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).
Grape and cheese
If you haven’t had chance to check out cool new bar and restaurant LEXX yet, then this is the perfect excuse to do so. The grape and cheese deal includes all your favourite flavours from across the world, plus a great selection of breads, chutneys and crackers. Pass the brie, please.
Dhs165. Sun-Tue 8pm-10pm. Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl, West Corniche (02 510 1234).
Porters English Pub has launched a new burger menu. The refreshed list includes an American burger, a Greek patty with lamb, tzatziki and feta, and a salmon option with mustard sauce.
Dhs59. Daily noon-3am. Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Hazza Bin Zayed Street (02 495 3890).
Steak and grape
The date-night promotion at
The Foundry includes a steak each with sides of mashed potato, grilled asparagus, onion rings and pepper sauce. There’s also a bottle of grape thrown in.
Dhs299. Fri-Wed 6pm-10.30pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).
Dahab is now opening its doors at 9am and serving up a spread of traditional breakfast dishes including 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).
Shipped fresh from China, Shang Palace has imported the hairy crab for a special menu.
Prices vary. Until Nov 30. Daily noon-3pm & 7pm-11.30pm. Shangri-La Hotel 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. Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City A (02 201 4000).
Taste of India
What’s better than a good curry? While you’re pondering that question, you should check out the new Taste of India brunch at Rangoli. The Friday feast includes countless colourful Indian dishes served to the table, pool access and lots of activities for the little ones at the kids’ club.
Dhs129 (vegetarian), Dhs159 (food), Dhs259 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Yas Island Rotana, Yas Island (02 656 4000).
The new night brunch at Hakkasan looks all kinds of cool. The first one is happening this Friday (November 1), and it will feature live performances, table service, mixed drinks and a wide selection of Chinese dishes including Peking duck with pancakes, dim sum, wagyu beef ribs, prawn toast, salt and pepper squid and more. We’re already very excited to get stuck into the dim sum.
Dhs348. First Friday of every month, 8pm-11pm. Emirates Palace, Corniche West (02 690 7739).
Giving you another option on the weekend, Roberto’s has launched a Friday brunch. The suave Italian restaurant is offering starters such as burrata and calamari, plus freshly baked pizzas, oysters, pasta, risotto and meat and fish for mains. For some reason we don’t think you’ll be walking away hungry.
From Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs495 (premium beverages) and Dhs590 (bubbly). Fri noon-4pm. The Galleria Al Maryah Island (02 627 9009).
Giving you another option for a Friday feast, the Chef’s Brunch at Giornotte has a special package on offer just for vegans. It includes plant-based kofta, hot dogs, pizza and more, plus organic grape to wash it down with.
Dhs359 (vegan). Fri 1pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).
Teatro is now offering a super selection of Japanese delicacies every Saturday. These include 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).
We love a roast dinner here in Abu Dhabi, and in fact the one at the OAK Room proved so popular that it is now taking place on Fridays as well. The menu includes a choice of quality meats, plus a hearty fish pie and vegetarian option.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs388 (house beverages), Dhs488 (bubbly). Fri-Sat 12.30pm-4.30pm. The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen (02 208 0000).