Top 7 New Restaurants in Dubai 2019 - Updated List

August 17, 2019
Written by Arpan Ghosh

Dubai has always attracted some of the world’s finest culinary talent, including Michelin-starred luminaries such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Nathan Outlaw, Gary Rhodes, Vineet Bhatia and Gordon Ramsay. In 2019, we will be seeing several more cooking superstars join that fantastic and mouth-watering lineup. Here are some of the finest new restaurants in Dubai in 2019.

Torno Subito

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The name Massimo Bottura is well-known amongst lovers of fine food. His three Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Francescana has been named the Best Restaurant in the World several years running, and now he is about to become his own biggest competition with Torno Subito, opening at W Dubai - The Palm later this year. This is his first restaurant outside of Italy and will have a more laidback atmosphere than Osteria, but we can expect the same level of technique, passion and detail that Chef Bottura has become famous for.

Akira Back

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In addition to Massimo Bottura, acclaimed Korean chef Akira Back will also be opening a restaurant at W Dubai - The Palm. Known for his contemporary take on Asian cuisine, the Michelin-starred chef has restaurants across the US and East Asia. This will be his first venture into the Middle East, featuring a menu that is primarily Japanese and Korean.

Marea

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Noted Italian-American chef Michael White is the culinary brains behind Marea, a two Michelin-star restaurant in Manhattan most renowned for its seafood dishes. He will also be curating the menu for the Dubai outpost of Marea, opening up in DIFC. Needless to say, seafood will be a very significant part of that menu.

Ariana’s Persian Kitchen

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Ariana Bundy - chef, cookbook author and host of travel series Ariana’s Persian Kitchen - will be bringing her modern Iranian fare to The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences. Dishes will be served family-style, and will feature a mixture of traditional favourites prepared in Ariana’s signature style.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

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One of the most famous faces of London’s fine dining scene, Heston Blumenthal is known for restaurants such as The Fat Duck and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, which has two outlets in London and Melbourne. His third Dinner restaurant will be opening up at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences, bringing with it a unique take on classical British cuisine.

Jaleo

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The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences looks set to be a fine dining paradise, as it will also house the latest concept from highly acclaimed Spanish chef Jose Andres. He is frequently credited with popularising the tapas concept in America, and we have no doubt he will revitalise Spanish food in Dubai as well.

Indya by Vineet

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Vineet Bhatia, the first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star, has already made his mark in Dubai with Indego at Grosvenor House. Widely considered to be one of the city’s best Indian restaurants, Indego will soon face stiff competition from the master chef’s newest venture, which will open up at Le Meridien Beach Resort & Spa.