ROSEWOOD ABU DHABI: DINING

Restaurants

AQUA

Breakfast  6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m.

Dinner 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Brunch (Fri) 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The tranquil waters of the Arabian seafront are reflected in the Aqua Italian restaurant.

A magnificent chandelier, cool blues and greys adorn the restaurant, while the floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views.

Dominating the lifestyle restaurant is the large show kitchen where the talented chefs are the stars of the show. From breakfast, through lunch to dinner and beyond they keep diners entertained with their innovative and imaginative dishes. North Italian and Mediterranean cuisine dominates the menu at this 24-hour restaurant, where fresh ingredients are flown in daily from the region to ensure every dish is authentic and fresh.

Start the day with the incomparable breakfast buffet; at lunch tempt your palate with the anti-pasti and a la carte selection; while dinner features an extensive choice of a la carte and live cooking stations.

SAMBUSEK

Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Closed for lunch on Friday

The Lebanese love of life and the best it has to offer is perfectly echoed at Sambusek.

The fun, style and glamour of Beirut is combined with the very best of traditional Lebanese cuisine to ensure an unforgettable Levantine experience and makes it the perfect  destination for both family and friends.

Beneath the coolly elegant exterior, the restaurant is delightfully traditional. Only the best meats and freshest fish, grilled to perfection, are served to its fun-loving but discerning clientele both lunchtimes and early evenings.

After nightfall the Sambusek vibe is transformed once more as upbeat music reigns and the beautiful people of the capital and beyond enjoy the evening as only the Lebanese know how. With select beverages of choice and delectable dishes to nibble the sophisticated groups while the night away in true Beiruti style.

 The restaurant’s size and private areas makes it the perfect venue for celebrations of all types and sizes from a small intimate gathering to a large party, which can be hosted simultaneously. In the cooler months diners and revelers can make the most of the restaurant’s outdoor terrace Smoke. Here, shisha, drinks and nibbles are served to the backdrop of the Abu Dhabi skyline reflected by the hotel’s waterfront location.

SPICE MELA

Dinner 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Closed on Saturday.

The delicate flavours and colours of Indian spices dominate Spice Mela.

The moment you enter the restaurant they absorb the senses – from the visual beauty of the spice-inspired décor to the colourful delicious dishes.

A beautifully contemporary restaurant,  where the menu offers classical Pan-Indian dishes – with a subtle twist. The restaurant’s team of young, dynamic Master Chefs have selected the very best recipes from the whole of India and combined them with modern food trends and ingredients to create dishes that are unique to Spice Mela.

The impressive menu runs from the simplest of village fare to the most sumptuous and richest dishes which were once reserved only for the Maharajahs. To complement the meal, beverages of all varieties from the freshest of juices to vintages suit every taste.

Parties, or those looking for privacy and a more intimate environment, can enjoy the bijou private dining area and every guest can relax and enjoy their meal while taking in the unspoilt vista of the Abu Dhabi waterfront and the high-rise buildings in the distance.

Discreet lounge-inspired music is the perfect backdrop to a restaurant which pays homage to the varied tastes and history of traditional India while saluting the country’s inspirational and exciting future.

CATALAN

Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

An evening at Catalan is undoubtedly a very special occasion.

The first Catalonian restaurant to open in Abu Dhabi, it is the perfect blend of classical and modern. The traditional and contemporary merge effortlessly as the most sophisticated palate is tempted by the finest produce from Catalonia flown in especially for the restaurant.

To walk through the fine traditional doors is to be transported from modern day Arabia to the old-style comfort and charm of a luxurious European salon in early 1900s Barcelona. The breath-taking white and gold décor and the fine garden views from the floor-to-ceiling windows are but a taster for the highlight of the evening – the inviting and exciting menu.

The very best from Catalonia’s tranquil mountains and deep seas, are combined with the freshest local produce by the restaurant’s team of talented chef. The results are truly awe-inspiring. Vibrant, authentic dishes seduce the senses and bring the colour, traditions and warmth of Barcelona to the capital.

To complement the dishes a beverage menu consisting solely of specially selected labels from Spain is available and the dedicated team is always happy to share their knowledge to ensure the choice is perfect. Impeccable service and outstanding cuisine in a relaxing ambience – a perfect Catalan evening.

FRIDAY BRUNCH at AQUA– 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Gourmet | Food & Soft drinks AED 250 ++

Connoisseur | Food, Wine & Bubbly AED 350 ++

Gastronome | Food, Wine & French Bubbly AED 500 ++

Rosebuds Brunch | 3-12 years AED 50 ++ 13 years and above charged at adult prices.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi Friday brunch starts at 12:30 p.m. at Aqua restaurant, on the 3rd floor of the hotel, and offers a selection of dishes from each one of our restaurants as well as a seafood, Sushi and a cheese station. The best of Aqua Italian food, the colorful Indian recipes of Spice Mela (with oven bread made a la minute on the outdoor terrace), traditional Spanish dishes from our exclusive Catalan restaurant such as paella, potato tortilla & cold cuts and delicious Lebanese Mezzeh from Sambusek restaurant.

The restaurant offers indoor seating with stunning sea and city view towards Abu Dhabi skyline as well as an outdoor option on the terrace, ideal in these beautiful cool days.

