During our “Ultimate Staycation” at Amwaj Rotana, we tried 3 of their signature restaurants. First evening, we went to Rosso – the hotel’s Italian restaurant and I must say that it sets the high standards when it comes to ambiance, food and service. So when it’s time to visit JB’s – the hotel’s Gastropub, we anticipate the same level of criteria and experience. But to our surprise, it didn’t meet our expectations. As our dining experience in JB’s was more fun and groovy! 🙂 And we’re giving you 6 reasons why you should go and have some fun with your better half, family, friends or with your workmates.

1. Location is Perfect

JB’s is located at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) or at the famous “The Walk” where you can shop, watch a movie, enjoy the beach, walk in the park and more! Then in the evening head to JB’s and spend a fun night. You don’t need to access the hotel’s lobby as it’s easily accessible from the outside.

2. Very New York and London Style

Wall with bricks design, reddish bulbs, lounge-like areas, chalk board writings, huge barrels, cutleries made of metal and wood, concrete and wooden floorings – these are the things you’d notice at JB’s. It will leave you the feeling of being in New York or London. There are two separate areas, the middle is for the bar with high tables, and around it are spacious areas for dine in which they refer as “family area”.  Compared to other bars, it doesn’t feel crowded. There’s plenty of space in between tables.

3. Upbeat Music and a Live DJ

As we dine in on a weekend, the place is full! So a reservation is strongly recommended. We later learned from one of the staff that since the resto-bar opened this year, it never has any dull times. It is always full with hungry diners and thirsty drinkers of course.  The upbeat atmosphere with energetic music played by a pretty live DJ and with those entire happy crowd, we really enjoyed the ambiance here!

4. Extensive Menu Made for Sharing

A glance at the extensive menu, you’ll see American and British favourites. Burgers, fries, fish and chips, sausages, steaks, smoked meats, sausages.  Smart how they call each section such as between breads and buns for burgers, all things sweet for desserts and of course the adult milkshakes – a milkshake with a kick (liquor). With seafood, aside from prawns, fish, salmon, tuna, steamed Mediterranean mussels are available. They also let you build your own mac and cheese. There are healthy options too, the “bowls of greens” section in their menu offers salmon, greens, tuna. Selections are intensely varied food that is made for sharing.

5. Mouthwatering Food and Aged Beverages

We had foie gras and pork grinds from the small plates, mussels in the pot and steak and chips. Minimal order was decided after we almost had a food coma at Rosso’s! haha! 🙂 No actually, it’s because we’re also drinking wine and beer while trying all these. Plus there was complementary bread which tastes really good! But we never forget to have some dessert of crispy bread pudding bites which was recommended by many. And of course the most instagrammable “Adult Milkshakes”, the husband opt for the cookies and cream and I had the strawberry cheesecake. All the food served to us was absolutely good! But my favorite would be the foie gras and the mussels 🙂 While my husband was raving about the beer! Haha 🙂 He likes the steak and chips and foie gras too. The beautiful plating and presentation, generous portions and taste are something to like about JB’s offerings.

6. Best Staff in Dubai

JB’s have the best staff in Dubai! Yes guys, you heard it right! We found JB’s staff to be the most dedicated, kind and warm people we’ve met so far in a restaurant here in the city. They make our dining experience more comfortable and fun. Many thanks to Mr. Pankaj Sharma, JB’s restaurant manager who was well-versed, kind and who gladly shares stories with us. To Lea and Rakesh, the assigned staff to our table who are very alert at all times, who checked us in a suitable manner, ask about the food, cleared our table, if we need anything. Ms. Mae, Joel and the rest of JB’s staff. You guys totally rock and deserves the shout out! THANK YOU 🙂

Overall Experience

I guess the 6 reasons above are enough for you to spend fun times at JB’s – with your loudest friends, groovy parents, or a date night with your partner. Yes, it’s not as cheap as you would expect from a resto and pub, but with the high quality at all areas – with great location, chic design, cheerful ambiance, generous portions and delicious food and of course the impeccable service. We can guarantee you that it’s worth every penny and time 🙂

JBs Gastropub

For reservations

If you want to have a fun experience, visit their website here to see the timings and check out other signature restaurants Amwaj Rotana has. Or follow them in Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts as they usually run special promotions and fun giveaways in social media.

They also have wonderful offers for Christmas and New Year‘s eve, check it here! And I have to spill the beans, we joined their amazing #RotanaMagicalSeason competition. I would suggest you to join also guys! The more the merrier 🙂

*Thank you so much to JB’s staff! You’re the best!🙂

*We were invited by Amwaj Rotana. However, all opinions are our own.