38 celebrity chef restaurants in Dubai that you should visit

38 celebrity chef restaurants in Dubai that you should visit



We've got all the details on upcoming restaurants as well.

Embarking on a gastronomic adventure through Dubai is like unwrapping a gourmet gift. The city plays host to a remarkable array of dining experiences crafted by renowned celebrity chefs from around the world. From savouring the exquisite modern French delicacies masterfully designed by Yannick Alleno to diving into the captivating fusion of Japanese and Peruvian flavours at Nobu, Dubai's dining scene has been transformed into a canvas of Michelin magic. We've compiled a list of all the celebrity chef restaurants in Dubai, and those coming soon, so you can enjoy an out-of-this-world dining experience.

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Akira Back: Akira Back Dubai

Born in Seoul and raised in the mountains of Aspen, Chef Akira Back started out shredding slopes as part of the snowboarding circuit. But life took a twist after he joined a local Japanese restaurant to make ends meet and the kitchen became his new thrill. With 25 restaurants across the globe, Dubai's lucky to have its own branch of Akira Back. Located at W Dubai - The Palm, this is a fabulous spot with views of Burj Al Arab and the mesmerising sea. Make sure you try their signature Tuna Pizza and delectable Hirame Carpaccio. The Cow-Wow Roll, tailor-made for Dubai, and the unmissable Kiwami Ribeye are also a must-try.

GO: Visit www.akirabackdubai.com for reservations and more information.

Akira Back Theater

Alvin Leung: Demon Duck

Toronto-raised Chef Alvin Leung embarked on an unconventional culinary path, initially waiting tables and later exploring engineering. A self-taught maverick, he moved to Hong Kong and opened the popular, Bo Innovation, a haven for his cutting-edge "X-Treme" cuisine. Self-branded as the Demon Chef, Alvin recently brought his culinary artistry to Dubai with Demon Duck at Banyan Tree Dubai. Now you can experience his famed Slow Roasted Peking Duck and dive into the Aromatic Pineapple Shawarma — a twist to the famous Middle Eastern snack. Amid chic decor, this place radiates the energy of Hong Kong nightlife, setting the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable dining experience.

GO: Visit www.banyantree.com for reservations and more information.

Alvin Leung

Angelo Musa: Bonbon Café

Bonbon Café Angelo Musa adds a touch of sweetness to The Lana, Dorchester Collection. The pâtisserie serves freshly baked bread, chocolate bonbons, ice cream, sandwiches, salads and more. Plus, Angelo also leads the boulangerie and pâtisserie programme in the hotel.

GO: Visit www.dorchestercollection.com for more information. 

Angelo Musa

Anne-Sophie Pic: La Dame de Pic Dubai

Meet Anne-Sophie Pic, whose culinary journey began at her family's restaurant, Maison Pic in France. Despite briefly stepping away, the pull of home drew her back, and she started to learn the ropes of cooking under her father's guidance, who soon passed away. Steering the ship without much formal culinary training, she reclaimed a Michelin star lost in the transition. Anne-Sophie's prowess expanded globally, amassing 10 Michelin stars. Now, she's heading to Dubai's One&Only One Zabeel with La Dame De Pic. Set in The Link, this spot offers city views that seem straight out of a dream. And we hear that her famed Berlingot pasta parcels are a signature delight that we can't wait to try.

GO: Visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com for more information.

Anne-Sophie Pic

Ariana Bundy: Ariana's Persian Kitchen

Meet the dynamic culinary force, Ariana Bundy, born in Iran during the tumultuous 1970s and shaped by her family's culinary heritage. From haute couture to Le Cordon Bleu, her journey is an adventurous blend of fashion and food. The host of the TV series Ariana's Persian Kitchen brings her passion to the plate. Her debut restaurant is nestled in Dubai's Atlantis The Royal, promising to transport diners to a world of perfumed Persian wonders. With a modern twist on traditional recipes, dishes like Rose Water Sea Bream and Koofteh Tabrizi beckon. We're especially intrigued by the Kebab "Impossible" Koobideh that's on the menu.

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.

