Seal the deal in style…

On the lookout for some of the best business lunch deals in Abu Dhabi? There are plenty to choose from and just because business is in the title doesn’t mean it’s only for meetings. It’s great if you want to step out of the office to recharge those creativity levels or if you just want to enjoy a cheeky meal outside of the office. Check out our updated list, in no particular order.

Belgian Cafe

A cult classic, the Belgian Cafe offers guests two courses from a set menu for only Dhs99. The set menu includes a salad or soup and one main, the deal runs from Monday to Thursday from midday to 4pm.

Belgian Cafe, Radisson Blu Hotel, Yas Island, Mon to Thu, midday to 4pm, Dhs99 for two course set menu. @bbcyasisland

COYA Abu Dhabi

Business lunch with South American flair? Count us in. Every day of the week, guests have the choice of dining with a cheeky business lunch set menu that includes the choice of two appetisers, one main and a soup and one side dish included for only Dhs130. If you want the sweet finish of churros or a popsicle, it will be an additional Dhs30.

Coya, Four Seasons Hotel, The Galleria, Mon to Thu from 12.30pm to 4pm and Fri from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, for Dhs130 per person. Tel: (0)2 306 7000 @coyaabudhabi

Em Sherif Sea Café

With stunning waterfront views of Al Maryah Island, this Lebanese cafe welcomes guests to enjoy a brand-new business lunch. Rooted in Lebanese culture, the business lunch is inclusive of one mezze or salad, a main course and a soft serve for Dhs160. If you’d like a mezze and salad it will cost an extra Dhs30.

Em Sherif Sea Café, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Mon to Fri from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Dhs160 per person. Tel: (0)56 880 5333 @emsherifcafeabudhabi

Raclette

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A French brasserie named after one of the most iconic French cheeses – what more could you want? Well, throw in free-flowing beer or wine and a three-course set menu featuring all your quintessential dishes such as onion soup, coq au vin, and profiteroles. There are three options in each course to choose from and guests also have the choice of water with lunch for Dhs99, one hour of free-flow wine or beer for Dhs119, or two hours of free-flow wine or beer for Dhs169.

Raclette, Lilac 5 Bldg, Jacques Chirac St, Al Sa’Diyat Cultural Cultural District, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Mon to Fri, 12pm to 5pm, from Dhs99 three courses and water, Dhs119 three courses and one-hour free flow drinks, Dhs169 three courses and two hours free flow drinks. Tel:(0)2 546 2277 @racletteuae

Villa Toscana

Take a break from your busy day and experience a touch of Italy. At Villa Toscana, business lunch is a luscious affair, with charcoal grilled lamb chops, or fried prawns and calamari, and of course, no Italian lunch is complete without pasta and delightful homemade desserts to round off your meal. Their new business lunch deal includes an a la carte set menu, that will have you beginning with a dish of burrata cheese paired with heirloom cherry tomatoes, followed by oven-baked prawns featuring Calabrian chili, garlic and basil. For mains, enjoy a succulent Mediterranean sea bass, grilled with slow-cooked onion and seasonal vegetables, and conclude on a sweet note with the classic tiruamisu accompanied by a choice of a homemade gelato.

Villa Toscana, Nation Towers, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, W Corniche Road, Mon to Fri, 12pm to 3pm,  from Dhs120. Tel: (0)2 694 4553 villatoscana-abudhabi.com

Flamingo Room by tashas

What’s On Abu Dhabi’s Newcomer of the Year for 2024 introduces its exclusive business lunch menu, offering a delightful midday escape with refined flavours. Enjoy starters such as the butternut carpaccio or the tantalising tuna tartare infused with miso and yuzu, followed by signature mains such as the crispy cornflake chicken schnitzel and the classic cacio e epe pasta. Add additional sides and desserts for only Dhs35 each.

