The Vision

The famed hospitality, exotic souks and mouth- watering mezzes are just some of the wonders which represent the vibrant cutlure of the Middle East.

Food has always been an integral part of family and community life and one meal can speak volumes in terms of unity and goodwill. People build relationships over food. In the quiet corners of a restaurant, engagement rings are unveiled, deals are closed, issues resolved and birthdays celebrated.

It is this reverence for the joys of food and life that is the inspiration behind Zaytinya. We are passionate about giving you the finest quality food possible and ensuring that your dining experience is a truly memorable one.

The Concept

Lebanese fine dining has a new address

Tradition meets sophistication at Zaytinya. This award-winning Lebanese restaurant reflects the vibrant culinary landscapes of the Middle East.

Authentic recipes are prepared in a modern setting, allowing you to experience a new dimension of hospitality. Well-crafted menus are created by our renowned chefs using the freshest produce and finest ingredients.

The restaurant’s décor echoes the diverse menu, combining the architectural richness of old Middle East with modernised style and attitude.

All of this, along with world-class staff, combine to make Zaytinya an unmissable destination.

The Space

Zaytinya embodies the spirit of celebration not only through its food but also through its beautifully conceived interiors.


Our restaurants feature bespoke wooden furniture and chandeliers, private dining rooms and open glass frame kitchens. The flooring and wall units are inspired by classic Arabic design and splashes of rich colour add warmth and comfort.

The Flavours

Zaytinya truly reflects Lebanese food culture by engaging the senses and our unique mix of colour, fragrance and taste add soul to our food.

Our Executive Chef Ghassan Khattar sources the freshest ingredients from across the Middle East and organic produce from the local market along with herbs and spices from around the world.

The restaurant’s décor echoes the diverse menu, combining the architectural richness of old Middle East with modernised style and attitude.

“We carefully crafted our menu to highlight the most vibrant jewels in the Middle East’s culinary portfolio and interpret them in a way that will excite the palate and ignite senses.”
Chef Ghassan

Awards

Shortlisted for Best Restaurant Interior Design, Al Ain, 2012.


Shortlisted under the “Best MENA” & ‘Best Business Lunch’ categories at the2015 Time Out Abu Dhabi Award


Featured on Star World & Fox Arabia as one of the ‘101 Great Places to Eat Out in UAE 2015’


Winner of the 2015 What’s On Award Favourite Middle Eastern Restaurant (Under AED400) in Abu Dhabi