Sometimes you just need some hearty comfort food. The selection on offer at The Terrace on the Corniche’s Soulful Sunday night might not be the most photogenic, but the wholesome dishes such as beef wellington, cottage pie, casseroles and paella will leave you relaxed and satisfied.
Dhs245. Sun 7pm-11pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, West Corniche (02 694 4553).
Get rid of the midweek blues and take yourself out for lunch. The business lunch deal at Dino’s Bistro Italiano lets you choose from two or three courses of lovely Italian fare.
Dhs80 (two courses), Dhs90 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3.30pm. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5591).
Vegan ladies’ night
Pachaylen is encouraging ladies to try out a plant-based diet by offering three vegan-friendly courses for a knockdown price every Tuesday. There’s also a glass of grape thrown in too, so it’s not all depressingly healthy.
Dhs125 (including one grape). Tue 7pm-11pm. Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara. Al Salam Street (02 656 1000).
Head out to Market Kitchen between 5pm and 7pm and you can grab a three-course meal for Dhs125. It means you’ll have time to head next door for a drink at PJ O’Reilly’s afterwards, too.
Dhs125. Sat-Wed 5pm-7pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (800 101 101).
Having a barbecue is always a brilliant idea, and it’s even better when it involves fine cuts of meat from the up-market steakhouse 55&5th. Take in the views of Saadiyat Island from the pretty terrace, and sample delicious grills such as beef, lamb, chicken and seafood. We can’t imagine a better way to spend your Wednesday.
Dhs275. Wed 7pm-11pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).
Pizza and hops
With graffiti covering the walls, hot tunes and an edgy New York-inspired vibe, @District by Amalfi already knows how to attract the cool crowd. But now we have a reason to love it a little bit more. The eatery is offering unlimited pizzas and hops for less than Dhs100 every day.
Dhs99. Daily 6pm-8pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Street (800 101 101).
Munch your way through an extravagant buffet of seafood at Le Vendome. Highlights include smoked fish, bouillabaisse, prawn biriyani and ceviches.
Dhs272 (one house beverage). Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 304 8344).
Sho Flow nights
Looking for a new way of kicking off the weekend? Well now you can celebrate reaching the end of the working week with unlimited amounts of sushi, sashimi and house beverages at Sho Cho. The top tunes and views over the Grand Mosque make it even better still.
Dhs250. Thu 7pm-midnight. Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain (02 558 1117).
Diners at c.taste can enjoy unlimited burgers every Thursday from 6pm onwards, in a feat of pure gluttony. Best of all, it will cost you less than Dhs100 with soft drinks.
Dhs99 (soft drinks), Dhs149 (house beverages). Thu 6pm-10.30pm. Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 409 6512).
Wok & Roll Brunch
We guarantee that this will be the liveliest Asian meal you’ve ever had. The five-course feast at Mr Miyagi’s features favourites such as edamame beans, spring rolls, maki rolls, Thai green curry and ice cream.
Dhs290 (house beverages), Dhs390 (sparkling). Fri 3pm-6.30pm & 7.30pm-11pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (050 797 0742).
The Friday brunch at The Foundry features live stations serving tasty dishes such as beef wellington, and poke bowls, plus there’s the chance to build your own plate of creamy burrata.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs475 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Mina Street, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).
Got a thing for short ribs? Well now you can indulge all your cravings with the Saturday lunch deal at Ray’s Grill. Take in the amazing views from the 63rd floor of Jumeirah at Etihad Towers while you work your way through endless amounts of Texas barbecue, hoisin, teriyaki and Korean barbecue ribs.
Dhs300 (including one water and two grape or hops). Sat noon-3.30pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Corniche Road West (02 811 5666).
Brunch à la Parisienne
Paris is certainly one of the most glamorous cities in the world, and now you can experience the sophistiated French way of dining every Saturday at Fairways before sunbathing by the pool afterwards.
Dhs233 (including pool access). Sat noon-3pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City A (02 616 9999).