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“Nice food, good service but overpriced”

Jones the Grocer Khalidiya
Ranked #175 of 2,061 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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161 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice food, good service but overpriced”
Reviewed August 29, 2014

We go at least once a week at John's for lunch. They have a small menu but you can eat healthy and light food and still enjoying a tasty meal. I like their grilled salmon and chicken burger. The staff is friendly and we really like chatting with the guy from Cameroon. He makes you feel really welcome which is pretty rare in Abu Dhabi. The only problems are the prices and the level of noise.

Visited August 2014
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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269 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Wagyu Burger for lunch? Yes, please!”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

Jones the Grocer is fortunately in our Khalidiya neighborhood in Abu Dhabi, and we get to wander over every so often. Today, my 9 year-old son and I thought we would treat ourselves to the Jones Wagyu Burger for lunch, and as always, we are never disappointed.

Service was fast, and the burgers were served as ordered (medium), resting between 2 freshly made hamburger buns that they make on site. All their bakery items are made fresh daily, so you can always expect that the hamburger buns are going to soak up the juice from the burgers, so that nothing is lost on your plate. The fries were crispy and plentiful.

We couldn't leave without dessert (as so ordered by my son...) so we each had one of their tarts -- strawberry for him and raspberry for me. Great way to end the meal!

Visit one of the Jones the Grocers outlets if you have the chance!

  • Visited August 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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126 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Loved it!!”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Jones the Grocer was our lifesaver in Abu Dhabi. The hotel we stayed at next door did not have a good breakfast, and we ate here about five times (breakfast, lunch, late night) while in the area on business. Fresh, healthy ingredients, creative recipes and generous portions. Standouts were the pancakes with fig compote and goat's milk whipped cream, sandwiches and the blood orange-cardamom fruit cordial. Service was great, prices reasonable, atmosphere casual and very comfortable. This is also one of the very few places in Abu Dhabi not attached to a hotel which serves liquor. They also sell a lot of their foods pre-packaged and for take away. We brought back a bottle of their orange-cardamom syrup with us on the plane, it was so good! We understand Jones is Australia-based and has restaurants there, in SE Asia and the Middle East. We can only hope they open some in the US!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Annapolis, Maryland
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Comfort food for westerners”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a great place to come when you've been in the UAE awhile and a feeling the need for more western-style foods. You can get things like chicken pot pie and Persian gulf fish sauteed in pistachios, along with classic sandwiches on good bread. French macaroons are delicious, too.

  • Visited June 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Falling standards”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

I ordered special chicken piri piri , 35 mins to arrive , dry, not tasty and no sauce to go with it, kale warm served with cold mango , really uninspiring meal
Fish in batter, very cakey n stodgy , not crisp at all
Cottage pie small portion, quite tasty
Staff not very visible as was quiet , I have eaten here many times very disappointing this time

  • Visited June 2014
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