About the project
The brief was to design a characterful, family-friendly pub-style venue themed on country pursuits; The Duck Hook meant to offer classically indulgent “pub grub meets modern European fare”. Wilson Associates envisioned an eclectic version of the English classic pub while bringing some humour in art and details. The Duck Hook opened alongside Hillhouse Brasserie, an upmarket boulangerie and brasserie, also at the Dubai Hills Golf Club. The new outlets represent the first formal collaboration between JRG Dubai – the name behind iconic Dubai dining destinations such as Pierchic, Pai Thai, Trattoria Toscana, The Noodle House and Flow – and master developers Emaar Properties and Meraas. The aim was to create a new suburban destination built in the surrounds of the new Dubai Hills Golf course, which is quickly becoming the most sought after golf club in the region. The development consists of a vast residential landscape with different villa and apartments types, shopping malls, hotels, a world class Golf Course as well as the two F&B hubs. The Duck Hook doesn’t use plastic as part of JRG Dubai’s sustainability goals. As a studio policy we always make sure that the details of our design take in consideration real use and materials that wear and tear together with the space.