Yas Marina has had a makeover, and some of the hottest - and newest - restaurants in the city have a front row seat on the waterfront. Channel summer by the Mediterranean Sea as you enjoy a long lunch, a cheeky afternoon beverage, fun brunch or kick up your heels into the wee hours. The perfect destination for casual outings, date night or a special occasion, we know there is something to suit every taste amongst these Yas Marina restaurants!



Fresh, fun, authentic fare on the waterfront? Get yourself down to Mika and you may never want to leave! The seasonal menu changes regularly and keeps things fresh: at Mika, the vibe and atmosphere are the constants, while the food offering is mixed up to be interesting and give patrons the perfect excuse for a return visit. 

The fit out of the space really is exquisite - chic and cool, it’s the sort of place that you keep gravitating back to because it just feels so nice: instant holiday mode. 

Conjure up the perfect menu to enjoy on a sunny afternoon by the water, and we bet it would be pretty darn close to the fare at Mika: don’t miss the Feta wrapped in crispy filo pastry, topped with sesame and thyme, doused in wild honey. Also on our hit list? Butterflied sea bass presented on a bed of bagna cauda (whipped anchovies and almond) and mussel escabeche, chicken Milanese with roasted tomato sauce - thin and tender with a crispy crumb, and save room for dessert! 

Don't be shy if you are just in the mood for a drink or two - the setting lends itself to an afternoon beverage. It’s the sort of place you can’t wait to show your friends:  the food is impressive without being too pretentious and the setting is picture-perfect. Impress your out-of-town visitors, round up your mates or invite us, we’d love an excuse to head back for their tiramisu! 

Open: daily | 12PM - 12AM | Sunday | from 9AM for breakfast

Bookings: 056 433 1422



Popular with those in the know, this chic Yas Marina location is a one stop shop for date night, an evening with the girls or those just wanting to enjoy excellent food in a beautiful setting. From the black and white tiled floors to the resident jazz performer bringing a beautiful buzz to your evening, Penelope’s oozes French charm and a cool vibe that feels both authentic and effortless. 

The menu has some real winners - mushroom risotto is a stand out, light in texture but rich in flavour, and dessert is a must: crème brulee and chocolate fondant jockey for top spot. Jazz covers of your favourite songs accompany your visit if you time it right - hearing ‘Sunday Morning’ drift over from the pianist as you savour your dessert is a real treat. The best part? They offer a special BB+ menu, which our members love, so make sure to check it out if you haven’t already - you can sign up here

Open: Monday - Thursday | 5PM - 12AM | Friday - Sunday | 12PM-1AM

BB+ menu: available daily from 5pm | AED295 per person - 3 courses and 2 hour free flow drinks. Only for BB+ members. Sign up here.

Bookings: 050 204 2475



Serving up tasty Spanish and Mediterranean dishes - think paella, tapas, sangria and pizza - you can kick back on the deck with a view over the water and Yas Marina Circuit in the distance. Perhaps our favourite thing - they are dog friendly, so you can bring your four-legged friends along for an outing (or like me, just cross your fingers that someone at the next table might have brought a fluffy offsider with them). 

EVEN BETTER? Enjoy 50% off on Mondays a la carte & 20% off a la carte, exclusively for BB+ members - sign up here!

Open: Sunday - Thursday | 12PM-12AM | Friday - Saturday | 12PM-2AM

Bookings: 02 565 1175



The little brother of Éla Éla - see below - you definitely get a little brother aura walking in: it’s darker and moodier than the neighbours, with some loud tunes and quirky lighting bringing an edge. Touted as a mid-century modern Japanese cocktail and snack bar, the team has a triple focus: great food, great drinks and great music. Their menu is fun; dishes such as spicy udon carbonara, Nashville karaage and supermoon yuzu cheesecake caught our eye, and they serve up sushi too. 

Open: daily | 5PM - 2AM

Bookings: 056 603 7600



New kid on the Yas Marina block, Éla Éla blends chic Mediterranean interiors with warm, welcoming hospitality. Their prime marina position doesn’t hurt either - the waterfront and yachts just a stone's throw away make for a nice backdrop any day of the week. With a menu inspired by Crete and the wider Mediterranean, the selection of mezze, starters, mains and classic Greek desserts won’t leave you hungry: think zucchini fritte, crispy calamari, hamachi crudo, whole grilled sea bream - and finish with the loukoumades!

Open: Monday - Tuesday | 5PM - 12AM | Wednesday - Thursday | 1PM - 12AM | Friday - Sunday | from 12PM

Bookings: 056 603 7500



Want somewhere to watch a game, grab a drink and take it easy? With plenty of specials throughout the week, a renovated terrace when the weather is onside, screens to catch a game and live music to get you moving, you can often hear this sports bar before you see it! Open from 12PM until late every day, they have plenty of pub classics - including a Sunday roast and wings night - all served up with a view of the Marina. 

Open: daily | 12PM-2AM

Bookings: 02 565 0101

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