Punjab Grill sixth restaurant for Venetian Village
North Indian fine dining brand to open first outlet in the Middle East, at Abu Dhabi's Venetian Village
Venetian Village has officially confirmed its sixth restaurant - Indian fine dining brand Punjab Grill, which was reported by Caterer Middle East in February 2015.
Developed by Food Quest Restaurant Management LLC, the restaurant’s master franchise investor and operator in the Middle East, Punjab Grill has eight restaurants worldwide.
Julide Nuss, manager of food and beverages asset management at Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH), said: "It gives me great pleasure to introduce Punjab Grill as the sixth restaurant to join the unique dining collection at the Venetian Village.
"Over the course of the past year, Venetian Village has celebrated the opening of three restaurants and will achieve yet another milestone with the opening of Olives in the upcoming month. We are excited to see the project grow and look forward to the opening of the remaining restaurants this year."
Food Quest general manager Darryl Bearer said: "Authentic Indian food has always been on high demand by food lovers in the UAE and we are honoured to bring one of North India’s crown jewels to the frontline of the Middle East’s dining scene."
Emirati restaurant Al Fanar first opened in Venetian Village in 2014, followed by Japanese restaurant Inakaya and classic French restaurant Brasserie Flo in 2015. Celebrity chef Todd English will officially be opening his Mediterranean restaurant Olives soon. This will be followed by Barfly by the creators of Buddha Bar, and Punjab Grill making their regional debuts later this year.
Spanning 20,000m2 across the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Venetian Village also includes the hotel’s spa, and has 52 of the hotel’s luxury rooms.