Review: Fancy pub grub from a revamped menu
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Time Out Says

When one of your favourite bars has a revamp it can be cause for concern. We’ve always loved Stills, it’s a little bit classy but still knows how to have a good time (a little like the Time Out Abu Dhabi team perhaps?). The drinks deals are good, the bar food has always been excellent and the Friday brunch is one of the most fun in the city.

So it is with slight trepidation that we approach the venue after a mini makeover and menu overhaul. We should have known we needn’t have worried. As we sit outdoors, enjoying the sun-trap of a terrace, we’re reminded why we hold this place in such high regard.

Staff are genuinely friendly and tell us that there’s a new menu, there are specials available and give us time to look and ask any questions.

We don’t need long to decide on some new items and a few old favourites. There are three choices of flatbread. It comes with caramelised onions, feta, tomatoes, pesto, rocket and balsamic as standard, but you can also add lamb with rosemary and mint or prawns if you want to jazz it up a little more. We have the standard version and the sweet, salty, acidic mix works perfectly. We’ll be back for this again (maybe with lamb).

The spinach salad is enough to share. It’s loaded with chunks of grilled halloumi, candied walnuts, strawberries, tomatoes and cucumber before being drizzled with a raspberry vinaigrette. Perhaps too sweet for some, it works for us.

The burger uses top-quality beef. The juicy patty, dripping with melted cheese benefits from the crunch of lettuce, onions and tomato and gherkins. We could do without the mushroom, but it’s a minor niggle really.

Meet the new Stills, just as great as the old Stills.

The bill (for two)
1x Stills flatbread Dhs55
1x baby spinach salad Dhs65
1x The Stills Burger Dhs135
1x Sabella mocktail Dhs32
1x soda water Dhs19
Total (including taxes) Dhs306

The bottom line

Some of the finest gastropub grub you’ll find.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff  | 04 Apr 2018

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FacilitiesDine In
Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
Show number +971 2 6563053 02 656 3333
Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Yas Plaza

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