Discreet daytime dining in Abu Dhabi

A selection of restaurants that are serving throughout the day, for those of you not fasting, this Ramadan. This list will be updated regularly throughout the Holy Month

Roberto’s


Head to this fine-dining Italian on Al Maryah Island to banish any daytime hunger pangs if you’re not fasting. It’ll be open for lunch from noon to 4pm.
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6279009. Taxi: The Galleria on Al Maryah Island. robertos.ae

Jim’s Kitchen Table

Situated in the futuristic Masdar City, Jim is serving food all day this Ramadan.
Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, daily 9am to 9pm. Tel: (02) 4919401. Taxi: Masdar. facebook.com/jimskitchentable/

Kebabs & Kurries

Another Abu Dhabi stalwart, Kebabs’ second branch overlooking the ocean at Al Muneera will be dishing out its curries all day during the Holy Month.
Al Muneera, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, daily 11.30am to 11pm. Tel: (02) 5526900. Taxi: Al Muneera. 

Qasr Al Sarab


Fancy a weekend away in the Western Region but worried about limited lunch options during Ramadan? Head to the Qasr Al Sarab By Anantara in Liwa and its all-day dining restaurant Suhail will be open from 7am, while Mediterranean outlet Ghadeer will open at noon for lunch and the hotel’s Pool Bar will be serving food from 9am.
Qasr Al Sarab By Anantara, Liwa Desert, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 8862088. Taxi: Qasr Al Sarab. qasralsarab.anantara.com

Café Arabia

This What’s On award-winning outlet will be open during daylight hours as well during Ramadan.
Mohammed Bin Khalifa Street, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, daily 8am to midnight. Tel: (02) 6439699. Taxi: Opposite Choueifat School. facebook.com/CafeArabia

Café Milano

Another Italian that’s open for business during the day is this fine-dining outlet with great views on Al Maryah.
Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, daily noon to 6pm. Tel: (02) 3332630. Taxi: Four Seasons. fourseasons.com

Café Sushi

Abu Dhabi’s latest joint for Japanese food will be open for lunch during Ramadan. You can find out what What’s On thinks of it by checking out our review in our new issue, out June 1.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, daily 11.30am to 4pm. Tel: (02) 6543333. Taxi: Fairmont. fairmont.com

Jazz@PizzaExpress

British pizza chain PizzaExpress has become a popular haunt for expats in the capital, and its WTC branch will be serving its obligatory dough balls throughout the day.
World Trade Center Mall, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, daily noon to 12.30am. Tel: (02) 4447752. Taxi: World Trade Center Mall. pizzaexpressuae.com

Beach Rotana


Two restaurants will be open during the day at this Al Zahiyah hotel next to Abu Dhabi Mall: Italian outlet Prego’s and Rodeo Grill, the Rotana’s steakhouse. Prego’s will be open from 8.30am until 11.30pm, while meat lovers can have lunch between 12.30pm and 3.30pm and dinner between 7pm and 11.30pm at Rodeo Grill.
Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6979000. Taxi: next to Abu Dhabi Mall. rotana.com

Flooka


Serves Lebanese seafood in a snazzy venue overlooking the Eastern Mangroves, and you can eat here during the day also.
Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Salam Street, Abu Dhabi, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (02) 4418244. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves Promenade. flooka.com

The Third Place

The community café just off the Corniche will also be open daily during Ramadan.
Al Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi, daily 8.30am to 10.30pm. Tel: (02) 6811877. Taxi: near NBAD just off the Corniche. thethirdplaceuae.com

Le Méridien


All-day outlet Latest Recipe and Italian Pappagallo are serving. The former is open 6am to 11am, 12.30pm to 3.30pm and then for iftar. Pappagallo is open 8am until 7pm serving light bites, and then dinner after sunset.
Le Méridien, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6446666. Taxi: Le Méridien.
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Sho Cho

Sho Cho will be serving its sushi and much lauded creamy rock shrimp tempura every day during the Holy Month.
Souk At Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, daily noon to 1am. Tel: (02) 5581117. Taxi: Souk At Qaryat Al Beri. sho-cho.com

