If you’re looking for the best roast dinner Abu Dhabi we have all the basis covered!
Whether it’s Valentine’s, Halloween, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any international celebration, Abu Dhabi always has it covered. Good Old Sunday traditions are no different!
A Sunday roast is a quintessential British or Irish get-together. Its popularity extends to other native English-speaking countries, most likely influenced during the spread of the Commonwealth.
There are a few theories about how Sunday roast dinners came about. One was the bodyguards of King Henry VII, known as the beefeaters. The king allowed them to eat as much beef as they wanted from his table.
Another was during the industrial revolution in the 1700s, Christians would abstain from meat on Fridays, and would place a joint of meat in the oven and head to church.
Afterwards, family and friends would gather after service and tuck into the roast!
Sunday Roast Abu Dhabi
With many ex-pats in the Emirate, the popularity of Sunday roasts has soared in Abu Dhabi and many restaurants offering it on the menu. It’s about time we did a roundup of the best ones in the city!
The centrepiece is always the joint of meat and can often roast chicken, beef, ham or lamb.
In some restaurants, they may offer a cut of each meat or a vegan nut-roast option for those who don’t eat meat.
Each restaurant differs on the best Sunday roast Abu Dhabi list. Expect to have a variant of peas, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, roast parsnips, broccoli, cauliflower cheese, cabbage & swede.
Not to mention Yorkshire puddings, stuffing and sausage. Roasts are typically topped with a generous serving of gravy.
Hemingways is one of a few classic English pubs in Abu Dhabi. Known for showing sports and live music, the bar is proud to take a place on the Sunday Roast Abu Dhabi list.
There is plenty of opportunity to try the roast dinner as it is one of few venues serving from Friday to Sunday.
A self-proclaimed exceptional roast dinner with chicken, prime short ribs, all the trimmings and homemade gravy, the traditional venue feels like an authentic setting.
Cost: AED 89 for the roast dinner
AED 129 for a roast dinner + 2 drinks
Location: W Corniche Rd – Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Sunday Roast Abu Dhabi experiences don’t get much better than Aqua at the Rosewood Hotel.
For those living on or near Al Reem island, the first place we recommend if you searching for ‘roast dinner near me’ is Aqua.
Featuring a live roasting station serving tender meat and mouthwatering poultry. On offer are freshly baked savoury pies and all the trimmings.
Opt for an alfresco experience on the rooftop and enjoy glistening views of Al Maryah Island.
For more information, call +971 2 813 5550.
Cost: AED 215 Soft Beverage Package
AED 265 Grapes and Hop package
When: Sunday 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Rosewood Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
3. Brewhouse Gastropub
Situated on the 18th floor of the Cristal Hotel, Brewhouse Gastropub is a perfect vantage point in Downtown Abu Dhabi to witness an epic sunset whilst having a roast.
Brewhouse serves up roast chicken or beef platters for a bargain price of AED 69, making it the most affordable and latest serving roast in the city.
For reservations, call +971 2 652 0111.
Cost: Roast beef or chicken platter AED 69
Add 3 house beverages for AED 49
When: 6 PM – 2 AM
Location: Cristal Hotel – Level 17 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
4. The Irish Vickers
As previously mentioned, Sunday roasts are not just a British Tradition. The Irish Vickers brings the first Irish Roast to the list of Roast dinner Abu Dhabi.
The Irish superpub serves a carvery-style roast and one house beverage for AED 109.
A starter is included which consists of a hearty bowl of homemade soup and soda bread.
Choose from unlimited roast chicken, beef or their famous glazed pork ham. Accompanied by mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, garlic beans, roasted carrots and Yorkshire pudding.
Smother the roast in a red wine gravy and enjoy a free dessert!
For more information, call +971 2 886 9636.
When: Sundays 1 PM – 8 PM
Location: WTC MALL – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
5. Victor’s Abu Dhabi
Victor’s the sister pub of The Irish Vickers makes it to the best roast dinner Abu Dhabi list. Serving a delicious Irish-styled roast with 1 drink for AED 109.
Price: AED 109 for a roast plus 1 house beverage
When: Every Sunday 12 PM – 6 PM
Location: 1778 Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed St – Al Rawdah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
6. Easy Tiger
First, on the roast dinner Abu Dhabi list is Easy Tiger in the Al Ain Palace Hotel. Don’t be fooled by the appearance of a party-vibe bar, they serve an excellent Sunday roast in Abu Dhabi!
