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Sherlock Holmes English Pub

#269 of 8,522 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
The Creek
Bar, British, Pub
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Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa | Opposite Dubai Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 351 9111
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12:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great fun!

The food is average pub grub. The vegetable curry was a huge portion, served with rice, salad and naan.....had to leave some, sadly, as it was really good and spicy (my request). Fish and chips were just okay. Good value for money. The entertainment is always fun...popular rock n roll (likely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
emmmyjay
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Kells, Ireland
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uk
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199 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strange lunch time ambience,and from outside looks awful. Food and drink actually OK for the selection on offer and relatively inexpensive for Dubai

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Boston, MA
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93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beer selection, wonderful cocktails, really good food, and an outstanding staff made this my go-to dinner place while staying at the Arabian Courtyard.

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Thank TravelLoverBoston
Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. How delightful to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your time here! It is great to read your feedback and we really appreciate it. I shall pass your kind words on to my team this will keep them motivated. We are looking forward to welcoming you back... More 

Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely staff. Very courteous and helpful. Every meal was lovely but steaks were to die for. Grace was wonderful waitress. Courteous but friendly and very funny.

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Thank Fran P
Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write such a wonderful review I am pleased to see how much you enjoyed your time here. Exceptional customer service is our number one priority and I am very glad to read that we have achieved this once again! Our staff is our greatest asset specially Grace and I will make sure... More 

Kells, Ireland
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is average pub grub. The vegetable curry was a huge portion, served with rice, salad and naan.....had to leave some, sadly, as it was really good and spicy (my request). Fish and chips were just okay. Good value for money. The entertainment is always fun...popular rock n roll (likely lip synch) and many tvs with sports.

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Thank emmmyjay
Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write your review and such lovely comments. Such a delight to read and I will ensure our team are aware of your positive review. we apologize if the food was not upto your expectation and we will surely consider this feedback and work to improvise this. Thank you once again and we... More 

Vadodara, India
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dine & Drink with youngsters and fun with excitement. Very educated and skilled service staff. Effortable rates.

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Thank BRDholakia
Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. How delightful to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your time here! It is great to read your feedback and we really appreciate it. I shall pass your kind words on to my team. The team and I really appreciate your feedback and we look forward to... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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268 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

My first visit here after visiting the Dubai Museum which is just across the road. A typical British pub but with one major difference for Dubai - 90% of floor space is for non smokers while smokers have an area cordoned off with a separate entrance. When oh when will other pubs and bars in town follow suit?? Had a... More 

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Thank AshleyAzavedo
Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind feedback from your recent visit to us, the team were very proud when I read this out. Exceptional customer service is our number one priority and I am very glad to read that we have achieved this once again! Yes we do have designed smoking and non-smoking room separately, keeping in... More 

Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

As hotel guest I visited this pub regularly. People, drinks and food were really very, very nice. Also the live music.

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Thank Joachim_Jahn_aus_Ber
Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. How delightful to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your time here! It is great to read your feedback and we really appreciate it. I shall pass your kind words on to my team. The team and I really appreciate your feedback and we look forward to... More 

Broadway, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We were staying at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel and the Sherlock Holmes is at the hotel.It was like sitting in a typical English pub but in the middle of Dubai. They do excellent meals and drinks and staff were very good and helpful. On two of the nights we went there was life music and the group playing were very... More 

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1 Thank negativecamber
Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write such a wonderful review. Reading amazing feedback from our guests is the best reward, thank you very much for sharing it with us. All staff pride themselves on going above and beyond ensuring guests are fully satisfied with their visit. I will personally ensure your comments are communicated to the team,... More 

Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Stumbled upon this marvellous bar/restaurant, but had been told there was one around. The drinks were marginally cheaper than any other bar we had been in. I tried a fillet steak and was surprised just how good it was, cooked to perfection, and it came with a complimentary glass of wine! Top place!!

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1 Thank 506keitha
Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write such a wonderful review. Reading amazing feedback from our guests is the best reward, thank you very much for sharing it with us. All staff pride themselves on going above and beyond ensuring guests are fully satisfied with their visit. I will personally ensure your comments are communicated to the team,... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This bar has everything you need - amazing staff, scrumptious food, fabulous cocktails and a fun band.

Helpful?
Thank Olivia F
Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are overwhelmed with this wonderful feedback. It is reviews like these that keep us going – we are so glad you enjoyed your visit at Sherlock Holmes.I have shared this feedback with the relevant department – and I can assure you that they haven’t stopped smiling since. Our staff is our greatest asset – they make sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa | Opposite Dubai Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
  • Neighborhood: The Creek
  • Phone Number: +971 4 351 9111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bar, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Creek

Neighborhood Profile
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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