The best brunches, afternoon teas and foodie experiences on offer in the capital this weekend.
Thursday 14 January 2021
Let’s Braai at Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa:
Kick-off the weekend with a uniquely South African culinary journey at Fairways restaurant. Expect a South African influenced menu of Boerewors, chicken skewers, beef tenderloin sliders, striploin steak, grilled portobello mushrooms, braaibroodjie, bobotie, loeksisters, crisp peppermint tart and unlimited beverages that include sangria, hops and klippies. Thursdays from 7pm to 10pm. AED 175 (soft beverages) and AED 275 (unlimited hops).
GO: Call (0)2 616 9999 for reservations and more information.
Tuck into a Thursday Steak Feast at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi:
The Thursday Steak Feast at The Foundry returns for 2021, inviting guests to enjoy a selection of signature dishes served directly to the table. The menu includes multi-servings of steakhouse classics, including freshly-shucked oysters, crisp salads and top-quality cuts. Thursdays from 7pm to 10pm. AED 265 (soft beverages), AED 365 (house beverages) and AED 110 (children aged six to twelve years old).
GO: Call (0)2 818 4888 for reservations and more information.
Friday 15 January 2021
Eat, Play, Laugh Brunch at Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi:
The fun Eat, Play, Laugh brunch is back at sundrenched all-day-dining restaurant Kuzbara, featuring a delicious buffet with cuisines from around the globe alongside several live stations. For the child in you, giant Jenga, darts and foosball will bring some fun antics to the afternoon, accompanied by the latest hits and old-time favourites from the hotel’s resident DJ. Fridays from 12pm to 4pm. AED 260 (soft drinks), AED 375 (house beverages) and AED 415 (Italian bubbles).
GO: Call (0)2 304 7777 for reservations and more information.
Enjoy a new after-brunch package at Cooper’s:
If Friday brunch until 4pm is not enough or you prefer to enjoy a later start on the weekend, Cooper’s at Park Rotana Abu Dhabi have just the offer for you! Sip on unlimited selected house beverages while catching up with friends or watching your favourite sporting fixtures. Enjoy unlimited drinks for three hours inclusive of bottled hops, house spirits, grapes and selected cocktails. Fridays from 4pm to 7pm. AED 99 (ladies) and AED 149 (gentlemen).
GO: Call (0)2 657 3325 for reservations and more information.
Saturday 16 January 2021
Tea on the Terrazza at The Abu Dhabi EDITION:
Experience a not so traditional, Mediterranean-inspired afternoon tea on the beautiful veranda at Alba Terrace. Indulge in the Instagram-worthy meringue peaked charcoal croissants, alongside savoury options that include mini avocado and egg on rye bread, baby burrata and prosciutto with grilled peach. The afternoon tea also features 24 tea and coffee options to try. Daily from 1pm to 6pm. AED 120 (tea and coffee) and AED 168 (two-hours of bubbles).
GO: Call (0)2 208 0000 for reservations and more information.
Visit the new Lobster Lounge at Jumeriah at Saadiyat Island Resort:
Located on the luxury five-star resort’s rooftop, this new pop-up concept offers an exceptional selection of dishes, coupled with beverage pairings. From a classic frito misto including lobster, squid and prawns served with homemade chips to a heart-warming lobster risotto complemented by a Parmesan cloud and topped with Confit Salmon. Other highlights from the Lobster Lounge menu include the langoustine gnocchi sardi and trofie Manchego served with French basil pesto, stewed cherry tomato, espelette chilli and balsamic. Visit for sundowners and complete the experience with beautifully crafted cocktails. Daily from 4:30pm to 12:30am.
GO: Call (0)2 811 4444 for reservations and more information.