Spread across three levels, Azura Panoramic Lounge offers mesmerizing views of the Abu Dhabi Corniche and the Gulf. The menu is a mix of Arabic mezze, sandwiches and sushi. So after a long week in work, feast on some delectable dishes, watch the sun set and enjoy a relaxing start to the weekend.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, 02 694 4553
This beachside restaurant is named after the famous explorer Vasco Da Gama, the menu is inspired by Vasco Da Gama’s exploration route. Choose to dine on the deck and enjoy spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf.
Hilton Abu Dhabi, 02 681 1900
Located at the Nation Riviera Beach Club, Catch offers some of the best views of the Arabian Gulf in the city. The stylish décor and coral tones exude a sense of class and refinement. Be sure to try the blow torch dynamite rolls, sure to add a sense of excitement to your dining experience.
Catch, 02 611 0909
Located within the Venetian Village, at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Inakaya is set along the shores of Abu Dhabi’s Grand Canal. Inakaya presents a distinctive dining experience called robatayaki, a Japanese grilling art that is as much a performance as it is a way of cooking. As you enter the restaurant you immediately feel that you have left Abu Dhabi and arrived in Japan.
Inakaya, 02 404 1921
Finz is nestled behind Beach Rotana on a quiet corner of the hotel’s shore. The view across the water is pristine as it overlooks the tree lined promenade of Al Maryah Island. This scenic spot is perfect for lounging or indulging in some fine seafood.
Beach Rotana, 02 697 9000
Asia de Cuba
Chino-Latino favourite Asia de Cuba is a place to see and be seen especially on the beach deck at weekends. Vibrant Latin sounds and flavoursome cuisine inspired by Havana’s Chinatown make this venue unique. The vibe is always good on the colourful outdoor terrace, whisking guests to the heady heights of Cuban night’s right here on our very own Corniche.
Asia de Cuba, 02 699 3333
Featuring a new generation of fusion cuisine Bentley Bistro & Bar blends classic French recipes with Europe’s contemporary dining influences. Located on Al Maryah Island, Bentley Bistro & Bar offers ocean views illuminated by the glistening city lights.
Bentley Kitchen, 02 626 2131
Barfly by Buddha Bar
Barfly by Buddha Bar is an edgy restaurant and supper club concept that offers a unique dining venue where food, drinks and music melt in a superlative lifestyle statement. Situated on the water’s edge at the Venetian Village, Barfly by Buddha Bar offers an electric atmosphere making it one of the most sought out venues.
Barfly by Buddha Bar, 02 404 1951
Sontaya is set amongst a series of floating pavilions that look out on to the beach and across the turquoise Arabian Gulf. Featuring enchanting ambience and flavoursome fare, the pavilions and terraces overlooking shimmering pools exude romance by night, while signature beverages compliment the restaurant’s cheerful energy during the day.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, 02 498 8888
Todd English’s Olives
Chef English’s unique interpretation of Mediterranean cuisine, his famous showmanship with food and his restaurants and concepts have impressed diners from New York all the way to the Venetian Village, Abu Dhabi. The restaurant setting is quite remarkable, with a large outdoor seating area, guests can enjoy an array of delectable Mediterranean dishes whilst unwinding to the tranquil sounds of the soft waves.
Todd English’s Olives, 02 404 1941
The Meat Co
With locations in South Africa, the UK and across the Middle East The Meat Co. has established an excellent reputation. Located in Abu Dhabi’s Souk Qaryat Al Beri The Meat Co’s menu offers some of the widest variety of steaks in the city.
The Meat Co, 02 558 1713
Cipriani Yas Island
Recognized as one of the world’s premium names in Italian fine dining, Cipriani Yas Island offers culinary classics from Harry’s Bar in Venice, with a stunning terrace overlooking the Island’s iconic landmarks. Cipriani offers timeless elegance.
Yas Marina, 02 657 5400
Flooka offers a unique dining experience of Mediterranean seafood with a Lebanese twist. You can enjoy the daily catch on the terrace with uninterrupted views of the Eastern Mangroves. Be sure to try the red snapper, one of the best we’ve tasted in the city.
Flooka, 02 441 8244
Brasserie Flo is a traditional French brasserie that serves some of the best known French dishes in a relaxed and casual ambience. Brasserie Flo stands for a culinary tradition that dates back to the 1960s when it was founded by Chef Jean-Paul Bucher in Paris. Today, Chef Bucher’s undeniable talent has seen his signature culinary style carried across borders, with the Brasserie Flo brand now available from the Netherlands to Spain, China and at the Venetian Village here in Abu Dhabi.
Brasserie Flo, 02 404 1931
Located at Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Ushna’s beautiful terrace offers scenic views of the Grand Canal and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque creating a truly distinct ambience ideal for a relaxing meal. Fresh ingredients, high quality spices, consistency in every action and an open attitude to cooking are the four elements that make Ushna unique.
Ushna, 02 558 1769
Byblos Sur Mer
Authentic Lebanese dining, the award-winning Byblos Sur Mer offers spectacular variety of mezzeh, grills, traditional Lebanese dishes, prepared by expert chefs. Set over two floors with spacious terraces, this contemporary restaurant overlooks the spectacular marina.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, 800 423 463
Nestled within the Eastern Mangroves Promenade is the super stylish BOA Steakhouse. Steaks and chops include a selection of prime mid-western Texas and Kansas beef, such as the “40 Day” Dry Aged New York Strip and the “Bone In” Rib Eye, as well as Certified Organic Beef and Premium American Wagyu.
BOA, 02 641 1500
The Beach House
The Beach House sits on a vast stretch of environmentally protected white sand beach as part of the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi. This two-storey standalone venue offers guests a romantic beach setting serving a delicious Mediterranean menu and a selection of grape and mixers in the ground floor restaurant. After dinner sip a mixer against the stunning ocean backdrop whilst listening to chilled out tunes and admiring the view across the Arabian Sea.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, 02 407 1138
What better place to enjoy uninterrupted sea views than on an island? Hooked is an experience not to miss. Indulge in the flavours of the Levant at this stylish venue. Hooked is the perfect place to spend an evening with friends or that special someone.
Zaya Nurai Island, 02 506 6222
As an exclusive al fresco venue nestled in our lush palm tree garden, the B lounge offers beachside feel, amphitheatre with Arabic cushion seating, a bar, live performances and DJ sessions. Enjoy the evenings outdoors at the B Lounge! Surrounded by the palm trees, you will slowly and calmly indulge in refreshing beverages and great food.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, 02 677 3333
Café Milano serves contemporary Italian cuisine in a setting reminiscent of a stylish boutique. This is the first Café Milano location to open after the U.S. flagship. The food is spectacular and the view is equally as impressive.
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, 02 333 2630
Celebrate Latin culture in a vibrant and entertaining setting as you experience a colourful twist on contemporary South American dishes. Latin food lovers will enjoy a culinary journey through the most delectable hot and cold sharing plates.
Toro Toro, 02 811 5882