Do you count eating as one of your greatest skills? Well, if that’s the case then you should try the chicken-wing challenge at Velocity. If you finish a platter of super spicy wings in under 20 minutes, you’ll get it for free.
Dhs90 (or free). Sun-Wed 4pm-2am, Thu-Fri noon-3am, Sat noon-2am. Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).
Circle Café has introduced a great new lunch deal. You can get a choice of dishes, including sandwiches, burgers, risottos, poke bowls and more, plus a drink and dessert for less than Dhs60.
Dhs59. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Al Raha Gardens Plaza, Khalifa City A (80 024 7253).
Celebrity at the Royal M Hotel is running a buy one, get one free offer on its sushi night. The huge buffet includes maki rolls, nigiri, sashimi and more.
Dhs225. Tue 7pm-11pm. Royal M Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen Marina (02 777 1171).
The Orient Express Experience features dishes from all the countries along the famous train route, including starters, tasty mains and
Dhs99 (soft drinks), Dhs145 (house beverages). Wed 6.30pm-11pm. Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, ADNEC (02 409 6512).
Pizza and hops
We always love having a meal at Italian restaurant Sacci, but the venue is looking particularly appealing at the moment. For less than a Dhs50 note, you can get one crispy, authentic Italian pizza and a pint of Italian hops.
Dhs49. Sun-Fri, 6pm-8pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City A (02 616 9999).
Now that the curry night at Kahraman is back, we can really start the weekend in style. The spread includes Indonesian beef rendang, Thai fish curry, South African durban lamb curry, and favourites such as madras fish curry, Pakistani beef masala and butter chicken. You can also help yourself to biryani, chapattis, naans breads, chaat, raita and more.
Dhs99 (soft drinks), Dhs179 (house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-11pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).
If, like us, you still can’t resist treating yourself to a glorious steak every once in a while then you need to check out this new deal at The Forge at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. The Meat Flights tasting experience lets you try fine tenderloin from New Zealand, Australia Ireland, and the USA.
Dhs350. Daily 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).
Omakase business lunch
You can try a special menu of Japanese delicacies for less than Dhs150 at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant. With an amazing nine courses involved, it’s certainly a bit more extravagant than dashing out for a quick sandwich. If you’ve always wanted to try the amazing sushi at this elegant restaurant than this deal is the perfect way of doing so.
Dhs149. Sun-Thu noon-2.30pm. The Galleria Al Maryah Island (02 672 3333).
US-inspired restaurant Market Kitchen is launching a new brunch on September 27. The De’vine’ Friday Brunch features a buffet of fresh seafood, ceviches, sweet and savoury toasts and more. There are also a range of refreshing drinks to go with this Californian-themed feast.
Dhs250 (mocktails), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs499 (bubbly). From Sep 27. Fri noon-4pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (02 674 2020).
We’re entering into the time of year when new brunches are launching all over the place, and one of the most exciting new additions is the BYOF (Bring Your Own Friends) social brunch at sports bar Appaloosa. The event features American-style grub, a live band, pool tables and hops pong.
Dhs222 (groups of ten or more), Dhs249 (individual). Fri 1pm-5pm. Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City A (02 201 4131).
Fifth Street Café is offering 50 percent off food every Friday until the end of September. This includes everything from hearty all-day breakfasts to light snacks and cakes.
Prices vary. Fri 7am-11pm. Courtyard by Marriott, World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (02 698 2255).
Mediterranean restaurant Alba Terrace and healthy all-day-dining outlet Market at EDITION have both launched business lunch menus. There’s calamari, pizzas, risottos, fresh salads noodles and more.
Dhs95 (two courses), Dhs120 (three courses). Daily noon-5pm. The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen (02 208 0000).
Comme a la Maison
French restaurant Bord Eau is offering the Comme a la Maison menu (which translates to ‘like at home’) until the end of the month. It features three courses of French comfort food and two glasses of grape per person.
Dhs469 (for two). Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Maqta (02 509 8555).