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Yummy take away: Telepizza

  • What did we order?

– Tandoori chicken pizza
– Margherita pizza
– Garlic mozzarella bread
– Potato wedges
– Two cans of soft drinks

  • How much did it cost?  100 AED

  • Where did we order from?

Telepizza – Al Raha Gardens Plaza, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi
Telephone number: 02 5577002

  • What did it look like? (click on images to enlarge)

Tandoori chicken pizza


Margherita pizza


Telepizza box







Potato wedges

Garlic mozzarella bread







  • Why did we like it?

– Very friendly staff on the phone, easy to order and quick service.
– Super tasty pizza, just the right level of crunchy crust and full-of-flavour toppings.
– Very reasonably priced and lots of choices on the menu.


Hickory’s Sports Bar and Restaurant

Scrummy chocolate dessert.


Where in Abu Dhabi:
Yas Links Golf Course
Yas Island
Tel: 02 810 7777

As I wrote in a previous post, W and I took up golf for the very first time here in Abu Dhabi.
This is why we tried Hickory’s at the beginning, but the lovely food and drinks are the reason why we keep going back!

Located inside the Yas Links golf course, this sports bar has several big screens around the venue. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, and the clientèle seems to be a healthy mix of seasoned golfers and people just coming for the food and a couple of drinks.

We have been there several times, both on our own and with family and friends, and we really like it. The menu has plenty of choices, from burgers and salads to pasta and seafood, and they also have a lot of weekly promotions, such as ‘Monday English roast night’ or ‘Thursday curry night’.

I didn’t take photos every single time we went, but I should have, because the dishes always look so good! Below are some random snaps:

Rocket with char grilled vegetables, buffalo mozzarella and pesto drizzle.

Sun and Sands pizza (Margherita).

Five leafs salad with balsamic infused pears, garlic boursin cheese and oregano crisp.









Taco shell bowl with beef chilli.

Tex Mex tasting plate.

I love this drink! I always order it.








This is one of our favourite spots in Abu Dhabi: the food is always really yummy, there is a good selection of drinks and a full bar, and staff are always very helpful and attentive.

And I must say, eating there makes me almost forget how bad I actually am at golfing!!


Spaccanapoli – Italian Restaurant

The 1/2 meter pizza is already massive! Pictured: half Americana and half Margherita.


Inside Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hamdan Street
Al Markaziyah – Abu Dhabi
Tel: +971 (0) 2 6166261

Tip for drivers: Just behind the Crowne Plaza Hotel, parallel to Hamdan Street and close to the back entrance of the hotel, there is a big underground parking that costs only 2 AED per hour.
Parking there, we usually have to get into the hotel from the secondary door instead than the main entrance, but it is very handy when we want to drive instead than getting a taxi.

Home of the city-famous ‘pizza by the meter’, Spaccanapoli is a favourite for many Expats living in Abu Dhabi, and not only Italian ones.
Always busy and buzzing with people, we like this restaurant very much, and we ate here many times.
Spaccanapoli is inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and serves a wide range of Italian food.

Refreshing fruit drinks.

Delicious soup.

Yummy lasagne.








All their food is lovely, with a special mention for their desserts: the Tiramisu is truly mouthwatering!

If we order dinner between 4pm and 7pm, we can get 50% discount on our bill, hence it is advised to arrive early!
If we don’t fancy choosing from the menu, every Monday, from 6pm to 11pm, there is also the chance to choose an all-you-can-eat buffet of cheeses, antipasti and wine.
From pasta to pizza, from cheese to bread, this Italian eatery has something for everyone, and we will keep coming back for more.


Yummy Take Away: Trattoria Olivella

  • What did we order?

– Pizza Margherita (Tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella, Fresh Green Basil)
– Pizza Texicana (BBQ Sauce, Grilled Chicken, Mozzarella, Jalapenos, Red Onion)
– Fanta and Coke.

  • How much did it cost?   102 AED
  • Where did we order from?

 Trattoria Olivella – Fotouh Al Khair Centre, Marks & Spencer Complex – +971 2 622 5111

  • What did it look like? (click on images to enlarge)

take away pizza 1 copy take away pizza 3 copy take away pizza 2 copy

  • Why did we like it?

– The delivery was very quick, it took less than 30 min.
– The delivery person wore a black bow tie! We loved the style touch.
– The pizza was tasty and arrived still hot and crunchy.
– The soft drinks came in glass bottles, which are so much nicer than cans!


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