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McGettigan's JLT

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Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Cluster J | Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai 37246, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 356 0000
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12:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just on a whim we decided to finish work and go for a drink at JLT McGettigans on Thursday last week. Finding a table was a challenge but we went and sat inside first but request a table outside as our group would be around 10 for the evening.. the kind waiter came and told us that he had found... More 

Helpful?
Thank ukdcham
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear ukdcham, Thank you very much for your comments. Please accept my sincere apologies for the upset this matter has caused. We were all disappointed to hear about your experience and the negative effect it had on what, otherwise, sounded like a good evening at our pub. The security team clearly should have made more of an effort to communicate... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you ever get the chance to visit this fantastic place you will adore the fantastic and one and only chief Derek #chiefderek that guy is ace . Then the most welcoming lady Mary , well I cannot recommend this place enough ❤️it's just fantastic

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Thank Elaine G
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Elaine G, Very many thanks for reviewing us! It was great to see that you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again very soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Bonnington next to the McGettigan's. The atmosphere was great and food was good. We enjoyed an relaxing evening after a long day travelling and doing site-seeing. A must to visit if you stay in the area.

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Thank Bachus1236
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Bachus1236, Very many thanks for reviewing us! It was great to see that you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again next time you're at the Bonnington. All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great traditional full English breakfast, with all the trimmings. 60AED well spent, in good surroundings.

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Thank 961Mark43
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear 961Mark43, Very many thanks for reviewing us! It was great to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast and we hope to see you again soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had lunch here and was reasonable, nothing spectacular. This is primarily a ex-pats location which fills up in the evening with TV screens showing either live football or upcoming rugby internationals. Or various other sporting events.

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Thank Sandy B
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Sandy B, Very many thanks for reviewing us! We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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189 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A place with a lot of energy, nice crowed of people come to the place and a good band entertaining everyone with retro, rock to new music. The drinks, food and service is really good.

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Thank zahran z
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear zahran z, Very many thanks for reviewing us! It was good to see that you liked it here and the live music and our food and service. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Probably not the best location (no real view and not close to the beach/marina), but they make up for this with very good staff and service, and with an acceptably good pub-menu. Will definitely visit again to watch some sport. Highly recommended!

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Thank DeWitt B
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear DeWitt B, Very many thanks for reviewing us! It was good to see that you liked it here and enjoyed our service. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Mcg JLT for the second time on Friday 21st October and the security couldn't let us in apparently it was a couples night. We would have been ok with that but as we were still talking a group of about 6 white ladies walked right in and he didn't even flinch!! So I enquired what was so... More 

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Thank Meri J
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Meri J, Thank you for your comments. Please accept my sincere apologies for the unpleasant experience you had when coming to visit our pub recently. I was not aware of this incident, but I will certainly speak to the door staff and also review the CCTV footage to find out more. McGettigan's operates pubs in many countries and they... More 

Jounieh, Lebanon
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Cool place. Nice music. Had a good chance and weather was great for a drink outside and the band was playing

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Thank samarkai
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear samarkai, Very many thanks for reviewing us! It was good to see that you enjoy coming here and we hope to see you again soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Although I’ve been in Dubai for 5 years this is the 1st time I’ve visited for brunch and I must say for 250.00aed it’s the best deal in town especially as its form 12.00-5.00pm unlimited drinks-and the food was fantastic -then after brunch they follow on from 5.00-8.00pm unlimited drinks package around 200.00aed with live music what more could you... More 

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Thank John B
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear John B, Well, it's taken you five years, but I was happy to see that the wait was worth it and that you enjoyed brunching with us! :-) We hope to see you again very soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 03:00
Monday
12:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 03:00
Thursday
12:00 - 03:00
Friday
12:00 - 03:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cluster J | Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai 37246, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 356 0000
Description
The very first McGettigan's Irish Pub was opened in Dublin in 1964 by Donegal man Jim McGettigan. In 2010, McGettigan's started its journey around the world and Dubai's Jumeirah Lakes Towers was the first international opening. Taking the city's nightlife scene by storm, the pub is located just outside the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers and in walking distance to the nearest Dubai metro station. Pop in and try our award-winning pub grub, watch live sports, or enjoy live music!
Twitter: mcgettiganspub
Instagram: mcgettiganspubs

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