Kick off your weekend in style with the best brunches in the capital right now.
Serving a selection of Mediterranean dishes to the table, including a mix of Alba Terrace classics, new seasonal creations and fresh delights from the poolside wood-fired oven. The charming confines of Alba Terrace at The Abu Dhabi EDITION is ideal for a chic Saturday – just don’t miss the roaming burrata trolley. Saturdays, from 12.30pm to 5pm (three-hour experience). AED 215 (soft beverages), AED 325 (house beverages) and AED 445 (Italian bubbles)
Feel like you’re touring the streets of Mexico as you peruse the 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 creamy sorbets or churros with chocolate, and pool access is included for outdoor group bookings of four or more. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 89 (children).
Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi
The Nikkei Brunch at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi highlights the culinary art of Japanese and Peruvian cooking. The curated menu served on the beachfront terrace or inside the restaurant boasts a menu of more than 20 dishes and features salmon truffle tataki, prawn tempura, beef robatayaki and black pepper chicken. The atmospheric event is complemented by Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi’s resident DJ, enhancing the mood with a melodic mix of deep house beats. Saturdays, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 375 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).
Butcher & Still
Butcher & Still at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island offers a carnivorous weekend feast. Built around fresh, seasonal ingredients, diners can ease into the weekend with corn chowder, smoked chicken Cobb salad, and a choice of three platters to share, including the American bounty, generous cheese, and Butcher & Still sausage platters. The final explosion of summer flavours at this 1920s prohibition-era-inspired steakhouse is the Peach Melba, with a generous scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream for dessert. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm.
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Those with a taste for the finer things in life will be thrilled to hear that Nahaam’s brunch at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers is back with a British twist. The ‘Pardon My Brunch’ experience features refreshing cocktails, upbeat tunes and staff dressed as Britain’s Royal Horse Guards. The menu features British classics such as beef, salmon and lamb Wellingtons, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips and chicken tikka masala. Elsewhere, the spectacular ‘King of the Dessert’ station offers Bakewell tart, jam roly-poly, Dorset apple cake, Eton mess and knickerbocker glory sundaes. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 375 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 765 (premium beverages).
COYA Abu Dhabi
With creamy guacamole prepared at the table, diners start their Peruvian culinary journey with a selection of flavoursome tacos, maki rolls and a platter of COYA signature appetisers. The brunch menu also includes slow-cooked beef ribs glazed with miso, corn-fed baby chicken with panca chilli and salmon with miso, barley and seaweed. The Insta-worthy COYA dessert platter ensures a magical conclusion to the party. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 298 (soft beverages), AED 438 (house beverages) and AED 588 (premium beverages).
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island
With its stunning interiors and beautiful ocean-facing terrace, all-day-dining destination White Restaurant flips expectations of what a weekend brunch should be. Expect a plethora of live cooking stations that bring together cuisines from across the globe. Enjoy traditional Italian and Levantine flavours from Mare Mare and Tean, plus a selection of smoked cuts from casual sports bar, OFFSIDE. The lively brunch also features live entertainment and spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf from the spacious terrace. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 475 (house beverages) and AED 600 (premium bubbly).
Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi
Kuzbara Restaurant nestled inside Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, is back with a bang with the introduction of the AUH Brunch. The airport-themed brunch allows diners to escape on a weekend vacation, with departures taking place every Saturday at 12:30pm with a flight (brunch) time of three hours and thirty minutes. It’s a novel approach to brunching that offers brunch-goers in the capital the perfect opportunity for travel-themed fun and frivolity. An expensive culinary offering is spread across a vast buffet selection, complemented by live cooking stations. Expect Japanese sushi, Indonesian satay, Indian favourites and a hearty British roast to keep you fuelled. Those with a sweet tooth will certainly enjoy the selection of cakes, macarons and decadent desserts. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 265 (soft beverages, AED 385 (house beverages) and AED 425 (Italian bubbles).