Starting at AED 99 per person and with the option to add two pints for AED 119 it can be the perfect end to a weekend.
A carvers-styled service means Sunday roast goers can pick and choose the meat they want!
After the roast, a typical British dessert of apple pie and custard plus Eton mess is included.
For those feeling a little lazy, there is an option to order a roast dinner off Talabat. All of the contents of the roast are encapsulated in a giant Yorkshire pudding, served in a pizza-style box.
Location: Al Ain Palace Hotel – W Corniche Rd – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Roast dinner Abu Dhabi on Yas Island doesn’t get more fun than Central Yas Bay! Known for the beats, burgers and bowling, the venue has decided to put its own spin on a Sunday roast. They call it Roast N Roll.
The retro vibe makes it a family-friendly venue as the kid’s package comes with AED 30 of gaming credit to spend in the arcade or bowling alley.
After the meal, adults can have a stress-free afternoon as there are many options to entertain the little ones.
The venue serves chicken, beef, lamb or a vegetarian option accompanied by all the trimmings. Included in the package is a house beverage.
AED 125 For Adults-Roast Dinner with all the trimmings +house beverage
AED 75 Kids Roast, Including a soft beverage plus AED 30 gaming credit
When: Sunday 12 PM-10 PM
Location: Yas Bay – Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
8. Oak Room
The oak room does exactly what it says on the tin. A contemporary and sophisticated restaurant decorated with oak panels. One of the more expensive options on the roast dinner Abu Dhabi list and for good reason.
Tom Aikens holds a Michelin-Starred and is responsible for creating one of the best Sunday roast Abu Dhabi menus.
Guests can expect their taste buds to be satisfied across a four-course, three-hour experience. Rock N Roll music sets the ambience of a quintessentially British afternoon.
On offer is a roasted striploin of beef and lamb saddle served with the classic Yorkshire puddings, vegetables and roast potatoes.
Throughout the experience handcrafted cocktails, grapes and bubbles are on offer. To finish, guests can tuck into the classic sticky toffee pudding and apple and blackberry crumble.
When: Sunday, 12:30 PM to 5 PM (3 Hour Experience)
Price AED 285 Soft beverage package
AED 385 House beverage package
AED 485 Bubbles package
For more information and reservations, Email or call 02 208 0000.
Location: The Abu Dhabi EDITION – Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
9. Atlon Bar and Bistro
Bringing soul to Roast dinner Abu Dhabi, Alton Bar and Bistro is known for karaoke, hip-hop, reggae and soul music. They have a terrace overlooking the waterfront making it the perfect get-together spot.
There is live music whilst guests enjoy the soulful Sunday roast between 2 PM – 6 PM for AED 149.
The American-inspired roast offers succulent beef slices, juicy chicken breast dinner, posh veg gratin, and an extensive menu with all the trimmings.
Seasoned stuffing and unlimited Yorkshire puddings smothered in their famous better than grandma’s gravy!
If guests fancy indulging in their American-style Sunday dinner, there are two options. The first is chicken & waffles, mac & cheese buttermilk biscuits with jam and honey.
The second is shrimp & grits, sweet potato fries and buttermilk biscuits, with jam and honey. Both American options come with two drinks.
There is an option to upgrade to a brunch with unlimited house drinks for an extra AED 50.
Children’s roasts and pizza are also available!
AED 149 Roast Dinner + Plus 2 drinks
AED 199 Roast Dinner + Unlimited drinks
For more information, call +971 58 575 3414.
Location: Souq Qaryat Al Beri – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
10. Appaloosa Sports Bar
Appaloosa is a fantastic spot to grab a roast and watch sports on a Sunday. They have an extensive outdoor patio for the cooler months and the inside has a number of LED screens showing action-packed sports.
The Khalifa City venue serves roast beef or chicken with golden roast potatoes, accompanied by one house beverage.
For reservations and more information, call +971 2 201 4131.
Cost: AED 99 per person, including a roast + 1 beverage
When: Every Sunday 1 PM – 4 PM
Location: Marriott Hotel Al Forsan – Khalifa City A – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
11. Stars N Bars
Stars N Bars is the first stop walking into Yas Marina, titled the ‘weekend roast’ foodies can pay AED 99 for roast beef or chicken with all the trimmings.
There is an option to upgrade to a roast + 2 beverages for AED 119. Keep an eye out for happy hours on Sunday between 12 PM – 8 PM.
