Sometimes you just need some hearty comfort food. The plates 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 and paella will leave you relaxed and satisfied.
Dhs245. Sun 7pm-11pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, West Corniche (02 694 4553).
While there’s nothing wrong with a classic beef burger with a bit of cheese and salad, you can’t beat a proper gourmet patty that’s so juicy you need to mop your chin after. The new Grand Burgers menu at Grills @ Chill’O is the very definition of extra. Take your pick from wagyu beef, rabbit and camel options, and enjoy a hearty portion of hand-cut fries with it, too.
Prices vary. Daily 9am-11.30pm. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche Road (02 813 7777).
Are you a fan of a late lunch or early dinner? Or simply can’t live without your mid-afternoon snack/small meal?
Well now you can get 50 percent off everything at Hemmingway’s from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.
Prices vary. Daily 2.30pm-6.30pm.Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi, Corniche West (02 681 1900).
Girls can get three courses of tasty Thai food plus two hours of unlimited house beverages, while gents can enjoy three courses and a house beverage at this most raucous of karaoke nights at Mr Miyagi’s. Start warming up those vocal cords now.
Dhs99. Tue 5pm-1am. Yas Marina, Yas Island (050 797 0742).
The aperitivo deal at Todd English’s Olives makes it very easy to imagine that you’re sitting by the canals of the real Venice. There are unlimited bar bites and house beverages for a whole two hours.
Dhs100. Sun-Wed 6pm-8pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 404 1941).
We love getting glammed up and taking a selfie or two (come on, we all do it) but sometimes we want to go out for
a lunch that’s a bit more casual. The lunch offer at PJ O’Reilly’s is ideal, and it also includes two house beverages.
Dhs99. Sat-Thu noon-3pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Street (800 101 101).
Endless dim sum
Shang Palace has launched a new menu of the tasty dumplings, and you can sample it all as part of its tremendous all-you-can-eat lunch deal.
Dhs115. Daily noon-2.30pm. Shang Palace, Shangri La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri (02 509 8888).
Grapes and grills
This end-of-the-working-week celebration at Origins lets you kick off the weekend with free-flowing grape, crisp salads, decadent desserts and of course, more grilled meats than you’ve probably eaten before in your life (or before you moved to Abu Dhabi at least). Is it Thursday yet?
Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs340 (house beverages), Dhs425 (bubbly). Thu 7pm-11pm. Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 0600).
Lively bar Loca doesn’t just provide top nights out, it’s also got a wallet-friendly midday deal. The two-course business lunch menu has been refreshed for 2019 to include some of the eatery’s most popular dishes such as jumbo shrimp salad and fajitas filled black Angus beef and cheese or mixed vegetables. There are tortilla chips with guac and salsa thrown in, too.
Dhs95. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island(02 582 3639).
As well as grilled meats and loads of live stations, brunch at The Village also includes pool and beach access, so you can collapse on a sunbed after yet again eating your own body weight in pizza and pasta.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs389 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-4pm. Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 644 6666).
Stars ’n’ Stripes
When it comes to stodgy dishes, there’s nothing like American food. So if you’re still feeling weary after your Thursday-night partying, head down to Hamilton’s Gastropub to feast on USA-style burgers and hot dogs.
Prices vary. Fri 6pm-11pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).
Rock & Roast
Finish the weekend off on a high with a night of roast meats and top tunes at Glo. Take in the views over the water and city skyline as you feast on roast beef and chicken, plus a selection of fresh seafood. You can wash it all down with free-flowing grape as well.
Dhs220. Sat 1pm-5pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).
Steakhouse The Foundry has started opening its doors from 6pm, and to encourage us to head out a bit earlier to enjoy our steaks and grilled meats, it is offering 50 percent off everything on the food menu until 7pm.
The deal is available every day except for Thursdays.
Prices vary. Fri-Wed 6pm-7pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).