Victor's Bar & Restaurant

Review: Simple pub food in a bustling bar with great character
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Time Out Says

We’ve said it before, but this is a pub with a sense of fun and a warm welcome. Since opening in January 2017, Victor’s has forced its way into the established order of similar venues (e.g. Cooper’s and McGettigan’s), offering good deals, theme nights, plenty of sport and pub grub.

Food is not its strongest point, though. We’ve eaten here a few times, and while there’s nothing poor about the classic dishes, it’s not the most mind-blowing selection.

Our latest visit is on a quiet lunchtime, and there are only a couple of others in the venue. Despite that, service is a little slow at first. Once we order, though, things pick up.

The fish part of the fish and chips is excellent – a good portion with crispy, golden batter and flaky white meat inside. The chips, we barely touch, the skinny fries don’t have anywhere near enough texture or flavour. Chunky chips are in order, we think. A side of breaded onion rings is okay, and we’d recommend sticking to the likes of burgers over the salads.

The pub’s second year promises a new, improved menu, we hear. It could make Victor’s a real all-round contender if done right.

The bottom line
A top spot with decent grub.

By Time Out Staff Writer  | 31 Jan 2018

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Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Shk. Rashid Bin Saeed St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates


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