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Crown & Lion
Nominated for Best Pub food
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Reliably busy whenever there’s a Premier League football match on, this busy British-themed pub attracts a predominantly male crowd. It’s hard to argue with the gargantuan portions placed before you. Load up on classics such as boulder-sized home-made pies next to mountains of mashed potato, crisp battered fish atop a collapsed Jenga-esque rubble of chips and cheese toasties the size of small cars. The venue manages to remain laidback and fun – and if you’re in the neighbourhood, hungry, and fancy watching a match, it’s the best option you’ve got.
Open daily 11am-3am (last orders for food: midnight). Byblos Hotel Dubai, TECOM (04 448 8000).

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