CHEAP & CHEERFUL (Dhs100-199)
BU! The family-style brunch at this Latin favourite has a separate menu for under 12s and for every adult eating, one child eats for free.
→ Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4.30pm. The Hub, The Mall at World Trade Center, Al Markaziya
(02 666 8066).
Caramel Restaurant & Lounge A lazy Saturday brunch of classy bar food dishes brought to the table.
→ Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs275 (sparkling). 1pm-4pm. The Collection at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 678 3344).
Li Jiang Pan-asian delicacies including dim sum, rice and noodle dishes at this family-friendly brunch.
→ Dhs215 (soft drinks), Dhs340 (house beverages), Dhs465 (bubbly), Dhs110 (kids aged six-11), free (kids under six). 1pm-4pm. The Ritz-carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal (02 818 8282).
Origins Kid-friendly offering, with a play zone and special buffet. Every child with a fullpaying adult eats for free, too. There’s pool access once the brunch is over.
→ Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs290 (house beverages), Dhs95 (kids under 12). 12.30pm-4pm. Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, Yas Island
(02 656 0600).
DUST OFF THE WALLET (Dhs200-299)
Cafe Milano Take a culinary tour through a different Italian region each week. All served to the table by charming staff. → Dhs285 (soft drinks), Dhs365 (house beverages). Sat noon-4pm. Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).
Carluccio’s Sharing starters and desserts and choice of main courses.
→ Dhs224 (soft drinks), Dhs305 (house beverages), Dhs339 (bubbly). Sat 11am3pm. Eastern Mangroves Promenade (02 441 3814).
Dai Pai Dong The Yum Cha brunch serves dumplings, roast meats and desserts.
→ Dhs268 (mocktails), Dhs328 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island
(02 813 5550).
Finz A seafood brunch sitting over the water. It’s relaxed and serves excellent food. Dine on a seafood tower, main courses, bisque and more.
→ Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs370 (house beverages and sparkling). 12.30pm-4pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya (02 697 9011).
Sontaya Tuck into a set menu of sharing dishes from around South-east Asia at this stunning, relaxed venue. → Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs415 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
(02 498 8888).
Stars ’N’ Bars The Saturday brunch at the sports bar offers a more laidback, family vibe than the raucous Friday offering. There’s still the same quality bar food, however, and this one is better for families.
→ Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs300 (house beverages), Dhs350 (bubbly). Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 0101).
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa The Brunch A La Parisienne is an international buffet of breakfast dishes perfect for a Saturday morning. There’s pool access, too, so you can relax once you’re fed.
→ Dhs233 (soft drinks). Noon4pm. Sas Al Nakhl
(02 616 9999).
Verso This stylish Italian venue serves super antipasti from an excellent buffet and mains to the table. There’s traditional gelato, too.
→ Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs450 (bubbly), half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Sat noon-4pm. Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl (02 510 1234).
Villa Toscana Traditional Italian dishes and great service. Expect pizzas, pastas, meats and fish of the highest quality, prepared with love.
→ Dhs210 (soft drinks), Dhs330 (premium drinks). 12.30pm-4pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Corniche Road West
(02 694 4553).
JUST BEEN PAID (Dhs300-399)
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE Head to the beach club for a laidback brunching experience of sharing food on the beach or restaurant.
→ Dhs310 (restaurant), Dhs340 (beach or terrace), Dhs580 (bubbly). 1pm-3.30pm, 4pm-6.30pm (restaurant); 1pm-4pm (beach and terrace). Golden Tulip Al Jazeera Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).