10 April, 2018| United Arab Emirates: COYA has announced that it will no longer use plastic drinking straws at any of its venues around the world to reduce global consumption and inspire other outlets to do the same. COYA is the first global restaurant brand to eradicate plastic straws in each of its venue in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and London.
Plastic straws are just the first step in the brand’s eco-move. COYA has committed to stop using plastic stirrers and paper napkins, as well as implementing refillable juice bottles rather than single-use plastic bottles.
Single-use plastic is a particularly nasty form of plastic. These items have a shockingly short lifespan, normally used once and then discarded. Like other plastics, they never biodegrade and take hundreds of years to break down. Plastic straws are one such single-use item and are ending up in our world’s oceans by the thousands. Straws also contain BPA and cannot be recycled.
Cedric Toussaint, Director of Operations, COYA Dubai said, “Reports have shown that plastic straws are a clear example of completely unnecessary single-use plastic that is used for an average of just 20 minutes then discarded. In 2017, COYA Worldwide purchased a total of 300,000 straws. As part of COYA’s global corporate sustainability efforts we have made the decision to no longer use plastic drinking straws, stirrers, juice bottles as well as paper napkins in any of our venues. We hope our commitment will encourage our peers to help reduce plastic pollution, and perhaps inspire our guests to do the same too.”
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Mon-Sun 12.30pm to 3:30pm
Sat-Tue 7pm to 12midnight
Wed-Fri 7pm to 12.30am
Sat-Tue 12.30pm to 1.15am
Wed-Fri 12.30pm to 2am
Launched on 16 December 2014 at the Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach, COYA Dubai is a sister property of the famous Zuma and La Petite Maison in DIFC. COYA Dubai serves contemporary Peruvian cuisine and spans more than 189 seats in the restaurant and 40 seats in the enclosed veranda, and is also home to colourful destination bar the Pisco Lounge, extensive wine showcase corridor and the stunning Members’ Club in bespoke furnishings. Internationally renowned as a one-stop party venue, COYA Dubai is the perfect place to dine, drink and dance. Seating 21 indoors and 25 in the enclosed veranda, the Pisco Lounge started the world’s very first Pisco Library with more than 15 different homemade Pisco infusions and is Dubai’s most visited destination to sample a Pisco Sour. With a cigar lounge in tow, the COYA members’ club is not only home to a roster of some of the finest live acts playing seven days a week, it is also the hosting venue for many of the art exhibitions under the COYA Collective. As part of COYA’s unique, multidimensional dining experience, the COYA Collective exists as a form of expression and acts as a link between cuisine and the arts.
- Best Americas 2016
- Restaurant of the year 2016
- Best Americas 2017
- Favourite Friday Brunch 2017
BBC Good Food Middle East Awards
- Chef of the year 2016
Leaders in Food and Beverage Awards
- Bartender of the year 2016
Hendricks’ Cucumber Cup
- Winner, 2016
What’s On Awards
- Best Newcomer of the Year 2015
- Favourite The Americas Restaurant 2015
- Restaurant of the Year 2016
ProChef Middle East Awards
- Best Restaurant of the Year 2015
In April 2016, COYA Dubai continued gaining international acclaim when it participated in a Global Cook-off with South Korea’s most illustrious chefs in the cooking show Global Cook-off, produced by one of South Korea’s most renowned stations, JTBC, and won its Dubai segment and took home the bronze in the international competitions.
About COYA Abu Dhabi
Restaurant Lunch Opening Hours
- Sun-Thu and Sat 12noon to 5.30pm
- Fri 12.30pm to 4pm
Restaurant Dinner Opening Hours
- Sun, Mon, Wed, Sat 7pm to 12midnight
- Tue, Thu, Fri 7pm to 12.30am
Pisco Lounge Opening Hours
- Sun-Sat 12noon-1.15am
About COYA Abu Dhabi
Opening in March 2017, COYA Abu Dhabi is the second COYA in the UAE after Dubai and is a sister property of the famous Zuma and La Petite Maison outlets in the UAE. Spanning more than 80 seats in the restaurant and 25 seats on the outdoor terrace, COYA Abu Dhabi serves contemporary Peruvian cuisine and is home to a colorful Pisco Lounge and a private 12-seat dining room with its own entrance, all adorned in bespoke furnishings.
TimeOut Abu Dhabi Awards
- Best Americas 2017
- Restaurant of the year 2017
What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards
- Best Newcomer of the Year 2017