First look: The Duck Hook

New British gastropub set to open at Dubai Hills Golf Club

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Brits missing Blighty, you’ll soon be able to stave off your homesickness with a trip to a new “English-style” gastropub.

The Duck Hook – a new “sporting gastropub” – is set to open at Dubai Hills Golf Club later this month, and we’ve had a sneaky peek around.

Based upon country pursuits, we’re expecting some pub grub-meets-modern-European fare that will transport us to the Shires of England. There will also be a range of draught hops, and we predict this spot will be popular with those taking to the greens and non-golfers alike.

It’s billed as being a “typical 19th Hole” pub with “classic gastropub favourites reimagined”. A duck hook is a golfing term, where a shot that curves to the left of your target.

There’s also an “upmarket boulangerie and brasserie” due to open at the property in December.

The “upmarket yet unpretentious” Hillhouse Brasserie is set to be a chic, casual eatery, which promises a family-friendly daytime vibe. It will serve up coffees, light meals and afternoon tea in the day, while by night it’s set to transform into a buzzing, decent-value, brasserie.

As well as looking across to the city, the restaurants will boast views across the lush 18-hole championship golf club at Dubai Hills Estate and promise “excellent service and attention to detail”.

The new outlets come as a result of the first formal collaboration of JRG Dubai – the team behind big restaurant names Pierchic, Pai Thai and Trattoria Toscana, as well as The Rivington Grill and The Ivy – and developers Emaar Properties and Meraas.

We can't wait to check them out.
Opening soon. Dubai Hills Golf Club, Dubai Hills Estate (04 432 3232).

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