Friday, November 17, 2017

Taste Buds

It's not often that I get invited anywhere so I was absolutely thrilled to accept an invitation from a friend for lunch at McGettigan's Irish Pub.  I wrote last week about my visit to The Bonnington Tower in Jumeirah Lake Towers and my dining experience in The Cavendish Restaurant. I must live in a bubble because this week I discovered the much talked about McGettigan's Irish Pub at the Bonnington Tower.  I was aware that it was the winner of the What's On 2011, Best Pub Grub award, I was about to find out why.

Winding our way down the stairs to McGettigan's I was surprised at how big the area was and secluded too, which you would think was pretty impossible in an area like Jumeirah Lake Towers. The Pub itself is exactly how you would imagine an Irish Pub to be and I kept thinking of that drama filmed in Ireland, Ballykissangel.  The lunch time menu is comprehensive and has something for everyone, there was too much to choose from if you are craving real pub grub, but it appeared that EVERYONE was ordering the fish and chips, waiters were carrying tray after tray of fish and chips, I was delighted when my "date" ordered them, I went for the more healthy option of an open prawn and avocado sandwich.  The fish and chips were huge and come with massive hand-made chips and mushy peas.  I had a little taste of the fish, it was fabulous!!  My prawn and avocado sandwich didn't disappoint either, loads of prawns!!

There are some firm favourites on their menu, Irish Stew, Pork Bangers and Mash, Full Irish Breakfast with real bacon!! comes in two sizes with a "girly" portion for those not brave enough to take the main one! The sandwich that caught my eye was the Jumbo Breakfast Roll ... pork bacon, pork sausage, egg and mushrooms in a french baguette.

I was so impressed I went back today with The Geordie One, I had the smoked salmon, with roast beets, pea shoot and tartar sauce, and The Geordie One had the fish and chips and there were no complaints from her other than they were huge!

What can I say twice in one week, I must have liked it!!

Thank you McGettigans Pub!

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