Time Out Says
A terrace overlooking the canal serves shisha, but it’s indoors that offers the most authentic sports bar experience.
The menu is quite compact, with half a dozen appetisers, five sandwiches, a couple of salads, two burgers and two desserts. Then there’s a selection of “All Black Signatures” that seem to be based on the New Zealand Rugby Union team (and we presume all have some black colouring). Everything is good value, with most of the plates coming in at between Dhs60 and Dhs100.
From the All Black menu we order the black wasabi shrimp. They’re striking, as if incinerated, but the colour comes from black sesame seeds. There’s a real kick of wasabi, too, and the shrimp themselves are plump and sweet. Carrying on the deep-fried theme, we try the calamari. There’s a real hit of heat with these, the batter is good and the portion is generous. Both choices make for top bar snacks.
Chicken wings are served with a flourish here. The waiter brings a selection of sauces. Pick one and he’ll mix it theatrically with the wings in a metal shaker (think Tom Cruise in a certain ’80s movie). Again, the portion is big and they taste great. The chef here knows his way around bar food.
In an attempt at a balanced diet, we try the hot salmon salad, which shows the kitchen is just as good at turning out light dishes as heartier stuff.
In Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel now has a sports bar to rival the best in the city.
The bill (for two)
1x Fire Cracker calamari Dhs55
1x boneless chicken wings Dhs60
1x black wasabi shrimp Dhs60
1x hot smoked salmon salad Dhs60
Total (including service) Dhs235
The bottom line
Bar food to take on Dubai’s best.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 16 May 2017
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