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Best of the brunch: Abu Dhabi brunches to try this summer

Whether you’re in search of a lavish buffet, party brunch or plated table brunch, these are the Abu Dhabi brunches you need to try this summer.

Thursday
Fairways at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa – Throwback Bubbalicious Thursday

Due to the popular demand, Bubbalicious extends its brunching hours into Thursday evenings with all of its popular brunch elements. Expect live stations, cocktails and retro entertainment. Thursdays, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 225 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 625 (premium beverages).

GO: Call (0)2 616 9999 for reservations and more information.

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Library Bar at The Abu Dhabi EDITION – The Writer’s Block Evening Brunch

The Writer’s Block evening brunch is ideal for those seeking post-work drinks or a lively start to the weekend, with unlimited literature-inspired beverages and four culinary chapters of delectable bites to share. Dishes on the menu include cold cuts, lobster tacos, beef tartar charcoal cones, spiced beef pizza, Wagyu skewers, teriyaki salmon and smoked chocolate truffles. Thursdays, from 6pm to 11pm (three-hour experience). AED 175 (soft beverages), AED 275 (house beverages) and AED 395 (bubbles).

GO: Email restaurantreservations.auh@editionhotels.com or call (0)2 208 0000 for reservations and more information.

Library Bar

Urban Kitchen at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi – Pan Asian Night

Sticking firmly with the heritage of the Dusit Thani brand, guests can expect an evening of aromatic and flavoursome dishes combined with renowned Thai hospitality. Highlights from the expansive buffet include Indonesian dishes such as Soto Ayam Soup and Gado Gado salad, which sit alongside Japanese sushi, sashimi and salads. Pan Asian nights also feature several live stations, including Pecking Duck, Thai Curries and Laksa Noodles. Thursdays, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 180 (soft beverages), AED 320 (house beverages) and AED 90 (children).

GO: Email reservation.table@dusit.com or call (0)2 698 8137 for reservations and more information.

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Friday
Amerigo’s at Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi, Yas Island – Acapulco Brunch

Feel like you’re touring the streets of Mexico as you enjoy colourful taco and burrito stations at this family-friendly brunch on Yas Island. Sample fresh guacamole and ceviche, indulge in grilled meats from the barbeque or sip on a refreshing glass of horchata. Desserts include churros con chocolate. Plus, pool access is included for outdoor group bookings of four or more. Fridays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 89 (children).

GO: Call (0)2 656 2412 for reservations and more information.

Amerigo's Yas Island

ANNEX at THE Abu Dhabi EDITION – Amapiano Brunch

Described as ‘the sound to which the sun turns’, Amapiano is the South African music genre taking international clubs by storm. A hybrid of deep house, jazz and lounge music provides the soundtrack to laidback Friday evenings at ANNEX. With DJ EYJEY mixing the tracks in the Lounge and free-flowing bites and beverages, it’s set to be a rhythmic evening you can’t help but vibe to. Fridays, from 5pm to 11pm. AED 288 (three-hour bites and beverages package).

GO: Email restaurantreservations.auh@editionhotels.com or call (0)2 208 0000 for reservations and more information.

ANNEX

Aqua at Rosewood Abu Dhabi – Eat-Sip-Swim-Repeat Brunch

The Eat-Sip-Swim-Repeat Brunch is the kind of event that comes to mind when you think of summer fun. Expect a live seafood station, fresh lobster tank, freshly-shucked oysters, a sashimi and sushi bar, taco station, cold cuts and healthy green options. Fridays, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 350 (food only) and AED 475 (free-flowing grape and hops).

GO: Visit www.rosewoodhotels.com or call (0)2 813 5550 for reservations and more information.

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Bab Al Qasr Hotel & ResidencesSplash The Brunch

Dive into international cuisines, from authentic Middle Eastern, Asian and European dishes to burgers and refreshing juices. There is also a mini buffet especially for children featuring kid-friendly snacks and desserts. Brunch also includes pool and beach access and two-for-one deals on water sports activities, such as kayaking and stand up paddleboards. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 249 (soft beverages) and AED 349 (house beverages). 

