One of the world’s top tourist destinations Dubai offers an unbelievable range of cuisine from every corner of the globe. It’s little wonder that celebrity chefs and top Michelin star chefs have earmarked Dubai as the perfect place to cook up a storm by launching their elite restaurants in the city. We invite you to take off on a gastronomic tour even as we wish you Bon Appetit!
La Cantine du Faubourg
La Cantine du Faubourg, the celebrated Parisian institution located at N°105 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris brings its chic, daring and sensorial experience to Dubai with vibrant views of Dubai International Financial Centre.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
A multiple award-winner and established force at the top of Dubai’s Japanese fine-dining scene, Zuma hardly needs introduction. Located in the city’s financial district, it’s a classy, contemporary and enormously popular hangout for the UAE’s most affluent residents and visitors.
Gate Village 06, DIFC
04 425 5660
Coya, which originally opened in London’s Mayfair, represents one chapter in the world’s current penchant for Peruvian cooking. On the back of Coya London’s success, its launch inside the new Four Seasons resort in Jumeirah, Coya Dubai, has been highly anticipated.
The Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort Dubai
JG Dining Room by Jean Georges Vongerichten
Globally-acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten introduces delicate and striking menus, inspired by his 3 Michelin star restaurant Jean-Georges in New York City showcasing at two distinct restaurants, a lounge and terrace dining.
The Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort Dubai
The Scene by Simon Rimmer
The Scene has it all: good food, exotic drinks, a lively atmosphere and knowledgeable, friendly staff. Headed by celebrity chef Simon Rimmer, the venue specialises in British pub food classics such as Scotch eggs and chip butties, UK expats will feel like they’re at their nan’s for tea, because that’s exactly what The Scene feels like – a home away from home.
04 422 2328
Omnia by Silvena
Omnia by Silvena is chef Silvena Rowe’s flagship venue. It is also the chef’s first formal dining venture in the region: an Emirati brasserie, showcasing the chef’s signature touches of modern cooking, inspired by the region, as well as raw and gluten-free recipes.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
04 552 0129
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
CUT by Wolfgang Puck is the global steakhouse concept by the world famous chef. During the evening, although dimly-lit, the restaurant feels airy and elegant. There is also a narrow outdoor terrace running parallel to the restaurant that has views of the Burj Khalifa.
Address Downtown Dubai
STAY by Yannick Alléno
At the young age of just 40, Alleno entered the realms of the greatest chefs in the world when he totted up three Michelin stars for his Paris restaurant, Le Meurice. Here AllÉno brings his expertise to One&Only The Palm.
One&Only The Palm
04 440 1010
Ronda Locatelli by Giorgio Locatelli
This Italian chef is best known for his two restaurants in London, which have one Michelin star each. In Dubai, he’s the chief consultant for Ronda Locatelli at Atlantis, The Palm, and he is looking to sign a new restaurant, Locanda, in Dubai.
Atlantis, The Palm
His black cod is always a favourite as he continues to redefine Japanese cuisine. Nobu, which was co-founded in New York with Robert De Niro, is a perennial hit at Atlantis, The Palm.
Atlantis The Palm
Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire
Sensational French cuisine is on the menu from this three-Michelin-starred chef at Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire in the InterContinental Hotel Dubai at Festival City.
Intercontinental Dubai Festival City
04 701 1127
The spiky-haired ambassador of true British food, Gary Rhodes, seems to be spending more time in Dubai overseeing Rhodes Twenty 10 at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, and the reopening of Rhodes W1 at Grosvenor House.
Indego by Vineet
With exquisite food, service and ambience, Indego by Vineet lives up to expectations. With the name of the first Indian chef to hold a Michelin star attached to it, the standard needs to be high, and we’re pleased to say that they are.