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Burak Ozdemir: CZN Burak Dubai

Hailing from the culturally rich city of Hatay, Chef Burak Ozdemir's culinary journey is steeped in heritage. Inspired by his grandfather's mastery of kunefe and his father's Zeytindali Restaurant, he began his culinary adventure at a young age. With restaurants across Türkiye, Tajikistan, Qatar and Dubai, CZN Burak is a true star. Don't miss the signature dishes like lamb shank with kabseh tandoori, testi kebab, begendi kebab and belen-style lamb casserole, all infused with Chef Burak's unique twist. You also stand a chance to meet the smiling chef in locations across Dubai.

GO: Visit www.cznburak.com for reservations and more information.

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Costas Spiliadis: Estiatorio Milos Dubai

Meet the culinary maestro Costas Spiliadis, whose journey began in Greece, surrounded by a household where cooking was both sustenance and art. Armed with this culinary heritage, he embarked on a journey that spanned continents, establishing Milos restaurants in prominent cities. His Dubai outpost of Estiatorio Milos Dubai at Atlantis The Royal presents an intimate dining encounter amid mesmerising Skyblaze fountain displays that quite literally fired up Beyoncé's performance earlier this year. Every bite at Milos tells a story of simple elegance and pure flavours. The signature Tuna Sashimi and Milos Special are some of the most popular items on the menu. 

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.

Estiatorio Milos

Daniel Boulud: Brasserie Boulud

Hailing from Lyon, Chef Daniel Boulud is a revered culinary icon. Since his New York City debut in 1982, he's embarked on a culinary journey that spans countries. Daniel's signature touch infuses contemporary allure into soulful French-rooted dishes. Some of his most celebrated dishes include the Melon Soup with Shrimp and Lemongrass, Terrine of Spiced Lamb with Eggplant, and the indulgent Tarte au Chocolat et Framboises — all available at his Dubai restaurant, Brasserie Boulud, located at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk. If you're looking for an elevated dining experience, Brasserie Boulud is the perfect choice with its open show kitchen and plush leather seating.

GO: Visit www.sofitel-dubai-theobelisk.com for reservations and more information.

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Dabiz Munoz: StreetXO

Spanish culinary maverick, David Munoz's culinary journey sparked from childhood visits to the famous Madrid restaurant, Viridiana. Combining formal training with experiences across Spain and London's top establishments, including Nobu and Hakkasan, he honed his craft. David's flair culminated in the acclaimed StreetXO, a casual yet dazzling culinary adventure — which is now making its way to Dubai. From its vibrant decor and creative cocktails to tantalising food, StreetXO offers a journey through global flavours, conjuring the essence of Asian markets. We hear the suckling lamb shanks and skate ribs on banana leaves are a must-try. Plus views from the upcoming One&Only One Za'abeel's The Link will elevate this dining experience — quite literally. 

GO: Visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com for more information.

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\Dario Cecchini: Carna by Dario Cecchini

Dario Cecchini hails from the charming town of Panzano, Italy. As an eighth-generation butcher, his craft is steeped in tradition. He rose to fame when he staged an open casket funeral for the Bistecca Fiorentina during the mad cow scare, underscoring his devotion to culinary heritage and ethical practices. Now, his legacy expands to Carna by Dario Cecchini, a contemporary steakhouse on the 74th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences. The Dario's Table which features a Tuscan porterhouse, Australian Wagyu Tomahawk, Butcher's Cut Steak, Roasted Bone Marrow and Carna Sausage is a must-try. So if you're looking for a place that stays true to the essence of sustainability without compromising on food, Carna is the place to be.

GO: Email slsdining.dubai@slshotels.com for reservations and more information.

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Eyal Shani: North Miznon Dubai

Meet Chef Eyal Shani, a Jerusalem native who opened his first restaurant in 1989. Carving his culinary path through sheer passion and self-taught skills, he's the man behind eateries like Ocean and Miznon. And now he's brought his magic to Dubai. The bustling DoubleTree by Hilton - Jumeirah Beach Residence welcomed North Miznon Dubai last year. With a nod to Mediterranean flavours and a Levantine twist, the menu boasts locally sourced ingredients, perfect for sharing. We can't recommend a must-try as the menu here keeps changing but expect succulent grilled meats, freshest seafood, and enticing vegan choices.