GO: Call (0)2 205 3026 for reservations and more information.

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Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi at The. St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort – Friday Brunch

Set on the picturesque beachfront of Saadiyat Island, Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi presents a brunch experience bursting with culinary sensations. The sharing-style menu offers dishes from the Pacific region, including sushi, salads, gyoza and light bites. Chilled beats set the mood for an afternoon of leisurely grazing and good times. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 10pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 525 (premium beverages).

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

Buddha Bar Beach

Butcher & Still at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island – Meat People Friday Brunch

Indulge in a Stateside celebration crafted by chefs Marshall Roth and Pankaj Bisht every Friday. Highlights from the menu include shrimp cocktail, Fin de Claire oysters, and bbq smoked chicken wings. Followed by sizzling steaks on the signature butcher block with USDA Prime Kansas City Striploin, southern fried chicken, and French toast. To finish, expect a decadent array of desserts, including rich red velvet and homemade chocolate chip cookies topped with homemade vanilla ice cream. Fridays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 250 (food only), AED 330 (house beverages) and AED 430 (bubbles).

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

Butcher & Still

Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant at Park Rotana – Friday Brunch

Indulge in all your brunch favourites and explore live food stations, desserts and a carvery. Expect prime rib, braised brisket, fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, complemented by bottomless beverages. Fridays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 210 (soft beverages), AED 290 (house beverages) and AED 320 (premium beverages).

GO: Call (0)2 657 3325 for reservations and more information.

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COYA Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island – COYA Friday Brunch 

The colourful Peruvian restaurant overlooking the waters of Al Maryah Island is shaking up the city’s social scene with its popular Friday celebration. Bringing three hours of authentic, flavour-filled South American dishes, the best beats and refreshing mixed drinks, paired with some of the best views in town. Dishes include grilled skewers, Chilean sea bass croquettes, beef ribs empanadas and main courses of beef ribs, corn-fed baby chicken, Chilean sea bass rice pot, miso salmon and vegetarian quinoa with ricotta cheese and pumpkin iron pot. Fridays from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 278 (soft beverages), AED 398 (house beverages) and AED 498 (premium beverages).

GO: Email reservations.ad@coyarestaurant.ae or call (0)2 306 7000 for reservations and more information.

COYA Abu Dhabi

Crust at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island – Friday Best Brunch

A family-friendly brunch highlighting Middle Eastern, Western and Asian specialities from Executive Chef Christian Buenrostro and Executive Pastry Chef Rasika Weerasinghe. Best of all, you will be able to dine from an array of table side trolleys featuring everything from melt-in-your-mouth Wagyu roast with truffle mashed potatoes to authentic Spanish seafood paella. Fridays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 210 (food only), AED 295 (house beverages) and AED 450 (bubbly).

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

Crust Brunch

Cyan Brasserie at Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi – Cyan Soirée

Explore the rich culinary heritage of France through a plated evening brunch. Cyan Soirée offers a simple yet sophisticated gastronomical journey and a creative take on France’s rich and varied culinary identity. Guests can expect a creative and generous serving of bold and delicate dishes, coupled with attentive and sincere service. The brunch also features live entertainment by vocalist and guitarist Sarah Shebani, Available on the first Friday of each month, from 6pm to 9pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages), AED 400 (french grape) and AED 500 (Champagne).

GO: Call (0)56 544 8158 for reservations and more information.

Cyan Brasserie

Dino’s Bistro Italiano at Pearl Rotana Capital CentreDino’s Weekend Brunch

With its warm, casual and friendly atmosphere, Dino’s brings you the finest Italian flavours, paired with a selection of premium beverages. Visit with your friends and family for a weekend à la carte brunch served directly to the table. An Abu Dhabi dining experience for the entire family. Fridays and Saturdays. AED 190 per person (soft beverages).

