For when a side of fries just won’t cut it. Here are some of the finest bar snacks in town…
1. Brunswick Sports Club
Crispy chicken crackling
A regional twist on the classic bar staple. Each crispy mouthful is made even more addictive thanks to the dipping pot of smoky spiced vinegar served alongside it – a perfect hunger-buster.
Sheraton Hotel, Mall Of The Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai, daily noon until 2am. Tel: (056) 4040685. Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. facebook.com/brunswicksc
2. The Social Room
Goats’ cheese churros
A sophisticated churros. Rather than the usual sugary sweet snack, these doughy delights are infused with goats’ cheese, with a healthy dollop of truffle honey.
InterContinental Dubai Marina, Al Sufouh, Dubai Marina, Dubai, daily 6pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 4466664. Taxi: InterContinental Dubai Marina. marinasocialdubai.com
3. St Regis Bar
Barbecued shoart ribs and mac ‘n’ cheese croquettes
Decadent mac ‘n’ cheese mixed with morsels of tender short rib, fried in a crispy coating. A sweet and smoky Japanese tonkatsu glaze cuts through the gooey cheese perfectly.
St Regis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 6.30pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 4355577. Taxi: St Regis. stregisdubai.com
4. JB’s Gastropub
Crunchy fried dill pickles
An alternative to jalapeño poppers. Bite through the crunchy coating to reveal a thin and salty slice of gherkin within. They are just the right level of grease.
Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, Dubai, Sun to Wed noon until 2am, Thur noon until 3am, Fri 10am to 3am, Sat 10am to 2am. Tel: (04) 4282000. Metro: JLT. facebook.com/JBsGastropub
5. Reform Social & Grill
Mini beef sliders
Three miniature but perfectly proportioned Australian Angus burgers are served on a narrow, wooden board. The buns are slightly charred and the meat patty is thick and juicy. It’s the perfect pub finger food.
The Lakes Club, Emirates Living District, Dubai, Mon to Sun 8am to midnight. Tel: (04) 4542638. Taxi: The Lakes Club. reformsocialgrill.ae