GO: Visit https://northmiznondxb.com for reservations and more information.

North Miznon Dubai

Gary Rhodes: Rhodes Twenty10 and Rhodes W1

Born in London, Gary Rhodes' journey into the culinary world was nothing short of easy. After multiple stints at hotels across the UK and a devastating accident, he finally opened doors to his first restaurant City Rhodes in London. He moved to Dubai in 2011 and opened two outposts. Rhodes W1 — now led by his son Sam — and Rhodes Twenty10. Rhodes W1 presents British and European cuisine and as a Michelin Guide 2023 selected restaurant, it's a testament to Gary's culinary excellence. For a steak grilled to perfection, Rhodes Twenty10 is your go-to, featuring Wagyu Sirloin, Chicken Kiev and many more. Both locations offer breathtaking views of Dubai Marina.

GO: Email resbook.grosvenorhouse@luxurycollection.com for Rhodes W1, and resbook.leroyalmeridien@lemeridien.com for Rhodes Twenty10 reservations and more information.

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Gastón Acurio: La Mar Dubai

Gastón Acurio, a luminary in Peruvian cuisine, embarked on a journey that led him to establish Astrid & Gastón in Lima in 1994, a restaurant that earned worldwide acclaim. Throughout his career, he has advocated for Peruvian cuisine, shaping the gastronomic landscape and sparking trends. With 12 brands and over 45 restaurants in nine countries under his wing, his influence is undeniable. His Dubai outpost, La Mar which opened in Atlantis The Royal earlier this year, is a gateway to authentic Peruvian flavours. The menu entices with Classic Cebiches, Nigiri Criollo and the Brasa Cebiche, a Dubai-exclusive smoky tuna. However, the must-try is the Chucuito: hand-dived scallops crowned with avocado and garlic chips.

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.

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Gordon Ramsay: Bread Street Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay's Street Pizza and Hell's Kitchen Dubai

Hailing from Scotland, Gordon Ramsay's foray into cooking was unexpected after an injury ended his football aspirations. Years later, in 1998, his Restaurant Gordon Ramsay achieved the pinnacle of success with three Michelin stars, a feat he maintains at London's longest-standing three-star restaurant: Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. His international fame led to ventures worldwide, including three celebrated Dubai establishments: Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen — capturing the essence of his TV show, Bread Street Kitchen and Gordon Ramsay's Street Pizza. The former, located in Banyan Tree Dubai, offers magnificent Greek vibes with famed Beef Wellington and Pan Seared Scallops on the plates. While Bread Street Kitchen and Gordon Ramsay's Street Pizz inside Atlantis, The Palm brings family-friendly dining and English classics to the table.

GO: Visit www.banyantree.com or www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.

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Heston Blumenthal: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal, born in London, ignited his culinary passion during a transformative trip to a French Michelin-starred restaurant. Captivated by the multi-sensory experience, he later purchased and transformed a pub into the renowned Fat Duck in Berkshire, UK. He's famously known for his imaginative approach to dishes like triple-cooked chips and snail porridge. After opening Dinner By Heston in the UK and Australia, the concept has now arrived in Dubai. Bearing one Michelin star, it presents historical British cuisine reimagined with a modern twist at Atlantis The Royal. Signature delicacies include the whimsical Meat Fruit and the Tipsy Cake.

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.

Dinner by Heston Dubai

Jean Imbert: Riviera

Jean Imbert's modern Mediterranean restaurant Riviera is inspired by the chef's culinary travels. Located at The Lana, Dorchester Collection, it is his first restaurant in the Middle East. Located on the fourth floor of the hotel, it serves an a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu features Burrata and Pistacchio, Toasted Focaccia with Green Beans, and the Signature Tuna Tartare. Jean is also behind the rooftop bar, High Society, which serves an extensive range of Champagnes, wines and spirits. Plus, Insta-worthy views of the Burj Khalifa.

GO: Visit www.dorchestercollection.com for more information. 

