Today’s the day to treat you and your loved one, so we make it easier by rounding up some sweetheart places to eat this Valentine’s Day! You’ve got the love, so show it.
Words: Ipshita Sharma
Let us love you
Not only do the good folks at Rayhaan by Rotana have splendid food offers and pool-day plans, they are also willing to help you propose and then feed you for free! This is for those who would love a romantic, secluded pool with gourmet menu and live entertainment.
Price per couple including unlimited soft drinks: poolside AED 395, private cabana
AED 495. Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, 14th February. Contact: 02 657 0111, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Taste of Asia
Enjoy the tastes of Thailand, Vietnam and Japan at Cho gao, A special set menu has been curated for this special day. Bring in your special foodie-someone for a lovely treat.
AED 399 per couple with house beverages, AED 499 per couple with a bottle of bubbly. 5-course set menu, Ground floor, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street, 6pm-11pm, Contact: 02 616 6149, facebook.com/ChoGaoAbuDhabi
Recreate the ultimate romantic scene from The Lady and The Tramp at Spaccanapoli. This rustic restaurant that focuses on taste instead of presentation is a firm favourite among lovers of this cuisine.
AED 399 per couple with house beverages, AED 499 per couple with a bottle of bubbly; 5-course set menu. Spaccanapoli, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, 14th February, 6.00 pm-11pm. 800 423 463 / 050 383 1643
Love on the ‘Gram’
Get social this Valentine by showing off your togetherness at this Instagrammable restaurant. The bold, contemporary décor goes marvelously with the engaging team and the fantastic food.
AED 650 per couple for a six-course menu, AED 575 per couple for a four-course menu (without antipasti caldo and sorbetto). Verso, Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, 6pm-10:30pm;. Contact: 02 510 1234
Show your love
Enjoy a St. Valentine’s special Mediterranean tapas buffet and take advantage of the weekly specials, with unlimited fondue on offer as well for those who want to go down the cheesy route. Oh, and don’t forget the bottles of grape that go down a treat!
AED 300 per couple for the buffet including a bottle of sparkling grape, AED 120 for unlimited cheese fondue and a glass of grape, 50% discount on all premium bottles for couples on 14th February, The Warehouse Wine and Tapas Bar, Pearl Rotana, Capital Centre, 6pm-10am. Contact: 02-3075552, email@example.com
Indulge with Hakkasan
This award-winning restaurant is serving a special four-course menu featuring some of the venue’s most renowned signature dishes, with a Valentine’s twist like gold-leaf lobster dumpling, crab salad with mango, lobster with truffle sauce and Jasmine smoked chicken with sesame. Guests will be given a choice to dine inside or under the stars on the terrace in private cabanas.
AED 588 per person with soft beverages, AED 688 per person with Champagne blends, white and red grape, Emirates Palace, Corniche Rd West, 7pm-midnight. Contact: 02 690 7739, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matsu loves you
Let chef Yuji is dishing up the ultimate romantic evening with a seven- course menu for two at Matsu Abu Dhabi. The menu features tempting appetizers, calamari salad, hamachi carpaccio, wagyu steak with crab croquette and is topped off by Moet and Chandon bubbly.
AED 899 net per couple (including two glasses of Moet and Chandon bubbly, Matsu Abu Dhabi, 1st Floor, Yas Links, Abu Dhabi. Contact: 02 556 0096, visit matsu.com
Alba there for you
Be quick and head over to Abu Dhabi EDITION with your loved one and enjoy the Valentine’s All Day Brunch at Alba Terrace. Enjoy the views at Alba Terrace while indulging in an exquisite sharing style brunch made up of various mouth-watering starters, main courses and desserts. Enjoy the day at your own pace, as you can choose any three-hour slot within the whole day.
AED 500 per couple including soft beverages or AED800 per couple including house beverages, any three hours from 12:30pm to 10:00pm. Alba Terrace, Al Bateen Marina, Abu Dhabi. Contact: 02 208 0000, email@example.com.