Loca


The capital’s new Mexican is serving a special lunch menu featuring ceviche, deep-fried jalapeños, fish tacos and mushroom and pepper chimichanga for Dhs90.
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, daily noon to 3pm. Tel: (02) 5823639. Taxi: The Galleria. locauae.com

The Sportsman’s Arms

British style pub grub will be served all day at this outlet in Zayed Sports City.
Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, daily 8am to 2am. Tel: (02) 4034235. Taxi: Zayed Sports City. sportsmanszsc.com

Jones The Grocer


The Aussie café chain is an Abu Dhabi institution and its four branches will be open during the day. In Al Muroor it’s open from 9am during the week and 10am on Fridays and Saturdays. In Al Khalidiyah they open at 9am during the week, and 11am at the weekend. Their Al Raha branch has the same opening hours, while the Al Muneera branch opens at 9am during the week and 10am at the weekend. They’re open all day.
Various locations including Al Muroor, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6395883. Taxi: near Al Nahyan camp and Lulu Express. jonesthegrocer.com

Nolu’s

The Afghan-influenced US café has two branches and both are open for non-fasters during the Holy Month. The Al Bandar branch will be open 11am to 4pm, The Galleria branch 11am to 3pm.
Various locations including Al Bandar, Abu Dhabi, daily 11am to 4pm. Tel: (02) 5579500. Taxi: Al Bandar. nolusrestaurants.com

Impressions

You can get a bite to eat if you’re not fasting at this rooftop outlet from 11am to 2am every day during Ramadan.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel And Spa By Anantara, Salam Street, Abu Dhabi, daily 11am to 2am. Tel: (02) 6561000. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves. abu-dhabi.anantara.com

Delecto

The city’s new sweet shop and café will be open all day.
Al Bateen Street, Al Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi, daily 1pm to 1am. Tel: (02) 4963444. Taxi: CI Tower, Al Bateen Street near Children’s Garden. facebook.com/delectouae, delectouae.ae

Café 28

Non-fasters can eat all day at Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s international dining restaurant, with views of the 9th and 18th course holes on offer as well.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, daily 6am to midnight. Tel: (02) 5588990.  Taxi: Abu Dhabi Golf Club, next to Westin. adgolfclub.com

Royal Orchid

Want Thai and Chinese dishes? Pop into The Galleria this month – Royal Orchid will be open during the day for dine-in, takeaways and also deliveries.
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, daily 11.30am to 11pm. Tel: (02) 6777301. Taxi: Galleria Mall, Al Maryah Island.

Bentley Bistro & Bar

The sophisticated European outlet on Al Maryah will also be open all day during the Holy Month.
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Wed noon to midnight, Thur to Fri noon to 1am. Tel: (02) 6262131. Taxi: Galleria.

Dai Pai Dong

What’s On award-winning Chinese food will be served during lunch on Al Maryah Island.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, daily noon to 3pm. Tel: (02) 8135552. Taxi: Rosewood. rosewoodhotels.com

Olea


An all-day, international dining outlet on Saadiyat Island, Olea will be open for three sittings during the day – for breakfast, lunch and then finally for iftar.
St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, daily 6.30am to 11am, 12.30pm to 3pm, sunset to 9pm. Tel: (02) 4988888. Taxi: St Regis Saadiyat. oleaabudhabi.com

Tamba

Another What’s On award-winning outlet, fancy Indian Tamba is open for business this Holy Month.
World Trade Center Mall, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, daily noon to 1am. Tel: (02) 6728888. Taxi: WTC Mall. tambarestaurant.com

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan

One of the city’s newest hotels, situated in Khalifa City, has two outlets open during the day. Appaloosa is open from noon until 2am, while Khayal, its all-day dining outlet, is open for breakfast between 6.30am and 10.30am and then reopens for iftar.
Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 2014000. Taxi: Al Forsan Sports Resort. marriott.com

Andiamo

Italian food and pizzas are served here and they’re open during the day throughout May and June.
Al Zeina, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, daily 6am to midnight. Tel: (02) 5564643. Taxi: Al Zeina. facebook.com/andiamocucinaitaliana

Zuma

It’s been crowned our Restaurant Of The Year before at the What’s On awards and this high-end Japanese will serve lunch during Ramadan.
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, daily noon to 3.30pm. Tel: (02) 4015900. Taxi: Galleria. zumarestaurant.com

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