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BBQ Al Qasr

#121 of 1,818 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Emirates Palace | West End Corniche, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food here is absolutely wonderful and the view even more so. The seating setting is on the beach by the water, under the moon and stars. The service is very good and there is a good selection of food on the menu, especially seafood. I highly recommend this restaurant, if not for the food, the atmosphere alone.

Thank Karma B
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We had the worst experience in this supposedly high class fine dining place. Very inexperience waiter, manager without a clue or authority. Extremely expensive. Will never go back.

Thank TahirSaudi
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

BBQ Al QASR is an experience that is both stunning and memorable. On decking beneath the stars you eat in small clusters of tables on the sand. Fire torches light the way and the menu's have torches so you can read them in the dark. Service is subtle and efficient. Given the unique environment, I was not expecting much from... More 

Thank sarahalexxa
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

It is hard to imagine a more laid back setting dining on a beach under a night sky. One portion of the set menu BBQ (choice of meat or seafood) is probably enough for 2 people, so do not order one of each for a couple unless you are happy to ask for doggie bags, which they are happy to... More 

Thank Whynotsky
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The forte of BBQ Al Qasr is its ambiance and view. It's located inside Emirates Palace, a very grandiose hotel in Abu Dhabi, right on the shore. It's a wonderful place for a one-on-one dinner or a gathering with friends, when the weather permits it. Food is not exactly exceptional, but the outdoor seating area and the ambiance make it... More 

Thank MKM1986
New York City, New York, Usa
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The location is wonderful, it's on the beach and we were seated around 8:30 or 9 PM after sunset. The breeze coming in from the water made it comfortable and relaxed. The servers were fantastic and the food was outstanding. There's a dried beef appetizer (pictured) that is wonderful and the artisan breads were nice as well. If you have... More 

Thank Isaac L
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Went with my husband on our second marriage anniversary. This restaurant is next to beach. Such an awesome view. Food was OK but costly.Service was also good.They did rose and candle arrangements (on request) for our anniversary. For view I would give it 10 out of 10, for food 7.

Thank nikhat s
Adra, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This restaurant is set in cabanas/gazebos on the beach. The setting is fantastic and the food is even better. I had the rack of lamb and have to say that it is the best lamb that I have ever tasted! My colleague had ostrich skewers and prawn skewers and the chef cooked these over flames at the table. The whole... More 

Thank MunchKen
New York City, New York
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70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

A great way to dine in a slightly different environment to the traditional table top restaurant. Sitting outside in a beachside pagoda with torchlit menus made the atmosphere really unique. Good wine selection, juicy steaks and creamy cauliflower cheese made for a great meal.

Thank Gareth T
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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

What a fantastic setting! Little cabanas that sit about 20 people right on the beach in front of the middle of the hotel. The food was very good. Descent sized portions, well presented. Good variety for all on your list. We had lunch but would go back again for either lunch or dinner.

Thank Jay P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Mediterranean, Barbecue
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emirates Palace | West End Corniche, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: 97126907999
  • This restaurant is at Emirates Palace
One of the beauties of year round sunny weather in Abu Dhabi is the pleasure of barbecuing. If you love a luxurious bbq, then dining at BBQ Al Qasr is an experience you will not want to miss. This unique outdoor restaurant is an exciting feast for all your senses, with the world-class chefs preparing your bbq dishes, the tantalising food aromas in the air, and the textures of perfectly seasoned hot steaks and seafood. The discerning locals of the city know that nothing compares to the BBQ Al Qasr experience! If you adore a barbecue dining experience, BBQ Al Qasr in Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace is simply the finest of beachside dining in Abu Dhabi. Located near the sea, you will have a chance to take in the stunning views of the white sandy beachfront, while indulging in a luxurious barbecue. Your anticipation and appetite will build as you catch the scent of Arabian shisha, the salty balm of the sea air and the blend of grilled food aromas around you. The casual seating and relaxed atmosphere provided by BBQ Al Qasr lets the conversation flow, and creates memories of a great evening with family and friends. With a BBQ offering of seafood, char-grilled meats, freshly baked breads, salads and sweets, BBQ Al Qasr presents an exceptional menu that will more than satisfy even the healthiest of appetites. Treat yourself to world-class service Emirates Palace is known for and is proud of, while enjoying the famous Abu Dhabi BBQ. Stay on, relax and chat over a shisha, mint tea or a drink at the comfortable lounge of the restaurant. As with famous dining locations in any city of the world, do book early at the weekends if you are planning your evening at the best BBQ in Abu Dhabi!

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