11 SUMMER STUNNERS: SATURDAY BRUNCHES YOU'LL LOVE
EASTERN MANGROVES PROMENADE
For Japanese food enthusiasts
Bate (pronounced Baa-tay) is an amazing summer brunch option if you love love love Japanese food, as we do. The offering is generous: start with appetisers, including a massive sushi and sashimi tower, gyozas, super salads. Mains are more exciting than the average - the ansim tenderloin was a winner, and the incredible crispy sweet potato is a great vegetarian option.
The softbab is where it all gets a bit interesting: the softbab is ceremoniously untied from its own clay pot, where the salmon and short rib lies on a bed of rice, which is crispy at the edges. The waiter then mixes it all in together - you can ask for it not to be mixed if you prefer to avoid the rice, but it's absolutely delicious.
The other stand-out about the Sakura brunch is the gorgeous cocktails and mocktails. These are must-trys and make this a brunch worth trying.
Time: Friday 6.30PM - 11PM (3 hour sittings), Saturday 1Pm - 4PM
Price: Soft AED299 | House AED450 | Bubbly AED690
Unlimited platters and starters, choose a main.
Booking: 02 632 5272
For Argentinian meat lovers
Brunch at Mate is full-on vibes from the moment you walk in. Enjoy the incredible sounds of the superb singer, the stage that is the open fire kitchen, complete with chef drama and action and some of the best meat preparations in Abu Dhabi.
Food stand-outs? The incredible flambeed tomahawk, empanadas and humita corn served in the husk and all the desserts - who doesn't love chocolate dulce de leche ice cream!
Saturdays: 1PM - 4PM
Price: Soft AED320 | House AED420 | Champagne AED690
20% OFF WITH BB+
One of Abu Dhabi's best family restaurants, Dino's is a great place for a weekend brunch to celebrate Father's Day. Get your fill of the unlimited pizza, pasta and a world of amazing accompaniments, in a casual setting. It's great for families where kids just want to eat and enjoy. Make sure dad gets a celebratory glass of whatever he fancies to go alongside this brilliant comfort food brunch.
Time: 12PM - 4PM, 6PM - 11PM
Price: Soft AED190 I House AED250 | Kids 6-12 50% off
Booking: 2 307 5551
PARK INN YAS ISLAND
Acapulco Saturday Brunch: Fiesta all day, siesta all night! Enjoy loads of your favourite Mexican bites and a wide selection of desserts from the streets of Acapulco - yes, we can confirm churros do make an appearance! Jose will entertain the little ones with loads of goodies, activities, and a pinata and the live band, loads of excellent Mexican beer and spirits and pool access, this is a Saturday brunch you'll keep coming back to.
You also get complimentary access to use the pool during and after brunch. Entertainment sorted! Perfect for a mid or after brunch cool-down!
Time: Saturday 12.30 PM - 3.30 PM
Price: Soft AED199 | House AED299 | Kids 6-12 AED69 | Pool pass complimentary
Bookings: 02 656 2000
For bargain hunters
This is a great brunch for anyone who wants to have an afternoon out, enjoy some good Italian dishes and head to the pool afterwards, without breaking the bank.
Drinks include merlot and chardonnay as well as sangria and loads of other fantastic offerings. Starters are sharing style and include bruschetta, mini caprese salad skewers, chunks of parmesan, a Tuscan tuna salad, and gorgeously soft, fresh-baked focaccia as well as a great fritto misto.
Help yourself to the compact buffet of fresh pasta and risotto, served in cheese wheels, and either choose from what they have or ask the chef to put something together for you. Pizzas are also good and dessert is a la carte (don't miss the tiramisu!
Time: 12.30PM – 4PM
Price: Food Only AED129 | Soft AED149 | House AED209 | Kids 6-12 50% off
Book: 056 688 5361
RADISSON BLU ABU DHABI CORNICHE
There's nowhere in Abu Dhabi that gives you as tropical a brunch setting as West Bay. Enjoy some great Arabic food options, grilled meats and fresh seafood and exotic salads and finish with some sweet treats in the absolutely magical setting of the Corniche beach. Best of all, you get access to the fantastic aquatic facilities that West Bay has to offer: a wave pool, zip line, loads of activities for kids and even pay a little more for a try at the new surf experience. This is a brunch that's perfect during the summer months and won't break the bank.
