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20+ Abu Dhabi Sunday Brunches, Carveries and Long Breakfasts

by Abu Dhabi Travel Planner Team

There’s nothing quite like a lazy Sunday with your favourite meal and a chilled-out atmosphere. After a hectic week, it’s the perfect opportunity to relax.

Now that the weekend in Abu Dhabi includes a Sunday, it opens up all manner of ways you can enjoy yourself, from a traditional Sunday roast to extra long breakfasts, you know, the original brunch concept!

Best Sunday Breakfast in Abu Dhabi

Cyan Brasserie

This is an awesome all-you-can-eat deal in one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic buildings – the Capital Gate Tower. Enjoy a five-star breakfast buffet including hot international selections, cereals, yoghurts and pastries, and the option to order bespoke dishes like eggs Benedict and french toast.

Located on the 18th floor of the Andaz Hotel, Cyan Brasserie offers some of the best views across the city and is the perfect place to start your day, all for just 75 AED per person!

Where to find it: Andaz Hotel, Capital Gate.

Hours: Open daily from 7.30 am until 10.30 am.

Learn more at Hyatt.com

Art House Cafe

A great spot to eat Al Fresco, Art House Cafe in Al Bandar serves up a range of breakfast favourites and some up-to-the-minute combinations of their own in a relaxed atmosphere. This is an excellent choice for families as children (and even adults) can paint their own plates whilst waiting for their meal. There’s also plenty of space for little ones to play and scoot around the plaza.

Where to find it: Al Bandar, Al Raha Beach Area & Al Bateen

Hours: Sundays

Learn more at arthousecafe.ae

Circle

The Popular Circle Cafe serves up a storm every Sunday, with all-you-can-eat breakfast available from 8.00 am until 4.00 pm and priced at just 65 AED! The price includes unlimited food and one cup of tea or coffee. Dishes include a full English breakfast, avocado toast, eggs Benedict, pancakes and many others!

Where to find it: Mangrove Village & Saadiyat Island (next to Waitrose).

Hours: 8.00 am until 10.00 pm daily. Breakfast is available on Sundays from 8.00 am until 4.00 pm.

Learn more at circle-cafe.com

Alkalime

A great option for health-conscious breakfast lovers without having to compromise on taste, Alkalime offers a range of delicious egg-based dishes from Mexican-style huevos rancheros to tasty omelettes and Shakshuka. There is also a range of cakes and pastries, many of which are suitable for vegans. Alkalime also caters to people following a keto or paleo diet.

Located in the Al Mamsha area of Saadiyat Island, this is a great spot to have a bite before heading to Soul Beach for the afternoon.

Where to find it: Al Mamsha Development, Saadiyat Island

Hours: Sundays

Learn more at wearealkalime.com

1762

This gourmet deli and cafe is the perfect place for a long, leisurely breakfast. Located in the Khalidiya area of the city, this is the perfect place to grab brekkie downtown.

The main menu includes everything from wholemeal croissants to breakfast burritos. Prices start at just 22 AED. Breakfast combos are also available, including a hot beverage or juice and a food item. These include things like chia, berry, kiwi and coconut pot, Bircher muesli, and smoked salmon and buckwheat pancakes.

Where to find it: Al Ain Tower, Khalidiya/Corniche area.

Hours: Open daily 8.00 am until 10.00 pm

Learn more at 1762.ae

The Irish Vickers

The new Irish pub offers an all-you-can-eat Pork breakfast buffet for just 79 AED from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm every Sunday.

Located in The Hub at the WTC Mall, just set back from Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, this is another great choice if you’re staying in the downtown area. It is also one of the few restaurants in the city offering pork.

Where to find it: WTC Mall, Al Hosn Area, Downtown Abu Dhabi (ne branch also adjacent to Raha beach Hotel)

Hours: Sundays

Learn more here

Easy Tiger

Another venue offering a pork breakfast is Easy Tiger. This evening entertainment hotspot is located in the Al Ain Palace Hotel and offers an amazing Sunday breakfast. The full English is worth writing home about, although there are also some great halal and vegan alternatives. There’s currently a special offer for 139 AED, including two drinks.

Where to find it: Al Ain Palace Hotel, Corniche Road, Downtown Abu Dhabi

Hours: Open for breakfast from 10:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays

Learn more here.

