Top 9 rooftop restaurants in Abu Dhabi

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Over the years, the F&B industry in Abu Dhabi has undergone significant changes, providing gourmets and food lovers with an endless choice of food options in the city. With this in mind, in February 2022, the first edition of the contest "50 restaurants of the Middle East and North Africa" will be held in the emirate, during which the most amazing places to eat in the MENA region will be revealed. You can easily find upscale restaurants and a variety of cafes offering international cuisine in Abu Dhabi. In this article, we have compiled a selection of the most popular rooftop restaurants in Abu Dhabi which all have panoramic views of the city. We will discuss where they are located, and how much the average bill costs for 2 people.

The Best Rooftop Restaurants in Abu Dhabi

Some of the best rooftop restaurants in Abu Dhabi include Catch at St. Regis, Azura Panoramic Lounge and Brick Abu Dhabi, among many more, that offer Mediterranean cuisine, seafood, vegetarian menus and various fusion ideas.

Catch at St. Regis

Catch boasts one of the best views in Abu Dhabi as well as delicious seafood. Even though the rooftop dining is on the first floor, views on the Persian Gulf and Abu Dhabi skyline are truly unforgettable.

Here you can taste contemporary and occidental cuisine full of flavors. Some of the most popular dishes at Catch are the Caviar Beluga Imperial, Fine Selection Oysters No. 3, Salmon Tartare, Crispy Prawns and various sushi and rolls.

  • The average price for two without alcohol: AED 515 (USD 140)
  • Location: The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Tower, Corniche Abu Dhabi
  • Contacts: +971 2 694 4553, restaurants.abudhabi@stregis.com
  • Opening hours: daily from 12 pm until 12 am

Impressions Bar

In the Impressions Bar, you can not only enjoy a great night with your friends but also close a business deal. The amazing rooftop restaurant allows you to obtain some privacy while booking indoor booths.

It’s not only bar bites that are popular with diners, but the Brioche Lobster, Volcano Maki Roll, Dynamite Shrimp and other dishes too. Don’t forget to book a table in advance as the Impressions is a very popular place to dine in. Apart from dining you can experience the shisha and enjoy live music. There are Happy Hours every day from 5 to 9 pm and ladies are invited to a Ladies Night every Tuesday from 9 pm until midnight.

  • The average price for two with alcohol: AED 570 (USD 155)
  • Location: Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa By Anantara, Eastern Ring Road, Salam Street, Eastern Mangroves
  • Contacts: +97126561000, +97126561000; emdining@anantara.com.
  • Opening hours: Sat-Wed from 4 pm until 2:30 am, Thu–Fri from 4 pm until 3:30 am

Diablito Food & Music

This restaurant serves Spanish and Mediterranean food and can be found in the Yas Yacht Club on Yas Island, which is one of the most popular areas for living and investment. The restaurant offers both outdoor and indoor seating from where diners can see amazing views of the Persian Gulf.

A wide selection of tapas dishes including Patatas Bravas, Croquettes, Spanish Garlic Prawns and a Spanish Omelete will be liked by anyone. Diablito is considered one of the best Spanish restaurants in Abu Dhabi. You can also find Tex-Mex and Mediterranean dishes here as well.

  • The average price for two without alcohol: AED 375 (USD 100)
  • Location: Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Contacts: +971 02 565 1175
  • Opening hours: daily from 12 pm till 12 am

Brick Rooftop Kitchen & Bar

Even though Brick Rooftop Kitchen & Bar is a fairly new place in Abu Dhabi, it has already gained popularity among locals and expats. Here you can not only try new dishes but also enjoy views of the vibrant emirate.

What makes this place unique is that their two brick ovens have names; called Henry and Henrietta. Every dish is made by them and has an unforgettable taste. Diners will certainly enjoy the vegan options such as Chill Cheese Baked Sweet Potato with House Salad, Vegan Pizza, as well as non vegan dishes like the Spicy Beef Chorizo and Brick Oven Roasted Whole Sea Bass. Apart from dishes, you can try wines, craft beers and cocktails.

  • The average price for two with alcohol: AED 185 (USD 50)
  • Location: Aloft Hotel, Near Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Embassies District
  • Contacts: +971 2 654 5000
  • Opening hours: daily from 5 pm until 11:30 pm

Note: With a stable economy, excellent restaurants and luxury hotels, as well as record breaking attractions and places to relax, Abu Dhabi is an attractive place in terms of accommodation and investment. You can find out more information about the economic attractiveness of the emirate in this article.

