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The Galleria on Al Maryah Island redefines sophisticated culinary diversity in Abu Dhabi by announcing thirteen gourmet outlets

French-inspired Bentley Bistro & Bar joins line-up of international cuisines.


Set to open in the coming weeks, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s new luxury retail and dining destination, will not only feature an unrivalled collection of designer labels and luxury brands but also the finest cuisines and some of the world’s most acclaimed dining concepts. Thirteen gourmet outlets that will bring the culinary diversity in Abu Dhabi to a new level are set to impress even the most sophisticated palates.

The Galleria is establishing a reputation as Abu Dhabi’s most alluring urban hub, with 8 new dining concepts, adding to previously announced venues including Zuma, set to complement Emporio Armani Caffe, Almaz by Momo, Caffé Nero and Magnolia Bakery.

Any craving will be catered for by a mixture of licensed and unlicensed venues that will adorn The Galleria’s stunning setting, offering a range of international cuisines by Bentley Bistro & Bar, Café Bateel, Biryani Pot, Nolu’s Downtown, Lemongrass, Carluccio’s, Burger Fuel and Taqado.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, French-inspired Bentley Bistro & Bar will offer high-quality gastronomy and a change of mood and atmosphere throughout the day, as it welcomes urban crowds to unwind and dine after work, when it will also feature music and entertainment.

“The Galleria, with its collection of luxurious labels and gourmet dining options, will offer an exceptional experience to the residents and visitors of Abu Dhabi, from day to night. We are thrilled to be part of this unique destination and to open our first restaurant in the Capital,” commented Johnny Tomazos, CEO of Foodfund International, the company behind Bentley Bistro & Bar, scheduled to open this autumn. Opening next month, Café Bateel, a sophisticated venue which seamlessly blends European elegance and Arabic heritage, will offer a wide range of gourmet menu choices, deluxe chocolates, delectable dates and superb pastries.

High quality Indian dishes from Biryani Pot will add a vibrant, spicy touch of traditional Hyderabadi cuisine to The Galleria, from this coming autumn.

Burger Fuel, an Auckland-born concept set to open in the coming weeks, mixes electric energy with natural, wholesome ingredients to create 100% pure New Zealand grass-fed beef high-quality burgers and creamy shakes, whilst Carluccio’s, scheduled for opening this autumn, serves authentic Italian food made with superior quality ingredients in a happy, bustling, family-friendly environment.

Chic Thai concept Lemongrass will be opening in the coming weeks, offering traditional Thai cuisine in a modern atmosphere that reflects Asian hospitality and the essence of Thailand, from sweet to zingy.

Taking its inspiration from across the Pacific, Taqado’s simple, wholesome cuisine lends a new definition to casual food at this colorful Mexican venue, which offers to create your own taco, burrito or fajita. Opening this autumn.

Set in a relaxed California-inspired décor, Abu Dhabi-born Nolu’s Downtown reveals complex flavors and diverse palates of health and simplicity that will delight guests at any time of the day, whilst Turkos Kebab is the ideal location to indulge in freshly toasted, vertically grilled meat wraps served with your choice of salad and condiments. Both venues are set to open later this autumn.

Developed by Gulf Related and Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure (MREI), The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is a 33,000 square meter (355,000sq. ft) GLA luxury shopping and dining development with a stunning waterfront promenade.