Hunter & Barrel, the high-end casual dining restaurant and lounge concept owned and operated by Seagrass Hospitality Group, has expanded into Abu Dhabi with a second UAE venue at the all-new Yas Bay Waterfront on Yas Island.
Born in Australia, Hunter & Barrel Abu Dhabi’s distinctive offering of exceptional charcoal grills and barrel-aged craft beverages is steeped in culture and continues the brand’s culinary and thematic homage to ancestral hunter and gatherer techniques through a carefully curated menu and interiors.
Hunter & Barrel Abu Dhabi follows the resounding success of the brand’s first UAE venue at Vida Emirates Hills, with the stunning 250-cover venue at Yas Bay Waterfront maintaining the brand’s focus on communal dining and mouth-watering sharing platters.
With Hunter & Barrel Abu Dhabi now open, Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group is gearing up for an aggressive and widespread regional expansion in the coming months. With its Expo branch now also attracting residents and international visitors, and its sights set on Mirdif in 2022 to cater to an entirely new district of foodies.
“Following our successful UAE entry in Dubai, the next logical step was to turn our attention to the country’s capital and its bustling dining scene,” said Bradley Michael, CEO & Founder of Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group.
“We appeal to Abu Dhabi diners’ discerning demand for international culinary concepts that offer incredible fare, beverages, and value. Lying at the heart of Abu Dhabi’s leisure and entertainment district on Yas Island, Yas Bay Waterfront is a stand-out destination and an atmospheric hotspot for cosmopolitan residents and tourists alike.”
Head Chef Kamil Bouloot, Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group’s Head of Culinary – UAE, has created a Hunter & Barrel Abu Dhabi menu that focuses on charcoal-grilled meats and vegetables, with a few new additions for existing fans of the brand to explore.
Diners can experience the Hunter & Barrel ethos by tucking into the Hunter’s Sharing Platter, which features an assortment of items from the master menu’s small plates section, including open fire prawns, smoky chicken wings, three cheese dip and spicy calamari.
For mains, meat, seafood and vegetables come to the fore via Hunter & Barrel’s signature skewers, speciality steaks, and salads, with highlights including wagyu tomahawk, spicy gazelle fillet skewer, lobster fettuccine, and roasted chiles rellenos. Dessert options include baked pain perdu, choc walnut brownie and pavlova, amongst others.
The venue is suitable for diners of all ages with a dedicated children’s menu for Young Hunters including much-loved staples such as mac & cheese, grilled chicken tenderloins, and mini cheeseburgers.