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Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards Winners Revealed

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) congratulates all the winners and runners up of the Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2019.

The Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards falls under the Abu Dhabi Culinary Season umbrella and are held each year. The prestigious ceremony celebrates the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi across 20 categories. Finalists are chosen based on a stringent review policy and judging criteria.

Restaurant of the Year: Zuma, Al Maryah Island

Best Americas: COYA Abu Dhabi, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island

Best Asian: Buddha-Bar Beach, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Best Chinese: Dai Pai Dong, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island

Best European: Le Petite Maison, The Galleria Al Maryah Island

Best Indian: Namak by Kunal Kapur, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Best Italian: Circo, InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Best Japanese: Zuma, Al Maryah Island

Best Middle Eastern: Byblos Sur Mer,  InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Best Afternoon Tea: Observation Deck at 300, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Best Bar Food: Hamilton’s Gastropub, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas Abu Dhabi

Best Breakfast: tashas, Al Marsa

Best Budget: Burro Blanco, Zayed the First Street, Al Khalidiya

Best Café: Café 302, Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana

Best Fine Dining Brunch: Zuma, Al Maryah Island

Best International Brunch: Nahaam, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Best Outdoor Restaurant: Mare Mare, Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort

Best Pub Food: PJ O’Reilly’s,  Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi

Best Romantic: Sontaya, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Best Seafood: Finz, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Best Steakhouse: Oak Room,  The Abu Dhabi EDITION

Best Newcomer: Marco’s New York Italian, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

For the full list of highly recommended restaurants by Time Out Abu Dhabi, please visit

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