Jason Atherton has trained with the likes of Ferran Adrià and Gordon Ramsay and successfully runs 15 restaurants including Pollen Street Social, Social Eating House and Berners Tavern in London. The Michelin-starred chef is now taking on Dubai with his first Middle Eastern restaurant – Marina Social.
Opening September 4, Marina Social is located at the recently opened InterContinental hotel in Dubai Marina. The new Dubai restuarant will offer fine dining, offering up Mediterranean inspired platters and an open kitchen to watch the pastry chefs rustle up award-winning desserts.
"Simply put, I love Dubai. I first worked [there] 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," said Atherton.
"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," he added.