Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner restaurant comes to Dubai

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by Patrick Ryan | Published 1 year ago

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The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences has announced that Dinner by Heston Blumenthal will be the first named restaurant to open within the property in 2019.

Heston Blumenthal with Ashley Palmer-Watts, executive chef of Dinner at the Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences

Heston Blumenthal with Ashley Palmer-Watts, executive chef of Dinner at the Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences

The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences will offer 231 luxury apartments comprised of two, three, four and five-bedroom residences including skycourts, penthouses and garden suites, ranging from 1,400 to 17,000 square feet as well as 795 rooms and suites.

“I am truly excited about opening in this incredible location”, said Blumenthal.

“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.”

The idea behind Dinner stems from Heston Blumenthal’s fascination with history and gastronomy, which was triggered in the late 90’s after reading a 15-century manuscript known as The Vivendier.

What started as an exercise in curiosity triggered almost 20 years of research and discovery, with historic inspired dishes appearing on the menu of The Fat Duck in Bray, United Kingdom. When the opportunity arose to open a restaurant in London the idea of Dinner began to emerge and in January 2011 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal opened its doors under the leadership of chef director Ashley Palmer-Watts.  The two chefs created a menu inspired by the tastes and flavours of Britain, from the farmers’ table to the royal courts of England.

Serge Zaalof, chief operating officer for Atlantis Resorts & Residences said: “Similar to Atlantis, The Palm, the superb culinary offering at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences will lie at the property’s heart.

“This is the first of many exciting culinary introductions and we look forward to wowing our guests and residents with what is sure to be one of the most talked about restaurants in the region. We look forward to working with Heston and the team on this exciting launch.”


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