We might be 3,500 miles away from the UK, but that doesn’t stop us from craving a roast dinner when the weekend rolls around. Yorkshire puds, roasties, a generous cut of meat and lashings of gravy – what more could you want? (Well, maybe some mac ‘n’ cheese if you’re Americanising your plate). From sports bars to brunches and everything in between, these are Privilee’s favourite spots for a roast in the UAE.


Abu Dhabi

Appaloosa Sports Bar at Marriott Al Forsan

Laidback sports bar Appaloosa is keeping it traditional, only offering up roast dinners on Sundays. Priced at AED 99, you’ll enjoy your choice of roast beef or chicken paired with veg and gravy along with a house beverage.

30% off the total bill for Privilee Members + up to five guests (excludes promotions)


Aqua at Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Combine your weekend roast with a shopping spree at Aqua, which is found at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi next to The Galleria Al Maryah Island. Once you’ve stocked up on necessities (we count retail therapy as essential), you can stuff your face with their Sunday roast offer. Running between 12.30pm and 4.30pm, you’ll be able to enjoy the view of the city while your choice of meat – including brisket, lamb shoulder, chicken and duck – is carved tableside. The package is priced at AED 215 with soft drinks, or AED 265 with selected drinks. 

20% off the total bill for Privilee Members + up to three guests (excludes brunches)


Pardon my Brunch at Nahaam, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

If you love all things British, this themed brunch at the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers has all bases covered – including roasts. On the roast front, you can get roasted veg, potatoes, Yorkshire puds, meats including chicken, beef and lamb, plus gravy, but the taste of Blighty doesn’t end there. The extensive spread also features fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, bangers ‘n’ mash, wellingtons (traditional ones like beef, plus an outrageously good cheese option)… the buffet feels neverending, and it’s endlessly tasty. The brunch is priced at AED 375 with soft drinks, AED 495 with house beverages and prosecco, and AED 765 with champagne and premium beverages, and once you’re done, you’ll be able to take a relaxing dip in the hotel’s pool, which Privilee Members enjoy complimentary access to. 

20% off the total bill (excludes brunches)



261 Restaurant at The Els Country Club, Dubai Sport City

Golf clubs are home to some of the best restaurants in town, and the same is true of The Els Country Club! Over at 261 Restaurant, you’ll be able to dig into a roast dinner, with your choice of chicken and beef with all the trimmings, every Sunday for AED 125, including two house beverages. This is a great option for families, too, as little ones can get a kids-sized meal with a soft drink for AED 60.

15% off the total bill for Privilee Members + up to three guests (excludes promotions)


Claw BBQ The Palm at Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah

For an American take on the classic roast, head to Claw BBQ The Palm at Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah. For AED 125, you can choose between a roast beef, chicken or veggie option, with roasted potatoes, sweet potato puree, broccoli and gravy. Best of all, you can choose between strawberry or caramel cheesecake to finish.

20% off the total bill for Privilee Members + up to five guests (excludes promotions)


Garden on 8 at Media One Hotel

We’ve long been fans of Garden on 8, and the roast is one of the main reasons. Available every Sunday, you can choose between roast beef, lamb and pork served with all the trimmings (think roasties, Yorkshire puds, parsnips and more) for just AED 119.

20% off the total bill for Privilee Members + up to three guests (excludes promotions)


Marina Social at InterContinental Dubai Marina

Ask anyone for their favourite roast in Dubai, and we imagine the name Marina Social will pop up plenty of times! The British restaurant is one of the best in town (and has the awards to prove it, having been selected for the Gault & Millau UAE Guide 2023), and the roast is a must-try. The two- or three-course lunch includes your choice of starters such as olive oil and rosemary flatbread, chicken liver and foie gras parfait, and partridge and rabbit terrine, followed by what we’re all here for, the roast. All are served with glazed roasties, Yorkshire pudding, vegetables and gravy, and you can choose between picanha beef rump cap, turkey breast, lamb leg and a delightful summer pumpkin ‘steak’. Finish on a sweet note with a dark chocolate brownie sundae, Italian maritozzo, or ginger Madeleines. The super roast is AED 250 for two courses and includes one drink. 

20% off the total bill for Privilee Members + up to five guests 


McCafferty’s at Al Furjan Club

The Irish bar of the moment, McCafferty’s is packed with people every night of the week. Particularly so on Sundays, when the carvery is available. Priced at AED 125, you’ll get a bowl of freshly made soup, your choice between roast black Angus sirloin, stuffed turkey, or the Impossible roast (easily the best vegan option around!) paired with sides like cauliflower cheese, sage and onion stuffing, garlic and thyme roasties and more, followed by the dessert of the day. The roast (sans soup and dessert) is also available daily - so you can get your roast fix every day of the week - for AED 120 with a selected drink.

15% off the total bill for Privilee Members + one guest (excludes promotions)

The Nine Gastropub at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk

If we had nine lives like a cat, we’d spend every one of them visiting this British gastropub at the Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk. Pay a visit on Sundays and you’ll be able to enjoy a proper roast dinner, alongside seasonal vegetables, cauliflower cheese croquettes, crispy roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings. You can opt for a meat-free roast for AED 95, roast chicken for AED110, roast pork or leg or lamb for AED 130, or roast prime rib-eye for AED 145. Can’t decide? Grab two types of meat for AED 155, and add on a drinks package of four house beverages for AED 119, or two-hour free-flow for AED 179. This is another excellent option for those with kids, as little ones under five eat free, and those aged 6 - 12 eat at half price.

20% off the total bill for Privilee Members + up to three guests (excludes promotions)


The Dubliner’s at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Another friendly Irish pub, another fantastic roast. The Dubliner’s at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre offers its roast every Sunday, with a choice of meat served along with all the trimmings, plus a huge buffet of cold cuts and salads. You can enjoy unlimited food with a soft drinks package for AED 125, with three house beverages for AED 190, or with free-flowing house beverages for AED 275.

20% off the total bill for Privilee Members + up to six guests (excludes promotions)



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May 9, 2023