Time: Saturday 1PM - 4PM
Price: Soft AED199, house AED299, kids 6-12 AED100
Booking:054 586 4442 or https://widget.servmeco.com/?oid=773
CONRAD ETIHAD TOWERS
The concept is different but the fabulous vibe remains strong! The famous Nahaam brunch is served to your table with 5 courses of great food with a Mediterranean twist. Drinks service is swift and the cocktails are on point - don't miss the espresso martini - and you can even go for a dip in the pool afterwards.
The live band has everyone on their feet dancing and the overall vibe is warm and fun.
Price: Soft AED225 | House AED325 | Premium AED575
20% discount off the soft and house package with BB+
Booking: 02 811 5666
For the party seekers
Lock Stock definitely lives up to its party reputation! It's the ideal place to celebrate a birthday or event or blow off some steam with your mates: everyone’s smiling, hands are in the air and the sing-along music gets everyone dancing too - it’s an eclectic crowd, all after a good time!
Drinks don't disappoint. Punchy margaritas, pints of Magners Cider, sauv blanc by the glass and some crazy good mango daiquiris make for a great afternoon. Order the food platters as many times as you like: we like the nachos, cheesy beef sliders and pulled beef tacos that have a nice crunch and freshness. The foot long pepperoni pizza is also impressive ! Finish with brownie or churros.
The real highlight of this brunch is the live band whose tunes include RnB favourites, hip hop hits and British household classics - it’s a proper vibe and one that will continue to hit peaks during summer.
Time: Saturday 2PM - 5PM
Price: AED 225 soft | AED275 house | AED325 prosecco
Booking: 02 235 8659
ROSEWOOD ABU DHABI
For entertaining the kids
In this brunch quality reigns supreme over quantity. The restaurant’s swanky chandeliers and scenic water views make you feel like you’re on a fancy cruise ship and the views are fantastic.
What's to love? The slow-braised brisket tacos are crowd-pleasers, and the live stations dish out Peking duck, sizzling grills, loads of seafood including fresh ceviche and shucked oysters. Oh, and let’s not forget the delicious desserts: a warm, gooey chocolate brownie with ice cream and a heavenly hazelnut tart with caramel steals the show. And as for the cocktails? Let’s just say the mojitos, cosmos, Cuba libres, and gin infusions are all on point.
Best of all, there's a great kids club and pool access for the whole family - something for everyone!
Time: Saturday 12.30PM - 430PM
Price: Soft AED255 | House AED355 | Bubbles AED455 | 0-5 go for free and 6-11 AED128 -2 for 1 on soft package with BB+ | Upgrade to house package for AED100 pp
Booking: 2 813 5550
For the family
Float into summer with a gourmet Italian brunch, featuring a family-style menu. Enjoy all your Italian favourites including a creamy risotto freshly prepared right from the parmesan wheel, an excellent whole fish and oodles of pizza and fresh pastas. Finish with the best of the best, tiramisu. It's the perfect family brunch where kids can enjoy balloon twisting and face painting.
Soak up the sunshine after brunch with the complimentary pool & beach access.
Time: Saturday 1PM - 4PM
Price: AED180 soft package | AED280 house package | Kids 6-12 50% off | Kids under 6 eat free 20% off with BB+
Pool access included
Booking: 02 510 1234 or Whatsapp +971 56 433 6898
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THE ABU DHABI EDITION
For the great cuisine
Elevate your weekend with an indulgent table service brunch at Market. This three-course sharing menu includes some excellent quality, high end items that are sure to please. With the amazing selection of cocktails and wine on offer, this is a lazy weekend brunch you can't miss.
Time: 1PM - 4Pm
Price: Soft AED225 | House AED325 | Premium AED425
Booking: 02 208 0000.
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