In April 2018, FACT will be hosting the 4th annual Fact Dining Awards Abu Dhabi. This is your chance to vote for your favourite venues and win prizes! But before the voting goes live, we are publishing a long list of potential nominees, and we want your input. Browse through the list to see if your favourites are listed, and if we are missing a worthy contender, give us a shout at awards@fact-magazine.com.

Not all of these venues will make the final list, but your feedback will matter.

ITALIAN

Roberto’s Abu Dhabi – The Galleria

Spaccanapoli – Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi

Bice – Jumeirah At Etihad Towers

Pappagallo – Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

Circo – Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

Villa Toscana – The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Prego’s – Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Cafe Milano – Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi

Sacci – The Westin Abu Dhabi

Frankie’s – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

LEBANESE

Byblos Sur Mer – Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

Li Beirut – Jumeirah At Etihad Towers

Mijana – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Rozanah – Yas Marina

Al Mayass – Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Sambusek – Rosewood Abu Dhabi

JAPANESE

Benihana – Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Tori No Su – Jumeirah At Etihad Towers

Koi – The Collection, Saadiyat Island

Zuma – Al Maryah Island

Sho Cho – Souq Qaryat Al Beri

Inakaya – Venetian Village

Sushi 99 – The Galleria

Cafe sushi – Fairmont Bab al Bahr

SushiSan – Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi

PUB GRUB

Captain’s Arms – Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant – Park Rotana Abu Dhabi

Heroes – Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi

McGettigans – Al Raha Beach Hotel

The Sportsman’s Arms – Zayed Sports City

Belgian Cafe – Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub – Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

The Tavern English Pub – Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Porter – Grand Millenium Al Wahda

CHINESE

Shang Palace – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Hakkasan – Emirates Palace

Shanghai Surprise – Al Diar Capital Hotel

P.F. Chang’s – Various Locations

Dai Pai Dong – The Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi

INDIAN

Ushna – The Souq Qaryat-Al Beri

Tamba – The Hub, World Trade Centre Mall

Indigo – Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Peppermill – Eastern Mangroves Promenade

Angar – Yas Viceroy

Punjab Grill – Venetian Village

Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor – Nation Galleria

Rangoli – Yas Island Rotana

FRENCH

Bentley Kitchen – Galleria Mall

Le Beaujolais – Mercure Centre Hotel

Bord Eau – Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri

Barocco – Royal Rose Hotel

Brasserie Flo – Venetian Village

La Petite Maison – The Galleria

ARABIC

Hubbly Bubbly – Holiday Inn Airport Road

Kahraman – Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

Barouk – Crowne Plaza Yas Island

Mezlai – Emirates Palace

Kamoon – Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana

Atayeb – Yas Viceroy

Al-Fanar – Venetian Village

NORTH AMERICAN

49er’s The Gold Rush – Al Diar Dana Hotel

Caramel Restaurant & Lounge – The Collection, Saadiyat Island

Stars ‘N’ Bars – Yas Island

Redstar Bistro – Various Locations

TGI Friday – Various Locations

Texas Roadhouse – Yas Mall

Denny’s – Tourist Club Area

LATIN AMERICAN

Chamas – Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

Noche – Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi

Amerigos – Park Inn By Radisson, Yas Island

El Sombrero – Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

BU! – The Hub, World Trade Centre Mall

Asia De Cuba – The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Toro Toro – Etihad Towers

Loca – The Galleria

Coya – The Galleria

SEAFOOD

Turquoiz Beach Restaurant and Lounge – St Regis Saadiyat Island

Sayad – Emirates Palace

Finz – Beach Rotana

Fishmarket – Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

P&C by Sergi Arola  – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Catch – Abu Dhabi Corniche

Flooka – Eastern Mangroves Promenade

THAI

Benjarong – Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Pachaylen – Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa By Anantara

