The Dining Gallery — Magazine — The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi
The Dining Gallery
The Dining Gallery
Dining | September 5, 2018

The Dining Gallery

Bon Appétit! It’s no secret that The Galleria is one of the best spots in the UAE for delicious dining and savoir vivre.

Here, you can indulge your inner culinary enthusiast with gorgeous Asian cuisine, hearty Mediterranean feasts and the sweetest delicacies to treat yourself and the family after a long day shopping.

The Dining Collection is home to award-winning restaurants, which are situated along the Waterfront Promenade and boast a wide variety of cuisine.

Whether you’re looking for the finest dining, al fresco food with waterfront views or a quick snack in between hitting the shops, The Galleria’s popular gastro scene has got you and your appetite more than covered.

For a full list of all the amazing dining options available at The Galleria click here


Contemporary Japanese cuisine served following the Izakaya style of dining means the Zuma experience is meant to be shared. Set in the Noriyoshi Muramatsu designed restaurant, diners can relax in an environment encompassing the six elements of fire, earth, water, air, wood and iron to achieve harmony and set you up for your food – much of which is prepared in full sight of diners on the robata grill or sushi counter.

Bold flavours define Zuma’s menu and you can choose from small dishes, sushi and sashimi, robata, Zuma specials, desserts and the Ebisu lunch menu.

Located on the South Pavilion level

Contact: | +971 2 401 5900


If you’re an enthusiast of large cuts of meat, cooked to perfection and maybe sprinkled with a little salt, then Nusr-Et is your ideal place to be. The steakhouse brand was created in 2010 by Chef Nusret Gökçe and swiftly became the sector’s leader, serving quality cuts with unprecedented service.

Rightfully taking its place at the top of the steakhouse food chain, Nusr-Et’s delicious menu will have you reaching for the reservations number, with the steaks alone including Dallas, Tomhouse and the Nusret Kobe. If you’re really after a protein hit, then why not fit in some sucuk, lamb, ribs, or even meatballs.

Located on Level 1

Contact: | +971 2 679 9949


This beautiful confectionary station is home to one of Switzerland’s oldest chocolatiers which has been making sweet treats since 1836. This delicious spot offers fresh, dark cups of coffee and delectable chocolates for gifting or a little pick-me-up.

Located on Level 2

Contact: | +971 2 621 9229 

La Petite Maison

There are French restaurants and then there is La Petite Maison. Renowned for bringing Cuisine Nicoise into the culinary mainstream, the eaterie, which is situated on the waterfront of The Galleria will have you exclaiming “Oh là là” at every dish. With a menu that is pure French Mediterranean, La Petite Maison brings a little slice of Provence to the UAE’s capital. Here, fruits and vegetables are used generously with fresh seafood and juicy meats, all topped off with the finest olive oil from the hills of the Alpes Maritimes.

Curiosity is all part of the La Petite Maison experience and we recommend trying the Escargots De Bourgogne and the Carpaccio De Thon.

Located on Level 1

Contact: | +971 2 692 9600 

Magnolia bakery  

If you found yourself suddenly talking about and craving cupcakes a few years ago, or noticed all the cupcakeries popping up around the world, you’ve got Magnolia Bakery to thank for that added sweetness in your life.  But not only cupcakes are to be found here: you can try out the New York-based bakery’s world-famous banana pudding, its classic nostalgic American “icebox desserts” as well as gorgeous cakes and pies. Magnolia even makes speciality cakes for birthdays, anniversaries or events. If you like your décor charming and with a touch of 1950s-style Americana, Magnolia Bakery will give you everything you’re after. 

Located on Level 2

Contact: 02 674 9380 | 

GOSSIP Café & Desserts

This charming café is an entirely new mix of American, Emirati and European styles — it’s the best of all your worlds in one place. The cafe serves sweet and savoury contemporary European cuisine with Emirati-inspired flavours and spices. There are healthy organic beverages, organic coffee and an afternoon tea service.  Gossip Café & Desserts even lets you design your own cake from an extensive selection of flavours and buttercream frostings — sweet as can be!

Located on Level 2

Contact: 02 677 7520 |