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Enjoy creative cocktails and more than ten live stations from around the globe, with a backdrop of incredible views and a lush garden to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours. This family-friendly brunch at Rosewood Abu Dhabi includes access to one of the most scenic pools in the capital, in addition to the supervised Kid’s Club and music from a live saxophonist. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 255 (food only), AED 355 (house beverages) and AED 455 (Champagne).
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
Step into a unique market-inspired experience at Sim Sim inside Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas. Witness the charm of a farmer’s market with an array of delicacies showcasing flavours from around the world alongside live musical performances. Dive into live cooking stations packed with international flavours, the finest and freshest seafood selections, dedicated BBQ stations, succulent meats, a Mexican station, pasta corner, fresh salad bar, a vast selection of cheese and cold cuts, heavenly dessert stalls, and so much more. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. Prices from AED 390 per person.
The Director’s Club
Every Saturday, gastronomes will be treated to premium cuts and the finest beverages at The WB Abu Dhabi’s sophisticated steakhouse whilst enjoying live entertainment. Expect beef tartare, burrata, truffle mac and cheese croquettes, old bay prawn po’ boys, oysters Rockefeller, chargrilled Tomahawk steak, chargrilled chicken diavola, chipotle-BBQ braised lamb shank, whole roasted seabass, smoked beef brisket, and grilled jumbo prawns. Classic American desserts like New York cheesecake, key lime pie and s’mores will provide the perfect ending to the meal. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 275 (soft beverages), AED 375 (premium beverages) and AED 475 (bubbly).
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
With The Project Brunch, guests can dine on the outdoor terrace or in the elegant dining room while pass-around trolleys deliver a wide range of culinary delights directly to each table. In addition, the buffet spread contains appetisers such as crunchy salads, colourful tapas, and fresh sushi, plus homemade pizzas, Asian curries, grilled meats, and Indian specialities. Did we mention that the dedicated chocolate room boasts ten different types of handcrafted milk, dark and white chocolate? Saturdays, from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 595 (premium French bubbly).
The VaKaVa Brunch invites guests to embark on an enlightening epicurean experience. The table-service experience features a selection of hot and cold starters followed by a choice of signature mains before ending with a classic dessert. Dishes include guacamole, scallop tiradito, beef filet anticucho and wild mushroom coca flatbread to start. Straight from the grill, the mains will be a choice of striploin steak topped with chimichurri or sea bass infused with lemongrass, ginger and miso. Those with a sweet tooth can end their meal with La Bomba, an indulgent package concealing an explosion of flavours. Saturdays, from 2pm to 7pm. AED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).
W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
Garage, the racetrack-themed restaurant inside W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island has five kitchens serving freshly made Asian, Arabic, and Nikkei dishes. Elsewhere a tiled wall features 11 beverage taps with a concoction for every mood and occasion. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 279 (soft beverages), AED 379 (house beverages) and AED 529 (sparkling).
West Bay Lounge
West Bay Lounge offers an impressive beachfront dining venue on Abu Dhabi’s picturesque corniche. Take a front-row seat on the beach with the sound of waves of the Arabian Gulf, or choose the indoor area decked out in earthen hues. Indulge in an array of cuisines, irresistible nibbles, and sumptuous bites freshly prepared from the kitchen or the live grill whilst quenching your thirst with cocktails, chilled fresh juices, and signature mixes. Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 249 (food and soft beverages), AED 379 (food and house beverage) and AED 479 (food, house beverages, Champagne, pool and beach access).
Zuma’s popular weekend brunch presents a tasting menu that includes many of the restaurant’s signature dishes. Expect beef tataki, vegetable gyoza, chicken tempura, fresh oysters, grilled Wagyu steak and a platter of sashimi, nigiri and maki. Guests are then encouraged to select one main course from spicy beef tenderloin, barley miso corn-fed baby chicken, jumbo tiger prawn with yuzu pepper, miso-marinated black cod and roasted Boston lobster. Finally, a dessert platter featuring chocolate fondant, yuzu cheesecake, sorbets, ice creams, exotic fruits and chocolates end this decadent brunch. Saturdays, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. AED 495 (soft beverages), AED 595 (Prosecco, grapes and hops) and AED 695 (Champagne and sake).