6 Best Mediterranean Restaurants In Abu Dhabi To Bookmark For Your Next Outing

by Anupriya Mishra
6 Best Mediterranean Restaurants In Abu Dhabi To Bookmark For Your Next Outing

Mediterranean cuisine generally comprises dishes that use herbs and spices as essential ingredients. Generally, there are lots of fruits, veggies, and grains that were used in making these dishes. However, dairy, eggs, and fish are used in moderation. So, the food prepared by people living in the Mediterranean Basin generally comes under the umbrella term of Mediterranean cuisine. And if you too wish to relish this decision, then this listicle is just for you. We have made a list of the best Mediterranean restaurants in Abu Dhabi that has to be on your radar.

Best Mediterranean Restaurants In Abu Dhabi

1. Oléa Mediterranean Restaurant

Oléa Mediterranean Restaurant is a beautifully-decked eatery that has opulently done up interiors. Just as the name suggests, the carefully curated menu here, offers a variety of dishes. This all-day dining restaurant is located at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi and has an open buffet. So, it’s safe to assume that you will truly be left spoilt for choice with their extensive array of dishes!

Where: The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Al Falah Street
When: 8 am to 11 pm

2. Beach House & Shala Rooftop


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If you’re fond of Mediterranean cuisine then you would certainly want to visit this restaurant.is the perfect place for you. The prettily decked rooftop cafe overlooks the vast sea, making it an excellent place to savour your meal. So, while you dine here, don’t forget to pair your meal with their selection of wines, sangrias, and cocktails. So, if you have a date to impress, take them for a romantic dinner here.

Where: Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
When: 12:30 pm to 12 am

3. Diablito

Overlooking the stunning Yas Marina, Diablito is a gorgeous restaurant offering delectable Mediterranean fare. The outdoor balcony sitting, which boasts extensive woodwork is bound to give you beachy vibes. This makes it a great place to hang out with your squad, especially during the daytime! The Spanish restaurant has a Mediterranean-inspired menu which includes everything from tapas and omelettes to pizzas and paellas.

Where: Yas Marina, Yas Island
When: 12 pm to 2 am

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4. Otantik Café Al Wahdah

The next name on this list is Otantik Café Al Wahdah. Talking about the cafe itself, it boasts chic vibes and plush furniture that make it an elegant duo. While you are here, you must dive into their mouth-watering array of dishes, which includes Meat Pizza, Potato Borek, Authentic Chicken, and Pepper Steak. Once you’re done eating to your heart’s content, don’t forget to finish a meal with desserts like Apple Pie and Rice Pudding.

Where: Al Nahyan, Zone 1
When: 11 am to 4 am

5. Penelope’s


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Penelope’s elegant restaurant pays old to the timeless allure of the Jazz age of the French Riviera. So, when you step into a restaurant will certainly be transported back to the glamorous era! The beautiful interiors make it a great place to click those classy pictures for your social media pages. Once you are done taking in the beautiful ambience, don’t forget to dive into drool-worthy dishes like Crispy Calamari, Lobster Roll, Lemon Gnocchi, Marinated Lamb Chops, and Fillet Mignon.

Where: Yas Marina
When: 12 pm to 1 am

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6. Mazaj Bab Al Bahr

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Located at Fairmont, Mazaj Bab Al Bahr is a beautiful restaurant that offers both indoor and outdoor seating spaces. Offering delicious Mediterranean cuisine with a local twist, their menu is bound to leave you drooling. So whether you want to eat at the beach garden that overlooks the Sheikh Zayed Mosque or lounge at their indoor seating area where you will find a unique antique collection, there is something for every mood. Don’t forget to order dishes like Fish Tajine, Fatteh Hummus, Grilled Shrimps, and Vegetable Couscous.

Where: Fairmont, Rabdan
When: 8:30 am to 12 am

So, go ahead and make plans to head out right away!

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