McGettigans at Trade Center road is my favorite watering hole in Dubai. I keep going to that branch as l love the lively vibe, music, drinks and the pub grub. When I got an invite from Zomato for the Zomato Meet Up at McGettigans, Fujairah I couldn’t refuse it- as it is definitely worth the one hour, twenty minutes drive.
As the Meet Up was on a Friday, my family and I decided to have a little excursion of our own. So we decided to spend a whole day in Fujairah. We enjoyed the scenic drive to Fujairah.After being dropped off at the McGettigan’s pub I headed over to our table for the Zomato Meet Up.
The McGettigans branch at Fujairah is located within the premises of the Fujairah Tennis & Country Club. It is conveniently located and very easy to get there. We relied on our GPS and reached the place hassle free.
This branch has an outdoor seating as well. The ambience is lively and friendly. It has a typical Irish pub vibe. It has the usual green theme as most of the other McGettigan’s outlets. The layout is neat, with ample seating area and a nice bar. All of us foodies loved the wood log setup around the place, where we can pen down our thoughts or comments. It is an amazing feature and we loved it. The live music was good.
Strawberry Daiquiri- It was a perfect blend of strawberry liqueur, rum, sugar syrup, lime juice and crushed ice. It was a delicious drink, only wish it was a bit stronger.
I also tried a drink named Nutty Irish Man. It was a refreshing drink, best to have after a meal.
McGettigan’s has an impressive list of drinks. I was amazed by the variety of cocktails they offer.
As McGettigan’s is a pub, you can mostly expect pub grub. The food menu has lot of choices. But for vegetarians the choice is limited. Apart from me, there were three other vegetarians. We shared the appetizers amongst us.
Goat’s Cheese Salad- It was a crunchy and refreshing salad. It had a mix of greens with goat’s cheese, cherry tomatoes, apple and walnuts.
Mozzarella Sticks- It is my all time favorite comfort food. Perfectly deep fried mozzarella sticks came with tasty Marinara dip.
Stuffed Jalapeño- The Jalapeño was stuffed with creamy cheese. It was rich and creamy and went very well with our drinks.
All the other three vegetarians ordered a Vegetable Burger. I wanted to have something lighter and hence I ordered the Mushroom On Toast.
As for desserts, we tried four of them- Sticky Toffee Pudding With Vanilla Ice Cream, Apple Crumble With Vanilla Ice Cream, Batter Fried Ice Cream With Raspberry Coulis and Lemon Tart With Raspberry Coulis.
Sticky Toffee Pudding With Vanilla Ice Cream- This dessert was the favorite among all of us. It was a rich moist pudding covered with toffee sauce and made a great combination with vanilla ice cream. It tasted heavenly, definitely recommend it.
Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream- All of us liked this too. The Apple Crumble was crisp and warm. It was perfectly baked and had a beautiful golden color.
Batter Fried Ice Cream With Raspberry Coulis- This dessert had a hard shell stuffed with ice cream inside and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon. It can be a bit messy to eat with a spoon, but tastes good.
Lemon Tart With Raspberry Coulis- I only had a tiny slice of this dessert and didn’t like it much, as I am not a fan of Lemon Tart.
The portion size of all the dishes is big and can be easily shared. Loved the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The service and the food is good, the drinks are amazing and the music is super. McGettigan’s is a great place to catch up on a game on Television or for just drinks or even a full fledged meal. It is a kind of place where you would go back again and again.
P.S- Special Thanks to Zomato, Pallavi Sangtani and Sarah(From McGettigan’s FJR) It was an amazing meet up and perfectly organized. My Friday couldn’t have been better.
Fujairah Tennis & Country Club- Thank you for the cute giveaway.