Flamingo Room by tashas, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Fri noon to 3pm, Dhs135 onwards. Tel: (0)2 675 9301. @flamingoroomae

Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi

A business lunch in Louvre Abu Dhabi? You’ll find it hard to find a fancier spot. Inside the architectural marvel on Saadiyat Island, you’ll find another French institution, Fouquet’s which welcomes culture vultures and smart suits alike to enjoy a lunchtime set menu daily. Priced from Dhs165 for a three-course menu, pick from options such as a lentil soup to start, pan-seared salmon, and a selection of freshly made sweer treats from the dessert trolley.

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, 12pm to 6pm (closed on Monday), from Dhs165. Tel: (0)2 205 4200, fouquetsabudhabi.com

Dai Pai Dong

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Celebrating honest Cantonese cuisine, guests can savour Chinese specialities 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 four-course business lunch featuring delicious dims sum, spring rolls, soup, a main course and dessert from noon to 3pm for Dhs128.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, 12pm to 3pm, Mon to Fri, Dhs128. Tel: (0)2 813 5588, rosewoodhotels.com

Shang Palace

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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 for 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

Punjab Grill

Michelin Guide Indian eat, Punjab Grill has brings you an exciting business lunch, with a special revamp just on time for summer. Order the regular business lunch and dig in to a four-course weekday feast including chilled appetisers, soups, kebabs, mains with accompaniments, and delectable desserts. If you skipped breakfast, elevate your business lunch with premium additions from their a la carte menu. There’s also vegetarian, keto and glute-free options for you to enjoy.

Punjab Grill, Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Al Rawdah, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Fri 11.30am to 4pm, from Dhs150. Tel: (0)50 668 3054. @ritzcarltonabudhabi

Paradiso

Yas Bay’s Paradiso brings you an irresistible combination of superb starters, mouth-watering mains, and dreamy desserts in a new business lunch menu that launches September 15. Celebrating Italy’s flavours, this multi-course indulgence will have you feeling satiated all week long. Special starters like their burrata heirloom tomatoes and truffle arancini will get you off to the perfect start, with marvellous mains like the ribeye steak and grilled sea bass taking centre stage. Dessert selections like the panna cota sweeten the deal, rounding off a fantastic business lunch deal by the wonderful waterfront.

Paradiso, Yas Bay, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Fri 12pm to 4pm, Dhs110 for 2 courses,  Dhs 130 for 3 courses. Tel: (0) 50 437 2869, @paradisoabudhabi

Dino’s Bistro Italiano

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Come by Dino’s Bistro Italiano Abu Dhabi’s Pearl Capital Centre by Rotana, for their all-new Il Forno Rustica business lunch, available from May 9 to May 23. From Monday to Friday, you can order dishes inspired by both the sea and land, as rustic flavours including shellfish paired with truffles, slowly braised ox cheeks glazed cod and more.

Dino’s Bistro Italiano, Pearl Capital Centre by Rotana, Al Khaleej Al Arabi St, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Fri 12pm to 3:30pm, from Dhs65. Tel: (0) 2 307 5551, @dinosbistroitaliano

LPM Restaurant and Bar Abu Dhabi

LPM Restaurant and Bar Abu Dhabi’s business lunch menu is one to watch out for, with seasonal ingredients and fresh products from Europe that land on your plate right here in the capital. The new Business Lunch menu features seasonal starters such as the refreshing cherry tomato salad with goat cheese mousse and the quinoa and prawn croquettes. For mains, savour options such as the flavourful pan-fried scallop with pumpkin and herb relish and grilled sirloin with Provençal sauce, accompanied by a side of chive mash. Seasonal desserts such as the strawberry tart round off a brilliant business lunch at LPM Restaurant and Bar Abu Dhabi.

