Home to several outstanding restaurants, the St Regis Abu Dhabi is legendary for its selection of refined fine dining and contemporary cuisine. The St Regis bar is a shining example of this, allowing its guests and diners to relax and socialise in a space reminiscent of New York’s gilded age.
The expansive venue is divided into three separate spaces, the bar, the library, and the cigar lounge, each with its own unique style. Guests entering the bar will immediately be struck by the contrast between the cross-continental design as a dramatic triptych displaying Arabic sporting events such as camel racing and falconry is displayed above an English-style bar with walnut detailing. True to its name, the library features walls lined with books and a central barrel vault paying homage to the great European libraries. Go on through to the cigar lounge for a more relaxed atmosphere with comfortable elegant sofas and more walnut furnishings.
The St Regis offers up a menu bursting with, as the website states, ‘a thoughtful balance of intriguing yet sophisticated flavours and sensations.’ The international influences are clear here; Italian heirloom bruschetta and caprese salad with passionfruit pesto, Middle Eastern minty hummus and lamb kofta tacos, South American nachos, and even British fish and chips. This global selection is ideal for the wide range of guests and diners that the St Regis receives every day. Follow this by a dessert before heading off to the cigar lounge for some after-dinner relaxation.
The drinks menu is expansive and bursting with luxurious choices, and the range of cocktails, wines, spirits, whiskeys, and gins is almost dizzying. The must-have option from this towering menu is the signature St Regis Bloody Mary. This unique concoction, first created by Fernand Petiot in 1934, is served in St Regis Hotels across the world and features the addition of lemon juice. Not to be missed.