Rosewood brunch is perfect for groups of friends, couples and also for families. Our kids club offers every Friday the “Rose Buds brunch”, that allows parents to enjoy a relaxing gourmet experience while their children are eating, playing, making cookies decoration and being looked after by the kids club attendant.  (for children from 3-12 years old – AED 100 ++)

Gourmet brunch (soft drinks) AED 250 ++

Connoisseur (house beverages) AED 350 ++

Gastronome (French Bubby) AED 500 ++

Bars & Lounges

MAJLIS

Daily 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Afternoon Tea 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Majlis, Rosewood’s grand living room, is the perfect meeting point.

Situated near the luxurious reception area, the Majlis is the ideal venue to see and be seen, meet new friends, greet old acquaintances and catch up on the latest news – both business and social.

The stunning airy lounge, with its floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the water, is the perfect venue for that early cup of coffee, a quick business lunch or a soothing evening cup of tea. The tranquil and intimate spot is the ideal place to spoil yourself with some quality personal time after a hectic day’s shopping or to get away from the stresses of the office before the evening’s fun begins.

Read, catch up on correspondence or just pass the time taking in the panoramic views while indulging in the Majlis’ mouth-watering menu of delightful delicacies that includes sandwiches, delectable cakes and mouth-watering pastries to the utterly indulgent, but oh so delicious, Afternoon Tea.

The finest teas, Italian coffees and juices, mixed to your preference and all served in impeccable style add up to the total Majlis experience.

SMOKE

Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Closed for lunch on Friday

LA CAVA

Daily 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Deep underground is the Rosewood’s exclusive cellar. La Cava takes its inspiration from the oldest and most revered European vineyards.

Walk down the wooden spiral staircase to enter an exclusive and intimate venue – the first of its kind in the UAE. As befits its name cool stone walls, shelves and cabinets made of French oak and American walnut wood display the impressive 1,000 plus labels ranging from boutique to classic – many of which are extremely rare and impossible to otherwise source in the UAE.

La Cava’s Sommelier is on hand to aid with suggestions and selections. While diners at the Rosewood’s many restaurants can have their chosen bottle delivered to their table.

The bijou cellar, which has seating for only 12 people, is a magnet for both connoisseurs as well as those who want to learn more about different labels through the Sommelier’s regular tasting sessions.

In a highly secure part of the cellar is located the Private Reserve which caters to exclusive tastes with the rarest of vintages.

Leading from La Cava is the walk-in Cigar Room and humidor. The snug lounge, which has seating for six people, is a smoker’s dream, with the world’s best cigars and beverages on the menu, and the ideal locations to end a beautiful evening.

HIDDEN BAR

Daily 4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Tucked away in a discreet corner of the hotel is the Hidden Bar. The discerning enthusiast who discovers what lies behind its concealed doors will encounter a world of delicious secrets and delightful charms.

Cosy, restful surroundings, coupled with soothing music, make it a relaxing venue to unwind and share the secrets of the day, assured those confidences will not be overheard.

The secluded venue is perfect for those yearning for peace and privacy, while its relaxing charms are guaranteed to soothe even the most onerous cares.

Only the finest and rarest labels grace the menu and the walls and its hidden secrets and knowledgeable staff attracts the connoisseurs as well as those looking for a private hideaway.

Spoil yourself with the Hidden Bar’s decadent High Tea as the day slowly turns to night; or sample the very best comfort food from the wide choice of favourites ranging from the most succulent burger to the very best Caesar salad and beyond.

Sit back in the venue’s cocoon-style seating or step outside to its comfortable terrace area to savour the private and exclusive views of the Abu Dhabi skyline.

The Hidden Bar reveals its delicious secrets only to the select few who choose to open its mysterious doors.

Stir it Up – Hidden Bar is stirring yp your favourite drinks. Loosen your tie during this after work hour and enjoy them at special rates. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday.

GLO

Daily 6:00 -8:00 p.m.

STEP IN. STAND OUT.

Glo Bar Lounge Club is a truly glamorous chameleon of a venue.

By day the rooftop poolside venue plays host to sun lovers topping up their tans. Come late afternoon, Glo hosts Gloaming the most sophisticated after-work watering hole in Abu Dhabi. Daily from 6-8pm with 30% discount on all beverages.

Friends and colleagues can review their day and plan the evening ahead while feasting on chic Italian cuisine from Aqua, sipping the finest French beverages and relaxing with chic shisha in the luxurious cabanas. As the evening progresses Glo’s signature lighting transforms it into the most sophisticated nightspot in the city. Courtesy of the resident DJ the beautiful and glamorous dance by the twinkling water and chat into the early hours while nibbling and sipping the very best food and fun drinks and vintages.

Weekends are for serious enjoyment starting with Friday’s stylish brunches in winter and ending the night with Glorious fun.

The funky, stylish venue is the base for select fashion shows as well as hosting exclusive parties – where the priceless invitations are an entree to an even more luxurious and rarefied environment.

Pool Day Pass AED 500 ++

2nd person & subsequent AED 300 ++

Inclusive of Lounge Bed, Towels, Use of limited hotel facilities (shower rooms), amount fully redeemable for food, brunch, beverage and shisha in Aqua or Glo

FOR TABLE RESERVATIONS OR ENQUIERIES CALL +971 (0) 2 813 5552 OR EMAIL abudhabi.dining@Rosewoodhotels.com

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