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Emirates Road | Dubai Sports City, Dubai 111123, United Arab Emirates
9714251000
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06:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:30
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Dubai
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been visiting the 261 for several years, on average once a week, as there is a great selection on different dishes to cater to every taste, from curry, burger, salad to mexican dishes and wraps. Relaxed and pleasant atmosphere and child friendly.

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Thank Margitta483
The_Els_Management, Manager at 261 Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Margitta, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are humbled by your kind remarks and look forward to seeing you again at 261. More 

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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This was our third visit to 261, with friends who live nearby. We have always found the food to be pretty good. The drinks. Being averse to lager, I usually order Guinness or cider as the proper brown beers in Dubai are rarely available and usually only Kilkenny (which is a brown beer for people who don't like brown beer)... More 

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Thank John M
The_Els_Management, Manager at 261 Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for your comments. We are have taken a good note of your comments with regards to the prices of our dishes as well as the beverages. You may acknowledge the fact that our prices are in-line with most other golf clubs in Dubai and this is more so because of the cost of goods sold and... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best restraunt to eat good and very well balanced food in Dubai. The Spring Rolls , Dynamite Prawns and the Thai curry is the best meal we ever had . The Chefs in the restaurant are very innovative and passionate for there food quality, we got a chance to meet Chef Akhilesh and Chef Sahil . The... More 

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Thank BishtPankaj
The_Els_Management, Manager at 261 Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Pankaj, Thank you for the great review. Our Chefs are absolutely delighted to hear your feedback. Look forward to welcoming you again at 261. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Went for a mid week meal with another couple. The menu is varied and has various price points. We enjoyed the Thai curry, Rogan josh and steak pie. All washed down with a good Ernie Els wine- couldn't have anything else in Ernie's place! Good atmosphere. Have been before and would definitely return.

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Thank RitaJ0nes
The_Els_Management, Manager at 261 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are delighted to announce the launch of our new menu at 261. The Thai Curry and Steak Pie are definitely still there but we are confident that you will enjoy the new choices we have to offer. More 

Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Went for a meal during Ramadan, the restaurant was undergoing some renovations, but had a back area open only after 7pm, which was still very nice. I enjoyed the spaghetti bolognese which was very classic and simple. Spaghetti was al dente and sauce was delicious. My misses had the tikka check masala which I snuck a few bites. Great as... More 

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Thank Adam R
The_Els_Management, Manager at 261 Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Adam, Thank you for the great review. As you have rightly pointed out we take pride in keeping it classic and simple. The restaurant renovations are now complete and we have opened doors with a new menu. Look forward to welcoming you again at 261. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Friendly staff, wonderful food, very large servings although the drinks are expensive. My husband pops in for a beer after golf and always finds a warm welcome.

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Thank iristhomsont
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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491 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

261 at the Els Club is a laid back bar restaurant, and where you go when you’re not in the mood for the full on gastropub atmosphere you get upstairs at the Big Easy. It’s lovely in the winter with an expansive terrace and courtyard to sit out in. The interior is almost an afterthought with, for example, the same... More 

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Thank Ravenous-Xerxes
The_Els_Management, Manager at 261 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback. I think you are referring to the enclosed terrace seating which has similar tiles to the outdoor patio. This area was a verandah which was later enclosed to add some more airconditioned seats to the restaurant. We are pleased to inform you that we have now launched a new menu at the restaurant. Look... More 

Dubai
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Fab lunch, great service and excellent food quality we will definitely return again soon to enjoy. I highly recommend

Review collected in partnership with The Entertainer

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Thank janielow79
The_Els_Management, Manager at 261 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Our service crew and Chefs are delighted to know that you had such a good lunch. We are pleased to inform you that we have recently launched our new menu. Look forward to welcoming you again at 261. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We went there one evening in May and weather was still surprisingly fine to sit outside which was really cool. Food is fairly good, nice greenery and not so bad service. It's a nice place for a casual meal and drink.

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Thank Alex A
The_Els_Management, Manager at 261 Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alex, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted to announce our new menu and a daily Happy Hour now. We look forward to welcoming you again at The Els Club More 

Dubai
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

261 used to be a frequent spot for us to visit but have been less lately, the food on the menu changed. We used to really enjoy going when they had pork on the menu but unfortunately it has been removed now. I had the chicken tika curry with rice and paratha last night, it was tastey. The service was... More 

Review collected in partnership with The Entertainer

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Thank jenga156
The_Els_Management, Manager at 261 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We realize that removing pork from the menu has disappointed many of our frequent patrons. This had to be done to comply with the UAE laws and we hope you come back to enjoy the new menu. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, European, British
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 23:30
Monday
06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:30
Thursday
06:00 - 23:30
Friday
06:00 - 23:30
Saturday
06:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emirates Road | Dubai Sports City, Dubai 111123, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: 9714251000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?