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Origins Brunch – Abu Dhabi

Origins Friday Brunch offers a wide variety of tasty cuisine for guests to enjoy. From live cooking stations, specialist food counters, to international and regional cuisine inspired by the hotel’s much-acclaimed restaurants. With spanning views across the F1 track and beyond the selection of cuisine on offer is set to get your palate racing.

This sunny Friday afternoon the vibe at Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi is fun yet relaxed. The crowd at Origins is mixed, many families, couples and groups are enjoying their brunch experience. 

We immediately notice the new addition of the outdoor BBQ area, something we didn’t see upon our last visit. Here chef and the team are offering guests a wide variety of grills straight from the BBQ, from Salmon, Shish Tawook, Lamb Chops to Lobster. We begin with the flame grilled Lobster, cooked to perfection, we enjoy it so much we go up for a second helping.

Next, we sample a small plate of the Beef Wellington which we enjoy with a serving of thick and creamy mashed potato. From the live cooking station, we are unable to resist the fresh pasta, which is being made to order before our eyes. We select the Eggplant Tortellini, we are not disappointed, the pasta is cooked well and the butter sauce, although slightly rich for our palate, is tasty.

No brunch would be complete without a visit to the Oyster Bar, located next to the colourful Sushi station, we enjoy a few Oysters along with a quirky Sushi Burrito. 

For those wanting to end their brunch on a savoury note, Origins Friday Brunch offers a wide selection of cheeses from Rocaillou, Castelmagno, to Roquefort, to name a few.

Admittedly, we also decide to try a few of the desserts on offer. The dessert station is located outside of Origins restaurant and takes over the lobby of Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi. We enjoy Chocolate Brownie, Pistachio Pot De Crème, Carrot Cake and Apple Tart. Our favourite dessert is the Chocolate Brownie, soft and gooey it makes for a great end to a relaxing brunch. The decadent dessert room tops off our experience, complete with a show stopping liquid nitrogen bar.

If you are in the Yas area this brunch is worth checking out. Brunch highlights range from succulent BBQ grilled Lobster, make-your-own Poke Stations, tender Beef Wellington with all the trimmings, and a spread of International delicacies.

Origins Brunch, Every Friday, 12.30pm to 4.00pm. Packages start at AED 285 for the soft beverage package, AED 395 for the house specials package to AED 495 for the premium package.  

Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, +971 2 656 0600

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