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“Excellent food and service”

Giornotte Restaurant
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Ranked #152 of 2,217 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Designed to resemble a classic Italian villa, the all-day dining restaurant serving light Mediterranean fare features a lovely outdoor brick patio with a wooden deck overlooking the gardens. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Friday Brunch.
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Giornotte is a great experience to go on a friday. It has a wonderful brunch, with a full variety of types of food and even better it was all done in front of us which made everything look very fresh and tasty. Giornotte not only had excellent food but the service was amazing. It was our last day in Abu dhabi and The Giornotte team gave us a cake as a warm farewell. Thank you Giornotte team for making our last day unforgettable.

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2  Thank Mafalda G
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We were a large party of over 40 people and were comfortably sat around large tables of 10, we didn't feel like we were taking over the well-spread-out restaurant and were also well placed to easily reach all of the amazing Stations of food.
The highlight for me was definitely the freshly pan-fried Scalllops and Fois-Gras! I'm a big fan of lots of little tastes of things and these two are amongst some of the best morsels I've ever tasted from a brunch selection. Fellow diners also raved about the Wagyu beef which must have been cooked in one of the biggest ovens in AD as it was displayed as the entire haunch of a cow and carved onto your plate, to your liking! The Burrata cheese was amazing as well but I would avoid the Maki rolls. The RC will have to go a long way to equal the sushi selection of the Fairmont Bab al Bahr brunch however the sashimi was still up to scratch and the rest of the selection more than made up for it. I also loved the beef burritos - delicious!
Moving on to the desserts (I never made it to the cheese room - apparently it had been moved out to a table this week as they were pushed for space!), the whole of their Gelato cafe takes on the dessert station and what an amazing selection! Not only can you choose from every single flavour of gelato that they make in-house but they also provide an incredible array of deliciousness that there were just too many to remember! A good tip is to pop small dessert morsels straight into your mouth thus avoiding overloading the plate and looking like a total lard-a**e on returning to your table. I could have spent days in there, it was divine.
We all opted for different options on the beverages menu. It's not cheap at 595 AED for the champagne package but our waiters and waitresses kept our glasses filled (although they needed prompting a couple of times ;-) cocktails were also available but they were a little insipid and watered down. We were offered a free drink post-brunch in their bar upstairs which cleverly lured our large (well-oiled) group up there but they promptly kicked us out when the football began - they missed a trick, we would all have happily stayed and paid for more drinks and danced like loons to the DJ. As it was, we moved on elsewhere and did just that.

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1  Thank Elly H
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

This was undoubtably the best brunch in Abu Dhabi! The seafood was the best fresh tasting and plentiful. Every food station was amazing. Roast beef so tender and rare. Lamb chops mouth watering. Service was excellent. Ok, but the downfall where the cocktails. Too sweet and slow service. The food was by far the best. The wine not so good and the cocktails need improvement but I would go back for the food! Well done.

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2  Thank Sandy C
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The brunch was booked for 14 people (friends we had not seen for over a year) and everyone was looking forward to catching up in such a nice hotel. They had promised a round table in the main area. On arrival the planned to seat us on two separate tables in two different areas. This was not accepted and they provide a long table right out of the way, staff were slow to bring drinks (45 min just to get wine glasses) and another 30 to get wine. All through brunch there were no staff available to help. The food was quite a walk and cold by the time we got back to the table. The food its self was only average but when you factor in the price AED410 each and the table we had, it’s not value for money at all. There are far better place to stay, eat and have brunch in Abu Dhabi for sure.

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1  Thank amg888
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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

This is my fourth time brunching at Giornotte, the live stations and menu changes frequently so you don't feel like you're at the brunch over and over again however the food quality remains at high level and impressive. Lot of new servers on the floor, but all friendly and well trained, thumbs up for the F&B management. Best news for me was after the 3.5hrs of brunching, you got the Dolce opened till 18:00 so no one has to rush through dessert. Thanks again for the amazing experience, definitely looking forward to the next visit !

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