While the name might suggest trendy corporate types converging for lunch meetings, as far as we’re concerned there is only one type of business going on here: the business of excellent food and even better value! 

Whether you’re brightening up your work day with a fab meal, have visitors in town and want to show them a highlight reel of the Abu Dhabi dining scene for less, or simply fancy lingering over a long lunch with friends, you’ll find options aplenty here!

Be warned though, sometimes the extra drinks and water can come at a premium so don't be surprised at the bill!



Market Kitchen’s lunch offering receives top marks for many reasons: great value, a mocktail on arrival, prime Corniche location, it’s available on SUNDAY and dessert is included! Tuck into a modern-American 3-course set menu, complimented by your choice of mocktail or soft drink on arrival. The chefs use locally sourced ingredients, meaning the menu changes every week - the perfect excuse for a return visit to see what’s new.

We love the space - light and airy, it’s the perfect spot to linger over lunch - and the staff, who are both attentive and accommodating. Yes, it’s a great spot for a work lunch or meeting, but it’s also perfect for catching up with friends or a Sunday lunch stop while you’re out and about. Finish with tea or coffee at the end of the meal, then sit back and feel smug about your lunch choice: at only AED95, the value is unbeatable! 

Timing: 12-4PM | Sunday-Friday

Price: AED95 3-courses + mocktail, water and tea/coffee | dietary requirements catered to with advance notice

Bookings: 800 101 101 or WhatsApp 056 404 998



There is little more hearty and heart-warming than a proper Italian lunch, and Dino’s Bistro Italiano have nailed it with their offering: it reads like a list of all our favourite holiday dishes combined. Seafood soup and minestrone sit alongside classic antipasti like vitello tonnato, pizza favourites margarita, pepperoni and bianca e verdi, risotto and hand-rolled pasta. 

Save room for the mains: veal scaloppini, chicken parmesan and Mediterranean sea bream jostle for top spot, and it’s a tough call to make. Our advice? Take your colleagues, your friends, your family - as long as they don’t mind sharing - so you can try a little of everything. Dessert is a who’s who line up of all-stars, with Dino’s tiramisu, gelato and tortina al limone di Amalfi ready to impress. Rarely do we not opt for tiramisu when it’s on offer, but the temptation of delightful lemony-cakey-goodness is very strong - and maybe the promise of a little slice of the Amalfi along with it! Buon appetito!

Timing: 12-3.30PM | Monday - Friday

Price: AED115 2 courses | AED135 3 courses | includes water, soft beverages, tea/coffee

Bookings: 02 3075551 or email or click here



Transport yourself to France for a few hours without the 7 hour flight time, with LPM’s standout lunch offering. Choose between Le Petit menu (AED135 per person for a starter and a main) or Le Grand menu (AED180 per person for a starter, a main and dessert) - one look at dessert makes that decision for us! 

The starters are delish - we love the roasted broccoli soup and sea bass ceviche - while mains are equally impressive. Homemade rigatoni pasta arrabbiata, cod fillet, chicken breast with tarragon sauce and grilled sirloin with mustard sauce will tickle every taste. Round it out with the very decadent and filling chocolate Itakuja and passionfruit flan for dessert (we told you, it’s a must!) and it will be a très magnifique afternoon indeed!  

Timing: 12-3.15PM | Monday - Friday

Price: AED135 2 courses | AED180 3 courses | Add a carafe of wine (375ml) AED65

Bookings: +97126929600



Contemporary Japanese in a chic setting is the order of the day for Zuma’s Ebisu lunch. The starters alone will have your mouth watering - think eggplant and spinach gyoza, beef and green chilli skewers with smoked chilli soy or a maki, sashimi or nigiri selection - while the mains are plentiful and equally hard to choose between: the lineup includes grilled Australian Wagyu beef sirloin with truffle mayo, miso marinated black cod donburi and grilled seabass with red yuzu pepper. 

There are plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options, and the best part? You can choose to express your lunch, opting just for miso and a main - a taste of Zuma for a steal at AED79. 

Timing: 12-2PM | Monday - Friday

Price: AED149 Ebisu - miso soup + two starters + one main | AED79 Ebisu Express - miso soup + one main | AED41 add dessert

Bookings: +97124015900



The lush interiors and waterfront views get us every time, and COYA knows how to deliver (literally - have you tried the cocktail that comes to your table in a smoke-and-light-filled glass case?), so it’s no surprise their business lunch is one to remember. 

