Long’s Bar, the affordable and cheerful Dubai brunch.
It was like walking into a scene from the famed American sitcom, Cheers with the theme song: Where Everybody Knows Your Name inadvertently replaying in my mind as I walked in for a Friday brunch experience at Long’s Bar in Towers Rotana on Sheikh Zayed Road .
It’s a bar, so expect a bar atmosphere: dim lighting, classic wooden finishing boasting Dubai’s longest bar stretch and of course, sports on the TV screens with cheering crowd (although mellow on a Friday as experienced) perched on the bar stools sippin’ on a pint or two and yelling at the screens, tossing hands in mere frustration whilst watching the game or for a neighborly high five and overall, just having just a damn good time.
The brunch caters an extensive drinks list such as wine, a variety of beers and, the usual spirits. The countless (I kid) Lynchburg Lemonades ordered was perfectly strong (as it should) and quickly served despite being semi crowded for a Friday.
What Long’s caters in extensive list of drinks lacks in variety of food but do not let that sentence damped the taste buds as the brunch menu may be limited in comparison to the selections of Dubai brunch options but the food is stellar in taste, albeit not exhilarating.
A more than sufficient selection of salads, breads, soups, cold cuts, astonishingly good dim sums, various main courses and personally, the piece de resistance: PORK section with bacon, ribs and more perfected with lush gravy portions.
The dessert spread isn’t spoilt for choice either but a more than satisfactory to top off the brunch experience at Long’s with semi-decent portions of cakes, bread pudding, and fresh fruits with scoops of ice cream as well along with selections of tea and coffee.
If your keen on brunchin’, socializing and enjoying classic live cover renditions of Eric Clapton and more, all within a bar atmosphere that’s not a pinch to the pocket’s, then head on down (literally, as it’s situated on the ground floor of the hotel) to Long’s Bar.
Towers Rotana – Sheikh Zayed Road
971 4 312 2202
Prices and special offers: Long’s Bar