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Canadian restaurant Weslodge launches in Dubai

Sarah Jacotine, March 24th, 2016

Weslodge Saloon has opened in Dubai at the JW Marriott Marquis in Business Bay.

Borne of a partnership between Icon Legacy Hospitality and INK entertainment, which both joined forces with Icon Arabia and Daman Investments to bring Weslodge to Dubai. 

The restaurant concept is brought to the emirate from Toronto, Canada, where it opened in 2012.

Executive chef Ben Heaton uses modern techniques and international influences in presenting American cuisine.

“The essence of Weslodge is its authenticity and commitment to food and service. Our distinctive approach to every layer of the guest experience is something we are excited to share with the Dubai market,” said Icon Legacy Hospitality CEO Hanif Harji.

Diners are encouraged to share everything on the menu with dishes such as ahi tuna ceviche, smoky beef tartare and piri piri glazed whole chicken.

The 4,500 sq ft outlet offers 360 degree views of Dubai and seats 140 diners.

“We wanted to create an upscale yet inviting atmosphere. We feel that the design of the room is as important to the diner as the culinary offering,” commented Icon Arabia managing partner Maher Murshed.