Nothing gets you through the stresses of the working day like tasty Asian food. Cho Gao is offering a special deal that includes a main, lime cheesecake and a soft drink for a price so decent you could even treat a few work colleagues to it.
Dhs75 (noodle or stir fry), Dhs85 (fish or meat). Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 616 6166).
Pizza and hops
Sometimes it’s the simple things that taste the best, and it’s very hard to beat the formidable combination of fresh and crispy pizza with a cool glass of hops. The smart people at Pool & Beach at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort have cottoned on to this and are bringing us a great deal on seafood pizzas and our favourite refreshing beverages.
Dhs120 (pizza and hops). Daily noon-5.30pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8829).
Are you a fan of a late lunch or early dinner? Or can you simply not live without your mid-afternoon snack/small meal?
Well now you can get 50 percent off everything on the food menu 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).
You can sample dishes from across Asia for less than Dhs100 at the new themed night at c.taste, and with a make-your-own Thai curry station, live grills and more, it’s impossible not to have a great time.
Dhs99 (soft drinks), Dhs159 (house beverages), Dhs189 (bubbly). Tue 6pm-10.30pm. Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 409 6512).
BU! Trinity has one of our favourite outdoor terraces in the city, so we’re thrilled to see that it’s launching a barbecue night. Tuck into unlimited amounts of Latin-inspired meats such as pollo asado, and you can finish it all off with baskets of yummy churros.
Dhs160 (food), Dhs95 (hop bucket). Tue 6pm-11pm. The Hub at The Mall at The World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi (02 666 8066).
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).
Queen of Hearts
Created for International Women’s Day, the Queen of Hearts afternoon tea is inspired by female icons and features meringues, finger sandwiches, loose-leaf teas and many other dainty delicacies.
Dhs195. Daily 2pm-6pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, West Corniche (02 694 4553).
The name might be a bit of a mouthful, but there’s really nothing not to love about the Seafoodelicious night at Essence. Work your way through an extensive buffet of fresh seafood, cooked and prepared in a variety of ways.
Dhs289 (food), Dhs428 (house beverages), Dhs140 (kids aged six to 12). Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9011).
Chocolate addiction is a common affliction, and sometimes it’s best just to indulge it. The new chocolate afternoon tea at Majlis Lobby Lounge features chocolate opera cake, chocolate brûlée, white chocolate cheesecake, chocolate truffles and more.
Dhs220. Thu 3pm-9pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).
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).
There’s a new brunch at Y bar over on Yas Island. The à la carte offerings are inspired by cuisine from the streets of New York and there’s the bonus of happy hour offers on drinks afterwards until 9pm.
Dhs159 (soft drinks), Dhs259 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4.30pm. Yas Island Rotana, Yas Island (02 656 4155).
Rock & Roast
Finish the weekend off on a high note with a night of roast meats and top tunes at Aqua. Take in the views over the water and city skyline as you feast on roast beef and chicken, plus a selection of fresh seafood.
Dhs220. Sat 1pm-5pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).
There are few better ways of spending a Saturday afternoon than with a barbecue, and the American-style one at BBQ Al Qasr features short ribs, wagyu and much more. Any excuse to visit the glorious Emirates Palace is fine by us.
Dhs520 (two people), Dhs990 (four people). Sat 1pm-3.30pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7999).