The Stables

Beguiling bad service and bland food lets this popular pub down
  • 4

Time Out Says

When this racing-themed pub opened back in January 2012, much was made of the separate upstairs dining space. Yet on our last visit we were told the restaurant had closed indefinitely – but were assured the same menu was being served downstairs. That may be so, but wherever the food is being served when you visit, we simply can’t recommend it. We’ve found ingredients to be weak and their preparation to be poor. The ‘manager’s special’ – a traditional roast dinner – can be especially disappointing. Worse still is the service, which we’ve found embarrassingly incompetent on a number of occasions. As a pub, The Stables ticks all the right boxes, and as basic grub to munch over a few drinks you could do far worse. But any of this venue’s pretensions to finer gastro-pub dining are sadly unfounded.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 15 Apr 2013

Be the first to get all the latest Dubai news, reviews and deals into your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter, click here to sign up.


10:00 AM to 3:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 AMMonday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 AMTuesday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 AMWednesday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 AMThursday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 AMFriday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 AMSaturday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM
Show number +971 4 342 5571
Dubai, World Trade Center Area, Sheikh Zayed Road

Recommended for you in Restaurants

Try a new place to eat in Dubai's exclusive waterside neighbourhood

Where to sample the food of the Latin American country around town

Crunch your way through Dubai’s best purveyors of healthy food

Our food ed rounds up the best menu's at this annual festival of dining

Don't know your har gau from your steamed bau?

Fifth annual celebration of spicy Singaporean crustaceans, and much more besides