18 roast dinners in Dubai to try (the pics will make you hungry right now)
Fancy a long, lazy lunch that will fill you up? We’ve got 19 roast dinners that will hit the spot…
Some would argue that there’s nothing quite like a traditional roast dinner to complete your weekend, and many of Dubai’s restaurants would agree, serving up some awesome versions of the humble roast with all the trimmings.
Here are 18 of our favourite roast dinners in Dubai…
The Lion by Nick and Scott
Price: From Dhs95
Formerly known as The Black Lion, Dubai’s leading chef duo Nick Alvis and Scott Price have moved in as the pub landlords, and they now serve up a daily roast at their renamed pub, The Lion by Nick and Scott. It’s priced at Dhs110 including a beer (Dhs95 without beer), and is designed to be served up alongside the weekend sports fixtures.
The Lion by Nick and Scott, H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, daily roast, from Dhs95. Tel: theliondubai.ae
Price: From Dhs99
For a hearty roast that doesn’t break the bank, the one at The Taphouse is definitely one to try. Named ‘Nan’s British Roast’, your plate will be piled high with all your favourite trimmings and glistening in gravy. It’s a lovely place to chill on a Saturday afternoon, either out on their relaxing outdoor terrace or indoors whilst the football is on.
The Taphouse, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, every Saturday and Sunday, from Dhs99. Tel: (04) 514 3778.
Lock, Stock & Barrel
For a real home-away-from-home feeling, perennial Dubai favourite Lock, Stock & Barrel serves up its all-day roast every Saturday and Sunday alongside all the sporting action on the big screens. Enjoy two meats from a selection of beef, chicken or lamb with a complimentary drink included, plus happy hour runs from 4pm-8pm with buy one get one free on selected drinks.
Grand Millenium, Barsha Heights, Saturday & Sunday 2pm to 8pm, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 514 9195. lsbdubai.com
Garden on 8
Available on Saturday and Sunday both inside and in the undercover garden, Garden on 8 at Media One Hotel serves up a value roast for Dhs99 per person. It’s a choice of chicken, lamb or beef and it’s served up from noon. There’s also a happy hour from 4pm to 8pm. Happy days.
Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Sat and Sun, 12pm to 10pm, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com
Reform Social & Grill
Price: From Dhs100
This family-friendly spot in The Lakes serves up a roast dinner every Saturday and Sunday, with two hour’s unlimited wine. There’s a variety of meats on the menu (chicken is priced at Dhs100 while beef is Dhs124), and it’s served up with all the classic English trimmings and lashings of gravy. With views of the lake and a proper pub garden to be enjoyed in the cooler months, you could easily be mistaken for thinking you were in the UK.
The Lakes, Saturday & Sunday 12pm to 11.30pm, from Dhs100. Tel: (04) 454 2638. reformsocialgrill.ae
Price: From Dhs109
Business Bay gastropub The Eloquent Elephant only serves up a roast on a Saturday from 3pm, so it’s an option for those after an evening roast, or opting for a late lunch. The meat changes weekly from chicken to beef to lamb, ranging from Dhs109 to Dhs125 depending on the meat.
Eloquent Elephant, Taj Dubai, Business Bay, 3pm to 11pm, Saturdays, from Dhs109. Tel: (04) 438 3131. tajhotels.com
Great British Restaurant
If you want somewhere you can trust to get a good roast dinner, it’s probably a good idea to start with somewhere that has ‘British’ in its name. If you head to their Friday brunch, you can fill up on roast galore or, on an evening they serve spatchcock chicken with honey carrots and a chilli and lime-creamed corn.
Great British Restaurant, Dukes Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 12.30pm to 3pm, 6.30pm to 11pm daily. Tel: (04) 455 1111. barcelo.com
There’s a selection of offers to be had alongside Barrel 12’s Great British Roast, which costs Dhs112. This urban sports bistro offers it up alongside five bottled beers for Dhs199.
Palm Views East, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Fri, Sat and Sun, 12pm to 10pm, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 552 4000. Facebook.com/Barrel12dxb
Stoke House, the family-friendly British pub at the Damac Hills Golf Course has a Sunday roast can be ordered as part of a family bundle. Prices start at Dhs65 for kids and Dhs115 for adults.
