Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 15 July 2020

Tamba to Coya: These Abu Dhabi restaurants have relaunched their Friday brunches

Life may not be completely back to normal yet, but brunch is back on the table

Brunches in Abu Dhabi have started to return to the capital, from left to right: Marco's New York Italian; Coya; The Foundry
Brunches in Abu Dhabi have started to return to the capital, from left to right: Marco's New York Italian; Coya; The Foundry

Even though Abu Dhabi hasn't fully reopened yet, there is some semblance of normal life returning as brunches have now restarted.

Those going out should be aware that restaurants will be following strict health and safety measures, which include social distancing and frequent disinfection of tables and chairs.

So, if you're looking for a place to go out on Friday afternoon, here's a list of which brunches are currently taking place in the capital:


Modern Indian-inspired restaurant Tamba has relaunched its brunch. Guests can enjoy a four-course meal, which includes small bites, street eats, a main and desserts.

Small bites consist of spicy tuna chur-muri or oysters served with chutney foam and shallots, while street eats include Bombay bhaji rolls or lamb kebabs. Pick a main, such as 48-hour slow-cooked lamb shank or masala rib wagyu, and, of course, dessert, such as chocolate mousse or sticky toffee pudding topped with banana.

Fridays, 12.30pm-4pm; prices start at Dh195; Tamba, The Hub at The Mall at World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi; 02 672 8888; www.tambarestaurant.com

The Foundry

Brunch is now back at The Foundry in Southern Sun Abu Dhabi Hotel. Diners can enjoy starters of foie gras, sushi and more, before moving onto a choice of one main course from a delicious selection of meat cuts. Finish your brunch with the chef's selection of a la minute desserts.

Fridays, 12.30pm-3.30pm; packages start at Dh199 for adults; Dh99 for children 6-12; The Foundry, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi Hotel; Al Mina, Abu Dhabi; www.tsogosun.com

Marco's New York Italian

Marco Pierre White's restaurant at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr has relaunched its Friday brunch. Enjoy an authentic Italian cuisine experience that features some American favourites such as New York pizza, buffalo wings and crispy calamari for starters.

Options for mains include the mac and cheese al fungi, grass-fed sirloin and black cod. Finally, dessert features Mr White's tiramisu and warm chocolate brownie, among others.

Children aged 6 to 12 can enjoy a 50 per cent off.

Fridays, noon-4pm; packages start at Dh199; Marco's New York Italian, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, www.marcosabudhabi.com

Mr Miyagi's

Mr Miyagi's brunch returns with its five-course brunch that lasts three hours. The Thai and Japanese-inspired menu offers diners items such as maki rolls, pad Thai, spring rolls and curry dishes.

Guests can pick a three-hour brunch slot any time between noon and 6pm. Alternatively, there's also another package that allows guests to enjoy three dishes for two hours at just Dh149.

Fridays; noon-6pm; packages start at Dh249; Mr Miyagi's, Yas Marina, Yas Island; 02 565 1150; www.mr-miyagis.com

Coya Abu Dhabi

Coya Abu Dhabi has announced the return of its brunch from Friday, June 26.

Guests can kick things off with a sharing platter, featuring Peruvian-inspired tacos and maki rolls, citrus-soaked ceviches, fish balls, meaty kebabs and more.

Main courses include your choice of beef short ribs, Chilean sea bass with rice or a pumpkin quinoa risotto dish.

Finally, dessert options include orange and lime churros, and passionfruit puff pastry with cremeux and pistachios.

Fridays, 12.30pm-4pm; packages start at Dh278; Coya Abu Dhabi; Four Seasons at The Galleria on Al Maryah; 02 306 7000; www.coyarestaurant.com

Updated: June 19, 2020 12:12 PM



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