7 New Restaurants In Abu Dhabi To Head To This Month

Prepare for a flavorful journey to delight your palate

by Priyanka Fernandes
7 New Restaurants In Abu Dhabi To Head To This Month

If you’re a food enthusiast or a curious traveller, Abu Dhabi’s dining scene is buzzing with excitement this month. The city is a haven for food lovers, from innovative restaurants to various international cuisines. Prepare for a flavorful journey as we introduce the most enticing new restaurants in Abu Dhabi, each promising to delight your palate and elevate your dining experience.

7 New Restaurants In Abu Dhabi To Head To This Month

June 2024

1. TOTÓ

 

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TOTÓ Abu Dhabi, led by head chef Cristiano Bellantoni, brings authentic Italian cuisine to Al Sadiyaat. Co-founded by Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal, it sits on the Mamsha Al Saadiyat beachfront, exuding a 1950s Italian film ambience. The menu offers classic Italian dishes with creative reinterpretations, including antipasti, pasta, pizzas, and stews. Signature dishes like Vitello tonnato and TOTÓ Tiramisu delight diners. With its captivating setting, TOTÓ Abu Dhabi is a delightful Italian eatery backed by iconic sports figures.

Where: Jacques Chirac St – Al Saadiyat Island – Cultural District – Abu Dhabi
When: Sunday to Thursday from 12 pm to 12 am and Friday to Saturday from 12 pm to 1 am
Cost: Around AED 500 for two people

2. Soul Of India

 

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At Soul of India, tradition meets community in every dish. More than just a restaurant, it’s a place for friends and family to enjoy vegetarian cuisine. Madhu and Amita founded the restaurant, and its mission is to celebrate India’s culinary heritage with wholesome, plant-based dishes. They use locally sourced ingredients and aromatic spices to create an unforgettable dining experience, celebrating their roots and commitment to excellence.

Where: Khalidiya, Al – Beeshan St – Abu Dhabi
When: Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Cost: Around AED 80 for two people

3. Beau

 

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Chef Vincent Le Moal brings his innovative burger creations to Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall. BEAU, the French brand behind this culinary sensation, offers a practical yet luxurious dining experience. There’s something for every palate, from chicken burgers to smash burgers and various sides. Don’t miss out on their delectable desserts, including Chocolate Mousse and Smash Toast Choconuts.

Where: Marina Mall Area – Abu Dhabi
When: Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 11 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 12 pm to 12 am
Cost: Around AED 100 for two people

4. Bord Eau By Nicolas Isnard

Located within the Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Bord Eau by Nicolas Isnard offers a fine-dining experience curated by acclaimed Chef Nicolas Isnard. The dining room features plush seating and soft lighting, fostering a cosy atmosphere, while the menu blends French culinary techniques with global flavours inspired by Chef Isnard’s travels. Experience innovative dishes rooted in culinary excellence and embark on a memorable culinary adventure at this destination for French cuisine at the Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri.

Where: Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
When: Tuesday to Sunday from 6 pm to 11 pm
Cost: Around AED 510 for two people without beverages

Also Read: 10 Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants In Dubai

5. Jones Social

Jones Social, now open at InterContinental Residences Abu Dhabi, offers shared plates infused with international flavours and artisanal cocktails. Enjoy al fresco dining overlooking Al Bateen Marina or dine indoors in stylish interiors. Don’t miss dishes like Fire Roasted Tiger Prawns and Gochujang Lamb Chops. It’s the perfect spot to socialise and enjoy great food and beverages.

Where: Intercontinental Residences – Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi
When: Monday to Friday from 7 am to 11:30 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 7 am to 1 am
Cost: Around AED 380 for two people without beverages

6. Atonia Chic

 

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Abu Dhabi’s dining scene sparkles with a beloved Italian restaurant now at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island called Antonia Chic. With a lively ’60s-style interior and vibrant red velvet decor, Antonia Chic offers signature dishes alongside exclusive selections. Antonia’s distinct 72-hour fermented dough, including a secret 50-year-old sourdough, sets its pizza apart. Under Chef Simone Federici’s guidance, Antonia Chic promises an exceptional culinary journey inspired by his expertise from esteemed restaurants across Italy, the Caribbean, and Miami.

Where: The Galleria – Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi
When: Monday to Friday from 12 pm to11 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 12 pm to 11:30 pm
Cost: Around AED 250 for two people without beverages

7. Eataly

 

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Abu Dhabi’s first Eataly outpost in Reem Mall offers a wide array of Italian food, including pizzas, pasta, and prosciutto. You can also grab a quick coffee at the Il Gran Caffe Illy bar or visit the Pasticceria for homemade pastries. In 2007, Eataly was created to offer an exceptional selection of high-quality, sustainable Italian food at accessible prices, all within a single location. This endeavour also aims to pay homage to the rich biodiversity of Italian cuisine.

Where: Ground floor, Reem Mall – Abu Dhabi
When: Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 11 pm and Friday to Saturday from 9 am to 12 am
Cost: Around AED 100 for two people

As Abu Dhabi’s culinary landscape continues to evolve, these new restaurants offer a tantalising glimpse into the city’s diverse and vibrant dining scene. From authentic Italian cuisine to innovative burger creations and vegetarian delights, there’s something to suit every palate and preference. Whether looking for a casual meal with friends or a fine dining experience with loved ones, these destinations promise unforgettable moments and delectable flavours.

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