Solutions Leisure Group, in association with Atlantic Group has opened The Atlantic Dubai in Souk Al Bahar in the space previously occupied by Mango Tree.
With views over The Dubai Fountains and Burj Khalifa, the outlet is a franchise of the Australian seafood restaurant of the same name.
Yorkshire-born celebrity chef Donovan Cooke is at the helm of the Melbourne kitchen and has created the menu for the Dubai venue.
He told Catering News Middle East: “The Atlantic has the philosophy of ‘ocean to plate’, which means we get the freshest seafood around and we serve it in a very real way. I use classic techniques of cooking and the emphasis is on the freshness of the ingredients.”
Menu items will include langoustines, fish & chips, and a selection of oysters from the brand’s signature Oyster Bar & Grill.
Designed by Amsterdam-based Eleven, the upscale venue has 200 seats inside and on the outdoor terrace.
Commenting on how the new venture came about, Freek Teusink director of Solutions Leisure told Catering News: “We had seen Atlantic before and we thought it was a great brand. We spoke with the owner and the click was there; they saw what we do, so we already had this [relationship].
“If you ask which is the best seafood restaurant in Dubai, I wouldn’t know. We want to be the first choice for a great meal, and fish is great to watch the fountains with. I think a lot of people will enjoy it,”
Already The Atlantic has launched its ladies’ night, ‘Ladies of the Atlantic’ every Tuesday, which includes a three-course menu featuring the restaurant’s signature dishes for AED 199 per person including three complimentary beverages from 6pm – 11pm.
The ‘Ocean To Plate Brunch’ takes place from from 1pm-4pm every Friday.
Solutions Leisure Group is also behind homegrown venues Q43 in Media One Hotel, Lock, Stock & Barrel in Grand Millennium Tecom and Asia Asia in Pier 7, and is the franchisee of Karma Kafe, also in Souk Al Bahar.
At the end of 2016, the group signed a licensing agreement with The One Group to open three STK Locations in Dubai, marking the US steakhouse brand’s first foray into the Middle East region.