We’re excited to share that the Filini Garden restaurant at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island in the UAE recently achieved yet another milestone by winning Best New Nightlife Venue at the Time Out Abu Dhabi Nightlife Awards.
This award win follows the highly successful launch of our al-fresco venue during the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last year, with Filini Garden quickly becoming one of the UAE capital’s most talked about dining and nightlife spots.
Resident DJ Cliff Townley also won Best DJ at the event, meaning the Filini Garden team brought two awards home with them on the night.
It’s no surprise that we have wowed guests with our amazing restaurant concept. The picturesque Filini Garden has glorious views over the fairways of Yas Links and out towards the glistening waters of Al Raha Creek, making it the perfect spot for an expertly crafted drink at sundown.
Lush green foliage lines the winding entrance and pergola. The leafy passageway opens out into a courtyard with a living wall, chunky wooden tables and the focal feature - a large tree rising from the elevated woodwork.
Comprised of an upper and lower deck, Filini Garden sets the tone for an informal bar and lounge experience. The lower deck lends itself to a Mediterranean garden where guests can relax at their tables with soft lighting, enjoy the cool breeze and watch the Abu Dhabi sunset with friends while listening to funk and jazz house music.
The upper deck of Filini Garden features a bar serving ‘haute couture cocktails’ inspired by the world’s most celebrated fashion designers - as well as signature concoctions created by experienced mixologists. At the bar or at the table, diners can enjoy some cicchetti (Italian tapas) and an extensive array of signature dishes from the main menu.
We've put a lot of hard work, conceptualization and planning into making sure Filini Garden would be a success. With a new restaurant opening every other week or so and people having so many good choices to go in the city, it’s definitely nerve-wracking to even think of establishing something that would set you apart from the competition.
We’re proud to be recognized for bringing a welcome breath of fresh air to the Abu Dhabi dining and nightlife scene. Congratulations to the whole team.