As a part of a series of culinary guides to numerous areas within the UAE by The Nationwide, we discover Abu Dhabi’s Mamsha Al Saadiyat, a brand new, up-and-coming vacation spot within the capital that’s all set to grow to be a hub for gourmands.
Whereas there are quite a few eating places scheduled to launch quickly within the space, together with UAE’s home-grown burger spot Pickl and Dubai’s in style Caribbean-themed lounge Ting Irie, there are numerous which have already opened their doorways within the beachfront group.
Listed here are a number of the greatest and most fun:
This new gourmand pizza spot, sporting purple, black and white interiors, sells conventional Roman pizza al taglio, which is typically offered in rectangular or sq. slices. Right here, Grandma Antonia’s 50-year-old sourdough is fermented for 72 hours and blended solely with 80 per cent water, Italian flour, olive oil and salt.
It has a variety of salads, pastas and desserts on the menu, alongside basic, chilly and candy pizzas. There are additionally some weekly specials, akin to vongole on Mondays, gnocchi on Tuesdays and sea urchin on Wednesdays.
Open every day noon-11pm; Soul Seashore, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island; 02 667 2554; antoniarestaurant.com
Raclette Brasserie & Cafe, which opened to the general public earlier in September, is a licensed brasserie and cafe situated within the metropolis’s vibrant beachfront complicated Mamsha Al Saadiyat.
French fare meets Amazonian vibes on the restaurant, which gives a Parisian-influenced menu and jungle-inspired interiors. The venue is situated by the seashore, providing loads of sea views, whereas the decor options picket and tropical parts.
Count on loads of dishes oozing with raclette, the gooey cheese akin to burgers, in addition to choices together with escargot Provencale, steak tartare and crepes suzette ready table-side.
Open every day 9am-midnight; Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island; 02 546 2277; instagram.com/racletteuae
“A culinary escape to the Levant on the sandy shores of Mamsha.” That’s how the restaurant describes itself – and that’s precisely what it’s. The fantastically embellished eatery, which is at Soul Beach, has an especially expansive menu stuffed with genuine Lebanese meals, from breakfast favourites to staple mezze plates and tempting desserts.
Whereas the colorful, foliage-strewn interiors are picture-perfect, the terrace gives glorious beachside views.
It’s not essentially the most reasonably priced spot on the town, but it surely has a lot to supply.
Open every day 9am-midnight; Soul Seashore, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island; 025 464 0004; beirutsurmer.com
That is one for the health-conscious diners.
Zen interiors with pure supplies and earthy parts set the tone for this “feel-good idea” based by Nagham Al Zahwali, reportedly after discovering that healthful meals helped her together with her personal digestive points.
Count on all the standard suspects, from chia pudding to acai bowls and avocado toast, however there are some extra distinctive concoctions, such because the eggplant shakshouka, scramblegg croissant (made with vegan sourdough) and a cauliflower pizza topped with cashew “cheese”. Burgers, wraps and refined sugar-free desserts additionally function.
Open every day 9am-10am; Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island; 054 449 1547; instagram.com/alkalime_uae
Local Mamsha, based by Jackson Brett and brothers Jasim and Zayed Al Khouri, opened its second location on Saadiyat Island earlier this 12 months. It incorporates the venue’s authentic barber and beverage providers, but additionally incorporates a homeware and trend ingredient.
In step with the beachy really feel, the ethereal retailer retails tees, slides and shades interspersed with espresso pots, cups and strainers. The interiors incorporate contrasting tactile parts within the type of tough and easy surfaces, heat wooden and chilly concrete, and cacti vegetation and palm timber. The impartial palette is offset by picket parts, and greenery abounds above and beside every seated space.
Prospects can seize a espresso, candy and even an acai bowl on the cafe, too.
Open every day 8am-11pm; Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island; 02 555 3339; localco.ae
Espresso Structure is described as an Emirati artisan cafe, because it “gives the experience of a neighborhood and accredited espresso connoisseur whereas offering an area designed round minimalism, ardour, artwork and love”.
Proprietor Nooran Albannay is on a mission to make individuals love her beans, but additionally trend a spot the place clients really feel a part of a group. “I needed to create area that added worth to ourselves and one another,” it says in her mission assertion on the cafe’s web site.
With that in thoughts, all method of coffees can be found to order, from cappuccino to cortado and chilly brew. You can too get pleasure from a slice of cake, some brioche, a brownie or cookie.
Open Saturday-Wednesday, 9am-10pm, Thursday-Friday, 9am-midnight; Jacques Chirac Avenue, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island; 02 554 4467; thecoffeearchitecture.com
There are six branches of TEN 11 Espresso Boutique throughout the UAE, in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, however there’s just one TEN 11 Seashore.
You possibly can’t miss its neon-pink signage, which belies the fairly impartial color palette inside, nor the inviting out of doors terrace. Whereas the main target for the model is undoubtedly on espresso, there’s additionally an honest meals menu right here, with the whole lot from wholesome acai bowls to extra indulgent pizza.
Open every day 7am-midnight; Jacques Chirac Avenue, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island; 050 567 4735; ten11cafe.ae
The favored New York burger joint, which additionally has branches in Dubai, now has a beachfront house within the capital, too.
Count on all of the burgers – from the Texan to the Cuban and even a vegan bean one – plus CrazyShake milkshakes and craft hops. Take pleasure in these within the stylishly designed venue, with its black and white tiles and graffiti-strewn partitions, and vibrant ambiance to a playlist of cool tunes.
Open every day noon-midnight; Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island; 02 446 5128; blacktap.com
Get your sushi repair at this home-grown licensed Japanese restaurant. After a six-month pop-up at Yas Mall, NIRI Restaurant & Bar moved into its everlasting house at Mamsha Al Saadiyat in July.
Trendy, minimalist interiors are enhanced by impartial tones and earthen supplies.
Discover sushi, sashimi, robata grills and extra on the genuine however modern menu.
Open every day noon-11pm; Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island; 02 546 8886; nirirestaurant.com
This unlicensed carnivore’s paradise opened on Mamsha Al Saadiyat in July, providing “a brand new strategy in the direction of meats”, in line with its Instagram profile description.
Dry-aged cuts, a Wagyu tomahawk, tenderloin rossini and Canadian lamb chops are just a few of the entrees you may anticipate. Brisket empanadas, beef gyoza, brief rib bao and Wagyu sando, in the meantime, make up a couple of of the standout starters. Even the edges are fascinating, with Peruvian purple mashed potatoes and polenta goat’s cheese among the many choices.
Open every day 11am-midnight; Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island; 02 444 6674; instagram.com/thesteakroom
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