Humidity is starting to hit an all-time high and even though Abu Dhabi summers cease to surprise us, we still like to make the most of what there is to see and do in the city. Here, FACT brings you ten of the best Abu Dhabi brunches for you to really beat the heat.
99 SUSHI BAR & RESTAURANT: THE ZEITAKU BRUNCH
The Zeitaku brunch at 99 Sushi Bar offers a unique fine dining experience within a swanky setting with excellent views of the Arabian Gulf. Favourites from the a la carte menu have been added on to the brunch menu and include signature dishes like the Spicy Tuna Tartar with wakame seaweed, melt-in-the-mouth Salmon Flambé Nigiri with lime and the Grilled Foie Gras Nigiri with raspberry and tare sauce. Brunch concludes on a sweet note with a selection of famous mochi ice-cream complemented with a range of coffees and teas. AED 269 (soft beverages), AED 369 (house beverages) or AED 669 (premium package).
GO: Call (0)2 672 3333 for bookings and more information.
ANANTARA EASTERN MANGROVES: WEEKEND BRUNCH
Immerse in a luxurious brunch set menu featuring an ultimate selection of delicious appetizers, salads assortments, and tender meats with free-flowing beverages. The Weekend Brunch is a charming way to enjoy a magnificent four-course set menu amidst a relaxed setting. Every Friday and Saturday from 2:30pm until 4pm. AED 195 (soft beverages) and AED 295 (house beverages).
GO: Call (0)2 656 1000 for bookings and more information.
COYA ABU DHABI: FRIDAY BRUNCH
A highly delectable affair, the Friday Brunch at COYA Abu Dhabi returns with all your Peruvian favourites. The brunch is built upon established COYA Dubai favourites, including the main courses Arroz Nikkei, Papa Seca Coliflor, Pollo a la Parrilla, Costillas de Res, and Salmón a la Brasa. Each customer will also be served the full range of appetizers, side dishes and a dessert platter. Brunch at COYA is available every Friday between the hours 12:30pm and 4pm. AED 278 (soft drinks), AED 398 (house beverages) and AED 498 (premium).
GO: Call (0)2 306 7000 for bookings and more information.
DAI PAI DONG: SATURDAY YUM CHA
Nestled where Rosewood Abu Dhabi meets The Galleria, Dai Pai Dong is represented by a smoky Dragon and Phoenix. Savour Chinese delicacies such as homemade noodles and dim sum, as well as barbecued meats. Stunning design complete with Chinese artwork and artefacts, a live show kitchen and a stylish speakeasy creates a welcoming ambience. Enjoy a decidedly different brunch with the “Yum Cha” Dim Sum seated brunch and experience a selection of delectable dumplings, roasted meats and desserts served to your table. Every Saturday from 12pm until 9pm – just pick a three-hour window of your choice. AED 268 (soft beverages) and AED 388 (house beverages).
GO: Call (0)2 813 5550 for bookings and more information.
GIORNOTTE: CHEF’S LUNCH
Like its name, which blends the Italian words for “day” and “night”, Giornotte celebrates the abundance of having it all. Inspired by an Italian villa, the restaurant offers an expansive dining room and a delightful wood-and-brick patio with garden views. Discover the cosmopolitan Chef’s Lunch prepared à la minute by the chefs at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal and enjoy gourmet dining from all over the world. Extending from succulent Wagyu beef to a wide range of seafood options. Every Friday from 1pm until 4pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages) and AED 599 (bubbly).
GO: Call (0)2 818 8815 for bookings and more information.
LOCA: FRIDAY BRUNCH
It’s time to go LOCA as brunch has returned to the lively venue of Al Maryah Island. Mexican food outside of Mexico has always been synonymous with ‘Tex-Mex’ fast food style eateries. Loca has broken that mould with their chef hailing from Mexico City; the menu boasts authentic dishes from all over that part of Latin America. With a variety of settings for dining, drinking, watching sport or just socializing with friends. Call and book ahead to avoid disappointment! Every Friday from 12pm until 5pm. AED 135 (soft beverages) and AED 210 (house beverages).
GO: Call (0)2 582 3639 for bookings and more information.
MARCO’S NEW YORK ITALIAN: FRIDAY BRUNCH
Marco’s New York Italian at The Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is back with their family-style Friday brunch that is guaranteed to satisfy all taste buds. Taking place every Friday between 12pm and 4pm, diners are offered a special brunch set menu, featuring an array of options to satisfy different tastes. Sharing starters including crispy Calamari, Quarter Salad, Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad, Crispy New York Buffalo Wings and American Hot Pizza. For the main course, guests can choose between Risotto Funghi E Tartoufo, Mac and Cheese Al Fungi, oven-baked Black Cod and Cannelloni Al Funghi with Cheese Sauce. Saving the best for last, sharing desserts will be served, including Mr. White’s Tiramisu, Warm Chocolate Brownie and Classic 1930’s New York Knickerbocker Glory. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house package), children under six years dine for free and children between the ages of six and 12 will receive a 50% discount.
GO: Call (0)2 654 3238 for bookings and more information.
MR. MIYAGI’S: WOK & ROLL BRUNCH
Welcome to Mr. Miyagi’s the home of good Asian food on Yas Island. It’s time to brunch with the Wok and Roll Friday brunch which includes five courses of food, unlimited drinks and the opportunity to sing your heart out at karaoke- sounds like a fun Friday to us! Fridays from 12pm until 3pm, 4pm until 7pm or 8pm until 11pm. AED 249 (house beverages).
GO: Call (0)2 565 1150 for bookings and more information.
TAMBA: FRIDAY BRUNCH
Tamba’s Indian-inspired menu has been wowing diners in the capital and picked up numerous accolades along the way. Now you can brunch at Tamba and experience the exciting global flavours for which the restaurant is renowned. Enjoy Spicy Tuna Chur-Muri and Oysters before digging into the Bombay Bhaji Rolls and Lamb Kebab. Make sure you save room for dessert as Tamba has some of the most popular sweet treats in town including The Break-Up and aptly named Sticky Situation. Brunch at Tamba runs every Friday from 12:30pm – 4pm. AED 195 (soft package) and AED 295 (house beverage package).
GO: Call (0)2 672 8888 for bookings and more information.
THE FOUNDRY: RAISING THE STEAKS ‘AT THE TABLE’ BRUNCH
Brunch returns to popular steakhouse The Foundry at the Southern Sun Abu Dhabi. The Raising The Steaks concept has been tweaked and is now served at the table. Enjoy starters of foie gras, sushi and a whole lot more, before moving onto a choice of one main course from a delicious selection of cuts. Finish your brunch with the chef’s selection of à la minute desserts dressed to perfection. Fridays from 12:30pm until 3:30pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED325 (house beverages) and AED 99 (children aged between six and 12 years).
GO: Call (0)2 818 4888 for bookings and more information.