts of meat are tremendous, but the fresh seafood is also well worth a try. Choose one dish from each course for Dhs199. 

First course
Seared king scallops with cauliflower, baby carrot and raisin jus
Pan-seared duck foie gras with asparagus, celeriac cream, vanilla oil and candied cashew granola

Second course
USDA prime tenderloin 300gms served with a side, sauce and Salad Bar
Pan-seared salmon steak, spice rubbed with asparagus spears and mango coriander salsa
Free-range herb marinated chicken with black velvet rice,
bock choy and foie gras cream

Melting moment - white chocolate ball, vanilla cheesecake, lemon curd, fresh berries, chocolate soil, raspberry crisp and caramel sauce

Dhs199. Yas Island Rotana Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 4171).

Dino's Bistro Italiano

Found at the Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, this Italian restaurant has a quirky, diner-style interior. Being able to draw on the tables just adds to the fun, and all of the wholesome dishes are full of fresh flavours. Choose one option from each course for Dhs99. 

First course
Traditional Italian minestrone
Kale and baby spinach salad

Second course
Vegetarian pizza
Fettucine alla bolognese
Chicken parmesan

Dino’s tiramisu
Ice cream

Dhs99. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5591).

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 have for Dhs99.

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).


At Pachaylen you can always expect to be served fresh, authentic and vibrant Thai food. From sumptuous satays and sweet and sour Tom Yum soup, it’s always a taste sensation when trying Thai food with so many amazing ingredients and recipes. Looking to get a taste of Thai food at Pachaylen? Here’s what you can expect for Dhs199. 

First course
Grilled marinated chicken satay with fresh turmeric and Thai herbs with peanut dipping sauce
Spicy green papaya salad with lime chili dressing.
Tom Yum Khung soup with black tiger prawns, lime juice and fresh herbs.

Main course
Spicy chicken stir-fried mushroom with garlic chilli and fresh ginger
Beef tenderloin with baby aubergine and fresh basil in Thai green curry sauce
Steamed fish fillet with Thai lemongrass, chilli and soy sauce

A selection of Pachaylen homemade desserts

Dhs199. Until Aug 15. Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara (02 656 1000).


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).

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