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McGettigan's JLT

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Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Cluster J | Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai 37246, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 356 0000
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12:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Donegal
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An amazing place and just what you would expect from McGettigan's. Excellent food and drink. Will be back!

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Thank LetterkennyInternet
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear LetterkennyInternet, Many thanks for leaving us a review! It was good to see that you liked it here and we hope to see you again soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent location with indoor & outdoor areas. Excellent drinks selection, food is also good wholesome pub grub. Staff are excellent, nothing is a problem for them, special mention to bartenders Leo & Sunil😋

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Thank turnoffthegas
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear turnoffthegas, Very many thanks for your review! It was great to see that you enjoy coming here and we hope to see you again very soon. Thanks, too, for mentioning Leo and Sunil by name in your comments! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is terrible, very few vegetarian options a sort of quinoa salad, with uncooked broccoli and no seasoning whatsoever. The waitress was not friendly, never smiled and made us feel unwelcome. There were a lot of confusion about the brunch, no one could give us a straight answer on what is or is not included. There were 2 music... More 

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Thank RimaBY
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear RimaBY, Thank you for your comments. I was disappointed to hear that your brunch experience was below what you expected. The brunch on St. Patrick's day was moved to the Cavendish restaurant in order to facilitate the large crowds that we expected in McGettigan's for the occasion. It is not a permanent change and brunch will be back to... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to McGettigans for some time now and I have to say they have really stepped up their service! Was there recently and one bartender stood out - Abdul - he was attentive, very helpful and extremely friendly! Recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice casual time with the friends!

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Thank foodiesxb
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear foodiesxb, Very many thanks for your review and also for mentioning Abdul by name in it. It was good to see that you enjoyed your recent visit and we hope to see you again soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love that one can sit inside or outside. It has a lovely atmosphere especially in the afternoon if sitting outside. The long lunches on Friday are my favourite. The service is rather slow. There were times when a waiter/waitress needed to be called for service.

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Thank sithembileogaro
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear sithembileogaro, Very many thanks for leaving us a review here! It was very nice to hear that you enjoy our beer garden and the atmosphere and also like our Friday Brunch. Sorry about the service shortfalls you experienced, though! We're working hard to ensure that service is always top notch. All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place with tables indoor and outdoor, with good food. Cold beer and reasonable prices. Pub style.

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Thank Pedro P
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Pedro P, Very many thanks for your review! It was great to see that you enjoy coming here and we hope to see you again very soon. All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok the negatives.....waited 20 mins to get in as have to pay on the door. Should have 2 queues, one for card and one for cash. The selection at the food station is limited and again, depending on the time you have to queue. Wish indoors was non smoking as I walked out smelling of cigarettes. Positives is the quality... More 

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Thank Caroline F
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Caroline F, Thanks for your review! It was good to hear that you enjoyed your brunch with us. Thanks, too, for your feedback, which I'll look into to see how it can be incorporated into our operations. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This bar is quite large and has lots to offer from live bands to showing sports games, quiz nights and celebrating events like St Patrick's day. The menus are fantastic and they change them occasionally. Great outdoor seating, but get there early in the evenings as tables run out. Great service and jovial atmosphere.

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Thank Paula d
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Pauladespinola, Thanks for your review! It was good to hear that you had a good time here and we hope to see you again soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I was there 2 times. I have the feeling ill land there again. Good food, sports on tv. Proper beer. Not sure what you need more.

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Thank Alin P
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Alin P, Thank you for your feedback. It was good to see that you like our food and the live sports. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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285 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

not into irish pubs but I see a lot of people like it. Too much smoke, too noisy and too heavy (for food!) but its worth trying their mash and meats

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Thank MalikaEp
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear MalikaEp, Very many thanks for leaving us a review here. It was good that you seemed to have had a good time here and we hope to see you again soon! Do also check out our new lunch menu - perfect for an al fresco lunch in our garden, so you can enjoy a smoke-free atmosphere. All the best,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 50
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 03:00
Monday
12:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 03:00
Thursday
12:00 - 03:00
Friday
12:00 - 03:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cluster J | Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai 37246, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 356 0000
Description
The very first McGettigan's Irish Pub was opened in Dublin in 1964 by Donegal man Jim McGettigan. In 2010, McGettigan's started its journey around the world and Dubai's Jumeirah Lakes Towers was the first international opening. Taking the city's nightlife scene by storm, the pub is located just outside the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers and in walking distance to the nearest Dubai metro station. Pop in and try our award-winning pub grub, watch live sports, or enjoy live music!
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?