Joint venture with developers Emaar Properties and Meraas will see two new restaurants open in Dubai Hills Estate, the serene, lush lifestyle destination

JRG Dubai team behind The Ivy and Rivington Grill unleash Dubai’s newest F&B hotspots

Dubai, UAE, 30 October 2018: JRG Dubai, the emirate’s leading home-grown restaurant management company, is launching two brand-new dining concepts at Dubai Hills Golf Club in the heart of the prestigious Dubai Hills Estate, the serene, lush lifestyle destination only 15 minutes from Downtown Dubai and City Walk.

The new outlets represent the first formal collaboration between JRG Dubai – the name behind iconic Dubai hospitality brands such as Pierchic, Pai Thai, Trattoria Toscana, The Noodle House and Flow – and master developers Emaar Properties and Meraas.

Featuring stunning views of the magnificent 18-hole championship course in Dubai Hills Estate, the Dubai Hills Golf Club outlets being overseen by JRG Dubai include The Duck Hook, a ‘sporting country-style gastropub’, and Hillhouse Brasserie, an upmarket boulangerie and brasserie.

The magnitude of the project has seen JRG Dubai employ the same world-class hospitality team which brought international brands The Ivy and Rivington Grill to Dubai. According to Emma Banks, Managing Director of JRG Dubai, guests at The Duck Hook and Hillhouse Brasserie can expect the same inimitable and unique style, service and attention to excellence.

“These exciting new concepts will become the culinary heart and lifestyle soul of this stunning new residential and leisure super community,” said Banks. “While both new concepts will offer relaxed yet refined dining options, guests can be assured of the same signature brand elements common across JRG Dubai outlets – they will be top-quality, guest-orientated and underpinned by the group’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.”

The Duck Hook* promises an upgrade on the typical ‘19th Hole’ experience, with classic gastropub favourites re-imagined by JRG Dubai’s award-winning culinary team. A characterful, raffish pub-style venue themed on country pursuits, The Duck Hook will offer classically indulgent pub grub meets modern European fare, while draught hops and an artful selection of house tinctures will appease diners wanting to ‘wet their beak’ before or after a round of golf.

Upmarket, yet unpretentious, Hillhouse Brasserie is a chic and casual all-day eatery and community hangout. During the family-friendly day vibe, Hillhouse Brasserie will serve great coffee and honest, hearty food. As the sun goes down, Hillhouse Brasserie will morph from a homely boulangerie into a buzzing brasserie where a focus on quality will align with value for money. With a dramatic backdrop of Downtown Dubai, Hillhouse Brasserie will be a new Insta-worthy spot for afternoon tea lovers.
As per JRG Dubai’s group-wide focus on sustainability, both new restaurants will source local ingredients where possible, avoid single-use plastics and offer filtered local water rather than imported water.

The Duck Hook is slated to open by mid-November 2018, while Hillhouse Brasserie plans to throw open its doors early December 2018.

*A Duck Hook? What’s a duck hook? A duck hook is a golfing term – a shot that curves hard to the left of your target (if you are a right-handed golfer). And just like a great pub, it almost always gets a golfer into some kind of trouble.

For more information, diners can call 04 432 3232 or email:



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