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“Finally a McGettingans in the City!”

McGettigan's Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Ranked #591 of 2,957 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Description: McGettigan’s has gained a stellar reputation across the UAE. Serving food all day, it’s a great place to eat, drink, watch sports and party the night away. McGettigan’s Dusit Thani, is proudly our second venue to open in the nations Capital.
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Description: McGettigan’s has gained a stellar reputation across the UAE. Serving food all day, it’s a great place to eat, drink, watch sports and party the night away. McGettigan’s Dusit Thani, is proudly our second venue to open in the nations Capital.
Reviewed 23 January 2021

Just visited the newly opened Branch for their Friday Pot Roast with Unlimited Food & Drinks for AED 280 and I must say I am impressed. The concept to begin with is great and much suitable for a Pub and the fact that you can get unlimited rounds of drinks and meals delivered to you without having to move around especially given the current situation is just what we need.

All COVID 19 Protocols were followed upon the entrance and all staff wore both masks and gloves (no exemptions), the staff themselves were very attentive and courteous. The vibe and ambience of the pub is well.. very McGetti I would say and I love how they had seating arrangements for most preferences, if you like to sit up high or down low, in a well lit area or a less lit area with no compromise to comfort. The music they played was also great and I was told they will soon be getting live entertainment which is something I am definitely looking forward to.

The unlimited menu consisted of 4 starters, 4 mains and 3 desserts with a wide variety of drinks to choose from to compliment each meal well. They also serve Tea and coffee in the package which is great and just to point out, this is perfect for those who are not fans of a heavy smoky pub environment as they do not allow smoking here.

For the starters I would definitely recommend the Calamari, nothing fancy but goes just right to kick start the mood, my favorite of the mains was the pot roast steak cut made to absolute perfection. For once I would say a Chef in Abu Dhabi got a Medium Rare on point! The cauliflower gratin that was served with it as well was literally the cream on top for me. But there is something for everyone, vegetarians have a Fettuccini option, they also have the salmon steak and cordon bleu that comes with generous sides and remember that you can order two portions of whatever you like and try them all even, no one is going to stop you. Some of the best pleasures in life I would say. Unlimited Fine Dining!

For Desserts well.. try them all.. the sticky toffee pudding just won my heart and I am usually not a fan of it, but this was just way too good the same goes for the cheesecake, you could enjoy this with a glass of brut of a simple cup of coffee. Like I said, they have a drink to compliment each meal from starters to dessert.

For Drinks be sure to ask for The Loaded Gun, you will not be disappointed! This whole experience is certainly a must do on Fridays. I would rate it 9/10 and hopefully that will go up once the Live Entertainment comes into play.

Date of visit: January 2021
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mcgettiganspubs, General Manager at McGettigan's Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear wegetoursockswet,

Thank you for your review! It was very nice to hear that you had a good time here and we all hope to see you again soon!

All the best,

Desmond Hatton
General Manager, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

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Reviewed 19 January 2021 via mobile

First time to this new bar in down town Dusit Thani.

We usually go to the one in Al Raha but this one is much nicer, new and clean feel.

Staff were all very nice, smiling and the service perfect.

Food was also fantastic, the chicken wings were just delicious and highly recommend for sure.

I had the burger and my wife the cottage pie and again spot on for both.

Liam the manager was very helpful and made our first experience a memorable one.

Definitely worth going.

Date of visit: January 2021
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mcgettiganspubs, General Manager at McGettigan's Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jay,

Thank you for your review and also for mentioning Liam by name in it! It was nice to hear that you had a good time here and liked our food and service.

We hope to see you again soon!

All the best,

Desmond Hatton
General Manager, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

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Reviewed 25 December 2020

To say the new McGettigans at the Dusit Thani is a breath of fresh air is an understatement and no cliché. We were thrilled when they announced the new smoke-free rendition of this fun Irish pub.

What keeps us out of the pub is the smoky dungeon-like atmosphere of most spots in the capital. McGettigans is nothing like this. It's airy and smart and maybe even a bit healthy? Not so sure about that, but if you like lighter bites with your drinks, you'll be in luck here. I really enjoyed the Caesar salad while my companion, who was completely disinterested in eating healthy when he's in a pub, went all-in on one of their burgers and regretted nothing.

If you're not a beer drinker, the signature gin cocktails are very nice and refreshing. If you're a beer drinker, well, it's an Irish pub, so you're good here. We really enjoyed the experience. It's rare to leave a pub or any bar in Abu Dhabi not reeking of smoke, so it was nice to not feel smoky, dirty and contaminated when you leave a place.

Also, the central location makes it a perfect in-between for all parts of Abu Dhabi. There is literally no excuse now not to meet up with friends at night. Can't use smoky or too far away anymore now that we have McGettigans at the Dusit Thani.

Date of visit: December 2020
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mcgettiganspubs, General Manager at McGettigan's Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lizzy of Arabia,

Thank you for your review! We were happy to hear that you had a good time here and hope to see you again soon!

All the best,

Desmond Hatton
General Manager, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

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Reviewed 23 December 2020

For non-smokers, Abu Dhabi can be a tricky place to go out, so the new McGettigan's at the Dusit Thani is quite literally a breath of fresh air.

We went for drinks and snacks and, just as the air is healthy, there are some very tasty light dishes on the menu (the Caesar salad is delicious) for people who enjoy a fun night out and still try to be a bit healthy while they're at it.

If you're not one of those and being out is a cheat night, the burgers are to-die-for. Make sure you try one of their signature gin cocktails if beer's not your thing. If beer is your thing, you'll feel right at home at this new McGettigans. Besides being smoke-free, the best part is this spot is centrally located if you need to meet friends who live in other parts of town or off-island.

Date of visit: December 2020
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mcgettiganspubs, General Manager at McGettigan's Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lizzy of Arabia,

Thank you for your review! We were happy to hear that you had a good time here and hope to see you again soon!

All the best,

Desmond Hatton
General Manager, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

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