The Main Affair at Café Mandarina
Mandarina serves a varied international and Middle Eastern menu, and the highlight is the appropriately named The Main Affair. It’s a dish you’ll have to order one day in advance but it’s worth planning ahead. Served on a massive wooden platter, a braised leg of lamb is slow-cooked till tender and generously spiced with cumin, cinnamon and ginger. It’s so big it’ll feed four people.
Mandara Equestrian Club, Al Shahama, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Thur 10am to 11pm, Fri 2pm to midnight. Tel: (02) 5645770. Taxi: Mandara Equestrian Club, near Emirates Park Zoo. cafemandarina.com