AED 99 for a roast dinner
AED 119 for a roast dinner plus two beverages
Location: Yas Marina – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Coopers has a trendy English pub interior and the menu consists of all the classic pub grub options.
On Sunday, choose from Beef Sirloin, Grilled Salmon, Mushroom Wellington Braised Lamb Shank or Roasted Half Chicken.
The Sunday roast Abu Dhabi menu offers unlimited roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and trimmings. It comes with one selected house beverage.
For more information, call +971 2 657 3325.
Cost: AED 149 Roast with unlimited roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, and trimmings plus 1 selected house beverage
When: Sunday 12 PM – 2 AM (Last food orders 11 PM)
Location: Park Rotana – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
13. Culann Aries
Culann Aries is the younger sibling of The Irish Vickers. They have extended their cuisine to a new part of town and have not forgotten to include a Sunday Roast on their Menu.
They serve a traditional Sunday roast, Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings. Included is one house beverage.
For more information, call +971 2 632 9252.
When: Every Sunday from 12 PM – 8 PM
Cost: AED 99 per person
Location: FJJ9+9M – Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
14. Lock, Stock and Barrel Abu Dhabi
Another Yas Bay venue Lock Stock and Barrel makes it on the Roast dinner Abu Dhabi list.
A rustic bar on the inside and the exterior is made up of shipping containers, branded in the famous colours of orange, black and white.
The event is called ‘roast of the day’. Choose two succulent portions of meat from a selection of beef, chicken or lamb. They don’t cut it short and serve all the trimmings!
Lock Stock & Barrel are one of the few places on the Sunday Roast Abu Dhabi list offering unlimited Yorkshire puddings.
To top it off, a house beverage is thrown in for good measure. If one beverage wasn’t enough they also run a happy hour between 2 pm-8 pm.
Price: AED 120 for two choices of meat with all the trimmings + Unlimited Yorkshire puddings + House beverages.
When: Every Sunday 2 PM to 10 PM
Location: Yas Bay – Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
15. The Boundary
A family favourite sports hub, The Boundary brings another venue to the roast dinner Abu Dhabi list. They have family-tailored packages or the standard per-person package.
For reservations, call +971 50 625 3953.
Cost: AED 85 per adult
AED 50 per child
AED 250 for two adults + two children
When: Sunday 1 PM to 4 PM
Location: Khalifa City A – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
16. The Captains Arms
This quaint tavern, The Captains Arms is tucked away in the courtyard of Le Meridien Village.
Due to the staff’s friendly nature, good food and reasonably priced drinks. many people choose to call the Captain’s Arms their local!
The Sunday Roast Abu Dhabi menu offers roast beef sirloin or roast lamb with all the trimmings such as crisp roast potatoes, glazed carrots and parsnips.
One house drink is included. The venue offers a cosy indoor setting for those hot days in the desert or an al fresco option on the extensive terrace in the cooler months.
For bookings call +971 56 688 5361.
When: Every Sunday 12 PM – 8 PM
Cost: AED 120 for a roast plus 1 beverage.
Location: Le Meridien Abu Dhabi – Tourist Club Area – Al Zahiyah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
17. The Sportsman’s Arms
For residents living close to Zayed’s sports city searching for roast dinner near me, The Sportsman’s Arms will be the first place that comes to mind!
Nestled in the side of a tennis stadium the bar is a great place to catch all the sports action whilst enjoying the award-winning roast.
Choose from chicken, beef and lamb served with mixed vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and topped with gravy. This is not just a Sunday roast Abu Dhabi event as it can be enjoyed on a Saturday as well.
Starting from AED 85
When: Saturday-Sunday 12 PM – 10:30 PM
For booking, email reservations@SportsmansZSC.com or call +971 2447 1066
Location: Zayed Sports City – 1st Floor, International Tennis Centre – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
18. Porter’s English Pub
Why end the weekend with a roast when you can begin the weekend with a roast? Porter’s English Pub roast carvery falls off the bone and is served with all the trimmings.
There is a live band playing during the hours of 5 PM – 8 PM, especially for the roast.
For bookings, call +971 2 495 3936.
Cost: AED 129 Roast + Soft beverages
AED 179 Roast + unlimited beverages
When: Friday 5 PM – 8 PM
Location: Grand Millennium Hotel – Al Wahda – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
19. Corniche All-Day Dining Restaurant
For the people working on weekends or are perhaps craving a roast that is not on Sunday Corniche Restaurant has it covered.
