Roller coaster restaurant opens at Yas Mall
Tracks bring meals to each table at the 378-restaurant in new Abu Dhabi mall
A new restaurant where dishes are sent to tables across mini roller coaster tracks has opened at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.
Rogo’s has been developed by The Roller Coaster Restaurant LLC, part of Group JWA, and is set across 14,000 square feet in the new mall on Yas Island. It is likely to be the first of a number of restaurants under the brand in the UAE and across the Middle East.
A network of 30 individual roller coaster tracks loop, spiral and spin in and around the 378-seat restaurant, delivering a menu of international comfort food directly to each table. Each dish is served in a pot.
“The UAE is globally acknowledged as a groundbreaking destination for world firsts and with the world’s fastest roller coaster, the Formula Rossa, part of the neighbouring Ferrari World experience, ROGO’S offers a spectacular culinary experience for fun-loving diners looking for a new and exciting dining adventure,” said Group JWA chairman & CEO Jessica Wadih Al-Absi.
“Each table has its own individually designed roller coaster track and a unique silent delivery system that thrills diners as they get to watch their food make a gravity-defying 360-degree journey to their table.
“Our state-of-the-art technology makes dining fun as it transports both cold and hot food and drinks along the multi-spiral, double loop and tornado tracks,” she added.
Guests can order from individual handheld tablets and signature dishes on the menu include asparagus and sweet pea risotto, topped with a crispy poached egg and hollandaise sauce, and the DIY Rogo’s Tornado Burger, which offers a choice of 13 different toppings and a multitude of combinations.
Desserts offered include the upside-down New York-style warm-baked cheesecake or the sticky date pudding with salted caramel ice cream.
British executive chef Paul Owens leads the 34-person culinary team and has developed a menu which aims to reflect dishes and flavours from around the world.