New pub now open at Dubai Hills Golf Club

The Duck Hook serves up traditional British grub

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Is there anything better than a pie and a pint at the 19th hole? You may not have scored a hole-in-one, but you’ll have no problem sinking some proper pub grub.

The Duck Hook is a new “English-style gastropub”, which is now open at Dubai Hills Golf Club, and is welcoming golfers and non-golfers alike.

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.

A duck hook is a golfing term, where a shot that curves to the left of your target, but we’re hoping the team in the kitchen is on point with their aim.

“You would be forgiven for thinking you had just stepped into the English shires when visiting The Duck Hook. From our extensive British-inspired menus and craft beverages, to the décor and setting, the new country-style restaurant will deliver diners the very best in cuisine, drinks and entertainment, perfect for all the family,” said David Meikle, general manager.

Classic bites take the shape of Scotch eggs, prawn cocktail chicken tikka bites or duck pâté terrine, while mains include beef Wellington, lamb shank, hops battered fish and chips, duck confit or steak pie. There are also curries, burgers and more, with sides including duck fat chips and cauliflower and leek cheese. Desserts will tug at the appetites of expats, too, with puds including Eton Mess, sticky toffee pudding and pineapple upside down cake on the menu.

You can even get a dish and a drink for Dhs105 on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday or a weekend roast for Dhs127. There’s also a special “ducklings” menu (chicken nuggets, sliders and so on) and the pub is even dog-friendly.

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.

Plus fours not needed, appetites a must.
Open Sun-Thu noon-midnight, Fri-Sat noon-1am. Dubai Hills Golf Club, Dubai Hills Estate (04 432 3232).

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