Azura Panoramic Lounge

An elevated restaurant with views over the Corniche
  • 1

Time Out Says

In terms of views and settings, it’s very hard to beat this exceptionally stylish bar.

We bring all our visitors over for the happy hour deal, but it also serves an excellent selection of grills and tapas-style plates.

The staff are extremely attentive, and we’re immediately offered blankets to help protect us against the cool winds coming off the Gulf.

After demolishing the excellent baked goods in the bread basket, we start off with the berenjena con miel de caña (fried aubergine tempura marinated in honey), fried calamari and patatas bravas.

The aubergine is an unusual but very moreish mix of sweet and salty. It’s probably the most unhealthy way of cooking vegetables imaginable, and we completely approve. Meanwhile, the spicy potatoes are totally amazing, and
the small, bite-sized pieces of shellfish come with a pleasant garlic dip.

The main event is the paella, which features  large pieces of fresh cod and salmon, juicy prawns, chunks of chicken and crunchy vegetables. Squeezing a big wedge of lemon over the fragrant rice makes it even better still,  and it’s one of the best takes on the classic Spanish dish that we’ve ever tasted.

Despite the large portions, we can’t resist the crema catalana, and the creamy, custard-based dessert is absolutely beautiful.

We leave feeling even more in love with this  classy bar than we were before.

An elevated restaurant with views over the Corniche

To experience one of the best sundowner spots in the city

26 Feb 2019

Be the first to get all the latest Abu Dhabi news, reviews and deals into your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter, click here to sign up.


FacilitiesDine In
Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
11:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Friday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AMSaturday: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Show number +971 2 694 4444
Abu Dhabi, Al Khalidiya, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers

Recommended for you in Restaurants

Ditch the chopsticks if you want to blend in - really

Suzanne Husseini shares a chicken recipe with Time out

Why the Palestinian-born celebrity chef is the face of modern Arabic food

Time Out asks top chef Gary Rhodes for his opinion on a selection of the traditi

Muslims break their fast at dusk with lavish Iftars

How to make a good impression on a first business meeting