GO: Email dinos.pearl@rotana.com or call (0)2 307 5551 for reservations and more information.

Dino's

Fairways at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa – Bubbalicious Brunch

Bubbalicious gets more delicious this summer. Expect live stations, cocktails and plenty of entertainment at the family-friendly feast. International dishes on the menu include sushi, roasts and a grill, while desserts include homemade chocolates, sweets, cakes, made-to-order crepes, ice cream and sorbets. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 225 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 625 (premium beverages).

GO: Call (0)2 616 9999 for reservations and more information.

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Giornotte at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal – Chef’s Brunch

Discover The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi’s cosmopolitan Chef’s Brunch, where the world-class chefs at Giornotte artfully prepare dishes à la minute. Guests can experience live cooking and enjoy sumptuous delicacies from all over the world under one roof. Fridays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 320 (soft beverages), AED 420 (house beverages) and AED 599 (bubbly). 

GO: Email abudhabi.restaurants@ritzcarlton.com or call (0)2 818 8203 for reservations and more information.

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MATSU at Yas Links Golf Club – Sakura Brunch

Yas Island’s authentic Japanese restaurant overlooking the fairways has launched a new Sakura Friday Brunch. Enjoy a delectable Japanese brunch of authentic flavours and expertly prepared dishes. Fridays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. Prices from AED 399 per person.

GO: Call (0)2 556 0096 for reservations and more information.

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Oak Room Brunch at Oak Room, THE Abu Dhabi EDITION

The spirited Friday affair has been upgraded with interactive mixology, robust grape selections and premium bubbles. Starting with signature Oak Room Sourdough with Marmite Butter and an array of shared starters, Loch Fyne Oysters and Beef Tartar are a welcome addition. Brunchers can then choose from seven main courses, including USDA Prime Tenderloin, Phoenix Wagyu Rump, Australian Lamb Rack and classic Fish and Chips, with homemade sides and sauces. Desserts to share that include Eton Mess and Sticky Toffee pudding and crafted beverages complete the day. Fridays, from 12.30pm to 5pm. AED 245 (soft beverages), AED 385 (house beverages) and AED 485 (Champagne).

GO: Email restaurantreservations.auh@editionhotels.com or call (0)2 208 0000 for reservations and more information.

Oak Room

The Foundry at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi – Raising The Steaks Friday Brunch

The intimate and stylish steakhouse at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi serves up some of the finest cuts of meat in the city during its weekly Friday brunch. So arrive hungry and feast your way from steakhouse classics to indulgent and exotic chef creations. Sushi, tacos, bakery-fresh bread and pastries, oysters and much more, all with a choice of drink options for a brunch that ensures the celebrations flow.

GO: Email abudhabi.dine@tsogosun.com or call (0)2 818 4888 for reservations and more information.

The Foundry

Sofra bld at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

An extravagant buffet brings together the exquisite tastes of some of Shangri-La’s all-time favourites. Enjoy live cooking stations with fresh seafood, meats and pasta dishes, salads, desserts and three chocolate fountains. Beverages stalls also feature well-known international brands and delicious cocktails. Brunch also includes complimentary beach access. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 279 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages) and AED 459 (bubbly).

GO: Email restaurantreservations.slad@shangri-la.com or call (0)2 509 8555 for reservations and more information.

Sofra bld

SOLE at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers – The Summer Friday Brunch

Serving authentic Italian food and drinks, spend a relaxing Friday afternoon at SOLE and indulge in the antipasti bar and live pasta stations. In true Italian street food style, the focaccia station allows guests to customise their bread with toppings such as smoked Provola cheese, veal pancetta, baby spinach and house-made basil pesto. Seafood fans will enjoy the raw bar featuring poached Atlantic lobster tails, green-lipped mussels and plump prawns alongside a selection of sauces. For the meat-eaters, a wide choice of smoked homemade beef sausage and pancetta-wrapped meatloaf will be complemented by a varied choice of sides and condiments. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 370 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 695 (bubbles).

