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“Busy and smokey”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Crown and Lion

Crown and Lion
Ranked #1,050 of 9,474 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $65 - $145
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A true taste of home for fellow Brits! Full bar with a huge selection of draught beers, traditional English pub food with promotions and specials every day of the week! Monday: Food specials from 45 aed, mixed themes including pie's, Asian & burgers Quiz Tuesday: Fish & Chip shop night Beer battered fish & chips with a pint 85 aed Beer battered pork sausages & chips with a pint 85 aed Beer battered beef burger & chips with a pint 85 aed all served with a choice of: mushy peas, baked beans, curry sauce or gravy Wednesday: Jack Daniels honey BBQ night Pork baby ribs Pulled pork burger Cheesy BBQ chicken all from 85 aed including 1 regular drink Friday: Brunch 150 aed including 5 alcoholic drinks, and a choice of meal from our a la carte selection
Muscat, Oman
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115 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Busy and smokey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

Went on a weekend night so was very busy. That said, food and drinks came quickly. Good service. Quite smokey but we were no next to chain smokers so not so bad. Food actually quite good as home made pie did appear to be home made.

Visited January 2014
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Thank ChrisSakhalin
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  • English first
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English first
Dubai
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff required”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

Great food and pub for the football. Always busy on match days with a great atmosphere. Mixed feelings about the staff. The Asian staff are polite, friendly, smile and offer great service. While the East Europeans stand chatting dont notice when your drinks empty and dont seem interested. Last time there was a shift change halfway through and it was like a different pub. Much better service from Melissa that served our table.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Evickage
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Doha, Qatar
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Sour smiles :(”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

Liked the football on t.v & live music was good as well. Portions of food was massive. Bouncers are friendly and welcoming.

Disliked the eastern European girls attitude.. backs to customers.. not very happy looking.. know your busy sometimes but a smile and good service would be great :)

Visited December 2013
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Thank Daithi0001
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“In search of the quintessential english breakfast”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

I took a taxi specifically to the crown and lion for an english breakfast, after 2 weeks on business I was dying for a full english. However, I was massively disappointed. The coffee was filter and not good quality. Usually americano's are made with espresso coffee. I asked for my eggs to be cooked medium and my bacon extra crispy. The eggs arrived runny and the bacon was not crispy, I sent it back. The chef had the audacity to re-fry my eggs and re-heat the existing food. I sent it back again asking for the eggs to be cooked fresh. It came back, eggs medium but everything else ruined because they had simply re-heated the food a third time. Further-more the waitresses attitude sucked (some EE girl who spoke very good english but clearly did not want to be there) she was extremely rude and told me she had asked the kitchen for medium eggs, and should she tell the ktichen? If there is a language problem in the kitchen what am I supposed to do? Ive asked for eggs medium all over dubai and got them?! She thought it was perfectly acceptable for the chef to re-fry the existing eggs? I had to speak to the filipino waitress to send the breakfast back after the second attempt. She was absolutely fine about sending the food back. However, given that I am part of a large british ex-pat community I won't be recommending this pub and for us word of mouth is key for any dining experience.

  • Visited December 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Pub atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

good selection of beer on the tap .. went their on quiz night which added to the charm! Prices - similar to most of the other pubs across town

Visited October 2013
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Thank R0am_it
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