Brunch and Cake

A pretty and demure setting for an indulgent breakfast, Brunch and Cake serves up all sorts of tempting treats. Using quality organic ingredients to create wholesome recipes, from healthy avocado toast to Nutella French toast, Brunch and Cake really does have something for everyone.

Where to find it: Al Bateen Marina, Al Bateen

Hours: Sundays 9.00 am until 12.00 am

Learn more here

Market at Edition

Located by the Al Bateen Marina, Market at EDITION offers one of Abu Dhabi’s best brekkies. The relaxed setting by Al Bateen Marina is the ideal place to set the pace for your Sunday. The menu contains many healthy breakfast options like quinoa and chia porridge, chilli scrambled eggs and superfruit bowls. There are also a range of healthy immune-boosting drinks on offer.

Where to find it: The Abu Dhabi EDITION Hotel, Al Bateen

Hours: Sundays 6.30 am until 1.00 pm

Learn more at marketabudhabi.com

You may also want to check out our favourite breakfast venues in Abu Dhabi for a great way to start your day throughout the week!

Best Sunday Brunch in Abu Dhabi

We’ve covered long leisurely breakfasts and brunch in the traditional sense above. Now it’s time to round up the best afternoon lunch-brunch buffets.

Taverna Del Moro

Transport yourself to Italy from 12.00 pm until 3.00 pm every Sunday at Taverna Del Moro. Relax with unlimited Italian appetisers and three hours of free-flowing Aperol spritz for a very reasonable price of 150 AED.

Where to find it: The Collection at the St. Regis, Saadiyat Island

Hours: Sundays 12.00 pm until 3.00 pm

Learn more at tavernadelmoro.ae

Paradiso

A Yas Bay family alternative can be found at Paradiso, where you can enjoy a range of Italian Classics starting at 250 AED in the ‘La Dolce Vita’ brunch. This is a wonderful place to chill out al fresco during the winter months and simply watch the world go by.

Where to find it: Yas Bay Waterfront, Yas Island

Hours: Sundays 1.00 pm until 5.00 pm.

Learn more at paradisoabudhabi.com

Em Sherif Sea Cafe

Enjoy a delicious array of seafood at this plush five-star joint. The Lebanese-inspired menu includes mezzo-style starters as well as main dishes like grilled butterfly sea bass and mograbieh. Prices start at 350 AED for the mocktail package, rising to 550 AED for premium beverages.

Let your food settle while you enjoy handcrafted cocktails and listen to the live DJ.

Where to find it: The Rosewood Hotel, Al Maryah Island

Hours: Sundays 12.30 pm until 5.30 pm

Learn more at rosewoodhotels.com

Penelope’s

A sumptuous al fresco brunch awaits you at Penelope’s. Enjoy unlimited oysters and bubbles whilst you admire the yachts moored in Yas Marina. Main dishes include sea bass carpaccio, calamari and oven-roasted sea bream. The French restaurant also serves up a variety of delectable desserts, including chocolate fondant and vanilla crème brûlée.

Where to find it: Yas Marina, Yas Island

Hours: Sundays, 12.00 pm until 3.00 pm

Learn more at penelopes.ae

LPM

For those who prefer an a la carte menu over a buffet-style brunch, try LPM. The mouth-watering menu includes beautifully presented dishes from around the world, including roasted wagyu beef and pan-fried seabream. Prices start at AED 390 for the mocktail package, rising to AED640 for the champagne package. This is a more expensive brunch but well worth the price.

Where to find it: The Galleria, Al Maryah Island

Hours: Sundays 12.00 pm until 4.30 pm

Learn more at lpmrestaurants.com

You may also want to check out our guide to the best family brunches in Abu Dhabi

Best Sunday Roast In Abu Dhabi

McCaffertys Irish Pub Yas Island

This Irish restaurant’s traditional Sunday Roast Carvery is the perfect Sunday gathering for family and friends. Great value at just 100 AED per person (under 6’s free). This runs from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm so you can make it lunch or dinner to start your week the right way!

Where to find it: Hilton Yas Island

Hours: Sundays Midday to 8:00 pm

Learn more at mccaffertysyas.com

Aqua

Another tempting offering from The Rosewood is Sunday lunch at Aqua. Guests can enjoy unlimited helpings from the succulent carvery and all the trimmings from just 215 AED.