Azura Panoramic Lounge

Located across 3 levels of The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, The Azura Panoramic Lounge offers breathtaking views of the Persian Gulf and the Corniche of Abu Dhabi. The restaurant offers a selection of Mediterranean dishes, such as fried sea bass frigola, crispy Moroccan chicken wings and chocolate brownie with ricotta. In addition, the Azura Panoramic Lounge hosts an Inventory every day from 5 pm to 7 pm where you can choose from a variety of handmade cocktails and one salty dish. The cost of this excellent F&B service is AED 200 (USD 55) per person.

  • The average price for two with alcohol: AED 585 (USD 160)
  • Location: The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Tower, Corniche Abu Dhabi
  • Contacts: +971 2 694 4553, restaurants.abudhabi@stregis.com
  • Opening hours: Tue–Sun from 4 pm until 1 am

Cyan Brasserie

Cyan Brasserie is located on the 18th floor of the famous leaning tower and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. It’s an exquisite Franco-Arab institution with a rich selection of culinary creations. There is even a stunning private dining room for a more intimate pastime or business event in the restaurant. Guests of the Cyan Brasserie will be amazed by the new mezzo options, including oysters and foie gras terrine, as well as artichoke and chickpea hummus and zucchini flower tempura. In addition, for a main course, you can order ravioli with artichokes or sea bass Veronique, and for desserts - pavlova with mango and pistachio baklava are sure to make your tastebuds water.

  • The average price for two people: AED 560 (USD 153)
  • Location: Andaz Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
  • Contact: 056 544 8158
  • Opening hours: Breakfast 7am–10:30am; lunch 12pm–3pm; coffee/tea and desserts 3pm–6pm; dinner 7pm–11pm

Glo

Located right on the rooftop of the Rosewood Hotel, here you will find a wide range of beverages and dishes to enjoy. Glo also offers pizzas starting from the basic, but classic Margherita and 4 Cheese, ending with Truffle Focaccia and Spianata Calabra. As for desserts, the Glo’s Tiramisu and Chocolate Valencia will make you come here again and again. Happy Hours are provided on a daily basis from 4 pm to 6 pm and Ladies Night is every Tuesday from 6 to 9 pm.

  • The average price for two with alcohol: AED 410 (USD 110)
  • Location: Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island
  • Contacts: +971 2 813 5552
  • Opening hours: Sat–Sun and Tue–Wed: from 12 pm until 1 am, Mon: closed, Thu-Fri: from 12 pm until 2 am

Note: If you have already visited these restaurants, you might be interested in experiencing something new in Yas Bay, in Yas Island, that is known for its endless entertainment amenities and dining experiences.

Eclipse Terrace Lounge

The Eclipse Terrace Lounge is located on the roof of the third floor of the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, next to the pool. The venue serves ocean-inspired dishes and trendy cocktails, especially known for its Asian dishes, including 2 types of tempura (shrimp and vegetables), its Blue Fin Tuna Ponzu Sushi Taco, as well as a selection of mochi. Every Wednesday evening, the Eclipse Terrace Lounge hosts Ladies' Night, at a cost of AED 100 (USD 27) and includes free drinks. In addition to the phone number listed below, you can book a table via the restaurant’s website.

  • The average price for 2 people: AED 400 (USD 108)
  • Location: Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island
  • Contact: +971 (2) 333 2444
  • Opening hours: Lunch 12pm–6pm daily; dinner 6pm–12am daily.

Shala Beach Lounge

The restaurant is located in the Sala Beach House on the roof of the Beach House Hotel in Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi and opened back in 2020 on Saadiyat Island. Plush pillows with cotton macrame tassels, decorative feathers, a fire pit, natural wood trim and soft linen banquettes are all the features used in the restaurant’s interior design. The menu corresponds to the concept of the elements of fire, earth, air and water, and also includes an impressive number of vegetarian and vegan dishes. At the same time, guests can try healthy snacks made from local produce, such as vegan tartare, avocado with banana chips, fried cauliflower with labneh, zatar and pomegranate, as well as grilled lamb chops with salsa verde, among other flavourful options.

  • The average price for two people with alcohol: AED 300 (USD 82)
  • Venue: Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island
  • Contact: +971 2 407 1234; find.shala@hyatt.com
  • Opening hours: 5pm–1am Tue–Sun

How Can We Help You?

Metropolitan Capital Real Estate has access to the best properties in the Abu Dhabi real estate market and acts as representatives of developers such as ALDAR Properties, IMKAN, Reportage Properties, Tamouh, and many more. We have an extensive property portfolio in areas that are famous for their rich selection of exclusive F&B establishments. These include Al Maria Island, Saadiyat Island and Yas Island.

Our qualified real estate agents will help you throughout the real estate transaction process, regardless of whether you want to rent, buy or sell a property. In addition, we guarantee each client an individual approach with qualified support in legal matters, full advice on the real estate market of the emirate, as well as informing and guiding you through the possibilities of mortgages in Abu Dhabi banks, obtaining a resident visa and gaining UAE citizenship.

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