Celebrated chefs are descending en masse in Dubai, as it becomes more and more recognized for its hot dining scene. This year alone, at least four famous and celebrated chefs have revealed plans to open up restaurants in Dubai. Gordon Ramsay, Tom Aikens, and Jason Atherton are planning to debut haute spots later this year, while Jean-Georges Vongerichten has already opened up his new restaurants.
Gordon Ramsay Returns to Dubai
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Perhaps one of the most exciting announcements about the dining scene in Dubai is the return of world-renowned British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. He’s actually opening up his second Dubai restaurant later this year, although the first one, Verre, shut down in 2011. The new restaurant is named Bread Street Kitchen, and will be located in Atlantis the Palm.
According to Time Out Dubai, Gordon Ramsay’s first Bread Street Kitchen debuted in the St. Paul area of London. There are now restaurants of the same name located in Hong Kong and Singapore. The menu includes classic English and European dishes with delightful twists that only Gordon Ramsay can imagine.
Jason Atherton Cooks Mediterranean
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Chef Jason Atherton, who began his career working at a hotel on the Dubai Creek, is bringing his new restaurant Marina Social to Dubai in September. He learned from some of the world’s best chefs, including Gordon Ramsay, as he worked at Verre in the early 2000’s.
Jason Atherton’s Marina Social is located in the InterContinental Dubai Marina. The menu will feature Mediterranean fare with Italian flavors. Among the menu options will be a smoked blue Scottish lobster, according to What’s On. Atherton told Gulf News that they purposely decided to open after the end of Ramadan because business in Dubai typically picks up after the end of Holy Month.
Tom Aikens to Offer European Cuisine
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Double Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens’ new Dubai restaurant will be called Pots, Pans, and Boards and is coming to The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residences. Aikens has the distinction of being Britain’s youngest chef to receive two Michelin stars. According to What’s On, the restaurant will offer French, English, and Mediterranean fare.
Diners will be able to choose from indoor or outdoor tables, as well as order take-out and pick it up at the counter inside the restaurant.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten Launches Two Restaurants
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Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s two new restaurants are in full swing at the Four Seasons, so be sure to check them out if you haven’t already to enjoy the sumptuous fare offered within. JG Dining Room is an upscale affair, while JG Kitchen is a more casual location for the perfect luncheon with an a la carte menu and a café-like atmosphere. A fabulous terrace connects the two vibrant spaces.