Two Abu Dhabi brunches you need to try

Two Abu Dhabi brunches you need to try

Looking for delicious Abu Dhabi brunches to try? With more and more options available in the capital, here’s our pick of two brunches you should try this weekend

Oléa, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Many restaurants take a ‘pile it high’ approach to Friday brunch, prioritising quantity over quality and serving up so-so sushi, hummus and salads in the hope that diners will be too sozzled to care. Not so at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, where chefs skilled in a dizzying array of international cuisines serve authentic fare with the same care and attention they’d devote to a private dining event. Intriguing options include seafood pasta prepared in an Italian pentolo, a huge steel pan, and succulent cuts barbecued on the Mongolian grill. Open every Friday from 1pm to 4pm, with packages priced at AED 395 with soft drinks, AED 515 with house beverages and AED 740 including bubbly. Kids aged six to 12 dine for AED 190, while under-fives eat for free. Call 02-4988443 or e-mail

Cipriani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

This March, Cipriani Yas Island presents its new ‘Dolce Vita’ brunch experience. Exclusively served once a month, an immersive culinary journey with traditional Italian delicacies and free flowing bubbles awaits guests, followed by a relaxed evening of board games and aperitives. Upcoming dates brunch dates include March 9, April 13 and May 11, each from 1 – 5pm. With all dishes served to the table, appetisers encompass an array of maki and Cipriani signature favourites including, burrata with cherry tomato and taggiashe olives, calamari fritti with tartar Sauce, aubergine parmigiana and vitello tonnato. For main courses, devour baked taglionlini Cipriani with veal ragu, chicken alla Milanese or grilled salmon teriyaki. To finish on a sweet note, an array of delectable desserts include, Cipriani cakes, fresh sorbets and indulgent ice creams. Prices start from Dhs375 with soft drinks, AED 550 with house beverages and bubbly, and AED 625 with French bubbly. Call +971 (0) 265 75 400 or e-mail