Where to find it: The Rosewood Hotel, Al Maryah Island

Hours: Sundays 12.30 pm until 4.30 pm

Learn more at rosewoodhotels.com

Hickory’s

The buffet-style Sunday Roast at Hickory’s is definitely not to be sniffed at. Succulent meats and all the trimmings are on offer at this prime golf club location. Sit inside the hacienda-style restaurant or out on the shaded terrace and enjoy views that extend across the mangroves towards Aldar HQ.

This is a great place for families to spend a long, lazy afternoon, as the kids can run around on the grass and play in the small outdoor play area. Prices start at 120 AED, including soft drinks.

Where to find it: Yas Links Golf Club, Yas Island

Hours: Sundays 12.30 pm until 3.30 pm

Learn more at viyagolf.com

The Sportsman’s Arms

Another fantastic venue for a traditional British Sunday Roast is the Sportsman’s Arms. The roast in this American-Irish style pub, is so good that it’s won awards.

Alongside roast chicken, beef or lamb, you can expect fluffy Yorkshire puddings, a variety of vegetables and lots of delicious gravy, all for just 85 AED. As it’s a sports bar, it’s also one of the best places to catch your favourite team on a Sunday afternoon.

Where to find it: Zayed Sports City

Hours: Sundays 12.00 pm until 10.30 pm.

Learn more at sportsmanszsc.com

Lock, Stock & Barrel

LSB in Yas Bay Waterfront serves up a cracking roast on Sundays from 2.00 pm. As well as roasted meats, you can enjoy homemade Yorkshire puddings and delicious cauliflower cheese. 120 AED, including one complimentary drink.

The seaside location is perfect if you fancy an after-lunch walk around the bay or a change of venue for cocktails at sundown.

Where to find it: Yas Bay Waterfront, Yas Island

Hours: Roast dinner served on Sundays 2.00 pm until 10.00 pm

Learn more at lsbabudhabi.com

Check out more of our favourite sports bars and pub venues in Abu Dhabi

Best Sunday Pool & Chill Sessions in Abu Dhabi

Taking the traditional Sunday lunch or brunch one step further, many hotels and beach clubs around the city take the idea of the Lazy Sunday one step further by offering pool and beach access alongside their culinary treats.

Cafe Del Mar

Book yourself a spot at Cafe Del Mar for the ultimate lazy Sunday treat day. Every Sunday from 1.00 pm until 4.00 pm, you can enjoy a delicious barbecue brunch with pool access and live entertainment included in the price of 349 AED.

Note that this is an adults-only brunch.

Where to find it: Yas Bay Waterfront, Yas Island

Hours: Sundays 1.00 pm until 4.00 pm.

Learn more at cafedelmarabudhabi.com

Keep Cool by the Pool at the Hilton

Every Sunday from 1.00 pm until 4.00 pm, you can enjoy an afternoon of fun and food at the Hilton Yas Bay for just 210 AED per person (children under 12 are free). The price includes pool access, games like ping-pong, Jenna, and Fussball, pool access, access to the kids club, a variety of Latin American and BBQ dishes, and chilled beverages. Upgrade your package to include alcoholic drinks for just 85 AED.

Where to find it: Yas Bay Waterfront, Yas Island

Hours: Sundays 1.00 pm until 4.00 pm.

Learn more at hilton.com

Nurai Island Day Pass

Probably the ultimate Sunday experience…A trip to a lush and luxurious desert island resort just a 15-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi. This beautiful and exclusive resort is on many people’s Abu Dhabi bucket lists for good reason.

On Sundays, you can enjoy a boat ride, beautiful beaches, pool and water park access along with 200 AED food and beverage credit for 650 AED per adult. Children are welcome and should expect to pay 325 AED with 50 AED food and beverage credit, unless under the age of 4, in which case they receive complimentary access.

Where to find it: Boats depart from Saadiyat Island.

Learn more at nuraiisland.com

Little Tuscany

The Little Tuscany Brunch package takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 12.30 until 4:00 pm and starts at 129 AED. Add 20 AED for soft drinks, 80 AED for house beverages or 120 AED for the Prosecco package. Pool and beach access has traditionally been included in the price.

Where to find it: Le Meridien, Al Zahiyah/Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi

Hours: Sundays 12.30 pm until 4.00 pm

Learn more at lemeridienvillageexperience.com

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