- Sheikh Zayed the First St , Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- +971 600 541 007
Thanks to the cool décor, chilled-out music, variety of seating options and friendly, efficient staff, THE One Restaurant is the perfect modern hangout in which to relax, refresh and recharge. It is a space in which you will be equally comfortable lounging on a slick leather sofa over a cup of coffee, meeting up with friends for afternoon tea, having a family dinner or even a business lunch. Our décor is an ever-changing, fascinating mix of what’s on show in the Theatre, so should you fall in love with anything, from the cutlery, crockery and glassware, to the lighting, seating, curtains or even the music, you’ll find it all for sale at THE One!
I love to cook and entertain at home (I am so good at pretending to be the world’s greatest chef that everyone believes I know what I’m doing). That’s why food has always been an important part of THE One Total Home Experience.
I started with an in-store espresso bar and a BIG Restaurant in our very first THE One Theatre, which opened in Abu Dhabi in 1996. There was only One small problem: Who was going to run it? So, I turned to my nephew, Stefan, who had been a ‘master chef‘ during his military service, heating huge quantities of pre-made soup in the galley of a naval ship. I buried him in all my cookbooks and told him to go and fix it. Do I need to tell you that he nearly died under the burden? Now you know why he has resigned four times; but he always came back. That’s the good thing about family – they will always forgive you.
From those first steps, THE One Restaurant – today has blossomed into a favourite casual dining venue for food fans across the Middle East, who simply love our gourmet café-style menu. But don’t take my word for it: our Khalidiya Restaurant in Abu Dhabi has been voted What’s On Abu Dhabi Favourite Café six times (most recently in 2014) as well as winning the Time Out Abu Dhabi Best Café of the Year award thrice! It furthermore received a rating of two white hats in What’s On magazine’s 2014 Black Hat Guide. As they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating…
So, if you live in or happen to be passing through Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait City or Doha you are in luck, as you will be able to liberate your taste buds at the local THE One Restaurant! Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, coffee with friends or a romantic dinner, you’ll be spoilt with fast and friendly service and an ever-changing menu of fashionably ‘green’ gourmet food served in relaxed surroundings, all for café prices!
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