The Q Brunch @Holiday Inn, Al Barsha (Dubai)

Last weekend found us at Q Sports Bar. They have a special brunch offer on Saturdays between 12 noon to 3 pm. For AED 179 per person, you have access to unlimited house beverages and get to eat a delicious spread of classic British pub grub.

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Q Sports Bar is located on the ground floor of Holiday Inn (Al Barsha, Dubai) and the name of the place is derived from the ‘Q’ shaped bar that takes center stage on the premises.

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The interiors are done up in funky modern hues of black, and looks totally apt for being a hang-out space for the big boys.

One side of the bar’s walls features round marine-like mirrors, and it looks very eye-catching contrasting against the black wall.

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The vibe is stylish yet very comfortably laid-back. You can choose to relax in the very inviting sofas in the corner, dine at a table, or even sit at the bar. Q Sports Bar even has pool tables for those inclined to have a go.

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Large television screens take up every wall of the bar. Some play sports, others play the news or running television documentaries. The channels are switched according to clientele choice.

Best of all, Q Sports Bar has a Juke Box! This is the first time I’ve seen one in the UAE, and it got me pretty excited. Personalize your pub time with grooves of your choice, or let the very well-trained staff pick what they feel is right for you.

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For the unlimited house beverages, my husband had a few Heinekens, and I had three rather large glasses of watermelon juice.

The corner of the bar catering to the Saturday brunch is deceivingly small and compact.  They have actually packed quite a few dishes into this limited space, and if you are looking for a really good spread of traditional English pub grub, this corner will have you grinning ear to ear. Here’s a look at some of the dishes they had on offer:

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Irish Stew
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Roasted Potatoes with Beef Bacon
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Butter Chicken (the British way!)
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Bangers & Mash
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Fish & Chips! The fish at Q Sports Bar had a deliciously crunchy coating, and were a pleasure to eat with the decadently creamy tarter sauce.
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Sausage Pies.

My husband loved the freshly fried chips that came with the Fish & Chips, and the staff were kind enough to fry him a whole plateful to have with his beer.

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The brunch also includes a salad station where you can mix up your own creations.

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The salad bar at Q Sports Bar.

And look what I spotted at the dessert counter… Brandy Snaps! The ones at Q ports Bar are caramel flavored, and simply divine! The outer coating has the perfect ‘snap’ to it, and the cream filling has been accentuated with a touch of caramel goodness. I couldn’t help having two whole Brandy Snaps, and had to control myself from having more!

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The other desserts I tried at the Q Sports Bar brunch was their Apple Crumble and their Berries Trifle. The Apple Crumble had a beautifully crusty texture, and tasted like it was fresh out of the oven with its buttery goodness.

The Berries Trifle is mainly cream with a few berries interspersed. I found this dessert to be a little too rich for my liking, and went for my additional Brandy Snap instead.

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The Saturday brunch menu at Q Sports Bar changes every week, but maintains the British pub-grub theme. For AED 179 per person including unlimited house beverages, this is a great place to hang out with mates for a casual Saturday out.

For more information on Q Sports Bar and their running promotions, visit their website or call 04 323 4333. See you there next Saturday!

 

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