On the basement floor of Tower’s Rotana guests will find a little piece of Britain. This casual dining space, which incidentally houses the longest bar in the Middle East, is inspired by the traditional British pub. In contrast to the hotels other more glamorous dining spaces Long’s Bar has a relaxed, casual vibe where guests can enjoy a quiet drink or some classic pub grub food in a lively but laid-back environment. For those wishing to make an evening of it, the venue’s in-house DJ plays a plethora of party classics until the early hours of the morning and sports fans will be delighted to discover a grand total of 20 TV screens broadcasting all the biggest sporting events across the globe.
The extensive menu caters for all appetites and tastebuds. For something light, Long’s Bites includes a selection of finger food perfect for sharing over a drink with friends; think BBQ glazed chicken wings, panko prawns with wasabi mayo and spicy mini “islak” beef sliders.
For something more substantial the ‘Between Bread & Buns’ menu comprises some hearty sandwich and burger options as well as some Mexican classics like a chicken quesadilla and Louisiana burrito. As you would expect the list of pub classics includes a traditional fish & chips, shepherd’s pie and butter chicken masala. A novelty comes in the form of the ‘Sausage by the Metre’ menu which allows diners to choose between a half or a full metre of a variety of sausage meats – all served with onion gravy, naturally.
Those who prefer things a little more refined may enjoy something from the ‘Grilled, Griddled & Baked’ menu such as the seared salmon with green asparagus and dill new potatoes or the corn fed chicken breast with forest mushrooms and wild rice. Whatever the occasion, this lively spot is ideal for anyone looking for a fun evening of good food and music in a friendly low-key atmosphere.