Choose two starters - Wagyu baos, seabass croquetas and anticuchos de pollo, anyone? - and a main, which comes along with soup and a side. Lunch here can enter ‘choose your own adventure’ territory - you can upgrade your main, add on dessert and splash out with some drink specials for some WOW-factor if you are feeling fancy! 

Timing: 12-4PM | Monday - Friday

Price: AED130 - two starters + main + soup and side dish | main upgrades from AED30 | AED30 add dessert 

Bookings: +97123067000



Beachfront views and top notch Japanese fare? Look no further! We love the variety: plenty of choices across both starters and mains - and a good mix for vegetarians as well - won’t leave you hungry. We love the lightness of their shrimp tempura and yasai kakiage vegetables as starters, while the katsu beef main is simply mouthwatering! Just when you think you’re done, it’s time to choose an ice cream or sorbet scoop for dessert. 

At just AE99 for miso soup, two courses and a scoop of ice cream, you won’t feel guilty ordering a cocktail on top - and you won’t regret it either. Their mixology is on point, and the mocktails are delicious too! 

Timing: 12-5PM | Monday - Friday

Price: AED99

Bookings: +97125468886



Famous for their long, sumptuous lunches, meet as the Italians do for a business lunch full of Mediterranean flavours. Choose between two or three courses - but who really wants to skip dessert? Starters include crispy calamari & shrimp (with proper garlic lemon aioli) and wood-fired eggplant parmigiana with buffalo mozzarella. Mains are equally drool-worthy: look out for Low & Slow (tagliatelle pasta with a luscious 6-hour meat ragu) and Mamma Sofia’s Paccheri (paccheri pasta topped with a mouth-watering ragu of beef cheek and confit onion). 

Upgrades are available for starters and mains: for AED15-35 extra you can broaden your choices, or add dessert for AED15. Finish off with an espresso to combat the post-lunch slump!

Timing: 12-3PM | Monday - Friday

Price: from AED 140 for two-course, including water and espresso coffee | from AED155 for three courses

Bookings: 028115666



The Brewer's Lunch is one of the best lunch deals in Abu Dhabi. For just AED99 you get a 2 course set menu and a house beverage and given the size of the courses, you're bound to leave completely replete!

If you leave your lunch late enough, you can skillfully slide your way into happy hour - potentially fodder for a really good afternoon!

Time: 11AM - 3PM

Contact: 02 631 9855



Self-styled Japanese haute cuisine for eclectic foodies, the innovative and impeccable offering at 99 Sushi Bar has earned them a legion of fans - us included! - and a Michelin Star to boot. What better way to dip a toe in than with their 8-course omakase menu? 

Nibble on hosomaki, sip on their capumiso soup, then look out for the butterfish & truffle, 99 skirt steak and sea bass flambé to come. If you always want to try everything like we do, this is a lunch menu made in heaven! 

Timing: 12-2.15PM | Monday - Friday

Price: AED169 8 course omakase menu including coffee

Bookings: +97126723333



Fancy a veritable Indian FEAST for lunch? This is the one for you. The food just keeps coming - tuck into delicious chaat, appetisers, mains and dessert. We love the selection of mains taking all the guesswork out of lunch - try everything! It’s also a great option for our vege friends, with both a vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu on offer. Coming in at AED120 with water and a soft beverage included, you might need a nap after this one! 

Timing: 11.30AM-4PM | Monday - Friday

Price: AED120 inclusive of water and 1 soft beverage | add AED20 for a pint | add AED30 for a glass of wine

Bookings: +971506683054



Perennially bustling and usually booked up in the evenings, lunch at Bentley is an equally enjoyable affair. Their European fusion menu is tasty yet accessible, and we love the fun and friendly atmosphere almost as much as the food! Enjoy a leisurely lunch at an equally friendly price point: 2 appetisers, a main course, and dessert (essential!) will set you back AED149. 

Have the afternoon free? Take a post-lunch stroll along the waterfront or work up a thirst in The Galleria, then circle back for happy hour from 4.30PM daily - it’s a winner. 

Timing: 12-3PM | Monday - Thursday

Price: AED149 

Bookings: +97126262131

Danika Star