Jean Imbert

Jamie Oliver: Jamie's Italian and Jamie Oliver's Pizzeria

Jamie Oliver, a household name in the culinary world, began his gastronomic journey in a pub run by his parents. His passion for cooking led him from an early stint as a pastry chef to the launch of his iconic show The Naked Chef in 1999. He opened several restaurants across the UK but was forced to hand them over to the administration. In 2010, his restaurant debuted in Dubai. The city is now home to several of Jamie's restaurants including Jamie's Italian in Dubai Mall and Dubai Hills Mall, and a Jamie Oliver's Pizzeria in JLT. A visit to Jamie's Dubai outposts is a must, just make sure you try his popular Prawn Linguine, Tagliatelle Bolognese, Squid Fritti, Burrata Pizza and the Rich Chocolate Brownie.

GO: Visit www.jamiesitalian.ae for reservations and more information.

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Jason Atherton: City Social Dubai

Born in Sheffield, Jason's passion for food led him to London at 16. After trying to learn the culinary ropes, he joined Gordon Ramsay's Michelin-starred Maze as an Executive Chef and also co-hosted a TV series. Later, he opened his flagship restaurant Pollen Street Social in the UK which earned a coveted Michelin Star in its inaugural year. With a career as dynamic as his dishes, he made his Dubai debut in 2015 with Marina Social, in collaboration with IHG, offering a unique dining experience. In 2022, he left Marina Social and opened City Social at Grosvenor House, offering amazing views of the Marina. Jason's Braised Short Ribs, Honey-glazed Quail, and Roast Cod are special at all his restaurants.

GO: Visit www.citysocialdubai.com for reservations and more information.

Jason Atherton

Joël Robuchon: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Dubai

The culinary world lost a true legend with the passing of Joël Robuchon in 2018. Hailing from France, his journey from a young apprentice to an iconic chef features an impressive array of accolades, including the title of "Chef of the Century,". His famed restaurant, Jamin, achieved three Michelin stars within its first three years, and his influence extended across the globe, mentoring renowned chefs like Gordon Ramsay. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, present in over 12 cities worldwide came to Dubai in 2020, embodying his culinary philosophy. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon located in DIFC features an open kitchen which adds a theatrical touch as diners observe their dishes being crafted. A must-try here are delights like Quail with foie gras and puree de pommes de terre that elevate the dining experience.

GO: Visit https://atelier-robuchon.ae for reservations and more information.

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José Andrés: Jaleo by José Andrés Dubai

As a Spanish immigrant turned American citizen, José Andrés not only crafts exceptional cuisine but also embodies humanitarian values through initiatives like World Central Kitchen, providing food relief worldwide. With many restaurants across the US, he is now bringing his expertise to Dubai's Atlantis The Royal. Offering unparalleled views of the sea, Jaleo by José Andrés Dubai offers an exceptional dining experience. The menu is a celebration of Spanish diversity, with plates meant for sharing and savouring conversations. Don't miss Lobster with Fideos, Smoky Paella with Shrimp and Squid, and the soul-satisfying Rabo de Toro. 

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.

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José Avillez: Tasca by José Avillez

José Avillez is a culinary sensation hailing from Portugal, renowned for his contemporary and Portuguese-inspired cuisine. His restaurant Belcanto, situated in Lisbon, earned two Michelin stars and secured a spot on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list. Later, he extended his magic to Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai with his restaurant Tasca. Set on the sixth floor with sea and city views, Tasca by José Avillez offers dishes like coastal prawns marinated in citrus and summer truffle. Grilled scarlet shrimp with Tasca sauce and yuzu mayo exemplify simplicity but don't miss the Bacalhau a Gomes de Sa, a codfish masterpiece, and the sensational piri piri chicken with smoked avocado cream for a wholesome dining experience.

GO: Visit www.mandarinoriental.com for reservations and more information.

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Kunal Kapur: Pincode

Kunal Kapur's journey started in New Delhi, India. His passion for cooking was instilled from his father and grandfather which led him to excel in the culinary world. The chef left his mark on TV screens as a judge on Masterchef India and America several times and opened his first restaurant in Dubai — weeks before opening a restaurant in India. Pincode, situated in Dubai Hills Mall, is a gastronomic delight. We hear that the succulent lamb biryani and delectable chicken malai tikka are the stars of the show.

GO: Visit https://pincodebykunalkapur.com for reservations and more information.

