Review: The Best Friday BBQ Lunch With Pool And Beach Access In Abu Dhabi


Al Raha Beach Hotel Friday BBQ Lunch
This hidden gem offers you good food, music, beach and pool access with positive vibes in Abu Dhabi.

What if you were invited to an amazing Friday BBQ Lunch overseeing the beach with pool access and some great music to keep you entertained the entire afternoon? Our wish was granted and we were delighted to spend our Friday afternoon at Al Manzil Restaurant in Al Raha Beach Hotel. This was an example of a perfect Friday afternoon with our relax mode on!

Friday BBQ Lunch

Al Raha Beach Hotel is known for its five star hospitality and the Friday BBQ Lunch is something i will recommend to everyone we know. We reached Al Manzil restaurant close to 1.15 pm and had our options to either dine-in or we could opt to sit outside with this beautiful pool and beach view and easy access to the live cooking station. The weather is still perfect to spend the afternoon outdoors and we decided to enjoy our afternoon by the pool.

Friday BBQ Lunch

Since it was half pass one, we decided it was time to explore the different live stations. The hotel truly knows how to take care of their guests and we were actually spoilt for choices. We decided to start with the meat station which had a mixed variety of skewers of chicken, lamb, beef, lamb chops, kababs and more. While our selection was grilled right in front of us, we couldn’t help walk at the seafood station which had these fresh tiger shrimps, salmon, crabs, tuna, king fish. I was tempted to ask the chef to grill some shrimps and crabs. If you love to start your afternoon with shawarma’s or grilled chicken, a separate live station welcomes your taste buds.

Friday BBQ Lunch

The Executive Chef Lal has truly done a wonderful job for the green lovers too with an extensive and unique variety to get you going. We were happy to get back to our seats and feast on what we asked for. I was extremely pleased with everything we selected, because it was cooked to perfection and the taste was amazing. As we finished our first round, we decided to sip on the specially crafted mixed drinks and fresh juices, while the kids were all ready to take a dip into the pool. Make sure to carry your own towels as per the safety guidelines set by the government. Later i decided to head back to the cooking stations to see what new i could add to my afternoon lunch. I was recommended to try the sliders, bet those were one of the finest sliders i’ve ever had in Abu Dhabi.

Friday BBQ Lunch

Though we were tempted for more, there is always a limit to ones stomach. I’m truly proud of my sweet-tooth habits and couldn’t control my footsteps to see what was being offered at the dessert station. From home-made tarts, Arabic sweets to Indian sweets to lava cakes the list was endless.

Sweet station

The Executive Pastry Chef Yasser was the sweetest person i came across and he could tell my fondness for desserts. Chocolate is my weakness and decided to get my hands on everything that included chocolates. The tart which looked simple from the outside gave a burst of chocolate mousse in my mouth and immediately went into this divine mode. It was a wonderful journey to sweetness.

Pastry at Al Manzil restaurant

An afternoon at this Friday BBQ lunch will cost you from AED 125 including soft beverages and an additional 50% off for pool and beach access. Those who intend to witness the evening sunset can enjoy the view and wind up with some Moroccan tea and shisha which excludes the Friday BBQ lunch price.

The overall experience at Al Manzil restaurant was truly exceptional. To book your Friday BBQ lunch with your families and friends you can call 02-5080555


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