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“Insane!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ingredients

Ingredients
Ranked #288 of 2,039 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: $0 - $120
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: An all day dining restaurant serving the finest cuisine from around the world in open show-kitchens, focusing on authentic Emirati dishes, Asian flavours and Arabic comfort food, Enjoy al fresco or indoor dining while relishing creative dishes based on organic and fresh seasonal ingredients.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Insane!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were taken away for a surprise – lets leave Dubai for a while – Valentines weekend trip last week and ended up staying at the beautiful Anantara Hotel Resorts and Spa, in Abu Dhabi. As we heard so many positive things about the hotel before, we were excited to check in and start our weekend trip.

Up on arrival we were greeted friendly, welcomed with cold, scented towels and an iced date juice. One of us was asked to show the passport and to fill out the forms before we were escorted to out beautiful room at the second floor, overlooking the mangroves of Abu Dhabi.

As it was quite late already, and we were hungry we ordered a small snack with room service and went to bed, looking forward to the breakfast next morning.

The breakfast was served at Ingredients, the all day dining restaurant of the hotel. Being located on the ground floor of the hotel, it was easy to find and one could smell the scent of freshly brewed coffee, pastries and eggs already when exiting the elevator.

The restaurant is huge, and most probably can be filled up with around 250 guests at a time inside as well as outside on the terrace. We were welcomed by a friendly hostess who asked for our room number and if we preferred to sit inside our outside.

Given the opportunity to get a bit closer to mother nature, observing the mangrove’s wild live and being kissed by the sun, we chose to sit outside, left our keys and mobiles there and went back inside to discover the buffet.

While helping ourselves with the freshly squeezed juices and pastries, a Asian looking gentleman approached us to ask if we wanted any kind of eggs for breakfast.

We ordered scrambled eggs with him and continued to storm through the buffet.

When our plates were filled up and we went back to the table, we found our coffees as well as the eggs waiting for us already, and Linh, a gentleman from Vietnam, pulled the chair for us to sit down, while wishing us a good morning and a nice breakfast.

Not only Linh, but all of his colleagues had something special about them.

From the check in – to the check out – everyone, and we mean everyone was super friendly, assertive, paid attention to details, acted pro-active instead of waiting for guests to ask for them and one could actually feel that everyone working in this hotel enjoys the job.

It happened many times that we checked in somewhere or went for dinner and one or two of the service staff was either smiling or generally good with guests, but everyone in the entire hotel, that was something new and impressive.

We also went to the spa and for dinner on this day, but keep our experience and stories to ourselves until being revealed through another review.

Keep exploring,

SEB

www.servicexcellenceblog.com

  • Visited February 2014
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Ruwais, United Arab Emirates
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“Finally!!!!! Someone Got It Right!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

We absolutely loved Ingredients breakfast buffet. Not only was it one of the most expansive in the city, but it is intelligently designed, so that there is never an over-abundance of people in the same place waiting for bread to toast or omelettes to be prepared.

The roast duck was spectacular, and all vegetables and fruits were fresh and appealingly presented.

Ingredients is our new favorite breakfast restaurant. Great atmosphere, price point and service. We will definitely return.

  • Visited January 2014
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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Super Food and Fabulous Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Friday Brunch at Ingredients was absolutely superb. The oysters were a highlight, the macaroons marvelous. Will be returning to try the dishes I missed.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Excellent buffet with great service...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

Last night I visit Ingredients with one of my colleague, we sit outside the atmosphere was very quite and relaxing. The wide range of food in the buffet was amazing and even the service was an WOW. We really enjoyed our dinner and soon will be back with our family for a weekend dinner.

  • Visited December 2013
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“Great Friday Brunch with outdoor seating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

We had a great Friday brunch at Ingredients. We sat the outdoor section with view of the mangroves. The food selection is one of the widest in Abu Dhabi with good International, Asian and Middle Eastern dishes. They had a really good Indonesian soup and the sushi selection was great. The desert table was offering a good variety. Later in the after noon there were some flies around the table. The service was standard. Indoors they were playing the live music quite loud. Overall the Friday brunch is recommend as one of the better ones in Abu Dhabi.

  • Visited December 2013
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