What’s On Awards Abu Dhabi – the winners revealed

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What’s On celebrates the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi, and best leisure and entertainment in the UAE with the coveted What’s On Awards Abu Dhabi 2014.


The best in leisure, entertainment and dining awards, as voted for by you, has been celebrated in Abu Dhabi at a glamorous party at the St Regis on Saadiyat Island.

Following months of voting, during which the public in their droves let their voice be heard via our website, the winners were announced for the most illustrious of the awards.

Below is a list of winners, while you’ll find a gallery from the event above.

BEST RESTAURANT
Bord Eau, Shangi-La Abu Dhabi

BEST NEWCOMER
Zuma

BEST INDIE RESTAURANT
Cafe Arabia

BEST CHEF
Sinju Varghese, Emirates Palace

FAVOURITE BRITISH RESTAURANT
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

FAVOURITE BRUNCH
Giornotte, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

FAVOURITE BUSINESS LUNCH
Frankie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

FAVOURITE CAFÉ
The One

FAVOURITE CHINESE RESTAURANT
Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel

FAVOURITE FRENCH RESTAURANT
Bord Eau, Shangri-La Hotel

FAVOURITE HEALTHY EATING RESTAURANT
BiteRite Restro Café

FAVOURITE INDIAN RESTAURANT
Spice Mela, Rosewood Abu Dhabi

FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT
Fairways, Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

FAVOURITE ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Porto Bello, Grand Millennium Al Wahda

FAVOURITE JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Koi, The Collection

FAVOURITE MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT
Li Beirut, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

FAVOURITE MODERN EUROPEAN RESTAURANT
Catalan, Rosewood Abu Dhabi

FAVOURITE PAN-ASIAN RESTAURANT
Toshi, Grand Millennium Al Wahda

FAVOURITE PUB GRUB
Hemingway’s, Hilton Abu Dhabi

FAVOURITE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Sayad, Emirates Palace

FAVOURITE STEAKHOUSE & GRILL
The Foundry, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

FAVOURITE THAI RESTAURANT
Silk & Spice, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

FAVOURITE THE AMERICAS RESTAURANT
Chamas, InterContinental Abu Dhabi

FAVOURITE BAR
Jazz Bar & Dining, Hilton Abu Dhabi

FAVOURITE DAY OUT
Yas Waterworld

FAVOURITE DJ
Natalie Brogan

FAVOURITE LADIES’ NIGHT
The Yacht Club, InterContinental Abu Dhabi

FAVOURITE MUSIC EVENT
The Rolling Stones, du Arena, Yas Island

FAVOURITE NIGHTCLUB
Liquid Rain by Mai Café, Aloft Abu Dhabi

FAVOURITE SPORTING EVENT
Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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ABU DHABI PRE-AWARDED WINNERS

LEISURE

FAVOURITE FITNESS CLUB
Al Wahda Health Club

FAVOURITE SPA
Chi, The Spa

FAVOURITE SPORT & OUTDOOR
Al Forsan International Sports Resort

FAVOURITE NAIL BAR
Tips & Toes

FAVOURITE HAIR SALON
BeDashing


RESTAURANTS

FAVOURITE BRUNCH (BELOW DHS400)
Jing Asia, Crowne Plaza Yas Island

FAVOURITE BUSINESS LUNCH (BELOW DHS400)
Market Kitchen, Le Royal Méridien

FAVOURITE CAFÉ (BELOW DHS400)
Le Café, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

FAVOURITE MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT (BELOW DHS400)
Marakesh, Millennium Corniche Hotel

FAVOURITE CHINESE RESTAURANT (BELOW DHS400)
Shanghai Surprise, Al Diar Capital Hotel

FAVOURITE FRENCH RESTAURANT (BELOW DHS400)
Trader Vic’s, Al Ain Rotana

FAVOURITE INDIAN RESTAURANT (BELOW DHS400)
Biryani Pot

FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT (BELOW DHS400)
Choices, Yas Island

FAVOURITE ITALIAN RESTAURANT (BELOW DHS400)
Carluccio’s

FAVOURITE JAPANESE RESTAURANT (BELOW DHS400)
Sushi Central

FAVOURITE MODERN EUROPEAN RESTAURANT (BELOW DHS400)
Bravo, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

FAVOURITE PAN-ASIAN RESTAURANT (BELOW DHS400)
Royal Orchid, Hilton Abu Dhabi

FAVOURITE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT (BELOW DHS400)
Red Lobster

FAVOURITE THE AMERICAS RESTAURANT (BELOW DHS400)
Burger Bureau