Buddha-Bar Beach has made its Middle East debut, bringing its Pacific Rim cuisine and cocktails to The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi.
“Buddha-Bar Beach is a concept based on a unifying philosophy. It creates a space in which guests enjoy diverse yet complementary experiences,” Marwan Fadel, general manager of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi said.
“Raising the bar worldwide for its innovative blend of gastronomy, hospitality, music, and mixology, it is sure to become a magnet for discerning travelers alongside the UAE capital’s most sophisticated clientele.
“From its relaxing lounge area to its elegant dining space, the venue serves up a plethora of pleasures, all set to a stimulating soundtrack from its skillful resident and guest DJs. Our guests will definitely have a unique dinning and lifestyle experience combined with breathtaking beachfront views,” he added.
The bar’s Pacific Rim menu include wagyu rib-eye steak and the signature Buddha-Bar chicken salad which features Chinese leaves, coriander, honey sauce and molasses. Its show kitchen features cevicheria, sushi counter, and robata grill visible to guests as they enter the space.
The food is complemented by an extensive selection of beverages like the art of essence, which takes inspiration from the world of perfume, featuring fragrant ingredients including bergamot, dry lemon, and jasmine.
Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi has a seating capacity of 290 covers, 94 at the terrace, 78 in the restaurant, 54 in the bar, 52 in the lounge, and six each for the sushi bar and robata grill. Designed by Sedley Place Design Ltd of London, the interior mixes classic beach items with more modern ones, while the soft lighting creates a comforting atmosphere.
Saxophonists will perform sunset sessions five evenings a week while there will also be a steady rotation of guest DJs.