Reform Social & Grill brunch at The Lakes Club review
Reform Social & Grill brunch at The Lakes Club review. Contact details, hours, drinks deals for award-winning brunch, plus nearby restaurants and bars near The Lakes, Emirates Living
Time Out Dubai staff
Positioned within upmarket gated community The Lakes, Reform Social & Grill is a Marylebone-born gastropub, transported to sunny Dubai. Expect stylish, retro pub interiors, a spacious patio and large garden overlooking an artificial lake, where the kids can roam freely. The eating commences with a ‘posh ploughman’s larder’, designed for sharing and featuring nibbles such as cold cuts, pâté, battered scallops and haggis fritters. Choose your main course from a selection of the ‘best of British’ – the steamed Shetland mussels in particular is a monstrously generous portion (though with no sides, it probably should be), while other options including roast chicken for two, lamb shank, fish and chips and a full English breakfast. Finally, another sharing plate arrives, featuring desserts including toffee pudding, strawberries and cream mess, and a rhubarb and custard crumble – sadly, it’s the weakest part of the event. The evening brunch slot from 6pm to 10pm is quieter than the noon to 4pm one, but at no point do things get rowdy. Generous mains are the high point, but service can be disappointing. Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (selected house beverages), Dhs395 (bubbly). Fri noon-4pm and 6pm-10pm. The Lakes Club, The Lakes, Emirates Living, www.reformsocialgrill.ae (04 454 2638).