Long’s Bar

Long’s Bar

Special mention must be made of the Long’s kebab platter, a truly bizarre affair which sees a strange wooden platter-cum-iron grid host a selection of kebabs, ranging from a toothsome chicken shish to a slightly tough strip of marinated salmon, swinging gently over a mound of fries and steamed vegetables Reviews

Meal Deal
Friday brunch

International buffet selection. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs185 (house beverages), Dhs245 (bubbly) Timings: Noon-4pm (Friday)

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2007

Long’s is one of those places ruddy-faced aged expats refer to, with a crinkly grin, as being a ‘Dubai institution’. Certainly, some of the punters here could do with being removed to a facility of some sort, yet the grub on offer is far from institutionalised slop; rather, this venerable hang-out has upped the quality control and is currently serving some decent fare. Based around a looped wooden bar (the longest in the UAE, allegedly) this subterranean venue at the Towers Rotana is a fairly authentic evocation of the traditional spit’n’sawdust British pub.

There’s lightweight background music and frequent live troubadours, as well as plenty of TVs screening football matches. Away from the bar is a cosy eating area, replete with dark wood and brickwork and colonial-era sepia prints. Special mention must be made of the Long’s kebab platter, a truly bizarre affair which sees a strange wooden platter-cum-iron grid host a selection of kebabs, ranging from a toothsome chicken shish to a slightly tough strip of marinated salmon, swinging gently over a mound of fries and steamed vegetables. Or there’s some rather tasty business happening with the calamari fritti that comes alive with a drizzle of lemon and some black pepper. Think generous portions with a healthful bent – there are plenty of salads and vegetables.


By Time Out Dubai Staff

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Details

  • Location: Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 312 2202
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Brunch served

User reviews:

Posted by: Esther on 21 Apr ' 13 at 18:44

I went with my boyfriend and we had an amazing time.The hoteliers night on saturdays is really a good deal but too crowded and smoky.

Posted by: Jaideep on 16 Oct ' 11 at 08:59
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Went for Friday Brunch with a group of friends, and was a bit disappointing for the price paid. The food was good though limited in variety. Loved the live egg station. Service was very poor and slow. The waiters and waitresses were very disinterested and depressed to take orders, and very slow to get them as well - despite the place not even being crowded. What was really surprising (and disappointing for many in the group who weren't having drinks) was the pricing logic - AED 175 for brunch with drinks, and AED 155 for brunch without drinks.

Also, smoking was allowed (understandable since it was a bar brunch) and we had no option for a non-smoking area. Overall, was a decent venue, but not too sure would be visiting anytime soon.

Posted by: Ben E on 23 Feb ' 11 at 08:43
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We went here as we had a voucher giving us 50% off the total bill. Otherwise we probably would not have chosen a bar on Sheikh Zayed road. We had the calamari to start which was fried in a crispy batter and had a lovely dip, followed by fish and chips which were very tasty with the mushy peas and home made tartar sauce. It is a perfect place to go to watch that important match whilst having some good food, washed down with a good selection of beverages. Non- smokers may want to go at more quiet times, so there is less smoke around. Excellent value for money and we just keep going back again and again for our fish and chips fix! Also, they have all the sport packages available there.

Posted by: Anwar Abdullah on 08 May ' 10 at 12:18
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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Everything was excellent
Especially the service and the value
It was excellent Food
And the Selection on offer was more than great.
Staff were very friendly and ambience was excellent.
You can have unlimited Drink and Unlimited Food
The drink was real No cheat on it,,,,,,,
No doubt i will be back many times & forgot another Bars Who served Friday Brunch
thanks Long's Bar You Are The Best in Every Thing in Dubai

Posted by: x_dxb_x on 17 Jan ' 10 at 14:31
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great place for a bargain brunch and on thursday nights they do chicken wings for 1dhs :D have a limited selection of drinks with the brunch and if your a non smoker then its pretty smokey in there! but food is really good would go back

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