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UK Chef Heston Blumenthal’s Next Restaurant Is in Dubai

The third outpost of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal will debut in 2019

Heston Blumenthal and Ashley Palmer-Watts
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Heston Blumenthal is the latest award-winning restaurateur to set sights on Dubai: the chef is opening his third outpost of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in the city. Blumenthal, along with head chef Ashley Palmer-Watts, plan to debut Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Dubai inside the Royal Atlantis Resort in 2019, according to a press release.

Chef of pioneering Bray, England restaurant the Fat Duck, Blumenthal opened the first Dinner by Heston Blumenthal helmed by Palmer-Watts in London in 2011. The restaurant serves updates on historic recipes, like the iconic Meat Fruit, a dish of chicken liver and foie gras parfait made to look like a mandarin orange.

Dinner earned numerous accolades, including two Michelin stars for the original location in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. After closing a temporary location of the Fat Duck in Melbourne, Blumenthal opened Dinner there in 2015.

Meat Fruit at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal London
Julie Falconer

In Dubai, Dinner will include a dedicated bar, two outside terraces, and a private dining room. “The backdrop is outstanding and the views of the Dubai skyline over the Persian Gulf are quite unique,” Blumenthal said in a press release.

Dubai is drawing a number of international restaurateurs, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and, recently, Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette of the Boston-based Toro. Fellow award-winning UK chef Marco Pierre White opened and closed a Dubai restaurant project in 2013. With Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Blumenthal brings another Michelin-level fine dining destination to the city.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal [Official]