The Irish Village
Ever-popular Irish pub next to the tennis stadium 4 Reviews
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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011
A legend amongst expats, the Irish Village is still a draw down in Garhoud even though most of its patrons have moved to the other end of town. A large cobbled terrace houses numerous large wooden tables where groups gather for good ol’ fashioned stodge – fish and chips, steak sandwiches and bangers and mash – and proper pork bangers at that. The food can be hit or miss, depending on how busy the pub is and the service is normally a little on the grumpy side but this is part of its charm – it makes a change from the constant ‘ma’am-ing’ you get everywhere else. The portions are consistently huge and the prices leave plenty left for indulging in their draught hops which helps to keep this place as a perennial favourite. In winter, there’s nowhere better to while away an afternoon, especially now the Aviation Club’s renovations are coming to an end, but it’s worth remembering that on a Friday, the only food on offer is a brunch – which is a little like an Irish Sunday roast. The large space outside means that it’s a good bet for large groups to gather and the live music and the flurry of hops-related festivals mean that the Irish Village isn’t just a restaurant, it’s a good night out.
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