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Celebrity chefs in Dubai

Meet the celebrity chefs who have shaped Dubai’s fine dining scene
From Nobu Matsuhisa to Gordon Ramsay, Dubai is no stranger to celebrity chefs. Many have Michelin stars to their name, while others have become high-profile media personalities – and they have all helped shape the city’s exciting gastronomy scene.
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Yannick Alléno

Stay

Yannick Alléno

Stay

A meal to remember

Hotels on the Palm Jumeirah draw in the crowds not just because of the one-of-its-kind location, but also for the culinary star power. The One&Only The Palm, Dubai has been offering three-Michelin-starred French chef Yannick Alléno’s modern interpretations of the traditional cuisine in Stay restaurant since 2010. From the glamorous design to the impeccable plating, this is the place to enjoy a sophisticated dining experience.

Contact Details
  The One&Only The Palm, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah
  +971 4 440 1010
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Nobu Matsuhisa

Nobu Dubai

Nobu Matsuhisa

Nobu Dubai

A foodie fusion of traditional and contemporary

Internationally revered yet down-to-earth Japanese food guru Nobu Matsuhisa opened Nobu Dubai at Atlantis, The Palm in 2008, sparking the trend of modern Japanese lounge concepts that are still going strong. With the restaurant approaching its 10th anniversary, the chef has perfected his artful mix of traditional-meets-modern cuisine, infusing it with Arabian influences to create a unique and memorable dining experience.  

Contact Details
  Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah
  +971 4 426 2626
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Gordon Ramsay

Bread Street Kitchen

Gordon Ramsay

Bread Street Kitchen

Classic British dishes with a casual twist

The enigmatic British chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay needs little introduction, with a career that boasts several Michelin stars, successful television shows and award-winning dining concepts. Ramsay’s casual dining favourite, Bread Street Kitchen, has found a memorable Dubai address at the iconic Atlantis, The Palm. The focus here is on classic British dishes made using the finest artisanal produce – and they also do a mean Friday brunch.

Contact Details
  Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah
  +971 4 426 2626
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Jason Atherton

Marina Social

Jason Atherton

Marina Social

Dishes that are designed to be shared

Jason Atherton’s popular Marina Social cleverly offers Michelin-quality food with a “smart casual” vibe, enhanced by an open kitchen and a menu that’s designed for sharing. If anyone has seen Dubai grow, it’s Atherton; the Gordon Ramsay protégé used to work at Verre, before returning to his native UK and carving out a formidable reputation in his own right. He later returned to Dubai, prodigal-son-style, with a bang.
Contact Details
  InterContinental Dubai Marina, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina
  +971 4 446 6664
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Nathan Outlaw

Al Mahara

Nathan Outlaw

Al Mahara

The finest seafood in a relaxed setting

The Cornwall, UK-based Nathan Outlaw took over Al Mahara at Burj Al Arab in late 2016 to bring his signature seafood specialties to the city. While the luxurious Burj Al Arab is one of the city’s most opulent destinations, Outlaw promises diners a more “down-to-earth hospitality”, with a focus on fresh, premium produce. Indeed, many of his ingredients are flown in daily from Cornwall.

Contact Details
  1st floor, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Road
  +971 4 301 7600
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David Myers

Bleu Blanc and BASTA!

David Myers

Bleu Blanc and BASTA!

Taste the Myers magic in Dubai

It’s only fitting that the famed ‘gypsy chef’ chose Dubai as a base for his latest venture – a city with millions of visitors. The American celebrity chef opened not one but two restaurants at Renaissance Downtown Hotel by Business Bay – Bleu Blanc and BASTA! – and they are both culinary gems in their own right. Bleu Blanc features exceptional southern French specialties and a charming outdoor terrace, while BASTA! presents an unforgettable taste of Italy. 
Contact Details
  Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Marasi Drive
  +971 4 512 5555
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Gary Rhodes

Rhodes W1

Gary Rhodes

Rhodes W1

Exceptional British dining in the city

Among the many stars who have a Dubai connection, probably the deepest belongs to champion of British cuisine Gary Rhodes, OBE. Having opened his first local restaurant, Rhodes Mezzanine in Grosvenor House in 2007, he’s gone on to have a string of successes. Rhodes Mezzanine was relaunched as Rhodes W1 in 2014, and later joined by the popular gourmet steakhouse Rhodes Twenty10. The quintessentially British chef also has projects such as Vox ThEatre by Gary Rhodes at Vox cinemas (a gourmet movie experience) under his belt.

Contact Details
  Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina
  +971 4 317 6000
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Chris and Jeff Galvin

Galvin Dubai

Chris and Jeff Galvin

Galvin Dubai

Michelin-starred menu at City Walk

The acclaimed Galvin brothers have opened a brilliant restaurant in Dubai’s hip City Walk precinct. A fine dining favourite, Galvin Bistro is worthy of every special occasion with a Mediterranean-inspired menu that's enhanced by traditional French sensibilities and an emphasis on fine, fresh ingredients. Try the pulled lamb pastilla and crab lasagna.

PULLED LAMB PASTILLA

Contact Details
  Galvin Dubai, The Square, City Walk
  +971 4 590 5444


Celebrity Chefs in Dubai
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Vineet Bhatia

Indego by Vineet

Vineet Bhatia

Indego by Vineet

Contemporary, creative Indian fare

One of the most celebrated Indian chefs in the world, Vineet Bhatia is renowned for elevating the classic cuisine to new gastronomical heights. At Indego by Vineet in the Grosvenor House, the chef presents “modern progressive Indian” fare with expressive dishes that traverse the sub-continent’s many regional and traditional cuisines, each famed for its own style of ingredients and cooking preparations.
Contact Details
  Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina
  +971 4 317 6000

Celebrity Chefs in Dubai