The Retreat

Bar review: A lounge bar overlooking the driving range at Abu Dhabi Golf Club
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Time Out Says

After a round on the golf course there’s nothing better than a pint and a bite to eat on a charming al fresco terrace.

But The Retreat isn’t solely for those sporting plus fours and a driver – the outside area is equally appealing for hotel guests and visitors without a golfing handicap too. The large outdoor area is the best place to pull up a chair and enjoy the views of the course. Inside there’s a typical sports bar vibe, with big screens and range of high and low seating.

Food-wise there’s a petite menu but everything you’d expect to see on there is present and correct – from burgers to nachos, fish and chips and more.

It’s all fine – if nothing special. The boneless wings come with a choice of rubs, from barbecue to Samurai or fire cracker. If you like your wings spicy then opt for the latter, which are tasty and warming rather than burn-your-tongue fiery.

The Aged Mac is disappointing though, being overly rich, creamy and lacking any kind of bite in the pasta or tang from any cheese – even though we’re told it has gruyère, cheddar and Parmesan in. It’s a bit bland, though the panko crust gives it a nice crunch.

The setting is charming and the menu has potential, but dishes just lack a bit of oomph that would see us hurrying back.

By Time Out staff  | 26 Feb 2020

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FacilitiesDine In
Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
12:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMMonday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMThursday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMFriday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Show number 02 616 9999
Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City, Golf Club - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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