While in Abu Dhabi for Easter, visited Giornotte restaurant in the Ritz Carlton. We weren't staying in the hotel, we stayed in one close by but decided to go for dinner one night and it so good we went back the following night. The first time we had the a la carte menu, food was excellent, extensive wine and cocktail list and great value for money. For 3 of us on 2 courses each and a bottle of cava it was about £160.
Service was excellent and Sumit, our waiter, was very attentive and couldn't do enough for us.
The restaurant also has a buffet option and Sumit was good enough to give us a tour of the buffet. Have to say it wasn't like any other buffet I've seen, with a vast choice of soup, salad, local dishes, seafood (including some great looking mussels and langoustines), meat, chicken, veg and all kinds of desserts. It looked that good we booked for the following evening and wasn't disappointed. It was some of the best food I've had and was on a par with the a la carte from the previous night, and still great value for money.
All in all we had two fantastic meals and would definitely recommend whether you're a hotel guest or not. It's a good idea to make a reservation especially if you want an outside table on the terrace, which gives you a great atmosphere overlooking the hotel gardens.
Great food, great service and thanks to Sumit for looking after us
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