What’s On and The Black Hat Guide bring you the complete rundown of the best pub grub in Dubai. Read snappy reviews, find out how book, and get a real insight with the help of our handy rating system. For a full explanation of how the Black Hat Guide works, click here.

Dhow & Anchor
Dhs140 for two

A recently refurbished pub, it has a good terrace with views of the Burj Al Arab and a new menu of pub classics in generous portions.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, Dubai, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 3311111. Taxi: Jumeirah Beach Hotel. jumeirah.com

Fibber Magee’s
Dhs100 for two

A real expat favourite, Fibber’s has no pretensions. What is does have, however, is a menu offering everything from fish ‘n’ chips to bangers and mash to Thai curry and stir-fried noodles.

Behind Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 8am to midnight. Tel: (04) 3322400. Metro: Emirates Towers. fibbersdubai.com

Icon Bar
Dhs160 for two 

A regular after-work haunt for thirsty media-types, the menu is filled with standard bar favourites.

Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City, Dubai, daily noon to 12.30am. Tel: (04) 3669111. Metro: Dubai Internet City. radissonbludmc.com 

Irish Village
Dhs100 for two

A Dubai institution, thanks to a menu of  pub classics of burgers, fish ‘n’ chips and bangers and mash.

What’s On Awards: 2013

Garhoud, Near Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai, daily 11am to 1am. Tel: (04) 2824750. Metro: GGICO. irishvillage.ae

Dhs150 for two

With an Irish chef in the kitchen you can order a full fried breakfast, pies and stew with confidence at McGettigan’s, while the burgers and old fashioned puds are worth a try too. The brunch (Dhs129 for a main course and three drinks) is very popular.

What’s On Awards: 2011

Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster D, Dubai, daily noon to 3am. Tel: (04) 3560560. Metro: JLT. mcgettigansdubai.com
ALSO: Dubai World Trade Centre

Nell Gwynn’s
Dhs180 for two 

Medieval-themed pub serving classic British style pub grub, including fish ‘n’ chips and bangers ‘n’ mash.

Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Sun to Thur noon to 11.45pm, Fri and Sat 11am to 11.45pm. Tel: (04) 4488222. Metro: Dubai Internet City. bybloshoteldubai.com

Dhs200 for two

Overlook the silly name, and tuck into the food at this southern hemisphere-themed sports bar – it’s a refreshing change from the onslaught of British pub fare, with ribs, pies and traditional puds.

Al Manzil Hotel, Emaar Boulevard, Old town, Dubai, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 4285888. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. nezgrill.com

Stables Bar & Restaurant
Dhs150 for two 

This horse racing-themed bar serves a variety of international sharing platters and British gastro pub classics, including Lancashire hot pot and Welsh beef fillets.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Near Fairmont Hotel, Dubai, daily 11am to 3am. Tel: (04) 3425571. Metro: World Trade Centre. stablesdubai.net

The Wharf
Dhs240 for two

Spacious and with an excellent outdoor area, The Wharf offers some of the best grub in town, the pies especially.

Mina A’ Salam, Jumeirah, Dubai, Sat to Thur noon to 3pm and 7pm to 11.30pm,Fri 12.30pm to 4pm and 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 3666730. Taxi: Madinat Jumeirah. jumeirah.com

Dhs250 for two 

Expect the usual fish ‘n’ chips and club sandwiches, but the difference is the quality. Maybe it’s the sea air, but the food always hits the spot at this beach bar.

What’s On Awards: 2010, 2011, 2013

Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai, Sat to Wed 11am to 1.30am, Thur and Fri 11am to 2.30am. Tel: (04) 3993333. Taxi: Le Méridien Mina Seyahi. lemeridien-minaseyahi.com

Belgian Beer Café
Dhs400 for two

The flagship outlet of this popular chain of Belgian pubs serves Belgian classics and plenty of seafood. It also has a terrace with a Burj Al Arab view.

What’s On Awards: 2012

Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, Sat to Wed noon to 2am, Thur and Fri noon to 3am. Tel: (04) 4470227. Taxi: Souk Madinat Jumeirah. belgianbeercafe.com
ALSO: Crowne Plaza, Festival City. Grand Millennium, Tecom.

Warehouse Bar
Dhs250 for two

Don’t mind the discarded nutshells on the floor, Warehouse does good bar food.

Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud, Dubai,  daily noon to 3am. Tel: (04) 2824040. Metro: Airport Terminal 1. lemeridien-dubai.com

Black Hat Guide digital edition