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The Sportsman's Arms
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Ranked #227 of 2 977 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Description: The Sportsman's Arms is the first family-friendly gastropub located in the grounds of Abu Dhabi's Zayed Sports City. The American-Irish restaurant is open from 8am until late, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering refined pub cuisine with an Irish touch teamed with an informal bar and lounge setting, this gastropub in the capital is the perfect spot for lunch with the family, after-work drinks, watching international sporting events with friends, and an all-round good night out.
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Description: The Sportsman's Arms is the first family-friendly gastropub located in the grounds of Abu Dhabi's Zayed Sports City. The American-Irish restaurant is open from 8am until late, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering refined pub cuisine with an Irish touch teamed with an informal bar and lounge setting, this gastropub in the capital is the perfect spot for lunch with the family, after-work drinks, watching international sporting events with friends, and an all-round good night out.
Reviewed 27 February 2021

Visited on a Saturday afternoon to try the Sunday lunch and watch the match.
However, whilst the indoors was practically empty all of the tables in the centre section were reserved. When I enquired why the tables were reserved yet all empty I was told “they are coming at 4pm” I can only assume whoever they were all running late, as it was already 4:35
Decided to pay up and leave.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Thank Escape236327
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Reviewed 11 November 2020

Great for a Roast dinner but play Russian Roulette with any other menu choice! A shame really as this place has its gems, the roast and also the fish n' chips, not to mention the staff who are excellent and super friendly. I live within walking distance so this place is more or less a local but some of the dishes really let it down. Wednesday steak day (but no fillet steak!), so order a ribeye, first one is over cooked, general steak quality is poor and I gave up with the second version as I was starving and needed to get back to work - I ate what I could and moved on. I don't think this is testament to the chef however but the management. Add AED 20 on the price if needed and serve a decent piece of meat!! AED 75 for a steak sandwich that doesn't come with fries or even a side salad - expensive - just order the burger - it's ok and comes with fries for the price point (but Victors is better for a pub grub burger). Historically had a poutine - watery bisto gravy came to mind! I sent it back. To be fair the restaurant happily changed my dish. Oh...the apple pie is amazing. Shame as this place really could be amazing if they adapted just a few things and focused on what it can do well!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Thank c1a1re11
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Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

Good food and excellent service - Janet is a star - we had a lovely afternoon relaxing and listening to Nicola singing whilst eating good food delivered when you want

Date of visit: October 2020
Thank Nealandlizzie
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Reviewed 3 September 2020

A really pleasant lunch - Juicy Cheese Burger and Sweet Potato Fries... great atmosphere, not crowded, really helpful and friendly staff - will definitely go back

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 18 August 2020

From the start we were welcomed by the lovely and attentive Janet. We ordered a lovely seasoned Chicken breast topped with the perfect chimi churi sauce and Delicious mashed potatoes and Asparagus with green beens. We also had an Amazing Pinacolada that would rival any Pinacolada in Cancun. I requested a frozen Pinacolada and the Bartender Mark made it to perfection. Im always skeptical to order them here. Luckly it was so delicious Thank you Sportsman's Arm for an enjoyable and delicious lunch.

Date of visit: August 2020
Thank jessjara1031
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