14 to try this week
WEDNESDAY Seafood night
Sacci is celebrating seafood. Fresh Àsh and shellàsh is cooked to your liking at the live cooking stations, while the huge antipasti buffet features bruschetta, calamari and salads. → Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs385 (house beverages). Wed 7pm11pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl
(02 616 9999).
Asian supper club
Vietnamese cuisine involves a great variety of dishes, and the supper club at Hoi An takes away the difàcult decision of choosing what to order by offering a huge spread of specialities in one go. → Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (house beverages). Daily 6pm8pm. Shangri-la Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi (02 509 8555).
THURSDAY Dim sum lunch
Whether you like them fried or steamed, Àlled with chicken, beef, vegetables or prawns, you’ll Ànd all your favourite dumplings at the dim sum lunch at cool Cantonese restaurant Dai Pai Dong. It’s also less than Dhs100 a head. What a bargain!
→ Dhs98. Sun-thu noon3pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).
Good food night
If anyone knows how to do good food, then it’s Italians. The Buon Cibo nights feature antipasti, unlimited pizza, a main course and dessert for less than Dhs200.
→ Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs189 (house beverages). Thu 7pm11pm. Soàtel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche Road (02 813 7777).
FRIDAY Stack them up
Today is your last chance to make the most of the all-caneat pancakes offer at New York burger joint Bareburger. Stack them as high as you like for Dhs35.
→ Dhs35. Daily 8amnoon. Marina Mall, Corniche Breakwater (02 441 1723).
Fridays have become extra tasty with the arrival of the braai night at Hytes rooftop bar. Take some incredible shots of the skyline (and get them straight on Instagram, obvs) and work your way through an enticing array of traditional South African cuisine. This includes boerewors, skilpadjies, braai boodjies and homebaked desserts.
→ Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs229 (house beverages). Fri 7pm11pm. Southern
Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya (02 818 4888).
SATURDAY Yaki dinner
From edamame beans to sushi to gyoza dumplings, Japanese food is just sensational.
Now you can enjoy Àve courses of this fascinating cuisine when you sample the set menu at Kaizen. → Dhs235. Sat-wed 6pm10pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 404 1921).
The set-menu brunch at Sontaya features tasty Asian dishes such as duck spring rolls, dumplings, salads and panseared dory Àsh, plus all your favourite stir-fries, rice dishes and fragrant Thai curries. And there’s pool access thrown in, too.
→ Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs415 (house beverages). Sat 1pm4pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (02 498 8443).
SUNDAY Tapas night
With comfy sofas, cosy corners and a huge selection of grape, The Warehouse is one of the coolest places in the city to enjoy some good conversation and quality food and drink. It is offering a choice of tasty Spanish tapas from 4pm to 8pm for Dhs110 per person. → Dhs110. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
(02 307 5591).
MONDAY Rice and spice evening
From creamy risotto and exotic paella, to spicy biryani and kabsa, so many of the world’s best dishes are ricebased. Get a huge selection of rice and noodle recipes, plus meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes, every Monday at the ever-classy Terrace on the Corniche.
→ Dhs245 Mon 7pm11pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Corniche Road West
(02 694 4553)
TUESDAY Seafood lunch
Break up the working week by escaping to Flooka one lunchtime.
The weekday deal includes 500g of grilled or fried fresh Àsh, three mezzes and a scoop of ice cream for less than Dhs100.
→ Dhs95. Sun-thu noon3pm. Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Dhafeer Street (02 441 8244).
WHAT IS IT... The white-truffle themed menu at BICE WHY GO... The truffle-infused dishes, including carpaccio and risotto, are only available until November 30