NEW PLACES TO EAT OUT IN ABU DHABI
20% OFF WITH BB+ - ON FOOD AND HAIRCUTS
Artmarket does everything that Yas Bay needs: it's a great breakfast and lunch cafe with great coffee as well as an uber cool barber shop. To really take it to the next level, Artmarket is adorned with the best modern art installations for you to enjoy.
Tucked around the corner next to Warehouse Gym it's pretty much a hidden gem, and a perfect little spot to while away your mornings - before or after your trim!
BB+ subscribers get 20% off both haircuts and at the cafe!
Times: 8AM - 10.30PM
Yas Marina has come alive with the opening of the very swanky Penelope's. This is an incredibly beautiful restaurant and bar, aiming to give you a full-on Côte D'Azur experience with excellent food, some of the best cocktails in town and an outstanding jazz band to entertain you. This is definitely a place to see and be seen - sit on the terrace or lounge area and enjoy one of Abu Dhabi's more exciting evenings out.
Times: 6:30PM - 2AM
Contact: 052 221 0097
If you’re looking for a fun family dining experience, look no further! The newly opened restaurant Allo Beirut brings the Lebanese street food giant to Abu Dhabi: expect graphic wallpapers, bold signage, vintage telephones and individual food vendor storefronts as you walk through the restaurant.
The menu has something for everyone, you can enjoy all-day breakfast, steaming manakish, a range of grills, their signature dishes of the day and loads more. Make sure that you get your hands on one of their sandwiches – you’ll be spoilt for choice with 20 to choose from!
Times: 8AM - 1AM
Contact: 800 86234788
BOUTIK SHAMS MALL
One of Dubai's favourite Asian supermarkets has opened in Boutik Mall Abu Dhabi. 1004 Gourmet specialises in Korean, Japanese and Thai food including a pork section and an incredible choose-your-live-fish tank where you can choose your fish and have it made into sushi while you wait! There's a small restaurant attached where you can get your fill of great food and is a must for lovers of great Asian food and products.
Timings: From 9AM
African + Eastern is now open on the Corniche and is ready to serve you with everything you didn't know you needed for the festive season. They've always got incredible deals and with BB+ you get 30% off everything that's not already on promotion - we feel a cheeky Champagne session coming on!
This fabulous new outlet gives you another option if you're looking for somewhere to eat in Yas Mall. This family friendly space in the food court offers not just frozen yoghurt in all its forms but bubble tea and sweet Italian offerings like Nutella crepes and baby cannoli. The design is fresh and the food gorgeous - just right for a mid-day pit stop and the best place to get frozen yoghurt in Abu Dhabi.
Time: 10AM - 10PM
This fabulous new food hall in Yas Mall is the real deal. Make no mistake, this isn't a food court with a load of fast food: this space contains some of the best food you'll eat in Abu Dhabi, all from funky newbies to the city.
We sat up at the counter of Saigon and watched the chefs swizzle and fry some fantastic Vietnamese food, we loved the BB Social prawns and the Elixir Bunn coffee. Sugar Moo is also open and we're excited to try a few Royce chocolates alongside a cheeky tea from T&W! Even better, Philotimos is going to be a go-to for gyros in Abu Dhabi along with a whole raft of exciting Greek delicacies. You can sit inside or outdoors on the terrace, making it a great dining option all year round.
Maxzi - gourmet burgers
Ti Amo - Italian
Habib Beirut - Lebanese
Blu for fried chicken
It's in soft opening stage at the moment but it won't be long before the whole place is humming and shaking with some incredible dining options for Yas Mall.
Located opposite H&M, beside Pottery Barn on the ground floor.
ROSEWOOD ABU DHABI
Em Sherif is a beautiful new cafe in Abu Dhabi, located in Rosewood Abu Dhabi and overlooking the tranquil waters of Al Maryah Island. Em Sherif's roots are in Ashrafiyeh, Beirut, where mother-daughter team Mireille and Yasmina Hayak opened the first Em Sherif outlet, based on Mireille's love for cooking authentic Lebanese food and Yasmina's excellent business acumen.
The food at Em Sherif speaks for itself: not only is everything authentically prepared, it's plated to a high standard, ensuring a feast for the eyes and the palate.
Lovers of great Lebanese food absolutely need to make a stop at Em Sherif: great food, serene location - a dining paradise!
Times: 1PM -11.30PM
Contact: 02 626 2895
CONRAD ETIHAD TOWERS
Serving some of the best value steak in town, Ray's is a sure-fire way to impress your guests and visitors to Abu Dhabi with amazing views across the sea and the city and moody decor to set the mood for a great family dinner or date night.
What to eat? A burger, if you're starving, the tuna tartare (or mushroom, if that's more your jam!) made tableside, the deconstructed shrimp cocktail and whatever steak takes your fancy - we loved the tenderloin, onto which we added a strip of foie gras. Delicious!
