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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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. They have very unique design, furniture and decoration. They have amazing Crepe cheese and turkey.

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Thank Ahmed1957
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shakespeare and Co. is a vintage cafe that serves breakfast and dinner, and it serves tea, milkshakes, hot chocolate, and dessert. Even though it is a little pricey, it's worth it. The serve eggs and (turkey) bacon, cheese sandwiches, and much more. The only bad thing i tasted was the tiramisu, and it was bad because the coffee in it... More 

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Thank layla_the_reviewer
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Shakespeares is a chintzy little restaurant inside the central souk. Whether you would like coffee and a ckae (lovely) or a proper lunch, this is convenient, reasonably priced and has a good selection of food.

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

Thank you very much MoiraSpeed, 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. We hope that you will continue to patronize us! Thank you very... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My first choice to see my friends , it has the best bakeries specially subles it is one of a kind. also good coffee.

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

Thank you very much cinobino, 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. We hope that you will continue to patronize us! Thank you very... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very artsy place with good food. Definite must try. They offered us Buy1 get 1 free on the cake slices, which were yum.

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

Thank you very much Ahbie G, for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a wonderful review! At Shakespeare and Co - creating a memorable experience for our guest is our steadfast assurance and we look forward to your return for another exceptional experience! More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately our experience here didn't last long due to the mistakes made on our entry. The place is small and your sitting over people hearing their conversations. Anyhow we were sat and acknowledged then given menus and offered drinks which we ordered. After this we received no attention waiting to be served. We waited for at least 15 mins 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 Andrew B, for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a valuable review of your experience with us. At Shakespeare and Co., we take pride in ensuring our guest’s satisfaction. Unfortunately, it seems that we have not succeeded in our effort to match your expectations during your recent visit. You have certainly not... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

It's just beautiful. Old-fashioned furnished and a real feel-well-athmosphere. Fast and attentive service. Very reasonable prices and very good quality of food. We will definitely come back and not only once.

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

Thank you very much Frieder S, 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 - as well as great ambiance/atmosphere do not go unnoticed. We hope that you will... More 

Bahrain
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I decided to have dinner with my wife in Shakespeare restaurant in Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi and really we enjoyed the atmosphere and the variety of food . The restaurant has a beautiful interior design style .

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

Thank you very much ZayerFaisal , 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 - as well as great ambiance/atmosphere do not go unnoticed. We hope that you will... More 

Bahrain
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113 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent late lunch at this cafe, very cozy feels and excellent serving. The pasta was freshly made and juice was very good. I recommend this place.. and thanks for the service.

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

Thank you very much Hessa H, 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 - as well as great ambiance/atmosphere do not go unnoticed. We hope that you will... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We visited the Souk on the Big Red Bus tour and was attracted to this small but very quaint coffee shop. We spent a very nice hour drinking coffee and eating cake - fully recommended!

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

First of all, thank you very much Keith Ashley J, for visiting our shop and for taking the time to write a lovely review! We are so glad to read that you enjoyed your experience with us - as we take pride in the level of service and the quality of food we provide and are always happy to know... 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
European, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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