The name of this unique restaurant concept developed by celebrity Mexican chef Richard Sandoval brings together Latin flavours developed by chef Sandoval, alongside Asian flavours by chef Akmal Anuar. The result is a very distinctive menu of Latin-Asian fusion.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
04 316 5550
Table 9 by Nick and Scott
The award-winning restaurant Table 9 by Nick and Scott located next to Dubai Creek in the Hilton Dubai Creek has been rated as the number 1 restaurant in Dubai for quality food, great ambience and service, presenting a memorable experience.
Hilton Dubai Creek
Wheeler's of St James's Dubai
When a restaurant has Marco Pierre White’s name associated to it, you’re naturally going to expect big things. And in some respects, Wheeler’s lives up to the hype. Wheeler’s of St James’s Dubai is a contemporary British restaurant, serving a sumptuous range of classic seafood, finest quality meats and game.
Gate Village, DIFC
Clé Dubai by Greg Malouf
The trend of modern Arabic dining in Dubai continues with the opening of Clé in DIFC, with famous Australian-Lebanese chef and cookbook author Greg Malouf at the helm. This bar and restaurant looks undeniably stylish, swanky even. Decorated overwhelmingly in black, the darkness is offset with pockets of shine.
Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC
04 352 5150
Social By Heinz Beck
Awarded three Michelin stars for its modern vision of Italian cooking, Heinz Beck is among the most renowned chefs in the world. Launched in the new Waldorf Astoria on the Palm, Social by Heinz Beck brings to Dubai what the chef himself terms a ‘deformalised’ yet still fine taste of his cooking style.
The Waldorf Astoria, The Palm
La Petite Maison
Relaxed restaurant with a Cote d'Azur feel serving a mix of southern French and Italian cuisine. Equally impressive for lunch or for dinner, La Petite Maison continues to live up to its rep of being one of the finest French spots in town.
DIFC, Gate Village 8
Sophisticated, stylish, masculine, chic – it is easy to run out of superlatives to describe this venue. It would be easiest to say it does not disappoint on any level, and that is why it is regularly packed with city slickers appreciating the finer things.
DIFC, Gate Village 05
Roberto’s stays away from the Italian clichés of chequered table clothes and Roman iconography on the walls. Instead, the venue is designed with classic elegance and simplicity. etween the trendy location and views of Dubai’s skyline, chic setting and overall well-executed menu, Roberto’s is a good spot for a lively dinner out.
DIFC, Gate Village 1
Encased in a beautiful two-storey glass facade, La Serre consists of a traditional Parisian boulangerie on the ground floor and a bistro on the first floor. Boasting some of the freshest bread and pastries in the city and a shaded terrace perfect for people-watching, La Serre Boulangerie is the ultimate eatery.
Vida Downtown Dubai
04 428 6969
One of Dubai’s coolest nocturnal haunts, Okku is a swish, stylish nightspot knocking out excellent food. Okku may be stylish, but it’s not too cool to show you a good time.
Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay
World renowned Gordon Ramsay needs no introduction, demanding the absolute best in service, meals and decor at Bread Street Kitchen. Enjoy an expansive British European menu made from the highest quality and freshest ingredients.
Atlantis The Palm
Pots, Pans & Boards by Tom Aikens
A recent addition to The Beach at JBR, Pots, Pans and Boards is the first Dubai restaurant by British Michelin-awarded chef Tom Aikens. The name actually describes the menu, since these modern European sharing plates are nearly all presented on either a pot, a pan or a board.
Unit 5101, The Beach, JBR
04 456 1959
Novikov Restaurant & Bar
Created by Russian entrepreneur Arkady Novikov and first launched in Moscow and London, Novikov is now welcoming diners to a brand-new location in Dubai’s Sheraton Grand Hotel. Unexpectedly, it serves Asian-fusion cuisine.
Sheraton Grand Hotel
04 388 8744
Vesna Restaurant & Lounge, the spectacular, contemporary Slavic restaurant located at Conrad Hotel Dubai, is poised to push the boundaries of fine dining in the region, showcasing the breathtaking artistry and rich cultural heritage of this exciting cuisine.
Conrad Hotel Dubai
04 352 8169