The Corniche restaurant is unique in the sense it serves a scrumptious roast on a Thursday.
They prepare wholesome veal legs, rotisserie chicken and a whole lamb. The Thursday roast carvery comes complete with an international selection of cheeses and Yorkshire pudding.
Cost: AED 220 per person for a roast, inclusive of soft drinks+water
When: Thursday 6:30 PM -10:30 PM
Location: Capital Plaza – Corniche Road – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
20. The Tavern
The Tavern on the Corniche is a copy and paste of a typical English pub. Maintaining its originality over the years, the Tavern feels like a home away from home.
What better place to enjoy a Sunday roast whilst the last of the gravy is mopped up by a Yorkshire pudding?
The Sunday roast comes with juicy meat, creamy mashed potatoes, veggies and a glass of grape.
For more information, call +971 2 697 0260.
Cost: AED 150 for a roast, plus 1 glass of grape
Timings: 12 PM -12 AM
Location: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
21. Championship Lounge
The roast of champions! The structure of the golf club is a giant eagle. The championship lounge is situated on the second floor and overlooks the magnificent greenery of the Abu Dhabi golf course.
The classic pub setting whips up a roast every Sunday with one house beverage for AED 99.
Cost: AED 99 for a Roast Dinner, plus 1 House beverage.
For more information and reservations, call +971 2 885 3555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Abu Dhabi Golf Club – Khalifa City A – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
22. The Director’s Club
The Roast Dinner Abu Dhabi list has a lot of unique experiences, in particular, the Directors Club based inside The Warner Brothers-themed hotel is one of a kind globally. WB pride itself in delivering a premium roast in a refined dining setting.
When: Sundays, from 12 PM to 4 PM.
Cost: AED 170 for soft beverages
AED 275 for premium beverages
AED 375 for the bubbly package
Location: Yas Bay – Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
23. Hickory’s Restaurant
Hickory’s pride itself on Sunday roast meats cooked to perfection accompanied with premium trimmings.
The restaurant could be considered the 19th hole of the course as it overlooks the green of the 18th hole. Another venue on the roast dinner Abu Dhabi list with epic scenery.
Cost: AED 120 inclusive of soft beverages
AED 220 inclusive of House beverages
AED 60 Children 7-12 Years old
Free for kids up to 6 years old
When: Every Sunday 12:30 PM – 15:30 PM
For bookings, call +971 2 404 3077 or email email@example.com
Location: Yas Links Golf Club – Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
24. Roots Bar & Kitchen
A contemporary restaurant overlooking Yas acres golf course, Roots Bar & Kitchen has both indoor and outdoor seating options.
Sundays are when people are winding down to return to the work and what better atmosphere to feast on Sunday Roast Abu Dhabi special?
Choose from chicken, beef or lamb served with grilled vegetables and gravy.
For more information, call +971 50 757 4808.
Cost: AED 99 per person
When: Every Sunday 12 PM -10 PM
Location: Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
A well-known brand across the UAE for its lively atmosphere and great food, McGettigan’s never fails to deliver. The R.O.A.S.T is no different giving it a place on the roast dinner Abu Dhabi list.
For bookings, call +971 2 698 8137.
Cost: AED 119 for food only
Happy hour from 12 PM – 8 PM
Location: Dusit Thani – Muroor Rd – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
26. The Belgian Café
The Sunday Roast Abu Dhabi is the list that just keeps on giving. The Belgian Cafe deal is budget-friendly, and the servings are unlimited.
The roast is titled the family affair, so make sure everyone is in attendance to eat an ungodly amount of Sunday Roast.
It would be rude not to check out their extensive list of Belgian hops to accompany the roast.
For bookings and more information, call +971 2 656 2000.
Cost: AED 99 for unlimited roast servings
When: Sunday from 1 PM – 4 PM
Location: InterContinental Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
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To Sum Up Roast Dinner Abu Dhabi
A wide variety of dining options are available in Abu Dhabi, from fine-dining restaurants to casual cafes.
Year-round dining options suit all budgets, tastes and occasions, including Valentine’s day, Easter, Chinese new year, Diwali, Christmas, and Thanksgiving.
Fancy pancakes for breakfast or an elaborate brunch?
Looking to break your fast with Iftar or looking for a Suhoor to kickstart your fast during Ramadan?
There is something for everyone, even for the most discerning tastebuds.
If you’ve had an exclusive roast dinner at any of the venues above, we would love to hear about it in our comments section.
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