Price: Tenderloin from AED170, starters from AED65
Contact: 02 811 5666
RITZ-CARLTON GRAND CANAL ABU DHABI
You could be forgiven you'd stepped into France when you walk into the Lillet Sundown Bar, tucked in pool and canal-side at the Ritz-Carlton. It's an excellent place to kick back at the end of a sunny day, watch the sunset and unwind with an extensive cocktail and wine list as well as small plates with a Mediterranean bent - there's something to suit everyone.
Times: 11AM -10PM
Booking: 02 818 8203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
20% OFF WITH BB+
Peninsula is one of Abu Dhabi's best-loved liquor outlets and the new Al Muneera store will be a great one-stop-shop for your craft beer, champagne and wine purchases this festive season.
Stock up at Peninsula and get 20% off with BB+!
Time: 9.30AM - 9.30PM
Contact: 02 635 0021
Acres Grill House is already getting rave reviews on Best Bites, proclaiming it one of Abu Dhabi's best steakhouses. Not only are the cuts of steak excellent, with a very varied menu, but the price point makes this a steakhouse you can get on board with, no matter which day of the week you'd like to indulge.
Serving up prime cuts of Australian Wagyu Blackmore, signature cuts to share including the mighty tomahawk and incredible rib selections, there has to be a steak for everyone. And with over 100 world class labels and premium wines to choose from there's sure to be something for every wine lover too.
There's a Saturday brunch and live jazz band during the week giving you even more reasons to try Acres Grill.
Time: 5PM - 12AM, Saturday/Sunday brunch 12:30PM - 3:30PM, closed on Mondays.
Price: Mains starting from AED110
Contact: 02 208 7331 or email email@example.com
THE HUB AT WTC MALL
This funky new Indian-inspired eatery on the 6th floor of The Hub at WTC Mall is going to be your go to for ladies nights, happy hours, great weekend brunches, DJ nights and loads of seasonal good stuff to get you on the happy train.
There's an outstanding mixologist, making some great cocktails and mocktails and the kitchen staff are all about serving great Indian food - but always with a fantastic twist. For those nights when you just want to chill, there's shisha on the terrace too.
Time: 12.30PM - 12.30AM
Contact: 054 289 1186
MAMSHA AL SAADIYAT
This brand new clean food eatery in Mamsha Al Saadiyat is already very popular with devotees of a healthy lifestyle. Serving easy-to-eat breakfast options, sandwiches, salads, smoothies and juices, Feels is the perfect stop for a post-run pick-me-up.
Times: Open from 10AM
This new restaurant at Erth is a great place to grab a drink and enjoy a fantastic menu. But that's not all! Watch all your favourite matches on the many screens and enjoy live music too or relax over a cigar or a shisha and chat the night away on the terrace.
This place is really one to watch - it's an 'everyman' kind of place with something for everyone.
Times: 12PM - 2AM
Contact: 02 497 5832
WAKE N BAKE
MAMSHA AL SAADIYAT
We've been waiting in anticipation for Wake N Bake to open at Mamsha and it's finally here! The calm, minimalist design of the interior is in stark contrast to the fire and passion that the food at Wake N Bake evokes. The doughnuts are insanely good and range from AED15 for a large custard-filled handful of gloriousness to AED24 for a doughnut full of Nutella or lotus.
The restaurant also serves breakfast and the menu is fairly standard with a couple of lovely surprises we're keen to try out. Being completely honest, it is VERY hard for us to walk out of there without a box full of the best doughnuts in Abu Dhabi, but perhaps the stronger-willed amongst us will fare better!
Timings: 10AM - 11PM
Call to order: 02 555 5910
Calling everyone who needs a slushy in their lives! This new fun food place will be the find of the season for little kids, not-so-little kids and the lover of the humble slushy - it's definitely the best (and only dedicated!) slushy place in Abu Dhabi.
For AED25, fill your cup with 4 different slushy flavours, from the 24 flavours available. We love this place and we think you will too!
Times: 12PM - 11.30PM
If cigars and a good whisky is your thing, the Black Room at Yas Acres is a great place to sit and savour. Enjoy the views from the terrace across the course and enjoy over 40 different whiskeys from around the world. Paired with a delicious light bites, such as Wagyu pancia croquettes and fois gras terrine as well as a crafted beverage menu, this is a relaxing and indulgent way to spend an evening.
Housing a separate cigar humidor and personal cigar memberships/lockers, and seating just 15 (inside) and 25 (outside) it is ideal for intimate, private functions, or to sit back, sip on a crafted beverage and savour the sunset views.
Time: 5PM - 2AM
Price: Cocktails and crafted beverages from AED55, Whiskeys from AED35, bites from AED45.
Contact: 02 208 7332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org