Business lunch the Japanese way
Think Zuma is always a super expensive meal out? Well think again. The business lunch costs less than Dhs150 per person and it includes a miso soup, two starters and a main. We feel like making it a weekly ritual.
Dhs147. Sun-Thu noon-2pm. The Galleria Al Maryah Island (02 401 5900).
Stylish Italian restaurant Cipriani has launched a new selection of dishes all based around white truffle from Tuscany. The menu includes tagliolini Cipriani with white truffle, veal butter piccatine with mashed potato and white truffle as well as a number of dishes with freshly shaved truffle including burrata, beef tartare, risotto and more.
Prices vary. Daily 6pm-midnight. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 657 5400).
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).
Ingredients at Anantara Eastern Mangroves has launched three new foodie events. On Monday its all about Arabic fare, on Tuesday there’s every type of seafood imaginable and on Wednesday the buffet will feature incredible dishes from across the globe. We might have to hit the gym very hard afterwards.
From Dhs249 (international), Dhs195 (Arabic), Dhs225 (seafood). Mon-Wed 7pm-11pm. Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa, Salam Street (02 656 1000).
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).
Unlimited chicken wings
Hamilton’s Gastropub has launched a gents’ night promotion that includes as many juicy chicken wings as you can manage, plus a bucket of hops.
Dhs180 (unlimited wings and one bucket of hops), Dhs320 (unlimited wings and two buckets). Wed 7pm-11pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).
Shipped in fresh from China, Shang Palace has imported the hairy crab for a special menu. It includes crab and lobster dumplings with caviar, crispy avocado crab wafer and more.
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).
The night brunch at Hakkasan is all kinds of cool. It features live performances, table service, mixed drinks and exceptional Chinese dishes such as Peking duck, dim sum, wagyu beef ribs, prawn toast, squid and more.
From Dhs348. First Friday of every month, 8pm-11pm. Emirates Palace, Corniche West (02 690 7739).
Curries and more
We reckon there are few things in life better than a good curry. If you agree then you should check out the new Taste of India brunch at Rangoli, which features countless colourful Indian dishes, plus pool access and a kids’ club. It’s all served to the table, too. Dreamy.
Dhs129 (vegetarian), Dhs159 (food), Dhs259 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Yas Island Rotana, Yas Island (02 656 4000).
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).