Talay – Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

Lemongrass – The Galleria

Royal Orchid Restaurant – Salam Street

Desert Lotus Thai Bistro & Sushi – One To One Hotel

TEA ROOM

Le Cafe – Emirates Palace

Tea Lounge – The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Alba – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

The Library – Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas

Lobby Lounge – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Observation Deck 300 – Jumeirah At Etihad Towers

Al Meylas – Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi

The Lounge – The Westin Abu Dhabi

The Lobby Lounge – Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi

CAFÉ

Central Grounds – Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi

Jones The Grocer – Various Locations

WhEAT – Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

Leopold’s of London – The Galleria

Joud Cafe – Al Bateen

Fifth Street Cafe – Courtyard By Marriott, World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi

No57 Boutique Cafe – Al Marasy

Pascal Tepper French Bakery – Muroor Road

Cafe Diego – Nation Galleria Mall

Cafe 302 – Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana

ALL-DAY DINING

The Terrace on the Corniche – The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Aqua – Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Silk Route Cafe – Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi

Sofra-Bld – Shangri La Qaryat Al Beri

Rosewater – Jumeirah At Etihad Towers

Latest Recipe – Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

Bistro – Courtyard By Marriott, World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi

Al Bathna – The Armed Forces Offices Club

C. Taste – Centro Capital Centre

Khayal – Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi

Ginger Restaurant – Park Rotana Abu Dhabi

INTERNATIONAL

Choices – Yas Island Rotana

Trader Vic’s – Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Choices – Yas Island Rotana

CuiScene – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Market Kitchen – Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

Ingredients – Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa By Anantara

Urban Kitchen – Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Crust – Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi

MEDITERRANEAN

Giornotte – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Safina – Saadiyat Beach Club

The Beach House – Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas

Kuzbara – Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi

Oléa – St. Regis Saadiyat Island

18 Degrees – Hyatt Capital Gate

Todd English’s Olives – Venetian Village

Eat Greek – The Galleria

BAR

Stills – Crowne Plaza Yas Island

Iris – Yas Island

Ray’s Bar – Jumeriah At Eithad Towers

Jazz Bar & Dining – Hilton Abu Dhabi

Barfly by Buddha Bar – Venetian Village

Jazz & Fizz Bar – Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Vincent’s – Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi

Hidden Bar – Rosewood Abu Dhabi

the retreat – The Westin Abu Dhabi

Appaloosa – Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi

Y Bar – Yas Island Rotana

LOUNGE

Stratos – Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

Zsa Zsa – Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi

Skylite Rooftop Lounge – Yas Viceroy

Up & Below – Courtyard By Marriott World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi

Blu Sky Lounge & Grill – Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

Velocity – Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi

Thirsty 1st bar & Lounge – Holiday Inn Airport Road

De La Costa – Saadiyat Beach Club

STEAKHOUSE

The Forge – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

The Foundry – Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

Butcher & Still – Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi

55&5th, The Grill – The St. Regis Saadiyat Island

Rodeo Grill – Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Marco Pierre White – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

The Meat Co. – Souk Qaryat Al Beri

JW Steakhouse – Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi

The Grill – Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi

Nusr-Et – The Galleria

The Capital Grill – Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

COFFEE HOUSE

Starbucks – Various Locations

Tim Horton’s – Various Locations

Costa – Various Locations

Mugg & Bean – Various Locations

Gloria Jean’s – Various Locations

The Coffee Club – Various Locations

AL FRESCO DINING

BBQ Al Qasr – Emirates Palace

Beach House – Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Afya – Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al-Beri

Asia De Cuba – The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Li Jiang – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Cipriani – Yas Marina

Cabana9 – Saadiyat Beach Club

Finz – Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Acropolis – Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

