The Irish Village
It has come to pass that any introduction to Dubai’s social circuit is incomplete without a night’s initiation at the immensely popular Irish Village 16 Reviews
The Irish Village’s barbecue
Choose from a range of meats – from chicken to steak – and get a free hop or short beverage with each order. Dhs50 (includes one drink) Timings: Noon-4pm (Friday, Saturday)
It has come to pass that any introduction to Dubai’s social circuit is incomplete without a night’s initiation at the immensely popular Irish Village. For a laid-back bevvy or three, quality live entertainment and top pub grub, nowhere hits closer to home than the IV. Set in its own atmospheric ‘village’ with authentic Irish shop fronts, an expansive courtyard and chirrupy Irish staff, the IV is an all-time favourite with residents and visitors alike who love paying homage to this local institution.
The food is hale and hearty pub fare with something for everyone. For starters, the cajun chicken salad tickles the tongue with its light orangey zest, though the chicken is perhaps a little too crispy. Moving on to the mains, the traditional fish and chips in Guinness batter is the winner, cooked to crunchy perfection and served with a generous dollop of mushy green peas. The tasty chicken, ham and mushroom pie fares just as well, the chunky filling thoughtfully presented in its own dish as not to make the crusty pie pastry soggy. Those not excited by wintry fare will melt for the Atlantic salmon, grilled to perfection so it falls off the fork, and served with a colourful array of grilled vegetables.
The steamy hot apple pie defies any anglophile not to feel positively nostalgic. Whether it’s for an after-work drink or a lively evening out, the IV comes up trumps yet again.
By Time Out Dubai
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