14 to try this week
WEDNESDAY Aperitivo night
Sacci is about to become your new favourite after-work hangout. Guests can nibble their way through a selection of the finest Italian antipasti, and get four selected beverages for less than Dhs200 for two. → Dhs170 (two people). Sun-wed 6pm-8pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl (02 616 9999).
Wednesday is Middle Eastern night at Sofra bld. The huge buffet is packed with delights from across the region, featuring grilled meats, hot and cold mezzes such as hummus and fattoush salad, and a selection of very tempting desserts.
→ Dhs242. Wed 6pm-11pm. Shangri-la Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain (02 418 2513).
THURSDAY Social Thursday
The EDITION is one of the swankiest new hotels in town, and now you can kick off your weekend at stylish restaurant Market. The Social Thursday event lets you enjoy unlimited amounts of the restaurant’s signature dishes and a selection of seasonal beverages. → Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs399 (bubbly). Thu 7pm-10pm. The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen (02 208 0000).
The barbecue and hops night at Kuzbara features unlimited amounts of brilliant barbecued meats and fish, plus selected bottled hops and Spanish grape at a knockdown price.
→ Dhs226 (hops and Spanish grape), Dhs284 (grape). Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).
FRIDAY Wok & Roll Brunch
We can guarantee that this will be the
WHAT IS IT... Sushi Social at Barfly by Buddha Bar WHY GO... For unlimited amounts of colourful sushi and free-flowing house beverages for Dhs236
liveliest Asian meal you’ve ever had. The five-course feast at Mr Miyagi’s features favourites such as edamame beans, spring rolls, maki rolls, Thai green curry and Asian ice creams.
→ Dhs290 (house beverages), Dhs390 (sparkling). Fri 3pm-6.30pm & 7.30pm-11pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (50 797 0742).
Enjoy the best of Asian and Italian cuisine at this fun, buffet-style brunch. With a superb selection of dishes from Cho Gao and Spaccanapoli, you really won’t know where to start.
→ Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 616 6166).
SATURDAY Tapas bites
Kamoon are helping us to banish the January blues with a special menu of international tapasstyle plates. The delicious hot and cold specialities are available throughout January, and all the action from the AFC Asian Cup will be shown up on the big screens, too.
→ From Dhs36. Sat-wed noon-11.30pm, Thu-fri noon-12.30am. Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, West Corniche (02 657 0111).
The set menu brunch at Sontaya features Asian dishes such as duck spring rolls, dumplings, salads and pan-seared dory fish, plus all your favourite spicy stir fries, rice dishes and fragrant Thai curries. → Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs415 (house beverages). Sat 1pm-4pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (02 498 8443).
SUNDAY Tapas night
With comfy sofas 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 a bargain price.
→ Dhs110. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
(02 307 5591).
MONDAY Business lunch
Get your weekly pizza and pasta
fix by grabbing your colleagues and heading to La Mamma one lunchtime. For
Dhs75 you can get two tasty courses served in a flash by amiable waiters.
→ Dhs75. Sun-thu 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road (02 677 3333).
TUESDAY Urban kitchen
You’ll find fish and chunky chips, black-bun burgers, German currywurst, scampi, Indonesian-style satays, nuggets and all your favourite meaty treats from across the world at The Terrace on the Corniche.
→ Dhs245. Tue 7pm-11pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Corniche Road West
(02 616 9999).