Dinner by Heston Blumenthal unveils third international opening

13th March 2018 (Last Updated March 13th, 2018 09:32)

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, the chef’s multi-award winning restaurant, will open in The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences, Dubai in 2019.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal unveils third international opening
Heston Blumenthal and Ashley Palmer-Watts

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, the chef’s multi-award winning restaurant will open in The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences, Dubai in 2019.

With locations in London and Melbourne, this will be the third outpost of the culinary concept developed by the Michelin-star chef.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal located in the heart of the resort will include a dedicated bar, two outside terraces and a private dining room. The restaurant will offer contemporary dishes inspired by historic gastronomic recipes dating back to the 1300’s.

“I am truly excited about opening in this incredible location”, explained Heston, “it is not often that an opportunity in such an perfect space comes along. The backdrop is outstanding and the views of the Dubai skyline over the Persian Gulf are quite unique. Ashley [Palmer-Watts] and I are looking forward to creating something quite special for our guests to enjoy”.

The idea behind ‘Dinner’ stems from Heston Blumenthal’s fascination with history and gastronomy, which was triggered back in the late 90’s after reading a 15-century manuscript known as The Vivendier. The book spoke of a dining experience full of playfulness and theatre, as well as intriguing ingredients and recipes.

What started as an exercise in curiosity triggered almost 20 years of research and discovery, with historic inspired dishes appearing on the menu of The Fat Duck in Bray, United Kingdom. When the opportunity arose to open a restaurant in London the idea of ‘Dinner’ began to emerge and in January 2011 ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ opened its doors under the leadership of Chef Director Ashley Palmer-Watts.

‘Dinner’ offers highly modern dishes inspired by a gastronomic insight from Medieval (c.1300) to Victorian (c.1800). The Restaurant achieved great recognition including 2 Michelin stars in 2012, a rare accolade for an establishment of this size. Almost five years later a second ‘Dinner,’ Melbourne opened and has won a stream of accolades in Australia. ‘Dinner’ Dubai will open in 2019.