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The beloved institution of brunch has its origins in late 19th century, and has since been joyfully embraced across the world, including in the United Arab Emirates. Friday brunch has become something of a unique tradition in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. From laid back eats to elaborate feasts, here’s our list of the best brunches in Abu Dhabi.
The brunch at Koi is a classy affair, set in a small, discreet venue to avoid the rush of diners. They offer a delectable Japanese menu of starters, mains and desserts. Their stunning sushi and sashimi plates deconstruct traditional flavors and often include modern Californian accents. Couple that with your choice of drink and the option to dine inside or out on the terrace, and you’ve got all the makings of a truly exquisite experience.
Koi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates +971 2 678 3334
Origins serves brunch in a modern, fast paced setting. This location is ideal for racing fans, as their terrace seating offers a great balcony view over the Yas Marina Circuit. The portions here are generous, especially for the affordable costs of their menu items. Their brunch has offers everything under the Sun, including fresh seafood, sushi, Arabic mezze, and even a caviar station. Their range of cuisines pay tribute to the most famous race courses around the world, from Monaco to Shanghai.
Origins, Yas Marina, Suite 7, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates +971 2 656 0600
Zuma‘s family friendly brunch features a full spread of authentic Japanese dishes, with an a la carte option for the entrée (which is prepared to order). Particular care is taken here to source only the finest ingredients for your meal. Highlights from the menu include jumbo tiger prawn with yuzu pepper, crispy fried squid, and Zuma’s celebrated miso black cod. Those with a sweet tooth should save room for their green tea and banana cake, served with a side of coconut ice cream.
Zuma, Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates +971 2 401 5900