Irish pub chain McGettigan’s serve up a weekly Saturday and Sunday roast at all their Dubai branches (that’s JLT, Souk Madinat and DWTC). Priced at Dhs119, the roast of the day is served up with all the traditional trimmings, as well as a house drink. Upgrade to a bottle of house wine for Dhs95, or add a starter or dessert for Dhs30.
McGettigans, JLT, DWTC and Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Saturday and Sunday, timings vary, Dhs119. McGettigans.com
Where fine dining meets comfort food, you’ll find Marina Social. The restaurant by celebrity chef Jason Atherton in Dubai Marina serves up a lunch and dinner service of its traditional roast for Dhs125 for one meat, Dhs150 for two and Dhs175 for three. When it’s cooler, bag a table on the outdoor terrace and soak up the Dubai Marina views as well as every last mouthful of gravy-drenched Yorkshire pud.
Marina Social, Intercontinental, Dubai Marina, 12pm to 3pm and 7pm to 11pm, Saturdays, Dhs125. Tel: (04) 446 6664. marinasocialdubai.com
The Duck Hook
Price: From Dhs125
Bright and lively country pub, The Duck Hook, located at the 19th hole of Dubai Hills Golf Club, offers up a simple yet effective roast with sides for Dhs125 for chicken. The beef (Dhs135) is cooked three ways, slow-roasted topside, roasted rib and slow-cooked pulled short rib with thyme and honey roasted root vegetables. The accompaniments include duck fat roast potatoes, cauliflower and leek gratin, homemade Yorkshire puddings and lashings of gravy.
The Duck Hook, Hole 19, Dubai Hills Golf Club, Fridays and Saturdays, from Dhs125. Tel: (800) 666 353. facebook.com/theduckhookdxb
Dhow & Anchor
Dhow and Anchor, the contemporary gastro pub in Jumeirah Beach Hotel or D&A, as it’s fondly known, offers a daily ‘Roast of the Day’ which changes between lamb, beef and chicken. It’s a generous plate that comes with roasted root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and a portion of mash and gravy to share.
Dhow and Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, daily 12pm to late, Dhs125. Tel: (04) 432 3232. jumeirah.com
Celebrity chef Simon Rimmer’s popular British restaurant in Dubai Marina serves up an all-day roast every Saturday and Sunday. There’s lamb, beef, chicken or nutloaf for the veggies, and they’re all served up with seasonal vegetables and a giant Yorkshire pudding. There’s also the option to supersize for the extra-hungry, or add a bottle of wine for Dhs130.
The Scene by Simon Rimmer, 4th Floor, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Fri to Sun, 12pm to 11.30pm, Dhs125. Tel: (04) 222 2328. thescenedubai.com
There’s a cosy feel to this British restaurant, with an outdoor terrace overlooking Dubai Marina which provides a great space for alfresco dining. The weekly Saturday roast is priced at Dhs125 which comes as a generous serving, saving just enough room for a traditional British dessert.
The Croft, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina, 12.30pm until gone, Saturdays. Tel: (04) 319 4794. marriottharbourdubaidining.com
The Rose & Crown
Price: Dhs250 for two
There’s no chance of missing the entrance of this British pub – it’s marked by a big red telephone box. Every Saturday and Sunday, Rose & Crown offers up two roasts plus a bottle of wine for Dhs250 with their Roast & Toast deal or its Dhs90 for one.
Rose & Crown, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 4370022. roseandcrowndubai.com
Pots, Pans & Boards
Pots, Pans & Boards is the first Dubai venture by Tom Aikens, who was only 26 – the youngest chef in the UK – when his restaurant received two Michelin stars. The unlicensed spot offers a roast dinner with either beef strip loin, half a chicken or salmon fillet with trimmings for Dhs134. The dinner is served every Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 4pm or on Sundays after 6pm.
Pots, Pans & Boards, The Beach, JBR, 12pm to 4pm, Fri & Sat, after 6pm, Sundays. Tel: (04) 456 1959. potspansandboards.ae
Bread Street Kitchen
Gordon Ramsay’s Dubai outpost is one of the city’s most popular British restaurants. The roast is only available between 12pm to 4pm and is priced at Dhs135 per person.
Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis The Palm, 12pm to 4pm, Saturday, Dhs135. Tel: (04) 426 2626. atlantisthepalm.com
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