Created to make their customers happier, one bite at a time, Sanderson’s, the UAE’s newest forward-thinking, sustainable and mood-food focused concept, will offer the community a menu specializing in simple, fresh, natural ingredients, handcrafted to create mood enhancing experiences.
Located in The Walk at Al Seef Resort & Spa by Andalus Abu Dhabi, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Sanderson’s focuses on nutritious, sustainable and wholesome food using good quality, seasonal ingredients cooked from scratch daily – specifically for the sole purpose of transforming the customer’s mood. Backed by a strong belief that the food we eat can have a powerful effect on health, Sanderson’s prides itself on its menu, engineering recipes and dishes to cleverly display the different ingredients and benefits of consumption. The café also shows balance by serving fantastic food that can be both naughty and nice, creating a haven for everyone, including those who may fancy the occasional treat. With two different areas offering two different menus, you can choose to order from the main kitchen menu or the salad and juice bar, the latter being perfectly placed by the pool.
Sanderson’s has been brought to life by Serg Lopez, ex Tom & Serg, who has created a concept that embodies the talented team, Troy Payne (Head Chef) who you might have seen in the kitchens of Cle, The Sum of Us and Zahira and Sumi Payne (Restaurant Manager), who has managed award winning cafes such as Common Grounds, Boston Lane and most recently helped with the opening of cafes internationally. The pair who now call Sanderson’s their home comment ‘In many ways, Sanderson’s represents a place to soothe the soul and nourish the body on those days when life can sometimes get out of hand. It offers a balanced and nutritious menu within a laidback atmosphere that just takes us back to all those wonderful summer days spent relaxing and recharging by the Mediterranean Sea. We see it as a wonderful place for all to be able to have fun and enjoy beautiful seasonal produce, in a creative, cool and relaxed space’.
A name, which conjures up the feeling that you may have heard it before, ‘Sanderson’s’ was established to offer that sense of security – a character that is friendly, caring, loyal and above all, trustworthy – offering a safe and delicious haven for the community. At Sanderson’s, the team pride themselves on being supportive and approachable across every single touch point. Sergio Lopez, Founder and CEO adds ‘We believe Sanderson’s showcases the real importance of food, not only as a nutrient provider but as a mood enhancer. As we all know, food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly, and as humans, we need a wide variety of different foods to provide the right amounts of nutrients to live a healthy life. At Sanderson’s, we aim to provide you with all the good food you need, with the added benefits of enhancing people’s daily moods through food – after all, happiness and food go hand in hand. Sanderson’s is not just a café but a place that promises to be part of customers everyday lives.
The space has been designed to create a bright yet cosy environment, reminiscent of an LA juice bar, Greek eatery or an Ibiza café. Offering bohemian insouciance with a touch of rustic charm and mood provoking colours, Sanderson’s oozes warmth mingled with white and wood. Sanderson’s seats up to 120 people complete with a partly outdoor area, so you can get a dose of vitamin D along with all the other healthy nutrients to pep up your mood.
Prepare yourself for tonic, hydrators and fresh juices to relieve stress, turmeric lattes to improve digestion and super-food salads that will make you smile. And, if you’re not a wellness wizard already, don’t worry – Sanderson’s ingredient glossary, full of nutritional value and what superfood’s each dish contains will set you straight!
Sanderson’s is due to open on 9th November 2018 and is located in The Walk at Al Seef Resort & Spa by Andalus Abu Dhabi.