Gordon Ramsay and Tom Aikens are particularly busy this fall, with each Michelin-starred chef planning dual openings in Dubai and Hong Kong. Check out some of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings across Asia and the Middle East.


Bread Street Kitchen, by Gordon Ramsay

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay announced in June plans to take up residence at the luxury Atlantis, The Palm Hotel in Dubai. Ramsay brings his popular London restaurant Bread Street Kitchen to the Middle East, an international menu featuring dishes like roasted cod with potatoes, artichoke, salted capers and red wine, lemon sauce; tamarind spiced chicken wings; duck breast with potatoes and cabbage puree. Opening in Fall.

Pots, Pans and Boards by Tom Aikens

After shuttering his eponymously named London restaurant which launched Aikens to fame, the chef has set his sights abroad, with concurrent projects in Dubai and Hong Kong. In Dubai, Pots, Pans and Boards, named after Aikens’ memories of clanging pots in the family kitchen, will be a casual eatery serving English, Mediterranean and French dishes. Opening in September.


Chef Wolfgang Puck. Photo: AFP

Chef Wolfgang Puck. Photo: AFP

Spago, by Wolfgang Puck

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck expands his empire from the US, Canada and London to open an outpost of Spago at the luxury Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore. The opening of Spago, fine dining American cuisine, marks Puck’s second restaurant at the leisure and entertainment complex after his steakhouse opening CUT.

Hong Kong

The Fat Pig by Tom Aikens

As its name suggests, Aikens’ second Hong Kong restaurant, after The Pawn, will feature all things porcine, on the menu. The new restaurant will open at the Times Square space at Causeway Bay. Opening in November.

London House, by Gordon Ramsay

With views over the Victoria Harbour, Ramsay’s London House will offer two levels of dining and serve distinctly British fare with an extensive beer and wine menu. Opening in September.

Mr and Mrs Fox, by Swire Restaurants and chef Joey Sergentakis, of Cafe Gray Deluxe

Hong Kong is getting a swanky new surf and turf restaurant that will serve premium cuts of Australian Angus steaks, dry-aged in-house for 28 days, as well as a variety of seafood. Located at Taikoo Place Apartments, the restaurant spans three floors with a seating capacity for 250 diners, and will also feature an in-house craft beerhouse. Opened Sept 7. – AFP Relaxnews