Boulangerie by day, brasserie by night, the newest venue in the JRG Dubai portfolio opens with stunning views of the city’s skyline
Say hello to Hillhouse Brasserie – the newest opening from JRG Dubai, the emirate’s leading home-grown restaurant management company.
The brainchild of the team behind iconic brands The Ivy and Rivington Grill, the new Hillhouse Brasserie is nestled among the leafy suburbs of Dubai Hills Golf Club serving up international classic dishes with a twist – best described as luxurious comfort food.
The second JRG Dubai outlet to open in Dubai Hills, Hillhouse Brasserie follows hot-on-the-heels of eclectic country-style gastropub The Duck Hook, which is already proving popular among golfers and spectators alike. The two venues are the latest additions to JRG Dubai’s growing portfolio, which also includes the likes of Pierchic, Pai Thai, Trattoria Toscana, The Noodle House and Flow.
Welcoming diners with its homely, residential feel that boasts vaulted ceilings and expansive bifold floor-to-ceiling glass doors that tease the outside in, the playful Hillhouse Brasserie decor reflects the cosmopolitan style of Dubai with contemporary architecture and strong Art Deco references to boot.
An idyllic setting for breakfast with stunning views of the golf course greens and uninterrupted vistas of Dubai’s cityscape, Hillhouse Brasserie’s expansive terrace makes for the perfect setting to enjoy an al fresco meal during the cooler winter months. Boulangerie offerings include pastries, breads, omelettes, pancakes, waffles, egg dishes, fruit and a wide selection of breakfast items served on toast, such as veal bacon and eggs, veal sausage, or salmon and cream cheese, all served from 7am to 11:30am every day.
When it comes to the main menu, Hillhouse Brasseries promises all-day dining that can’t fail to impress, with a wide selection of starters, salads, pasta and risotto dishes, fresh fish and seafood, grills, delectable sides and dessert. Hero menu items include truffle burrata, pan-fried scallops, steak tartare, Boston lobster shrimp mac n’ cheese and Thai-baked monkfish.
Steaks are a specialty, with a 250g Stockyard Wagyu hanger steak, a 300g Stockyard 250-day cured grain-fed ribeye steak, or a 220g Stockyard 150-day cured grain-fed tenderloin all on offer to meat lovers.
Vegetarians and vegans won’t go hungry either, with everything from a tofu and Asian mushroom donburi to beetroot linguini on the menu.
Desserts are always worth investigating, and Hillhouse Brasserie doesn’t disappoint with tasty temptations including hot rhubarb and custard doughnuts and chocolate and peanut butter molten cake. Those looking for something a little lighter can start their final course with a refreshing round of the venue’s smooth and refreshing lemon sorbet. And what could be better than free-flowing house filtered water? Like its neighboring venue, Hillhouse Brasserie will serve refills of house filtered water in glass jars ensuring plastic has no presence at the venue.
The family-friendly venue is home to a kid’s playground with various activities on offer throughout the day, while a special children’s menu will keep little ones happy and stomachs content. As the day darkens, guests can take advantage of sundowners on the stunning terrace, with an extensive daily ‘happy hour’ from 3-8pm.
Emma Banks, Managing Director of JRG Dubai, said: “We wanted to create an upmarket yet casual venue that suits golfers and families alike. While Hillhouse Brasserie has a relaxed vibe, we haven’t forgotten the exceptional attention to detail – from dining to décor –our loyal customers love about JRG Dubai brands. We are also continuing to lead the change in terms of sustainability in the food and beverage sector – Hillhouse Brasserie is plastic-free and uses recyclable packaging and filtered water.”
February will see the venue launch a number of exciting events and promotions including a regular Friday brunch – with the post-brunch party continuing at The Duck Hook – a steak night, and a family-oriented fun day every Saturday.
INFO: Open daily, 7am-12 midnight. Diners can book by calling 800666353 or email
About JRG Dubai
JRG Dubai was established in 2015 as the global restaurant management company of the Jumeirah Group. As experienced F&B leaders, JRG Dubai operates and develops restaurants and dining outlets ranging from home-grown high-end, premium-casual, casual dining venues, and lounges.
The current JRG Dubai portfolio includes Al Nafoorah, Flow, Pai Thai, Perry & Blackwelder’s, Pierchic, Segreto, The Noodle House, Trattoria Toscana, Hillhouse Brasserie and The Duck Hook. Combined, JRG Dubai represents a number of branches worldwide, with the group continually developing its brands through a series of refurbishments, menu overhauls, talent acquisition and marketing excellence.