Taste of Southeast Asia
Chefs from Thailand, Bali and Vietnam are visiting Asian restaurant Sontaya over the next few months and bringing with them a selection of special dishes. It’s all part of the Taste of Southeast Asia festival that runs until early next year.
Prices vary. Until Jan 17, 2020. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).
Sushi and dim sum
Lively bar and restaurant Mr Miyagi’s is offering two hours of unlimited tasty Asian bites, including maki rolls, bao buns and dim sum, for less than Dhs100.
Dhs99. Sun-Mon 5pm onwards. Yas Marina, Yas Island (060 797 0742).
Vietnamese restaurant Hoi An is now open on Tuesdays as well, and to celebrate it is serving street food bites such as Banh Mi and providing entertainment from a handpan drummer.
From Dhs68. Tue 6pm-11.30pm. The Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 509 8555).
Raw vegan menu
Al Meylas lobby lounge has launched a raw vegan menu featuring mixed field mushroom ceviche, baby gem tacos, raw kale Caesar salad, raw vegan pizza, nachos and more.
Prices vary. Daily 9am-1am. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).
Dahab is now opening its doors at 9am and serving up a spread of traditional breakfast dishes. It includes beans, hummus, jam, cheese, labneh, omelettes and vegetables.
Dhs55. Sun-Thu 9am-11.30am. Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street (02 667 4446).
50 percent off
Bord Eau, the French restaurant at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, is offering a whopping 50 percent discount on food and a selection of drinks.
Prices vary. Until Oct 31. Sun-Fri 6.30pm-11.30pm. Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Maqta (02 509 8555).
The Seafood Spectacular night at Khayal is a dream for any fans of fish or shellfish. The huge selection of dishes is spread across six buffets, and you can choose to add on a soft drink or house beverage package.
Dhs220 (food), Dhs50 (soft drinks), Dhs150 (house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Marriot Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City A (02 201 4000).
Friday brunch at Nahaam
The laid-back Friday Brunch at Nahaam dishes up amazing food from across the restaurants at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. The buffet offers Mexican plates, sushi, barbecued meats and more, and packages include access to the beach and gorgeous infinity pool.
Dhs390 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs575 (bubbly), Dhs185 (kids aged nine to 14). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).
The new Chef’s Brunch at Giornotte offers an amazing spread of dishes, with specialities made to order by the on-site cooks. There’s also a range of vegan options and a dedicated children’s area to keep the little ones entertained.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs599 (bubbly), Dhs90 (kids aged six to 11). Fri 1pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8888).
Steaks & grapes
The steaks and grapes promotion at The Foundry is perfect for two, whether it’s a date night or a catch up with a friend. The deal includes a steak each, with a choice of either Australian Stanbroke rib-eye or South African Karan sirloin, plus sides of mashed potato, grilled asparagus, onion rings and pepper sauce to share. There’s also a bottle of grape thrown in. Lovely.
Dhs299. Fri-Wed 6pm-10.30pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya (02 818 4888).
Brunch at the Palace
Brunch at the Palace is officially back. Laid out in the grounds of Emirates Palace, the feast is designed to look like a gourmet street food market and it offers dishes from all over the globe. Chefs are on hand to serve up an amazing selection of meats, seafood, salads, mezze, sushi and more.
Dhs370 (soft drinks), Dhs465 (house beverages), Dhs695 (bubbly), Dhs185 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids aged five and under). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 9000).
Teatro is now offering a super selection of Japanese delicacies every Saturday. This includes an amazing 22 different types of maki rolls, nigiri and sashimi, plus hot appetisers such as yakatori, robatayaki, tempura and more.
Dhs189. Sat 6pm-11pm. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Park area (02 657 3317).
The Big Beach Brunch at Escape Pool Bar includes gourmet bites such as Italian nibbles from Vasco’s and live fajita stations. There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained, too, with watersports, great tunes and access to the lovely pool.
Dhs229 (soft drinks), Dhs339 (house beverages noon-4pm), Dhs449 (house beverages noon-9pm).Sat noon-4pm or 9pm. Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi, West Corniche (02 656 2000).