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“Jones The Grocer at Garden Plaza In Khalifa A City, Abu Dhabi”

Jones the Grocer - Al Raha
Ranked #277 of 2,054 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Australian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
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“Jones The Grocer at Garden Plaza In Khalifa A City, Abu Dhabi”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

I live just a couple of minutes from here. You have to understand that in Abu Dhabi there are housing communities here and there throughout Abu Dhabi. These communities usually have a shopping center which usually have a supermarket and various other stores where the community residents (or even nearby ones) can shop, eat out or meet up with friends. Thus, The Garden Plaza is such a community. It has a supermarket, and Jones the Grocers is located besides it.

Personally, I found it to be rather a gourmet type store where one would go to buy specific ingredients wrapped up in special packaging. Indeed, chefs sometimes put on culinary demonstrations there. The restaurant there provides a gathering place for friends in the neighborhood or if you are staying in hotels close by , it is an option to dine. I have heard it is pretty expensive to dine there, I have seen the place but haven't actually gone in to dine.

To get here, get on the 16th Street ( a main root road there) go right past the shops on this road and at the end of the road you will see GEMS school, turn right from here onto Street 3. Continue down the road until you reach street 20, turn at the roundabout onto this road on the opposite side, go straight , turn left ( you have too -no road ahead after this) so you won't get lost. There is police station after the mentioned roundabout, so make sure you turn at the roundabout before the police station. As you turn left and continue driving for a few seconds you will see the Garden Plaza and then the shopping complex. There are many other options nearby here to dine such as Mugg and Beans at Etihad Plaza-they have a sitting area outside, also in Abela's Shopping Store. there is the Lavanda restaurant, another place to dine for breakfast, lunch or supper. I like to buy their grilled chicken!

Then if you don't want to dine , you have the option to buy hot food at the deli in Abelas. They have all kind of hot pies such as roast chicken pie, Steak and Kidney pie, Cornish Pasties and so very much more. Lots of sandwiches, salads, sweets etc..

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

After reading so much about Jones the Grocer we decided to have Saturday breakfast there. Firstly the address on their website isn't accurate, they are not on 3rd Street, rather in the small shopping mall located behind the villas which isn't accessible from 3rd Street.

I ordered Eggs Benedict and my husband ordered a full English, we both ordered coffee. The cafe wasn't full by means however we waited around 10 minutes for the coffees and nearly half an hour for the food to arrive. My Eggs Benedict arrived as Eggs Florentine, ( with salmon and spinach ) instead of just bacon. When I pointed out the mistake the waiter asked if I would like a side of bacon!. The sausage on the full English was inedible and the food wasn't hot. So disappointed, won't be going back.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Overleigh
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Tasty but pricey”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

portions are small, taste good but you still feel hungry and your wallet might be a lot lighter..

Try it once

Visited January 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Poor service”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

I always enjoy Jones the Grocer, but this Al Raha Gardens location has poor service. The food is great and the cheese room is well stocked. We also enjoy the menu selections. After 6 visits, I gave up on this location. Some of the servers lack a sense of urgency and communication skills. With more training and leadership, the servers will match the professionalism of the cooks...cause the food is always tasty!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Tom V
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Great for breakfast”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Good food, good service, good value. We regularly visit the Garden Plaza and Khalidiyah stores and enjoy the atmosphere at both. Haven't seen much which compares in Abu Dhabi.

  • Visited January 2013
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