C Taste - Centro Al Manhal, Abu Dhabi
c. taste is conveniently located on Airport Road in the Centro Hotel, which is part of the Rotana group. While I have not stayed here, it looks like one of the nicer 3* hotels you will find in the city: clean, new with modern furnishings and a swimming pool too. The restaurant itself is on the Mezzanine level.
|Despite its small size, c. taste has a spacious feel to it.|
|Well-lit smoking section.|
|My favourite at the salad bar - the asparagus and parmesan.|
|Lentil soup - on of a good selection of starters available.|
You will find a very nice selection of salads and starters, including smoked salmon, shrimp, beautiful roasted egg plant and other cold salads including some Middle East favourites like humus. I particularly liked the asparagus and parmesan combination. Gorgeous.
There is a live pasta station - the only live station - with a variety of sauces. This is quite popular with the kids too; important since there is nothing dedicated to kids. There are also 4 or 5 other main dishes. The dessert station, also very simple, has some mousse, cheese cakes and nice fresh fruit. Finally, it also has a selection of 3 cheeses.
|Simple pasta, but nicely prepared|
|To accompany some of the main dishes on offer.|
|Dessert has options for all|
|Nice-size pieces of cake for dessert.|
c.taste is nice. It is cosy and simple, and a cost effective way to while away the Friday afternoon. The service is friendly and efficient too. If you are looking for something that is uncomplicated, easy on the wallet, but also enjoyable, this is a very good option.
Centro Al Manhal Hotel.
02 811 5000
Friday Brunch 12.30-15.30
Bubbly brunch 139 Dhs
Juice brunch 119 Dhs