Experience an authentic Middle Eastern evening at the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island hotel’s award-winning Lebanese restaurant. Within the smart yet cosy surrounds of Barouk, guests can enjoy a tantalising selection of mezze and mixed grills, including signature dishes such as Fish Tajine. The restaurant employs a talented musician to serenade diners while they feast on hearty plates of Lebanese food and after dinner, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the romantic shisha garden which overlooks the Arabic Gulf.
The interior of this sleek restaurant is bright and modern, but with Arabic touches here and there to create an authentic atmosphere. Carved wood, intricate ceiling panels and Middle Eastern-style lanterns all help to lend an air of cosiness to the upmarket space. This makes it as well suited to corporate dining as to a romantic meal for two or family celebration.
Open for dinner only, seven days a week, Barouk is the kind of place you can return to time and time again without ordering the same dish. The menu is plentiful, so whether you’re craving a variety of hot and cold mezze to share or a traditional starter, main and dessert, you’re sure to leave feeling full and satisfied. We’d recommend kicking things off with a selection of classic mezze such as hummus, mutabbal, tabbouleh, kibbeh and grilled halloumi, before moving on to a hearty main course. These take the form of dishes like grilled beef skewers, lamb chops, grilled shrimps and okra cooked with tomato sauce and served with vermicelli rice.
There are plenty of options for vegetarians, and a small selection of pizzas for children or those who aren’t in the mood for Lebanese cuisine, plus a tempting array of sweet desserts. Traditional favourites are all there, including baklava, cheese kunafa, ‘oum ali’ (a traditional arabic bread pudding) and osmaliye with vermicelli and ice cream.