Staying At Sofitel, Abu Dhabi | MF Travels

By Mumbai Foodie January 22, 2018
Our cozy room at Sofitel, Abu Dhabi overlooking the sea.

We recently took a week-long trip to Abu Dhabi to attend the Abu Dhabi Food Festival, and stayed at Sofitel Abu Dhabi in Corniche. Considered to be one of the most sought after locations in downtown Abu Dhabi, the hotel looks over the Arabian Gulf. Discover our experience staying in Sofitel, Abu Dhabi, along with a food guide of the hotel. The food and stay service in Sofitel truly represents Abu Dhabi – a modern take on a deeply rooted global culture.


The best part of the location of Sofitel is its proximity to most tourist attractions in Abu Dhabi, 15 minutes Sadiyaat Island, and 20 minutes from Yas Island, home to Ferrari World. From our room in Sofitel, we had a 280 degree view of the stark blue water around us. Eating breakfast in bed with the sea wherever your eyes look is truly a special treat. Sofitel is also home to SoSPA, a rejuvenating French Spa experience. Although we could not make time for a luxurious spa treatment, we’re sure that spending more time experiencing Sofitel Abu Dhabi on its own is on top of our list.

Nothing feels better than a breakfast in bed.

Nothing feels better than a breakfast in bed.

The week long duration of our stay at Sofitel gave us the opportunity to explore all the top-notch restaurants it houses. This is how we ate our way through these Sofitel specials.


Sushi Corner

Sushi at Sushi Corner Cafe

Sushi at Sushi Corner Cafe

One of the restaurants we visited in Sofitel was this small sushi restaurant that served amazing Nigiri sushi, sashimi, makimono rolls, miso soup and seaweed salad. We personally loved the Katsu and Avocado sushi. This tiny sushi bar is a perfect place for a sushi and cocktails date.

Corniche All Day Dining

Sofitel’s all day dining restaurant offers the best French and Pan Arabic Cuisines. With three all day live stations, Corniche All Day Dining keeps switching up the cuisines of the day to keep the palettes fresh. We enjoyed the North African and Levant influences in the Arabic cosines at Corniche All Day Dining.

Grills @ Chill’O

Cocktails by the pool at Grills @ Chill'Os

Cocktails by the pool at Grills @ Chill’Os

This is a spacious terrace restaurant by the hotel pool. They have a bar by the pool, so sipping on cocktails while lounging on a sun chair sounds like just the activity we would be in for here. Grills @ Chill’O is perfect for nibbling on bar snacks and tapas accompanied by the shisha they serve on this perfect rooftop bar.


Pizza at Parmigiana

Pizza at Parmigiana

This cutesy little Italian restaurant was our favourite from all the places to eat in Sofitel. This casual food joint had the best, wholesome food to offer. It has a great view of the Corniche and the Persian Gulf. We kept going back here for their burrata, pizza and bruschetta.