STRATOS, LE ROYAL MÉRIDIEN ABU DHABI

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ByAhlan! Live ReporterSunday , 17 May 2015
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You can watch the world go by. Stratos is Abu Dhabi’s only revolving restaurant, moving almost imperceptibly to offer each diner a 360-degree view of the city. Depending upon what time you visit, you could take in azure skies or the flashing lights of the city after dark. Why not pop by for sundowners? 

It has its own lift, so your ascent is uninterrupted. Stratos caters to a wealthy clientele and hosted last year’s F1 Abu Dhabi meet and greet with driver Lewis Hamilton.

The interior is dark and seductive. Black, gold and cream abound, with Art Deco influences giving the venue the refined, elegant atmosphere of a bygone era. All tables are by the windows, while the bar, bathrooms and DJ booth occupy the venue’s centre. The open kitchen allows chefs to engage with guests as they create culinary masterpieces such as the Kobe beef.

Caviar is served on top of a 24-carat gold egg. Stratos is the UAE’s only restaurant to offer this specific expression of luxury dining.

Drink lockers are provided so patrons can stash their preferred bottles. Decorative gold keys at the entrance allude to these cabinets, adding another feature of exclusivity. 

SAMPLE MENU... 

Starter Yellowfin tuna, Dhs130    
Main John Stone grass-fed ribeye, 300g, Dhs280
Dessert Strawberry posset, Dhs45 

DETAILS

Address:  Sheikh Khalifa St, Abu Dhabi
Telephone:   800 101 101
Website:  restaurants.lrmad@lemeridien.com/ www.stratosabudhabi.com
Timings:   3pm-2am Mon-Wed, 3pm-3am Thu-Sat, closed Sun
Facebook:   /stratosabudhabi
Twitter:  @stratosabudhabi