The top 4 restaurants on Yas Island

seafood linguini

This man-made island attracts international tourist attention with Ferrari World, Waterworld and the Yas Marina Circuit. All those visitors naturally need food to keep them going, filling the 25km 2 district with a fabulous collection of restaurants, bars and cafés.

Once named the world's leading tourism project, you'd expect Yas Island to be a great place to go for a meal out during your stay at the Radisson Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island. After you've sped round the circuit, shopped till you've dropped, slid down water slides and snapped photos of all the skyscrapers, you'll definitely be in need of a hearty refuel at one of these four leading restaurants.

Cipriani

Japanese style teppanyaki roasted cod fish on palm leaf

This high-end restaurant brand has bases in New York, Miami, Monte Carlo and Hong Kong, but its Abu Dhabi offering outdoes them all when it comes to views. Take a seat on the restaurant's outdoor terrace, where you can watch the yachts sail in and out of the marina as you sip your Bellini.

This is known as the place to be (and be seen) in Yas Island, so if you're planning a visit during the Grand Prix, you'll need to book well in advance. The menu shows off Italian and Japanese influences, with the seafood linguine and a melt-in-the-mouth black cod dish particular highlights.

lobster risotto

Iris

Looking out over the Island's futuristic harbor, this bar and restaurant is an equally good choice for an entire evening out or after-dinner drinks. Refreshing cocktails help to combat the heat, with White Summer's blend of white wine, Seven Up, soda and fresh mint a particularly cooling choice.

Resist the urge to fill up on the bite-size appetizers: as tempting as the citrus scallop carpaccio and seared quail fillet may be, they're no match for main courses like the succulent lobster risotto with parmesan, mascarpone and broccoli. Once you've had your fill, you can continue to work through the cocktail menu while listening to one of the top-class live bands that frequently play here.

falafel-hummus-dish

Rozanah

Serving up a spicy fusion of Middle Eastern cuisines, this restaurant maintains a particular focus on traditional Lebanese dishes. Beautifully presented plates of charcoal-grilled kebabs and grilled fish with tahini paste are complemented by the Lebanese staples of falafel, hummus and freshly baked bread, handmade on the premises.

If you're feeling adventurous, try makdous, baby eggplant stuffed with walnuts, garlic and red pepper, or frakeh, finely minced raw meat mixed with bulgur wheat and aromatic spices. Anyone with a sweet tooth shouldn't miss out on the Arabian pastries for dessert.

cheese fondue

Café d’Alsace

Named after the central European region that sits in between France, Germany and Switzerland, the menu at Café d'Alsace picks out the best recipes from each national cuisine. The menu of filling dishes includes flammkuchen, fondue and raclette, but if they seem a little heavy for a hot night, go for a savory croissant or goat's cheese salad.

The restaurant's bakery lets you buy some of its best pastries, flans and pies to take away, making this the ideal place to pick up provisions for an afternoon picnic on the beach.

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