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“Al fresco delight” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BBQ Al Qasr

BBQ Al Qasr
Emirates Palace | West End Corniche, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971(0)2 6907999
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Ranked #70 of 1,615 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Essex UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Al fresco delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Loved eating outside, the BBQ was fantastic I had the steak my husband had the chicken, both very tasty. Good service, good location.

Visited December 2012
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Anniversary Dinner at BBQ Al Qasr”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Me and my husband went for the dinner at BBQ Al Qasr for our anniversary dinner. It was very nice. The view, the food, drinks everything. The food isn't the best of it's kind but considering the whole package it is good place to go out and have your special dinners. The view of the cornische and see is fantastic with Emirates palace view at the backside. If you are lucky you will view the full moon which looks fantastic.
The service was great. They asked if we were celebrating some special occasion and they brought a cake for us in the end.
I would recommend it to the people who look forward to celebrate their special occasion at this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“More fine dining than BBQ !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Wonderful setting on the beach, lovely attentive staff and the most beautiful hotel in Abu Dhabi as a backdrop...what more could you ask. The food was delicious and although expensive was worth every penny ! Look forward to a return visit !!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great location, but you pay the price!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Located in the grounds of the Emirates Palace hotel, this restaurant consists of a number of gazebo type seating areas right on the beach front - the location is superb.

Food choice is of the grill / BBQ variety - meats, fishes, burgers etc, with a decent selection of cocktails and wines to go with them. Quality was okay, but wow do you pay a premium!!! 2 of us each had a starter and a main course (nothing fancy - burger, tuna steak etc), a couple of cocktails each and bottle of water. The bill came to £180!!! I'll say that again in case you think it was a typo - £180!!! One Hundred and Eighty Pounds. I still can't believe it...

Location and atmosphere would be hard to beat, but there is no way on earth the overall experience justified that kind of cost.

Such a shame - we loved the location, but felt totally ripped off.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Beautiful setting and very nice meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Myself and my family had dinner here on a new year break to abu dhabi, we were staying in the St Regis and decided to venture out for the night and to have a look at the spectacle that is the Emirates hotel. The setting is amazing, we were slightly concerned that it might be a bit cold as it is winter there now and the evening temperature can drop but there were plenty of heaters and they can provide cosy blankets also if needed to keep the chill off.
The food was great and the smell of the BBQ is enticing in the air as you approach the restaurant which is located at the back of the hotel on the beach.
Most of the group opted for Steaks which were all praised highly and cooked perfectly to individual specifications. For starters we had a variety of chicken wings, bread and dips and fish cakes, again all very nice. Only the hungry boys of the family were able to squeeze in dessert and again these were all very tasty. I would highly recommend this restaurant, it is inviting and could be very romantic for a couple. There is a nice outdoor lounge area beside it which would be good for pre or post dinner drinks. The only reason I am giving it 4 and not 5 overall is that when we sat down the very nice waiter asked if we would like to start with a glass of champagne, 4 of us thought this would be lovely...we probably should have checked the price first and when we got the wine menu were quite shocked to see that each glass was about 25 euro. It is a fairly pricey place but good for a treat.

Visited December 2012
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