Folly’s Nick and Scott takeover well-known Dubai pub

The Lion Dubai: Popular local chefs Nick and Scott (from multi-award-winning restaurant Folly) have taken over The Black Lion in the H Hotel.

The pub which reopened this week has been renamed the “The Lion” with a stripped-back menu, focused on hearty traditional British grub.

There are plenty of delicious pub classics on the new menu, including sausage rolls with BBQ dip, fish and chips, crushed peas and tartare sauce and hearty beef & Murphy’s pudding with mash and gravy. There’s also a curry night planned for each week, and a weekly traditional British weekend roast.

Inspired by their years growing up and living in the UK, the two chefs have taken their favourite parts of British pubs and hangouts and put them into The Lion.

Alongside the much-improved menu, the pub will also be home to live sport, with eight screens playing diners preferred games and matches.

The bar will be well stocked, and in a nod to creating a “truly British local” in the city, the drinks will be on offer at value driven prices.

“We’ve always wanted to be landlords so when the opportunity to take over The Black Lion came our way, it was something we couldn’t really say no to. Myself and Nick are big sports fans so to combine that with our love of food then it’s the perfect mix” said Scott, “We’re looking forward to getting stared and meeting the regulars”.

Details: The venue is now open daily, from 11am to 2am. Ground floor, H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE. For more information visit The Lion’s Facebook page or Instagram page. If you enjoyed this article you may like this story on this amazing Spinneys Dubai food deal.