Since 2013, fans of the Sheffield-born chef have been patiently awaiting a specific time doors would open to the Marina Social, and now we finally have information that September 4 is when it will all be kicking off.
The 43-year-old will also be introducing a bar called The Social Room at the InterContinental Dubai Marina so book in advance if you want to be one of the first to experience his fresh venture with British-Mediterranean styled sharing dishes.
Jason is a Michelin starred chef who gained the culinary accolade for his restaurant Pollen Street Social in 2011. Prior to that he worked with Gordon Ramsay – who recently announced a new restaurant in the city - as the Executive Chef at Maze before they parted ways in April 2010.
His ‘Social’ restaurants exist in London, Hong Kong, New York and now he’ll have his first in the Middle East. He explained exactly why the emirate has been on his radar and why it means so much to him.
‘Simply put, I love Dubai,’ said Atherton. ‘I first worked in Dubai more than 10 years ago and the city holds a lot of special memories for me, especially because it’s where I met my wife Irha - so it was always an ambition to return and open up my own restaurant.
‘Dubai has such a vibrant lifestyle scene as well as fantastic food, and I want Marina Social to be a destination for both, whether you’re having dinner in the restaurant or sundowners on the terrace. I’m hoping Marina Social will become one of the best restaurants in Dubai.’
Chef patron Tristin Farmer and general manager David Vindis - who both have worked with the star chef in London - will be heading to Dubai to launch the project.