Abu Dhabi's best dining deals this weekend: August 19 to 21

Abu Dhabi's best dining deals this weekend: August 19 to 21



New menus, seasonal dishes and brunches are all on the agenda for a fantastic weekend in Abu Dhabi.

Thursday 19 August 2021

Crabs & Curries at Sontaya, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Served à la carte, Sontaya's Crabs & Curries menu showcases expertly crafted recipes such as fried soft-shell crab with citrus butter, baked mud crab with vermicelli, blue crab yellow curry and wok-fried crab. There is also a choice of aromatic curries, including tiger prawn choo chee, kingfish in dry red curry and Indonesian Wagyu beef short rib curry. Available daily, from 6pm to 11pm. 

GO: Email restaurant.saadiyat@stregis.com or call (0)2 498 8888 for reservations and more information.

Tuck into the new menu at Stratos Revolving Bar, Lounge & Grill, Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi 

As the only revolving lounge in the capital, Stratos has a reputation for Josper grilled meats and alluring cocktails. Accordingly, the sky-high venue has launched a new menu featuring Josper charred calamari, seared scallops, Wagyu beef tartare and oysters. At the same time, the selection of main courses includes meats from Canada, Australia and the USA alongside seafood platters and a plethora of sauces and sides. This new menu high above the clouds certainly matches the views.

GO: Email restaurants.lrmad@lemeridienhotels.com or call 800 101 101 for reservations and more information.

Friday 20 August 2021 

Baikingu Brunch at ZUMA Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island

A sophisticated twist on the Japanese izakaya style of informal eating and drinking. ZUMA's popular Friday brunch presents a tasting menu serving an extensive selection of dishes that includes beef tataki, vegetable gyoza, chicken tempura, fresh oysters, grilled Wagyu steak and a platter of sashimi, nigiri and maki. Guests are then encouraged to select one main course from the likes of spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, barley miso corn fed baby chicken, jumbo tiger prawn with yuzu pepper, miso-marinated black cod and roasted Boston lobster. Finally, a dessert platter featuring pecan nuts sundae, chocolate fondant, yuzu cheesecake, sorbets, ice creams, exotic fruits and chocolates end this decadent brunch. Fridays, from 12pm to 3:30pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (grape and hops) and AED 595 (Champagne and sake).

GO: Call (0)2 401 5900 for reservations and more information.

Casa De Sunset at Casa de Cuba, Yas Marina

Soak up the mesmerising sunset views of Yas Marina with a sundowner session at the vibrant Casa de Cuba. Every Saturday, Case de Sunset offers guests a chilled afternoon of delicious tapas dishes, chilled tunes and three hours of unlimited house beverages. Saturdays, from 6pm to 9pm. AED 249 (house beverages) and AED 299 (bubbly).

GO: Email info@yasmarina.com or call (0)2 565 1175 for reservations and more information.

Saturday 21 August 2021

Viaggio in Italia Saturday Brunch at Cafe Milano, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

Wind down your weekend with a menu of authentic Italian specialities handcrafted by Restaurant Chef Delfino Chiarello. Tuck into a spread of traditional antipasti, pizza Toscana and homemade Agnolotti stuffed with ricotta and pumpkin. Main courses range from pan-roasted salmon to Australian lamb rump. To finish, there will be homemade tiramisu and panna cotta. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 245 (food only) and AED 325 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)2 333 2222 for reservations and more information.

Seasonal Lotus Root Set Menu at Dai Pai Dong, Rosewood Abu Dhabi

The 'Lotus Root' set menu at Dai Pai Dong is only available throughout August. Start your celebration of the sacred flower with lotus- and shrimp-filled dim sums, sweet and sour sliced lotus, and crispy fried lotus with chilli flakes. Experience two main courses, including steamed sliced lotus with minced pork, egg yolk and mushroom, and pan-fried shrimp and lotus with coriander and sweet chilli sauce. Dessert is equally unique with sweet osmanthus lotus root. Available daily, from 12pm to 10pm. AED 218 per person.

GO: Email abudhabi.daipaidong@rosewoodhotels.com or call (0)2 813 5558 for reservations and more information.