Restaurant Review – Rose and Crown

Stepping into a British Pub:
When you notice a giant London phone box on arrival, you can be certain that you’re in for the most traditional and rustic British feast in Dubai. At the entrance, you can’t help but pose and take a million pictures with the bright red telephone box (it’s something the restaurant is immensely proud of). But its more than just the authentic local feel and relaxed vibe this British pub protrudes. Yep, you guessed right, it’s the food that makes us rave about this place ever since we stepped in.
The Food:
We began tucking into our British Feast with a serving of the classic Scotch Egg comprising of a perfectly boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and deep fried to golden perfection. The egg was runny on the inside and the mustard mayo amplified the flavor of the starter.
Next, we tried another classic and a favorite late night snack in England – Chips and Curry Sauce! The chips was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. As for the curry sauce, the flavor was slightly similar to a regular Indian curry; it wasn’t as hot or spicy and had a satisfying sweet flavor.
For our mains, we tried one of the Great Britain’s Great Pies. We opted for the Chicken and Leek Pie that looked decadently rustic. The pie was stuffed with tender chicken chunks, leeks, onions and potatoes and topped with a flaky and crumbly crust that melts in your mouth. The pie is served with garden peas that complimented the dish beautifully.
We also tried the very famous Rose & Crown Fish & Chips that were without a doubt the best and most tastiest Fish and Chips we’ve had. The fish was perfectly flaky and the crust literally crumbles in your mouth as you bite into it. We feared the fish would be greasy, but it wasn’t (phew!) and the homemade tartar sauce served as the perfect accompaniment! If we had to be picky, we would’ve preferred the chips to be slightly more chunky.
Finally, we tried the Chicken Tikka Masala (one of Britain’s favorite comfort food) served with rice, poppadum and mango chutney. The flavors of the gravy were spot on, the chicken was beautifully succulent and the sweetness of the chutney went perfectly with the spice from the gravy.
For dessert, we wanted to stick with the British theme and opt for the Mum’s Mixed Fruit Crumble but unfortunately it wasn’t available. Instead, we opted for the Warm Chocolate Pudding with Caramel Sauce. The pudding’s consistency was a cross between a chocolate cake and a fondant. As for the flavor, it was rich, decadent and indulgent! However, the pudding was lacking a scoop of vanilla ice cream to balance the flavor out.

Address & Contact Detail:
The Atrium – Al Habtoor City
Next to W Hotel Dubai
Dubai, UAE
Tel: 04-4370022

The Bill:
Scotch Eggs – Dhs 45
Chips and Curry Sauce – Dhs 35
Chicken and Leek Pie – Dhs 60
Fish and Chips – Dhs 85
Chicken Tikka Masala – Dhs 85
Warm Chocolate Pudding – Dhs 45

Ambiance: 3.5/5
Food: 3.5/5
Service: 4/5
Value: 4/5

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