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Massimo Bottura: Torno Subito

Step into the culinary world of Massimo Bottura, a visionary chef hailing from Italy, whose passion for cooking was ignited by his family's kitchen. With influences from his mother, grandmother and aunt, Massimo's journey to culinary excellence began early. In 1995, he unveiled his masterpiece, Osteria Francescana, in Modena's historic heart. Holding three Michelin stars and having topped The World's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2016 and 2018, Osteria Francescana is a haven for gastronomes. Massimo's influence reached Dubai in 2019 as he introduced Torno Subito at W Dubai – The Palm. So if you're looking for a slice of the 1960s Italian Riviera brought to life through dishes, try the Tortellini Walking on Broth, the Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano and Oops! I Dropped the Lemon Tart — all while soaking in breathtaking views.

GO: Visit www.tornosubitodubai.com for reservations and more information.

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Mauro Colagreco: The Beach Bar & Grill by Mauro Colagreco

Meet Mauro Colagreco, the Argentine chef whose culinary journey has taken him to the pinnacle of gastronomy at his three-Michelin stars restaurant, Mirazur in France. From his humble beginnings, training under esteemed chefs like Bernard Loiseau and Alain Passard, Mauro forged his unique style marked by ingredient interpretation and flavour contrast. and even earned the title of "Chef of the Year". And of course, like many other celebrity chefs, he too ventured into Dubai with The Beach Bar & Grill by Mauro Colagreco at One&Only Royal Mirage, which features dishes like Empanadas, Sardinas Parrilladas, and Seafood Linguine. 

GO: Visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com for reservations and more information.

Chef Mauro Colagreco

Mehmet Gürs: Arrazuna

Meet the culinary virtuoso Mehmet Gürs, a Finnish celebrity chef whose gastronomic influence has graced Istanbul and beyond. Blending his Turkish heritage with his Finnish roots, Mehmet's journey led him to the US, where he honed his skills. Returning to Turkey in the mid-90s, he crafted his mark with restaurants like Downtown, Lokanta, and the renowned Mikla in 2005. Now, he's spreading his culinary magic to Dubai with Arrazuna, a groundbreaking gourmet food hall and market at One&Only One Za'abeel's The Link. As the property gears up to open soon, don't miss the chance to savour his signature dish, Balik ekmek, a refined version of beloved street food, and indulge in the sublime flavours of Thrace lamb.

GO: Visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com for more information.

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Mich Turner: Little Venice Cake Company

Mich Turner, affectionately known as The Queen of Couture Cakes, boasts an impressive list of accomplishments, including being an MBE recipient. From dazzling celebrities like Pierce Brosnan to gracing events at Buckingham Palace, her baking artistry is renowned worldwide. In fact, she even made the cake for Prince William's arrival at Expo 2020 Dubai. And now, she's brought her exceptional skills to a permanent address in Dubai. Wowing guests with her legendary cakes, such as Lemon Meringue and Sweet Dome, Mich brings Little Venice Cake Company to Atlantis The Royal, offering bespoke cakes and delectable treats, like chocolate salted caramel cupcakes. Whether it's a grand celebration or an afternoon tea, Mich Turner's touch adds elegance and flavour to every occasion.

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.

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Nobu Matsuhisa: Nobu Dubai and Nobu By The Beach

Chef Nobu started as a dishwasher in Tokyo after which he traversed the globe, infusing his Japanese heritage with unique international influences. Opening his first restaurant in Peru, he embraced Peruvian ingredients, birthing his distinctive fusion cuisine. In 1994, he co-founded the renowned Nobu in New York with Robert De Niro, leading to a global culinary empire. With multiple outposts across the world, he ventured into Dubai in 2008. He then moved to a bigger location at the Royal Bridge Suite, Atlantis The Palm, serving as the world's largest. Amid panoramic views of Palm Jumeirah, guests can savour signature dishes like Rock Shrimp Tempura and Black Cod with Miso. The adjacent Nobu by the Beach — in Atlantis The Royal — adds poolside indulgence to the experience, where inventive Japanese-Peruvian bites and sharing platters shine. If you haven't been to Nobu yet, this is your cue to head there now.

