Emaar Hospitality Group will open new restaurant concept Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera this month.
Managed by Emaar Hospitality Group’s Lifestyle Dining division, the restaurant marks the regional debut of world-renowned chef, Sean Connolly.
Connolly said: “Dubai was no doubt my first choice to mark the expansion of branded restaurants to the Middle East, and Dubai Opera with its iconic status served as the best fit. It is a pleasure to work with Emaar Hospitality Group as it respects the culinary values that I want to uphold, and the team offered all support to the opening of my first signature outlet here.
“My style is to keep the dishes simple and uncomplicated and to let my guests discover the joy of dining together. Consistent quality and personalised service will be the defining values of ‘Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera.”
It is the third operational outlet under the Lifestyle Dining division, joining At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa, and La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie in Vida Downtown.
Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera will feature the chef’s trademark culinary experiences in an informal ambience, with capacity for 339 diners – 199 inside and 140 outside.
Designed in coastal brasserie style, the standalone restaurant has a rooftop bar serving beverages and offering views of Burj Khalifa. The menu is produce-driven and specialises in steak and seafood.
Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “It is indeed our honour to present Sean Connolly to the Middle East through his signature outlet under our Lifestyle Dining division. We are focused on bringing truly unique culinary choices that stand out for the brand identity, cuisine and location.
“Sean Connolly’s first outlet in the region has an exceptional location in Dubai Opera, the new cultural destination in the city that hosts leading shows and welcomes visitors from across the world. ‘Sean Connolly Dubai Opera’ will a must-visit venue for food lovers, patrons of Dubai Opera and tourists through its celebration of good taste in an unbeatable setting.”
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner from noon until late, serving a lounge food menu, main menu and pre-theatre menu.
Emaar Hospitality Group manages food and beverage venues across its hotel and leisure portfolio, and has expanded into the management of independent restaurant brands.