Abu Dhabi’s best new brunches Beach Rotana
The latest feasts you can try in the nation’s capital
01 The Bistro
Courtyard By Marriott World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi has launched not one but two brunches at its all-day dining restaurant Bistro. The midweek night brunch features chicken mandi, kibbeh bil laban and muhammara and soft packages start from Dhs130, brunch with beverages includes Dhs250 and children between six to 12 years old pay Dhs65. You don’t have to pay a dirham for kids under six.
For the weekend brunch, expect live grill stations, grub from across the globe and a selection of wines and spirits to kick off the weekend. Appetisers include quinoa and goat cheese salad and you can try mains such as lamb mansaf and classic beef goulash. Soft packages start from Dhs150, brunch with beverages includes Dhs275 and children between six to 12 years old is Dhs75. Children under six eat free.
Courtyard By Marriott World Trade Center, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi, Tue 7pm to 11pm, from Dhs130, Thu 7pm to 11pm from Dhs150. Tel: (02) 6982222. Taxi: Marriott Courtyard, World Trade Center Mall. marriott.com
One of several new Italian restaurants to open recently in the capital, Dino’s is hosting two weekend “family style” brunches on a Friday and a Saturday.
The food is served sharingstyle and diners get four starters, four pizza options, four mains and a selection of desserts. There’s an extensive drink menu – the beverages package at Dhs190 includes frosé and signature cocktails – and the Planet Of Grapes with wine and bubbly is Dhs215. Even if you stay on the soft drinks at Dhs165, you get mocktails that come in big fishbowl glasses. Children under five eat for free and there are also kidfriendly activities including pizza making.
Pearl Rotana, Adnec, Abu Dhabi, Fri and Sat, noon to 4pm, Dhs165 to Dhs215, underfives free. Tel: (02) 3075591. Taxi: next to Adnec. rotana.com
03 The Sportsman’s Arms
Try new dishes from the recently launched a la carte menu at the pub in Zayed Sports City on both days of the weekend. For Dhs165, you’ll get one main dish from the a la carte menu and three hours of unlimited drinks. Alternatively, load up on unlimited pizzas and poutines and three hours of unlimited drinks from Dhs240.
Zayed Sports City, Al Madina Al Riyadiya, Abu Dhabi, Thu 7pm to 10pm, Fri 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 10pm, from Dhs165 to Dhs240. Tel: (02) 4471066. Taxi: ZSC. sportsmanszsc.com
The Al Zahiyah hotel has recently relaunched its Best Of The Beach Brunch, taking place every Friday throughout the summer. Diners get to sample dishes from the hotel’s restaurants such as Rodeo Grill and Prego’s including steaks, seafood, Italian, barbecue and sushi. Expect tunes from resident DJ Miki Love and live cooking stations.
Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, Fri 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dhs339 (soft), Dhs478 (house), Dhs604 (champagne). Tel: (02) 6979302. Taxi: next to Abu Dhabi Mall. rotana.com
STEAK AND MORE AT THE BISTRO