Chef Jason Atherton eyes new restaurant in Dubai

Return of Gordon Ramsay protege on the cards with Dubai Marina outlet

Jason Atherton to return to the Middle East.
Jason Atherton to return to the Middle East.

Celebrity chef Jason Atherton is said to be eyeing a return to the UAE to open a restaurant in Dubai Marina.

Industry sources told Caterer Middle East they had heard that the celeb chef, one of Gordon Ramsay's most famous proteges, was mulling over a venue. The concept is rumoured to be like his London outlet, Social Eating House. When contacted, his spokesperson declined to give any information, but said the chef was “still signing the contracts.”

According to a report by Bloomberg, Atherton is working on a project in the UAE called "Dubai Marina Social and Social Room."

Atherton has worked with chefs including Pierre Koffmann, Nico Ladenis, and Marco Pierre White. He is no stranger to the Middle East, having been executive chef for Gordon Ramsay's Verre  in Dubai, now Table9 by Nick and Scott.

He has previouslyalso  worked with Ramsay to launch Maze restaurant in Qatar.

Atherton launched his own firm, Jason Atherton Ltd in 2010, with multiple concepts in Shanghai, Singapore, and London.

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