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The most Instagrammable restaurants in Abu Dhabi


Admit it, you’re a self-confessed foodie. When it comes to going on holiday, sure – you’re excited for the views, the memories, the relaxation and everything in between but… Food. It’s all about the food!

In Abu Dhabi, not only can you expect gorgeously opulent hotels on every corner, but we can guarantee you’ll be dining in excellence too. 

We’ve put together a list of absolute must-visits for you to check yourself into when travelling on your dream holiday to the incredible Abu Dhabi. Expect cuisines from every corner of the world and step into a world of culinary explosions and tastes that you’ll never forget. Better still, your Instagram Abu Dhabi feed will be the talk of the town.

So, here are the most Instagrammable restaurants in Abu Dhabi. 

Sample delicious food at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

The stunning Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island is home to plenty of delicious restaurants and is considered a foodie’s paradise and an essential location for Abu Dhabi luxury dining. 

Overlooking Yas Bay, Osmo - Lounge and Bar is the perfect spot to start your day or unwind each evening. Find everything from fine dining to family favourites at their all-day eatery, so you’ll never go hungry throughout a day of unwinding. 

If you’d like to indulge in gourmet dining, refreshing drinks, and upbeat tunes, then your next stop is Capila - Pool Bar and Grill. The drinks are ice cold and the grill is boiling hot, with the vibe - extremely chilled.

Enjoy mocktails and light bites with the family or turn day to night with poolside beats. There’s everything you can imagine on the menu, from refreshing salads to flatbreads, healthy bowls, and charcoal-grilled anticuchos are top of the list for you to try.

It doesn’t stop there though, with Cafe del Mar Abu Dhabi also an on-site favourite at the Hilton Abu Dhabi. This restaurant offers premium casual dining, with a menu created by an Executive Chef with experience in some of the world's leading restaurants.

Feeling like you want to catch some rays whilst you drink in the last of the evening sun? Step out onto the beach club, marvel at Yas Bay, and watch the sun set at the 360 Bar. 

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Choose from a variety of restaurants at Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal

Abu Dhabi luxury dining isn’t complete without a visit to Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal. With every type of cuisine imaginable, Ritz Carlton is certainly the place to be if dining is a high priority on your visit to Abu Dhabi. 

What’s better than getting yourself ready for dinner and tottering down to reception knowing you’re about to have a delicious meal? Well, at this glorious hotel you’ll be spoilt for choice, so your restaurant Instagram Abu Dhabi game is sure to be strong. 

If you’re a lover of rich textiles, vibrancy, and Asian flavours – then Li Jiang is one for you. This restaurant offers a delicious take on traditional rice and noodle dishes while diners can watch the chefs prepare in the open kitchen it features. 

Fancy a steak? The Forge (named for the intricate process of forging a steak knife) is the resort’s signature steakhouse and offers premium cuts of meat from around the world. Sit back, take it in, and taste an array of fine wines on offer in a modern setting. 

There is a variety of wonderful worldly cuisines left for you to try, with Mijana serving regional and Lebanese fare in its al fresco restaurant until late, plus compelte with shisha and traditional tea.

You can have a taste of the Mediterranen at Giornotte, a restaurant that features à la carte options and a popular Saturday brunch with fresh seafood, breads and other delicious items.

Ritz Carlton is known for its signature Afternoon Tea at the Alba lobby lounge, where you’ll be able to tuck in! Not only that, it’s a popular spot at the hotel for its light salads, sandwiches, and specialty cocktails - if you’re fancy something quick and easy.

If it’s a few more of those cocktails you’re after – head down to Sorso where you can treat yourself to signature and handcrafted cocktails by the amazing bar staff.

Finally, Ritz Carlton plays host to healthy sport cafe, Dolce, inviting guests into a space boasting chic interiors. Indulge in a gloriously healthy and balanced menu offering wellness drinks, keto, and vegan options, alongside Instagrammable poke bowls. 

With all that to choose from, we can’t blame you for wanting to get yourself booked into Ritz Carlton as soon as possible. Book a luxury Abu Dhabi holiday and check into complete foodie heaven, with us.

Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal

Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal
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Eat Lebanese in style at Li Beirut

Li Beirut is hotly tipped as one of the best places to eat in Abu Dhabi, so there’s no way you will be able to help yourself tagging the location on your Instagram stories. Located in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, this restaurant serves up the perfect balance of sophistication, with a modern, almost futuristic, touch. 

With a curved glass wall separating the dining room and terrace, guests can drink in panoramic views of the city skyline and the sea in the distance. Be prepared to dress to impress as people flock to this location for a luxury experience.

Li Beirut is the home of Lebanese cooking, but fear not if you’re new to the cuisine, as they offer a set menu called “Flavours of Beirut” - the perfect way to try a few new things.

Some of the top things to try is the foie gras kibbeh with walnut chutney, almond puree, and lemon foam or the za’atar-crusted lamb with black truffle shavings is also a major star. 

When you come to book a luxury Abu Dhabi holiday, this has to be one of your first places to try. 

Li Beirut

Li Beirut

Dine on Indian cuisine at Emirates Palace

Finally, you aren’t a verified foodie if you aren’t staying at Emirates Palace and checking out what delicious tastes it had on offer there. Martabaan is the on-site restaurant that has been envisaged as a “contemporary classic”.

This Indian dining destination is hosted by Hermant Oberoi, celebrated master chef and the first Indian chef nominated to the World Gourmet Club. He is internationally recognised by his innovative approach Indian cuisine.

Despite cultural traditions, his recipes have been revolutionised by the Indian culinary world with delights such as Temple Cuisine, Iron Cuisine, and Naza to name just a few. 

Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace

Whether you’re desperate to check out the incredible décor, can’t wait to post the Instagram shots to your story to get your friends feeling envious, or simply want to try some of the most delicious cuisine Abu Dhabi has to offer – then it looks like you’re ready to book a luxury Abu Dhabi holiday today.

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