Fanr Restaurant, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi

ByAhlan! Live ReporterSunday , 17 May 2015
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Fanr is one of Abu Dhabi’s best-kept secrets. Nestled within the galleries of the cultural district, this cosmopolitan eatery provides the perfect pit stop for your day outing. 

It’s anything but boring. There’s a streak of Arabian influence in most of the dishes and as for the ones that don’t, it’s clear from the presentation and flavour that the chefs possess a wealth of knowledge about global cuisine. 

Start off local. To truly taste the best, pure-play Arabic cuisine is the way to begin, as illustrated by its hot mezze perfectly. On weekends, the restaurant also does barbeque lunch deals, with Arabic-spiced kebabs being the biggest highlight. 

Take your pick from the mains. There’s a wide selection to choose from but we recommend the Black Angus sirloin steak, which is something of a house speciality.

Enjoy the sun, while you still can. As befitting a restaurant set within a complex showcasing magnificent art, the setting here is nothing short of fabulous. The interior is well appointed, with cool, grey stone and light wood providing a natural, minimalist tone, though the outside seating area is where you really want to be. With its well-judged furniture and courtyard-style landscaping, it’s like being in a Mediterranean village. 


Starter Hot mezze, Dhs55          
Main Black Angus sirloin steak, Dhs118 
Dessert Umm Ali, Dhs53  


Address: Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: +971 2 657 5888
Timings: 10am-11pm
Facebook:  /fanrrestaurant
Twitter: @eatfanr, @fanrrestaurant