Puesta del Sol – Fairmont Bab Al BAhr

CASUAL DINING

Bentley Kitchen – The Galleria

Tashas – Al Bateen

Cafe Bateel – Various Locations

Nando’s – World Trade Centre Mall

Petek Restaurant & Sweets – Al Markaziyah

Carluccio’s – Various Locations

Taqado Mexican Kitchen – The Galleria

Cafe 302 – Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana

IN-MALL

Carluccio’s Various Locations

Shakespeare & Co. – Yas Mall

Cafe Bateel – Various Locations

Paul Café – Various Locations

Kosebasi – Al Wahda Mall

Biryani Pot – The Galleria

Giraffe – Yas Mall

SOUTH EAST ASIAN

Cho Gao – Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi

Noodle Box – Yas Viceroy

Sontaya – The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Li Jiang – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Cho Gao Marina Walk – Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

Rouge – Hilton Capital Grand

POOL BAR

Balcon Lounge & Terrace – Southern Sun Hotel Abu Dhabi

Nahaam – Jumeirah At Etihad Towers

Shams Pool Bar – Radisson Blu Yas Island

The Pool Deck – Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa By Anantara

Breeze – Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Eclipse, Terrace Lounge – Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi

Glo – Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Grills@Chill’O – Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Splash poolside bar – Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi

FRIDAY BRUNCH

Sky Brunch – 18 Degrees, Hyatt Capital Gate

Friday Marina Brunch – Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

Raising The Steaks Brunch – Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

The St. Regis Friday Brunch – The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Friday Brunch at Olea – The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Bubbalicious – The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

Friday Best Brunch – Four Season Hotel Abu Dhabi

Sushi San Omakase Brunch – Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi

Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant – Park Rotana Abu Dhabi

Devine Table Brunch, Market Kitchen – Le Royal Meridien

Eat.Play.Laugh Brunch – Kuzbara – Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi

INDEPENDENT WEEKEND BRUNCH

Friday Brunch, Catch – Abu Dhabi Corniche

Fiesta Del Sol Brunch – BU! – The Hub World Trade Centre Mall

Weekend Brunch – Carluccio’s – Various Locations

Friday Brunch – Jazz@PizzaExpress – The Hub World Trade Centre Mall

Safina – Saadiyat Beach Club

Friday Brunch , Zuma – Al Maryah Island

Friday Brunch, Coya – Al Maryah Island

Lazy Lunch, Tamba – The Hub World Trade Centre Mall

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FRIDAY BRUNCH

Giornotte – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Best of the Beach Brunch – Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Friday Brunch – Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel And Resort

Sofra Bld – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Munch the Friday Brunch – Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas

Friday Fairmont Brunch – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

The Aqua Brunch – Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Stills Picnic Brunch – Crowne Plaza Yas Island

BUSINESS LUNCH

Asia de Cuba – The St. Regis Hotel, Nation Riviera

BOA Steakhouse – Eastern Mangroves Promenade

Catch – Abu Dhabi Corniche

Flooka – Eastern Mangroves Promenade

Shang Palace – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Todd English’s Olives – Venetian Village

Villa Toscana – The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Zuma – The Galleria

VALUE FOR MONEY

Tarbouche – World Trade Centre Souq

Bonna Annee – Tourist Club Area

Pizza Di Rocco – Various Locations

Barbacoa – Khalifa City A

HWY 55 – Muroor

Le Boulanger – Al Khaleej Park

De Thali – Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre

Mora Levantine – Al Zahiyah

FUSION

Market Kitchen – Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

BU! – The Hub World Trade Centre Mall

Teatro – Park Rotana Abu Dhabi

Tamba – The Hub World Trade Centre Mall

Koi Restaurant & Lounge – The Collection, Saadiyat Island

Smoking Doll – Various Locations

Switch – Al Bateen

NEWCOMER

99 Sushi – The Galleria

Nolu’s Downtown – The Galleria

Parmigiana – Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Eat Greek – The Galleria

Coya Abu Dhabi – The Galleria

La Petite Maison – The Galleria

Loca – The Galleria

Toro Toro – Etihad Towers

Cho Gao Marina Walk – Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

Filini Garden – Yas Island