Exciting foodie news for the day! British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is opening a Dubai restaurant next year.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal will be the first restaurant to open at the anticipated The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences on Palm Jumeirah in 2019, the third outpost of the culinary concept developed by the Michelin-star chef.
Heston is opening his restaurant, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, at new hotel, The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences, on Palm Jumeirah next year
“I am truly excited about opening in this incredible location”, Heston has said of his Dubai venture in a statement. “It is not often that an opportunity in such a perfect space comes along. The backdrop is outstanding and the views of the Dubai skyline over the Persian Gulf are quite unique. Ashley [Palmer-Watts] and I are looking forward to creating something quite special for our guests to enjoy”.
Heston with the Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Executive Chef, Ashley Palmer Watts
The restaurant will offer contemporary dishes inspired by historic gastronomic recipes dating back to the 1300s, inspired by the chef's fascination with history and gastronomy, something that has been well documented in the chef's TV show, Heston's Feasts. The British TV show saw Heston turn his hand to everything from Tudor to Roman and more modern Seventies menus.
Here's a clip of Heston Blumenthal in action, to get you excited for the 2019 opening: