5 Must-try celebrity chef restaurants in the UAE


Owing to the rise of reality television over the past few years, we have also seen a rise in shows dedicated to cooking, foodies and the restaurant business.

This has resulted in the recognition of chefs in the industry and owing to television and social media, some of these chefs have become celebrities in their own right. There is an array of celebrity chefs opening their own restaurants around the world and a few of these are based in the UAE!

Let’s take a look at some of the best celebrity chef restaurants in Abu Dhabi and Dubai celebrities

Bread Street Kitchen – Gordon Ramsay


With over 14 Michelin stars over a selection of restaurants, Gordon is one of the world’s most popular chefs, owing to his very own reality show.

Gordon has just opened another restaurant in the Bread Street Kitchen chain at the beautiful Atlantis The Palm resort in Dubai.

With branches in Singapore, Hong Kong and London, Gordon is said to have chosen Dubai as he found the area very exciting! The menu will have fresh produce and offer a British twist to some traditional dishes.

Signature – By Sanjeev Kapoor

  • Nation Galleria, West Corniche, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi


Fine dining with an authentic flair is what celebrity chef Sanjeev is all about! Featured on various television shows, he is the most famous face of Indian cuisine.

This chef is wholly focused on ingredients and everything that goes into his dishes are thought out and created from a mix of tradition and modern experiences. His selection of Signature restaurants will appeal to the serious foodie and cuisine connoisseur.

Nobu – By Nobu Matsuhisa


Also situated at Atlantis The Palm as well as other destinations around the globe, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa is world renowned for his culinary delights (and is also just as well known for the fact that he co-owns a Nobu establishment with actor Robert De Niro).

His food redefines the perception of Japanese Cuisine and infuses traditional Japanese style with South American flavours. The restaurant and the dining experience is unique in itself and a taste sensation not to be missed!

White Steakhouse and Grill – By Marco Pierre

  • Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Al Maqtaa, Abu Dhabi

White Steakhouse and Grill

This specialist steak house restaurant has received much hype over the past few years and we are not surprised as to why!

Marco is known for his love of British cuisine and is known for putting this once thought of as boring food on the culinary map. He is featured on many local and international cooking shows and launched a cookbook that is still one of the most popular on the shelves.

Excellent service, a relaxed environment and possibly the best steak in Abu Dhabi makes the White Steakhouse a foodie institution.

Toro Toro – By Richard Sandoval

  • Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, Dubai


With three restaurants in Dubai alone, it is safe to say that Richard is famous faces when it comes to cooking and his years of experience and accolades can support that claim.

His signature restaurant in Dubai is named Toro Toro and offers Latin cuisine, combining authentic ingredients with international flavours and inventive culinary techniques. Fresh seafood, delicious platters and Latin style meat dishes results in Toro Toro being a unique dining night out in Dubai.

This article is a guest post submitted by Leen Ahmed.

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