jones the grocer opens at Dubai’s Emirates Golf Club

Sixth Dubai branch of popular Australian café now open


Dubai foodies, listen up. There’s a brand-new outlet of jones the grocer and it’s now open at Emirates Golf Club.

Time Out Dubai got an exclusive first look at the new venue, which threw open its doors today (Sunday November 5).

The popular Australian café, which is especially well-known for its breakfasts, will be serving all-day from 6am until 10pm and is also fully licensed.

The new venue stands in the space previously occupied by Spike Bar on the ground floor of the clubhouse. It’s also family-friendly, boasting indoor and outside dining, a lounge seating area and a kids’ play area.

jones the grocer was set up in 1996 in Woollahra, Sydney, and now has outlets across Australia, Cambodia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand. This latest venue is the 24th jones the grocer worldwide and the sixth in Dubai, with the first opening in 2011 at Al Manara. This is the second licensed venue, after the branch in the Dusit Thani Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Signature dishes appear the new menu. Breakfast highlights include the jones traditional full English breakfast; sesame labneh, slivered almonds and sumac dukkah with poached eggs and asparagus on toasted sourdough; smoked chicken and Persian feta omelette; and homemade buttermilk pancakes.

There are also a range of classic cheese and charcuterie boards, plus sandwiches and soups for lunches and light bites. Main dishes for lunch or dinner include the delicious-sounding pan roasted barramundi with olive oil mash; Jones wagyu burger, mac and four cheeses with lobster tail and rib-eye steak with thick cut chips.

As well as the eat-in restaurant, there is a “grab-and-go” counter to pick up a range of snacks, sandwiches and coffees, which is likely to please golfers. And if you’re looking to do a spot of shopping, there are also teas, coffees, cold meats, jams, chutneys and cheeses.

“A new home at Emirates Golf Club is an opportunity for us to host diners in a leisurely and lush setting which we are really excited about,” saids jones the grocer’s CEO, Yunib Siddiqui.

Emirates Golf Club is undergoing a series of changes in its F&B outlets. Longstanding French fine dining restaurant Le Classique shut this summer after 29 years, while a second brand of Roseleaf Café opened at the end of May.

There are also further openings in the pipeline, including a revamped Spike Bar.

“Dubai Golf opened Emirates Golf Club in 1988 and as part of our 30th year celebrations, we are bringing a modern look and feel to the club and its facilities. The brand-new Jones the Grocer is an exciting addition and demonstrates our commitment to making Emirates Golf Club an inclusive place for the Dubai community; somewhere residents can come and relax, regardless of whether they play golf or not,” said club manager of Emirates Golf Club, Barney Coleman.
Open daily 6am-10pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living, (04 417 9999).

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