Plan your next meeting accordingly…

While business lunch deals might have been traditionally designed for those with a meeting on their agenda, it doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of them if you’re meeting a friend for a catch up, gathering a group for a celebration, or making the most of an extended lunch break.

Here are the best places for business lunch in Abu Dhabi.

Coya Abu Dhabi

Not just reserved for business meetings, Coya Abu Dhabi’s ‘lunch with a view’ invites groups of friends, long overdue catch-ups and multi-company meetings to enjoy a two-course set menu of punchy Peruvian dishes. The business lunch is available from 12pm until 4.15pm, offering an array of delectable appetizers followed by a main for Dhs110.

The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, 12pm to 4.15pm, Mon to Fri, Dhs110. Tel: (0)2 306 7000, coyarestaurant.com

Zuma

Zuma’s Ebisu lunch menu is a sophisticated twist on the Japanese izakaya style of informal eating and drinking. The perfect spot for impressing clients – or just a fabulous setting for a mid-week get together –  the business lunch deal includes miso soup, 2 appetisers and a main course for Dhs147.

The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, 12pm to 2pm, Mon to Fri, Dhs147. Tel: (0)2 401 5900, zumarestaurant.com

Villa Toscana

In a warm dining room in hues of cream and brown, Villa Toscana’s ‘espresso business lunch’ aims to transport you to Italy in under an hour, offering an array of traditional antipasti plus a dessert for Dhs95 for the week. Craving something a little more substantial? An array of antipasti, plus a main and a dessert is priced at Dhs120. Live La Dolce Vita Rapido from 12pm to 3pm.

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Tower, 12pm to 3pm, Mon to Fri, Dhs95 to Dhs120. Tel: (0)2 694 4553, villa-toscana.abudhabi.com

LPM Restaurant & Bar

LPM’s fine French fare has seen it become one of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi, its contemporary interiors and expertly executed menu making it a perfect spot for an evening meal. While a full a la carte experience is a must-try, for a taste of light French, Mediterranean and Niçoise cuisine, the weekday business lunch is an ideal first introduction. The set menu, available from 12pm to 3.15pm is priced at Dhs180.

The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, 12pm to 3.15pm, Mon to Fri, Dhs180 Tel: (0)2 692 9600, lpmabudhabi.com

Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi

Dining hall

Few addresses are fancier for a business lunch deal than Louvre Abu Dhabi, the architectural marvel on Saadiyat Island. Inside, you’ll find another French institution, Fouquet’s which welcomes culture vultures and smart suits alike to enjoy a lunchtime set menu daily (it’s closed on Mondays). Priced at Dhs195 for a three-course menu, pick from options such as a velvety squash soup to start, pan seared bass, and a selection of freshly made desserts from the dessert trolley.

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, 12pm to 6pm, daily, Dhs195. Tel: (0)2 205 4200, fouquetsabudhabi.com

Dai Pai Dong

Celebrating honest Cantonese cuisine, guests can savor Chinese specialties such as homemade noodles, dim sum and barbecued meats at Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s treasured Dai Pai Dong. Take a break on weekdays and enjoy a 4-course business lunch deal of delicious dims sums, spring rolls, soup, a main course and dessert from noon to 3pm for Dhs118.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, 12pm to 3pm, Mon to Fri, Dhs118. Tel: (0)2 813 5588, rosewoodhotels.com

Shang Palace

Shang palace

Shangri-La’s signature restaurant, Shang Palace is a utopia for authentic Cantonese cuisine. For its weekday lunch deal, diners can indulge in a wide selection of unlimited dim sum favourites such as chicken juice bun, siu mai and steamed Cheungfan from noon until 3pm. It’s priced at Dhs138 for food only, or Dhs168 with soft drinks and tea.

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Khor Al Maqta 12pm to 3pm, Mon to Fri, Dhs138 to Dhs168. Tel: 0(2) 509 8555, shangri-la.com

The Sportsman’s Arms

For a wallet-friendly business lunch, take a break at Abu Dhabi’s all-American, family-friendly The Sportman’s Arms and enjoy a main meal and a drink for just Dhs65. Go healthy with a superfood or ceasar salad, or treat yourself to one of their cheesy pizzas or a hearty sausage and mash or spaghetti meatballs. It’s washed down with a choice of soft drink, water, tea or coffee.

International Tennis Center, Zayed Sports City, 12pm to 4pm, Mon to Fri, Dhs65 Tel: 0(2) 447 1066, sportsmanszsc.com