A one-stop restaurant guide for fine dining lovers in Dubai
Words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Lifestyle · Jun. 13th, 2019
The glam city of Dubai is known for being one of the top destinations in the world when it comes to luxury dining experiences. Home to a multicultural crowd, the city is also chosen by many celebrity chefs to set up their restaurants. Let's have a look at the top celebrity restaurants in Dubai that should definitely be visited by the connoisseurs out there.
1. Torno Subito By Massimo Bottura
Torno Subito is headed by none other than Chef Massimo Bottura, the creator of three Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana (voted number 1 in the World in 2016 & 2018). His first restaurant outside Italy is Torno Subito, located on the Palm Jumeirah as part of the W hotel, which services W Residences. The food and ambience on feature take the guests back to the 1960s Italian Riviera, which is sophisticated and social, yet laid back. Led by Chef Bernardo Paladini, the restaurant is truly any foodie's delight.
Where: W Dubai, Palm Jumeirah
Call: 04-254 5555
2. Lima Dubai by Virgilio Martinez, Gabriel & José-Luis Gonzalez
A creation of Virgilio Martinez and his partners, Gabriel & José-Luis Gonzalez, Lima opened its first branch in London in 2012 and was awarded a Michelin Star within a short period of time. It is also renowned for being the first Peruvian restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star that it retains till date. Lima Dubai offers a youthful and urban vibe and is located in the heart of City Walk. The cuisine on feature is a melting pot of different cultures that have combined to form a unique blend of flavours and techniques.
Where: City Walk
Call: 056-500 4571
3. Nobu Dubai By Nobu Matsuhisa
It was none other than the famous American actor Robert De Niro, who had requested chef Nobu Matsuhisa to open a restaurant for the first time in New York. Their branch in Dubai is located in the luxury 5-star hotel of Atlantis The Palm on Palm Jumeirah. The restaurant features sleek decor, subtle lighting and curved wicker panels that combine so as to create a stunning and attractive ambience. The signature dish of Nobu that is highly recommended to all guests is the miso marinated black cod.
Where: Atlantis The Palm
Call: 04-426 2626
4. Rhodes Twenty10 Steakhouse By Gary Rhodes
Headed by the renowned Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, Rhodes Twenty10 steakhouse in Dubai Marina serves Euro-inspired cuisine with the culinary personality of Britain, France and Italy. The restaurant also adds flavours from the Middle East. It is one of the best places in the city to offer the most succulent steaks. It has a glamourous and intimate ambience and features opulent chandeliers.
Where: Le Royal Meridien Hotel, Dubai Marina
Call: 04-316 5550
5. Hell's Kitchen Dubai By Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay's second Hell's Kitchen is located in Bluewaters Island is known for living up to the world-class quality of its original branch in Las Vegas. The restaurant draws inspiration from the celebrity chef's reality TV show, where the Red and Blue kitchens feature Ramsay's signature dishes that include the Beef Wellington, Eggs in Purgatory and the sweet, heavenly Sticky Toffee Pudding. The restaurant also hosts a range of fiery live stations that offer a variety of mouth-watering delicacies.
Where: Caesar's Palace, Bluewaters Island
Call: 04-556 6666
6. Nusr Et Steakhouse By Nusret Gökçe
Located in the heart of Jumeirah, Nusr-Et by Nusret Gökçe features signature dishes of the restaurant's original branch in Turkey along with a choice of delicious seafood and grilled options. Famously known as Salt Bae, the chef gained immense popularity when a video of him cutting meat and sprinkling salt became a sensation over the internet. Nusr-Et is also popular among Hollywood as well as Bollywood celebrities who can frequently be spotted dining in the restaurant. The list of celebrities includes big names like that of Leonardo Di Caprio.
Where: Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah
Call: 04-407 4100
7. Indego By Vineet
Featuring minimalist opulence, Indego by Vineet is located in Dubai Marina. It is guided by Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia, who is also the first Indian Chef -Patron to get the coveted Michelin star for his restaurant. The restaurant features a contemporary combination of traditional spices and ingredients with the presentation of fine dining. The dishes on offer include herb-crusted lamb chop, goat's cheese samosa, baby carrot thoran and carrot foam.
Where: Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina
Call: 04-317 6000
8. BREAD STREET KITCHEN & BAR by Gordon Ramsay
The renowned British-themed eatery of Gordon Ramsay, Bread Street Kitchen & Bar is located in Atlantis The Palm on Palm Jumeirah. The restaurant is a reflection of its original branch in London and has an indoor capacity of 279 and 152 guests can dine in their outdoor terrace. It serves a selection of contemporary British dishes that draws influences from Europe and beyond. The signature dishes of the restaurant include Beef Wellington, Lobster Tagliolini and Tamarind Chicken Wings. The Bread Street Kitchen Ice Cream Counter serves homemade scoops including Bread and Butter Pudding softie.
Where: Atlantis The Palm
Call: 04-426 2626
9. PIERRE'S BRISTO & BAR BY PIERRE GAGNAIRE
Located in Dubai Festival City, Pierre's Bistro & Bar is designed and headed by three Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire. It features a vibrant nightlife experience in a breezy and relaxed ambience. The eatery serves French fusion cuisine and offers a wide range of cocktails. The mouth-watering dishes on offer are uniquely grafted. They include pasta, burgers and pizza.
Where: InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Call: 04-701 1127
10. Signature By Sanjeev Kapoor
Headed by the Indian celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Signature is the perfect eatery for the ardent lovers of culinary arts. The restaurant mainly focuses on food and serves the chef's authentic Indian dishes by showcasing quintessential Indian ingredients and cooking techniques. Signature features an elegant ambience that adds up to the entire experience. In order to enhance the experience of the guests, the restaurant also has on offer spirits, cigars and cognacs.
Where: The Canvas Hotel, Mankhool
Call: 04-526 9245