Experimental chef Heston Blumenthal has confirmed that he is opening a restaurant at The Royal Atlantis in 2019.
The British chef behind The Fat Duck will be bringing his creative spark and innovative gastronomy dishes to Dubai in what will be his first restaurant in the city – Dinner By Heston Blumenthal.
It will be hosted at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences, the sister development to Atlantis The Palm (which is hosting another megabrunch), which is currently being constructed on the crescent of the Palm and is scheduled to open in 2019.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is the first restaurant to be announced at the hotel, and is also penned to be first to open, too.
The restaurant will include its own dedicated bar, two outside terraces, as well as a private dining room. If the London branch of Dinner is anything to go by, we can expect contemporary dishes inspired by gastronomic recipes dating back as far as the 1300s.
“I am truly excited about opening in this incredible location”, said Heston. “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 Arabian Gulf are quite unique. Ashley Palmer-Watts and I are looking forward to creating something quite special for our guests to enjoy”.
Not only is it something that we can’t wait to see come to life, but it’s also going to be hosted in one of the city’s most anticipated new hotel developments.
On course for a 2019 opening, The Royal Atlantis underwent some design changes, but was confirmed to remain on track last year. The US$1.4 billion (Dhs5.14 billion) development will house 800 guest rooms and more than 230 serviced apartments.
There will also be a huge array of apartments and suites with private gardens, terraces and even private swimming pools. The resort will feature more than 90 swimming pools in total, including a rooftop infinity pool suspended 90 metres above the Palm.
Plus now, of course, the resort will feature this new restaurant by Heston.
For more information visit www.theroyalatlantisresidences.com.