When I was invited to visit Reform Social & Grill, I was very impressed with the experiences they offered, they are one of the first gastropubs in Dubai and their services include; a restaurant, coffee shop, ice cream parlour, private event area and more. Also, I was very impressed with their website, I think that Reform is one of the only places in Dubai that has an informative website that include precise, up-to-date information; I had high expectations once I visited their website but, unfortunately, my dinner experience didn’t meet my expectations.
I was eager to try the British cuisine. Their menu consisted of some of the most famous British dishes like Pie, Steak, Roast dinners and Fish & Chips. However, I decided to try the special that night, Mushroom and Chicken pie as well as the Pearl Barley Risotto. The pie was good, creamy, perfectly cooked and came with chips and gravy. Keeping in mind that Reform offers British cuisine, I was eager to taste the risotto and find out if it was really worth putting an Italian dish on the menu and unfortunately it was very disappointing, the rice was dry and it seemed like it was more of a quinoa salad then a risotto. Thankfully, the dessert made up for the main course, the Sticky Toffee Pudding and Strawberry cheesecake were delicious. The beverages menu included many alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, I was recommended “The Umbrella Shop” and it was satisfying.
As for the actual place, the interior was very well done, I particularly like the choice of Art in the restaurant. The ambiance was amazing, and the bar and restaurant had a vivacious atmosphere. The staff was very helpful, Criss was our waiter and he was very friendly and gave us excellent recommendations. I would recommend Reform if you are looking for a place to chill and enjoy a few drinks with friends.
Rating : Average 3/5
What I ordered + Rating:
Soup of the Day – Potato and Leek – 3/5
Onion Tart: 2/5
Mushroom& Chicken Pie: 4/5
Sticky Toffee Pudding – 4/5
Strawberry Cheesecake –
House White Wine – 4/5
Cost of two: 200DHS
Menu & Website: http://www.reformsocialgrill.ae/