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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 June 2018

Abu Dhabi GP: The best Formula One brunches

You can start the party without leaving Yas Island during the F1 fun

Acapulco Brunch at Park Inn by Radisson Blu. Park Inn by Radisson Blu
Acapulco Brunch at Park Inn by Radisson Blu. Park Inn by Radisson Blu

Yas Island’s busiest few days of the year arrive this weekend as the Formula One juggernaut careers into Abu Dhabi for its annual season-closing blow-out. If you want to start the party before the race itself on Sunday, there are plenty of brunch options to pick from around Yas Island. Here is our pick of the afternoon delights

Acapulco Brunch

Where: Amerigos at Park Inn by Radisson Blu

When: Friday, 12.30pm to 4pm

Why: Mexican mouthfuls abound at this laid-back brunch, with food served from colourful cabanas, a DJ soundtrack and pool access included in the mighty reasonable price. ¡Arriba Arriba!

Price: From Dh170

For reservations: Call 02 656 2000

Fire and Spice Brunch

Choices at Yas Island Rotana. Yas Island Rotana
Choices at Yas Island Rotana. Yas Island Rotana

Where: Choices and Rangoli at Yas Island Rotana

When: Friday to Sunday

Why: Grills and Indian dishes are the order of the day as East meets West at this dual-restaurant brunch, which is running every day of the race weekend.

Price: From Dh199

For reservations: Call 02 656 4157 or email fbreservation.yas@rotana.com

Funch Brunch

Funch Brunch at Stills. Funch
Funch Brunch at Stills. Funch

Where: Stills at Crowne Plaza Yas Island

When: Friday, 12.30pm to 5.30pm

Why: If you’re in it for the long-haul on Friday, there isn’t a better deal on Yas than the Funch, with its five-hour mix of unpretentious pub grub and entertainment. The fun includes top Abu Dhabi band The International Playboys, DJ action from Cliff Townley and Chris Smith, plus games including a Rodeo Bull, Massive Twister and Giant Connect 4. Large.

Price: From Dh450

For reservations: Call 02 656 3000

La Familia Brunch: The Race Edition

El Chiringuito at Yas Beach. El Chiringuito
El Chiringuito at Yas Beach. El Chiringuito

Where: El Chiringuito at Yas Beach

When: Saturday, 1pm to 5pm

Why: The Ibiza beach club, which has its UAE base in The Rixos on The Palm in Dubai, offers a lively Saturday alternative to the regular Friday afternoon slot with a party version of its La Familia Brunch

Price: From Dh500 per person

For reservations: Call 054 449 6464 or 04 277 9180 or email reservations@elchiringuito-dubai.com

The Royal Terrace

Origins at Yas Viceroy. Yas Viceroy
Origins at Yas Viceroy. Yas Viceroy

Where: Origins at Yas Viceroy

When: Thursday to Saturday, noon to 3pm and 4pm to 8pm; Sunday, 3pm to 8pm

Why: With views across three corners of the Yas Marina Circuit, there aren’t many better views of the high-octane action than this special race weekend re-jig of the weekly Pit Stop Brunch. Its brunch bites are best experienced via the extensive seafood selection, while you also get tickets to the after-race concerts.

Price: From Dh750

For reservations: 02 656 0600; dining@viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

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