LPM Restaurant and Bar Abu Dhabi, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Mon to Fri 12pm to 3pm, Dhs135 Le Petit Menu, Dhs180 Le Grand Menu. Tel: (0)2 692 9600, @lpmabudhabi

99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant

This spot serves up unique Japanese selections, with one of their most popular offerings being their terrific business lunch. Experience a series of amazing dishes including the Hamachi Maki, Salmont Flambe, Seabass Flambe, King Crab Nigiri and a whole lot more. Thrilling flavours guaranteed…

99 Sushi Bar and Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Fri 12pm to 2.15pm, Dhs189. Tel: (0)2 672 3333, @99sushibaruae

Marco’s Italian

Incredible Italian eat, Marco’s Italian, introduces their new Business Buon Appetito, a brand-new elevated business lunch to add some much-needed culinary excitement to your weekdays. Indulge in an authentic Italian menu with two-course and three-course options, as Chef Giampaolo seamlessly blends the authenticity of Italian cuisine with the demands of your weekday schedule, placing special emphasis on celebrating taste throughout.

Marco’s Italian, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Fri 1pm to 3pm, Dhs90 two courses, Dhs 120 three courses. Tel: (0)2 654 3238. @marcosabudhabi

Éla Éla

 

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Marvellous Mediterranean eat Éla Éla has been on Yas Marina for a few months now, and their beautiful new business lunch brings you specials such as a mezze of marinated Greek olives, tzatziki, taramasalata, harissa labneh and fluffy house-made pita bread to name just a few. For starters, choose between Greek salad, zucchini fritte and crispy calamari with lemon mayo and a main and side of your choice that could include chicken souvla with grilled lemon and a dollop of tzatziki or whole grilled seabream with caper vinaigrette accompanied by Greek potatoes or grilled zucchini. They hit it out of the park with dreamy dessert delights such as traditional Greek doughnuts drizzled with honey and walnuts or chocolate mousse with orange marmalade and sea salt.
Ela Ela, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Fridays noon to 3pm, Dhs100. Tel: (0)56 603 7500. @elaela.ae

Graphos Social Kitchen

At Graphos Social Kitchen, come by and enjoy a uniquely fun business lunch over delicious Pad Thai, tasty Graphos burgers, or a hearty pasta dish, all part of a delicious two-course set menu. Available five days a week and very affordable, all the way until the end of January 2024.

Graphos Social Kitchen, Hilton Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Monday to Friday 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dhs89. Tel: (0) 2 208 6900. @graphossocialkitchen

Mika

Exciting new Yas Marina eat, Mika blends Middle Eastern touches with rich Mediterranean heritage, bringing you unique flavours and experiences backed by seasonal, ethically sourced produce. Their business lunch is brought to you in convenient two-course and three-course options, and the dynamic menu serves up favourites such as the salt beef sandwich, forest mushroom risotto and the nonna’s tiramusu.

Mika, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Fri 12pm to 3pm, from Dhs95. Tel: (0) 56 433 1422. @mika.abudhabi

African Lounge

 

The UAE capital’s own version of an African safari follows closely on the heels of Flamingo Room by tashas, and their brand new business lunch menu packs delights such as the prawn arancini seasoned with masala and served with a coriander salsa, or the vibrant rainbow slaw dressed in a herb yoghurt. Main course selections include chicken sosaties with a spicy cucumber mayo, or the prawn sosaties in a tangy prego sauce. While you dine at African Lounge, make sure to look out for the attention-to-detail in their design. Because to some people, it’s all about the little things.

African Lounge, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Fri noon to 3pm, Dhs120. Tel: (0)2 675 9302. @african__lounge

Bushra by Buddha-Bar

Mouth-watering Levantine cuisine is in the mix at Bushra on Yas Bay, with the Levantine business lunch being served as a scrumptious two-course offering five days a week. With a choice of a house beverage, coffee or tea, you can have it all for just Dhs99.

Bushra by Buddha-Bar, Yas Bay, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Fri 1pm to 4pm, Dhs99 house. Tel: (0)50 601 1195. @bushra_abudhabi

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