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.


Nusret Gokce: Nusr-Et Dubai

Nusret Gokce has taken the culinary world by storm with his unique style and charismatic presence. Starting as a butcher's apprentice, he honed his skills across various countries, ultimately establishing Nusr-Et, a luxury steakhouse chain. With branches spanning the globe, including Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Nusret's restaurants are renowned for their exceptional meat preparations. His viral internet videos showcasing his artful meat cutting and signature salt sprinkle earned him the moniker "Salt Bae." In Dubai, the golden tomahawk steak steals the show, wrapped in edible gold leaf and representing the epitome of luxury dining. 

GO: Visit www.fourseasons.com for reservations and more information.

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Paco Morales: Qabu

Paco Morales, a culinary artist with a passion for his Andalusian roots, has taken the reins of Spanish gastronomy to new heights. He launched his grand project, Noor, in Cordoba, his hometown, where he embarked on the culinary journey of reclaiming Andalusia's rich Arab cuisine. Now, Chef Paco brings his innovative Al-Andalus flavours to Dubai's Qabu offering a contemporary interpretation of Andalusian cuisine with deep-rooted historical significance. This new eatery will welcome guests at the upcoming The Link housed at One&Only One Za'abeel featuring must-haves such as Roasted pepper with sardine, Polenta with pine nuts and saffron and the Pigeon with dark chocolate.

GO: Visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com for more information.

Paco Morales

Pierre Gagnaire: Pierre's TT

Renowned French chef Pierre Gagnaire, acclaimed for his innovative approach to cuisine, has carved his culinary path with the iconic Pierre Gagnaire restaurant. With a trio of Michelin Stars earned in St. Etienne, Pierre disrupted traditional French cooking with daring flavour fusions. His Dubai venture, Pierre's TT, continues to dazzle diners. Situated on the waterfront at InterContinental Dubai Festival City, the restaurant offers a culinary symphony of delights. In fact, The restaurant's dedication to pushing culinary boundaries while maintaining the essence of French gastronomy earned it the Favourite French Restaurant title at the FACT Dining Awards Dubai 2019. The menu features delights like the refreshing lamb lettuce salad, tantalising Black truffle spaghetti, and irresistible Milanese lamb chops which are an absolute try.

GO: Visit www.pierresdubai.com for reservations and more information.

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Simon Rimmer: The Scene by Simon Rimmer

Simon Rimmer's journey from fashion design to self-taught chef led him to own the renowned vegetarian restaurant Greens, followed by another named Earle. His television presence began on Granada Breeze and expanded to include This Morning and The One Show. However, he gained widespread recognition alongside Tim Lovejoy, co-hosting Something for the Weekend and Sunday Brunch. Rimmer's culinary expertise also shines through in his books like The Accidental Vegetarian and Rebel Cook. He ventured to Dubai a decade ago, opening The Scene at Pier 7 in Dubai Marina. Expect British classics like Fish n Chips, Chicken & Mushroom Pot Pie, and an array of grilled meats with great views, of course.

GO: Visit www.thescene.xyz for reservations and more information.

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Tetsuya Wakuda: Sagetsu

Tetsuya Wakuda's culinary journey from Japan to Australia led to his renowned fusion of Japanese and French cuisine. Opening Tetsuya's in 1989, he garnered Three Hats in 1992 and relocated the restaurant to Sydney's CBD in 2000. His second restaurant, Waku Ghin, in Singapore, has held two Michelin stars since 2017. Now, Wakuda brings his modern Japanese flair to Dubai with Sagetsu in The Link at One&Only One Za'abeel. This sophisticated restaurant offers seasonally focused dishes, a dedicated dessert room, and an elevated omakase experience. Watch out for his iconic Confit of Ocean Trout which has gained international fame.

GO: Visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com for more information.

Sagetsu by Tetsuya Wakuda

Vikas Khanna: Kinara by Vikas Khanna

Born in Amritsar, Vikas pursued his passion for the culinary arts. After receiving training, he honed his skills at renowned establishments before joining Junoon in New York, which earned him a Michelin star for six consecutive years. Vikas' expertise led him to host MasterChef India for six seasons and create insightful documentaries like Holy Kitchens and Kitchens of Gratitude. In 2019, he ventured to Dubai, opening Kinara at JA The Resort. Centred around the tandoor, Kinara offers signature dishes like Dahi Ke Kebab and Chicken Makhni, embodying the chef's culinary innovation.

