The Black Lion
Inspired by the East End of London, this gastropub pays homage to historic characters, such as Charlie Chaplin, The Kray Twins and Mary Quant through kooky artwork but is brought bang up to date with a fresh décor, which contrasts black tables with whitewashed bricks and red and camel-coloured leather chairs, to create an inviting ambience.
There are flavours from all corners of the world on the menu, reflecting the multi-cultural melting pot of London. From samosas given a Jamaican twist that are stuffed with jerk lamb, to Mexican gyoza dumplings, most dishes boast an exciting perspective on the norm and are unlike anything you’ll have tasted before.
Thursday night brunch to kick the weekend off with a bang. Named the ‘Street Feast’ this all-you-can eat offering paired with house drinks for a full three hours. Set to a soundtrack of old-school hip-hop, soul and R&B for just Dhs285, we think is a pretty awesome deal to round up a heavy working week, that won’t destroy your Friday.
The roast here is pretty darn good, served up with all the trimmings and available all day long on Saturdays and Sundays, from 12noon-11.30pm. Can’t make it down there? Try their roast dinner burger instead, made from succulent rare roast beef, veal bacon, a cauliflower cheese fritter, crispy kale and fresh focaccia made with crispy roast potatoes – topped off with a side of horseradish sauce, bone marrow gravy, roast carrots and parsnips. It’ll be delivered direct to your door on Deliveroo.
The sweet stuff. We’re especially partial to the Peruvian doughnuts.