If you’re looking to treat clients, colleagues or loved ones to an experience that will stay with them long after the meal has ended, let us gently point you in the direction of City Social by Jason Atherton. Here, 43 floors up at the Grosvenor House hotel, you’ll find one of Dubai’s best restaurants.
With a clutch of Michelin stars to his name, Atherton is the kind of celebrity chef that has earned his place in the industry through consistency and clever cookery that surprises and delights guests. Well-known for his playful style, there’s always something to break the ice in mixed groups here. Start with platters of caviar and classic accompaniments before tucking into sharing dishes of roasted turbot or an indulgent rib of beef. Come dessert there’s a sweet game to finish things off. Guests will be served five white ice creams with no further details. They’ll then have to guess the flavours. This can be a fun, light-hearted competition to encourage your guests to get involved with.
The professional front of house team – headed up by the accomplished Zsolt Berki – is on hand to ensure your every need is met and members will be happy to discuss individual requirements plus additional details such as special wine pairings or table décor.
Choose between a few different tables in the main restaurant, to take advantage of the buzz, or a group dining option that sees your whole party seated at one table. If you’d prefer something a little less formal, there’s also a fantastic bar at the venue where you can treat diners to cocktails and snacks instead of a full, multi-course menu. Here you’ll find mixologists expertly shaking up drinks, as well as a menu filled with premium wines, beers, and spirits. To ensure the party spirit stays alive, there are also regular live DJs, so be sure to enquire as to the schedule if that’s something you’d like to take advantage of.