GO: Visit www.jaresortshotels.com for reservations and more information.

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Vineet Bhatia: Indego by Vineet and Indya by Vineet

Vineet Bhatia, hailing from India, took an unexpected culinary path. Originally aspiring to be a pilot, he turned to cooking after a setback in his initial career plan. This Indian chef, restaurateur, and author made history as the first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star. His acclaimed Rasoi restaurants in London and Switzerland, both secured Michelin stars. His culinary empire boasts eleven restaurants, with his signature restaurant Kama by Vineet in Harrods. Appointed a culinary Ambassador for Great Britain & Northern Ireland in 2021, he was awarded an MBE in 2023. In Dubai, his restaurants Indego by Vineet at Grosvenor House Dubai and Indya by Vineet at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa offer remarkable dishes like Chicken Kofta with Edamame Salsa and Vegan Cauliflower Pancakes, reflecting his exceptional culinary vision.

GO: Visit www.indegobyvineet.com or www.indya-dubai.com for reservations and more information.

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Vladimir Mukhin: Krasota Dubai

Vladimir Mukhin's culinary journey began at a young age, with a rich family history in cooking spanning five generations. His passion led him to become the youngest chef in the Guild of Chefs. Over time, he opened notable restaurants like Zhitnaya 10 and Windsor. Since 2012, he's been at the helm of Moscow's renowned White Rabbit restaurant. His ventures in Dubai have truly captivated food enthusiasts. His recent sensation, Krasota Dubai, offers an immersive dining experience. This theatre of culinary art, where storytelling, immersive design, and Mukhin's haute cuisine intertwine to create an unforgettable gastronomic journey. Among his must-try dishes are striped mullet from Sochi, fish soup from Rostov-on-Don, and the beetroot and cucumber fusion in Suzdal and kasha.

GO: Visit https://krasota.art for reservations and more information.

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Yannick Alléno: Stay by Yannick Alléno

Hailing from France, Yannick Alléno's culinary journey began at the Royal Monceau, shaping his path to become a celebrated chef. His experiences at prestigious establishments solidified his expertise. Yannick's global impact extends from Saint-Tropez to Dubai, where he showcases his culinary brilliance. At One&Only The Palm, his restaurant Stay delights with modern French cuisine and is awarded two stars in the Dubai Michelin Guide. Don't miss the Black Angus beef tenderloin 'Cafe de Paris' — a culinary masterpiece. Meanwhile, Zest at the same location offers a fusion of European, Asian, and Middle Eastern flavours in a picturesque setting.

GO: Visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com for reservations and more information.

Yannick Alleno

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Bjorn Frantzén: Studio Frantzén and FZN

Bjorn Frantzén, born in 1977, discovered his culinary calling through a memorable steak experience, igniting a lifelong passion for food. Starting as an intern, he nurtured his skills, eventually expanding his empire with restaurants in Stockholm, Bangkok, Singapore, and London. Now, he's set his sights on Dubai with two distinctive outposts: Studio Frantzén and FZN, opening soon at Atlantis, The Palm. Studio Frantzen masterfully blends Nordic and Asian influences in a chic Scandinavian setting. From starters like tuna and red deer tartare to mains like veal with sake-braised maitake mushrooms and views of the sea, Björn's creations paint a flavorful masterpiece. We wonder if his famed yet controversial horse sushi will make it to Dubai's tables. 

GO: Visit www.studiofrantzendubai.com for more information.

Frantzén Dubai

Martín Berasategui: Jara

Jara by Martín Berasategui has been developed by Martín Berasategui. Over his career, he has been behind MICHELIN-starred venues. Jara will be his first restaurant in the Middle East and a rarity in Dubai. Located on the 18th floor, the menu showcases Basque cuisine and is named after Martín’s own granddaughter Jara. Reservations for Jara will open soon.

GO: Visit www.dorchestercollection.com for more information. 

Martín Berasategui