Taking on a fresh identity, the newly named Origins Brunch features highlights from the popular Pit Stop Brunch, whilst dialling up the fun factor with the addition of an after-brunch party with complimentary pool access at Longitude.
Origins Brunch offers a vibrant world of live cooking stations and specialist food counters, featuring an array of international and regional cuisine from the hotel’s much-acclaimed restaurants.
As we enter Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi the atmosphere is buzzing, and a queue of highly anticipant foodies has already formed. We drop our bags at our table and begin to explore the various offerings.
To start we enjoy a selection of fresh seafood; poached crab leg, poached shrimps and poached lobster, alongside a beautifully presented salad; palm heart and barley with fresh figs. We are unable to resist a helping of the fresh pasta which is being made before our eyes. The pasta comes in four options, eggplant tortellini, lemon tagliolini, saffron tagliatelle and beef cheek ravioli. Feeling adventurous we try the lemon tagliolini, and we are not disappointed, the subtle lemon zest works perfectly.
We adore the Hawaiian poke fish bar, which allows us to tailor make our own poke bowls, something very unique to Origins Brunch. The sushi also gets a big thumbs up from the team.
Next, we sample dishes from the Indian station, those who have dined at Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi’s Indian restaurant, Angar will know that they serve some of the best tasting Indian food in town. We enjoy tandoori shrimp and saffron rice, the aroma is enough to ensure we return for a second portion.
Finally, when it comes to ending our brunch we head over to the desserts, sticky toffee pudding, chocolate molten cake and vanilla sauce, bliss.
For those wanting to end their brunch on a savoury note Origins Brunch offers a wide selection of cheeses from Gorgonzola to Coulommiers to name a few.
Brunch highlights range from succulent BBQ grilled lobster, make-your-own poke stations, tender beef wellington with all the trimmings, and a spread of Arabic and Indian delicacies, alongside free-flowing beverages. A decadent dessert room tops off the experience, complete with a show stopping liquid nitrogen bar. Meanwhile, a live DJ provides an upbeat soundtrack set against the breathtaking backdrop of the globally famous Yas Marina Circuit.
The festivities continue with a sophisticated after-brunch party at Longitude, Yas Hotel’s impressive rooftop venue. With complimentary pool access, free-flowing beverages and mesmerising views across Yas Marina, it’s the perfect way to kick-start the weekend.
Origins Brunch, Every Friday, 12.30pm to 4.00pm.
AED 285 for soft beverage package, AED 395 for house beverage and bubbly package or AED 495 for French bubbles package.
After-brunch pool party (pool access and free flow beverages) AED 195 per person from 4.00pm to 7.00pm.
Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, 02 656 0600