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The Souk - Central Market, Guardian Towers - Muroor, St. Regis - Saadiyat Island | Deerfields Townsquare, Al Falah, Paragon Bay, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Formerly Shakespeare and co)
+971 4 329 1040
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ABUDHABI UAE
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286 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located in the Central market, Shakspeare & Co is a great place to have breakfast in a relaxed quaint setting. When we went in on Friday late morning, there were lots of families with kids and the general buzz and atmosphere was conducive for a casual leisurely breakfast. We had Blue berry Pancakes with maple syrup, Turkey bacon cheese Crepe... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy stopping in at Shakespeare for breakfast dinner or lunch. Good quality food at a fair price. Family friendly atmosphere.

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Thank William P
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for both breakfast and dinner, very reasonable prices for Abu Dhabi and the food is lovely, with an amazing selection, the service great and the place is super cute.

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Thank Keyoung14
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner in this gorgeous restaurant! The food is fantastic.The service is good. I strongly recommend!

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Thank Syleen Z
ShakespeareandCoUAE, Regional Director of Operations and Franchises at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

Thank you very much Syleen Z, for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a wonderful review - and for recommending us! It is always a pleasure to receive such positive comments from our guests, as it shows that our efforts to deliver good food, good service and great ambiance do not go unnoticed. We are delighted... More 

London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a meal here at the branch on Saadiyat island. Good choice of western and eastern dishes plus kids menu. The homous platter and lentil soup were delicious and the staff friendly. Lots of pizza and pasta as well as burgers, steaks etc. Not expensive (relative to other restaurants here!)

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ShakespeareandCoUAE, Regional Director of Operations and Franchises at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

Thank you very much fiona m, for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a wonderful review! It is always a pleasure to receive such positive comments from our guests, as it shows that our efforts to deliver good food and service do not go unnoticed. At Shakespeare and Co., we always strive of providing our patrons... More 

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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I've read good reviews about this place and it was the first one we wanted to go to eat on our holiday, and it was no disappointment. The food was delicious but I loved the interior of the place, old french and baroque. The staff was friendly and the was plenty to choose from the menu (we chose pizza and... More 

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ShakespeareandCoUAE, Regional Director of Operations and Franchises at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

Thank you very much 415sariannes, for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a wonderful review! It is always a pleasure to receive such positive comments from our guests, as it shows that our efforts to deliver good food and service do not go unnoticed. At Shakespeare and Co., we always strive of providing our patrons with... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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257 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had friends visiting from out of town so we decided to meet at the Shakespeare and Co at Guardian Towers. The service and the food were excellent and they seem to encourage their clients to relax and just talk to their family and friends for as long as possible -- they don't try to rush you out. Highly Recommended

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ShakespeareandCoUAE, Regional Director of Operations and Franchises at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

Thank you very much OneInaMillion50, for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a wonderful review! It is always a pleasure to receive such positive comments from our guests, as it shows that our efforts to deliver good food, good service and great atmosphere/ambiance do not go unnoticed. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us... More 

Abu Dhabi
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

A good place to go for a simple breakfast. You have a choice of American, Arabic, and sandwiches. Expensive place for a simple breakfast.

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ShakespeareandCoUAE, Regional Director of Operations and Franchises at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

Thank you very much mercyajohn, for spending your New Year breakfast with us! We are pleased to read that you liked the place. We have duly noted your comments regarding prices and we are happy to advice that we continually benchmark with other restaurants in the city to ensure that our products always remains competitive. We hope that you will... More 

Leeds
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160 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Looking for coffee , we came upon this hidden gem. Good menu and reasonable prices. Decor similar to French boudoir but staff helpful and wide range of lovely cakes

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ShakespeareandCoUAE, Regional Director Of Operations and Franchises at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

Thank you very much Miloj, for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a wonderful review! It is always a pleasure to receive such positive comments from our guests, as it shows that our efforts to deliver good food and service do not go unnoticed. At Shakespeare and Co., we always strive of providing our patrons with... More 

ramsbottom,lancs
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

What a great place, the choice of food was varied with something for everyone. Our food was very nice, tasty and hot. The decor was really nice. A nice place overall. Definitely worth a look.

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Thank lancsCoffeeboy
ShakespeareandCoUAE, Regional Director of Operations and Franchises at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

Thank you very much lancsCoffeeboy, for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a wonderful review! It is always a pleasure to receive such positive comments from our guests, as it shows that our efforts to deliver good food, good service and great ambiance do not go unnoticed. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Souk - Central Market, Guardian Towers - Muroor, St. Regis - Saadiyat Island | Deerfields Townsquare, Al Falah, Paragon Bay, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Formerly Shakespeare and co)
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 4 329 1040
Description
Shakespeare and Co was established with the simple premise of serving great quality food, providing friendly and efficient service in a warm atmosphere reminiscent of home. Abiding by that philosophy has propelled the company's growth from its first establishment in 2001, to currently 18 company owned and operated outlets in the United Arab Emirates, and franchises in Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Oman, and the United States.

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