Tucked away by a scenic lake is a quintessentially English tavern, an unlikely find within the urban jungle of Dubai.
Reform Social & Grill is located in The Lakes Club, a treasured secret among the Emirates Hills dwellers.
Do you remember the ‘Reform Club of London’ from Jules Verne’s classic novel ‘Around the World in 80 Days’? This was where the main protagonist, Phileas Fogg, started off his epic journey. Reform Social & Grill is named after this fabled club.
Reform Social & Grill has a cozy, tavern-style indoor space as well as an expansive outdoor area complete with its own bar, scenic lake views, a children’s play zone, and The Orchard (a space reserved for the ‘big kids’ where outdoor games and movie nights take place on a weekly basis).
Always on the lookout for authentic cuisines, I’ve been craving for some good old-fashioned British grub, and decided to give Reform Social & Grill a try last weekend.
I got my timings wrong. We got there around 7 pm, well past sunset, and didn’t get to enjoy the lake views. However, the place was crowded and bustling with merriment. The mellow, dim lighting made everything look magical.
We settled for a table outdoors to enjoy our drinks, and make the most of the last few days of ‘Dubai winters’.