GO: Email etihadtowers.fbreservations@conradhotels.com or call (0)2 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

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Urban Kitchen at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi – Dusit Extraordinary Brunch

Living up to its name, the Dusit Extraordinary Brunch has everything you could want in a brunch. The expansive global selection includes fresh seafood, roasted meats, and culinary highlights from Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi’s signature restaurants, Benjarong and Namak. Innovative beverages will also be flowing throughout the afternoon. Fridays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 270 per person (soft beverages), AED 400 per person (house beverages) and AED 90 per child (soft beverages).

GO: Call (0)2 698 8137 for reservations and more information.

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Verso at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl – La Dolce Vita Brunch

Enjoy an à la carte concept of gourmet Italian food created with the finest ingredients, sourced directly from Italy. Brunch includes Italian favourites, live stations, unlimited beverages and complimentary pool access. Fridays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages) and AED 340 (premium Italian grapes and hops).

GO: Call (0)2 510 1234 for reservations and more information.


Saturday
Aqua at Rosewood Abu Dhabi – Wood & Fire Saturday Brunch

The Wood & Fire Saturday Brunch brings into play the full lineup of summer pleasures with pool access and a no-nonsense menu that will elevate your weekend. Food options include tuna tartare, flank steak, salads and a selection of desserts. Saturdays, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 310 (food only) and AED 410 (free-flowing grape and hops)

GO: Visit www.rosewoodhotels.com or call (0)2 813 5550 for reservations and more information.

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

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.

Cafe Milano Brunch

COYA Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island Fin de Semana

Offering a two-hour, four-course experience that leads you right through from the sun-soaked afternoon to the golden hours of the early evening, guests are invited to mark the end of the weekend in style with COYA’s Peruvian dishes and unbeatable views. Start with salmon tacos, cucumber and apple salad, mixed seafood ceviche, wild mushroom ceviche, kale salad, corn salad, wagyu beef baos, tuna maki rolls, chicken skewers and more. Guests are then invited to choose one main dish from a choice of slow-cooked beef ribs, grilled corn-fed baby chicken, salmon with miso or crispy potatoes with spicy tomatoes. Finally, as the journey comes to a close, diners can choose between the decadent chocolate fondant, chicha morada and churros platter. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 199 (food only) and an additional AED 169 per person for two hours off free-flowing beverages.

GO: Call (0)2 306 7000 for reservations and more information.

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Dai Pai Dong at Rosewood Abu DhabiSaturday Yum Cha Brunch

Savour Chinese specialities such as homemade noodles, dim sum and barbecued meats within a Chinese-inspired and atmosphere. Enjoy a decidedly different brunch with the ‘Yum Cha’ Dim Sum Brunch on Saturdays and experience a selection of delectable dumplings, roasted meats and desserts.​ Saturdays, from 12pm to 9pm (three-hour package). AED 298 (soft beverages)​ and AED 428 (house beverages).

GO: Email abudhabi.daipaidong@rosewoodhotels.com or call (0)2 813 5588 for reservations and more information.

Dai Pai Dong

Li Jiang at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand CanalStreet Food Late Brunch

Curated by Chef Chung, Li Jiang’s Street Food Late Brunch includes culinary food cart classics from Southeast Asia, including Korean BBQ, Peking duck, sushi and fried noodles. Li Jiang is set to spice up every Saturday evening with an extensive list of special Asian-inspired drinks. Saturdays, from 5pm to 10pm (three-hour package). Prices from AED 225 per person.

GO: Email abudhabi.restaurants@ritzcarlton.com or call (0)2 818 8282 for reservations and more information.

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VaKaVa at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad TowersBarbacoa Brunch

The pan-Latin concept’s new Saturday brunch will be available until the end of July, offering a menu of hot and cold starters and mains served rodizio style. There will also be a selection of South American sweets for desserts. Saturday, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 325 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages).

GO: Email etihadtowers.fbreservations@conradhotels.com or call (0)2 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

VaKaVa brunch

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