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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 2018

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: F1 brunches to get revved up about ahead of the big race

With the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race weekend a week away, we round up some of the best dining options in the vicinity:

Yas Marina will be the place to be during F1 race weekend. Yas Marina
Yas Marina will be the place to be during F1 race weekend. Yas Marina

Yas Hotel

You can’t get much closer to the high-octane action than this. Looking directly across Yas Marina Circuit, a brunch session here is an experience to remember. Origins, Atayeb and Kazu will host a buffet brunch every afternoon during the race weekend.

November 22-25 from noon with tickets starting from Dh450, for more go to www.marriott.com.

Cipriani Yas Island

Cipriani Yas Island
Cipriani Yas Island

For a classy F1 experience, Cipriani offers diners an a la carte experience. The terrace offers you a glimpse of the track, and aside from the popular Italian fare you would expect from this institution, the meal will be accompanied by tunes from DJ Andrea.

November 22 to 25, from noon, minimum spend of Dh1,400 per guest. For more information, visit www.cipriani.com

Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

Why not test-drive the resort’s Grand Prix-themed brunch this weekend before the real deal next weekend. The Bubbalicious Brunch is for all ages, with four packages to choose from, in the Fairways restaurant – and you could win tickets to the big race.

November 16 and 23, 12.30pm to 4pm, from Dh336 per person (children from Dh172 per child under six years old). For more information, visit www.fairwaysabudhabi.com

Filini Garden, Radisson Blu

Filini Garden, the new contemporary Italian eatery opening at Radisson Blu Yas Island on November 6. Radisson Blu Yas Island
Filini Garden is hosting a Garden Brunch. Radisson Blu Yas Island

This is one of the hottest spots on Yas Island, and on race weekend it’s celebrating its first birthday, which means that the Garden Brunch is likely to be party central. Enjoy Italian food including burrata, cured meats and more, with a live saxophonist entertaining guests all afternoon. There will be a race simulator, plus a big screen on which to watch the race action.

November 23, from Dh200 per person. For more information, visit www.radissonblu.com

Stars N Bars, Yas Marina

The Funch brunch is a lively affair packed with arcade games, challenges and even a spot of limbo. For F1 weekend, the fun is moving outside on to the Star Deck, where you can enjoy dishes including fish tacos, chicken wings, corn dogs and other US fare. There will be DJs spinning tunes on the decks all afternoon.

November 22 to 24, noon to4pm, Dh500 per person. For more information, visit www.starsnbars.ae

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