It’s rare to find somewhere that offers both live sports on TV screens and an elegant setting for a meal. Yet the Dhow and Anchor does both, and then some. This classy gastropub boasts an outdoor terrace with scenic views, stylish interiors but with a casual dress code, tasty British cuisine and shisha. Gaze out across the palm trees towards the Burj Al Arab, sipping on colourful cocktails and watching the sunset, or head inside to watch Formula 1 and football over a pint, the choice is yours.
This being a gastropub, diners are spoilt for choice when it comes to drinks. Choose from a global selection of beers, wines and spirits as well as plenty of cocktails. House specials include the ‘mean girl’, made with vodka, Prosecco and blackberry syrup, or the watermelon sangria. There are plenty of mocktails for anyone who doesn’t drink, including the mixed berry mojito or pink fizz.
For watching a match or group dining, we recommend trying some of the tasty small plates. These include thick-cut chips, onion bhajis with mint chutney, fried chicken with chilli sauce, fish fingers with tartare sauce and Angus beef sliders. If, however, these don’t sound substantial enough, the mains certainly will. Sample the house wagyu burger with hand-cut chips, roast of the day or 280g New Zealand sirloin with mash and roasted cherry tomatoes, or opt for one of the pub’s famous pies. There’s a dedicated pork section for those who aren't Halal, including hot dogs, bangers and mash, BBQ pork ribs and sliders, as well as a ‘chippy’ serving up fish and chips, British style.
End your meal at The Dhow and Anchor with a classic sticky toffee pudding, apple crumble or Eton mess, if you still have room left. The pub is also open for brunch and has a happy hour between 3 and 6 pm every day.