The Irish Village
In the winter months, the sprawling pond-side beer garden takes on a life of its own, as residents and tourists alike descend upon its benches for the craic 20 Reviews
New Years Eve
Party into the 2014 at The Irish Village where there will be spectacular array of food stations laden with festive specialities. Dance the night away with live music from the MapleJacks and party with DJ Marky Mark and watch the midnight fireworks to welcome the New Year! Tickets Dhs150 until 30th December and Dhs200 at the door, tickets include food only 31 December 2013
With a traditional festive buffet laden with Christmas specialities including a turkey carvery, and all the trimmings, live music and lots more! As the children have been so good this year Santa will be dropping by on his rounds to give out his gifts, plus a bouncy castle! With Dhs165 per person and children below 12 years Dhs90. A very merry Christmas Day lunch not to be missed Timings: noon-4pm 25 December 2013
All the windows of the advent calendars are open and the chocolates are eaten, it’s the night before Christmas to enjoy an evening out of festive ambience. With free entry and music from DJ Marky Mark have yourselves a very merry Christmas at The Irish Village 24 December 2013
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)
From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2007
If the Irish ever put a man on the moon, the chances are he’ll open a pub there. The ubiquitous theme pubs have already taken on a familiar look all over our planet. But while The Irish Village hardly stands out from any of the billion other Irish hooch houses from Dubai to Derby, it’s not a bad option if you’re looking for a pint, a nibble and a crowd to enjoy them with.
In the winter months, the sprawling pond-side beer garden takes on a life of its own, as residents and tourists alike descend upon its benches for the craic. Inside there are plenty of screens showing football, and a profusion of nooks and crannies to enjoy the boot-filling pub grub. Start with the juicy mussels or the spring rolls before you investigate the hearty fish and chips or tasty boiled bacon and comforting creamy mash. None of it will get Gordon Ramsay flustered, but it will soak up the pop while you bemoan your team’s ineptitude on the box.
If your lads are on the receiving end of a lashing, console yourself with a school dinner-style ginger pudding or an unusual chocolate bread and butter pudding. With hefty portions and worryingly swift service, no wonder it’s a hit with visiting celebrities, not least a refreshed Frank Carson, who on his last visit could be heard hollering ‘two boiled eggs’ at fellow drinkers. It’s the way he tells them, apparently.
By Time Out Dubai Staff
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