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Etoiles - Emirates Palace
This hotel certainly lives up to its name and
its many bars and restaurants will transport
you and your taste buds around the world
as part of a mesmerising culinary journey.
Even the most discerning foodies can’t help
but be encapsulated by the edible treasures
that Emirates Palace holds. Of the Palace’s
wonders, our favourite pick is Etoiles and
that’s certainly not just because this modern
brasserie-come-lounge club was the location
for Paris Hilton‘s hit TV show: My New
Etoiles redefines fine dining with an
impressive culinary line up served before a
back drop of opulent décor and streams of
shimmering chandeliers running the length
of the venue. The award-winning restaurant
is like a who’s who of Abu Dhabi’s elite and
visiting celebrities who are drawn by its
menu of fine avant-garde European cuisine.
Once your stomachs are pleasantly satisfied,
you can kick back with a cocktail and some
smooth grooves, whilst taking in the view of
the Arabian Sea’s beautiful moonlit waters.
Hello paradise.
Rating: *****
Reservation contact: +971 2 6909000
Sho Cho - Shangri-La Hotel
It’s not this Japanese restaurant’s food that
sets it apart but its stunning outdoor decking
area dressed with white leather seating that
looks out to a setting of yachts bobbing along
the horizon of the Gulf ’s waters.
With its trendy furnishings and splashes
of neon colour, Sho Cho has a distinctively
intergalactic feel that will transport you into
a very pleasant mindset for the evening. The
bar’s resident DJ plays out a selection of chill-
out and 80s tunes, making it the number one
choice for those looking for an effortlessly
romantic hot spot.
The food however, isn’t quite as impressive.
On first looking, Scho Ho’s little bundles
of sushi are beautiful works of art but they
do slightly lack lustre on taste. To avoid
disappointment, we recommend heading
to Sho Cho at sunset for an early evening
cocktail and to soak up the postcard terrace
Rating: ***
Reservation contact: (971 2) 509 8888
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Top Tips - Dining in Abu Dhabi
All food outlets are regularly checked
for hygiene by Abu Dhabi Food Control
Authority. Non-Muslims can consume pork
in certain outlets – any dishes using pork
ingredients will be prepared separately from
non-pork dishes and clearly marked on the
Many fine dining and high end restaurants
may add a service charge (usually around
10%) and a tourism levy of 6% (in hotel
restaurants only) to your bill. These charges
are often included in the menu prices and the
menu will denote when they are. You may
choose to reward your waiter directly with a
tip – the usual is 10%.
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