Latest Recipe – Friday Brunch – Le Meridien – Abu Dhabi

The brunch at Latest Recipe - Dhs 290 with Soft Drinks

Latest Recipe - interiors2
Latest Recipe – interiors2

Was on a short vacation last week and bumped into this new Latest Recipe restaurant for brunch in Abudhabi. Yes, that is the restaurant name ‘Latest Recipe‘. The friday brunch is priced at Dhs 290 with soft drinks and the best part they now have a promotion running which is get a free deluxe room for every 2 LATEST RECIPE brunch purchased 😉 which I think is a good deal worth considering. Hence for that purpose I will also be showcasing a little about their hotel and what they have to offer on my next post 🙂

Latest recipe - interiors 5
Latest recipe – interiors 5
Latest recipe - interiors 4
Latest recipe – interiors 4
Latest Recipe - sit out
Latest Recipe – sit out
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Latest recipe – interiors 3

The restaurant is really a glow for the eyes. Clean and day light flowing in from all direction as the restaurant is sealed by huge glass walls. We opted to sit in their private dining space which had a modern, chic design. The chairs outside were quite tall and fancy. They had different stations from Arabic, Indian, Asian, Japanese, seafood, European etc.

kids entertainment - clowns and balloons at Latest Recipe
kids entertainment – clowns and balloons at Latest Recipe
Kids entertainment
Kids entertainment

Latest Recipe had clowns and balloons at their Friday brunch to keep the kids entertained. Kids brunch is priced at Dhs 135. It wasn’t many of them but yeah 2 clowns making balloons, joking, shaking hands and entertaining kids the way they knew it.

meat kibbeh along with items with spinach and cheese stuffing
meat kibbeh along with items with spinach and cheese stuffing
Arabic lamb rice and in the distance is stuffed egg plant with rice
Arabic lamb rice and in the distance is stuffed egg plant with rice
My plate of arabic at Latest Recipe brunch
My plate of arabic at Latest Recipe brunch
Arabic lamb and stuffed eggplant
Arabic lamb and stuffed eggplant

The arabic station was my favourite. The Lamb, stuffed egg plant with rice were some of my favourites here. The arabic rice with pine nuts, almonds, cashews along with that nicely cooked whole lamb was something. This was my main dish for the brunch. The arabic station also had other interesting items such as cheese and mushroom filling. Also next to this station is where you pick your fresh juice. The fresh juices actually come from the brand ‘Barakat‘.

Indian Biriyani
Indian Biriyani
Hot Naan bread coming out of the oven and grilled kebabs starring from a distance
Hot Naan bread coming out of the oven and grilled kebabs starring from a distance
Thick prawn masala
Thick Indian prawn masala
My Indian plate at Latest Recipe brunch
My Indian plate at Latest Recipe brunch

The Indian station was my next favourite with some nice spicy food around. It was made well by not exaggerating the spice (guess it was done to accommodate all nationalities). They had some excellent garlic naan, kebabs and one of the best Indian prawn masala I’ve had in some time. Every station didn’t have many times but only limited items selected for the day and ensured it was made well which I think is a good idea 🙂

fresh sea food
fresh sea food
sea food
sea food
sushi - Japanese
sushi – Japanese
Asian shanghai noodles
Asian shanghai noodles

Sushis were nice and enjoyed their asian shanghai noodles too. Except for fishes, they had a wide collection of seafood. They have a LIVE grilling station where you choose your meat and they bring to your table once your grill is ready. I was expecting just the grilled lamb chop on the plate I ordered but they emphasized on the presentation as well which made the chop look even better once they reached on my table as you can see below 🙂

Freshly Grilled meat
Freshly Grilled meat
Fresh Grills on your order
Fresh Grills on your order
cold arabic mezzeh
cold arabic mezzeh

They had a good collection of cold mezzeh such as the hommous, mouthabal, vine leaves etc. They had the mini hot appetizers such as samosa, meat kibbeh, fatayer etc. You wouldn’t find much to complain as most of them were well made to impress. I love the ambience of the Latest recipe which sets you in a good mood 🙂 The chefs can be found at their respective stations who eagerly wait for you to ask them about their dish and is more than happy to explain you a little about their special creation. They can also make a custom dish for you if need anything in particular. So that’s another plus at Latest Recipe where they can custom cook for you on your special requirement.

Illy Coffee from Latest Recipe
Illy Coffee from Latest Recipe
My plate of Desserts at Latest Recipe
My plate of Desserts at Latest Recipe
Waffles, icecream and toppings
Waffles, icecream and toppings
Desserts at latest recipe
Desserts at latest recipe

Their Coffees are powered by illy. I love illy coffee generally specially their cold Affagato which I have once featured on my blog. You can read more about illy coffee here. Unfortunately they didn’t have all signature drinks which you normally would find at illy café but some standards ones. They make very good cappuccino which I think you should try. They a descent size collection of desserts. The best were the English desserts such as the cheese cake, brownies, crepes and waffles. The worst ones were the Arabic dessert which were bought from outside and was quite obvious. My one favourite pick from their dessert would be their mini cheese cakes which was a melt in the mouth and I had to eat more than one to get over it. To know more about Latest Recipe, please click here. Click pictures below to view them in full screen view.

7 thoughts on “Latest Recipe – Friday Brunch – Le Meridien – Abu Dhabi”

          1. I have always seen illy everywhere but I’m not a very coffee person so I haven’t really tried it but now, I probably would just to see if all of them are following the illy rules. :-p that should be a good blog series. Hah!

  1. The food looks really great. I love the choice you had. The promotion is really interesting as well. I’d love to try this brunch as well. Thanks for the nice review 🙂

    1. It’s worth a try considering the fact you get a free stay as well! Latest Recipe is a new restaurant which is was launched in December 2014 inside one of the oldest hotels of Abu Dhabi.

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